Fantastic Ways to Enjoy Your First Visit to San Luis Obispo

May 20, 2021

If you’re in search of a destination to blow off some steam and enjoy a relaxing getaway, San Luis Obispo is the place to go. In San Luis Obispo, there are lots of fun activities to enjoy with your friends, partner, or the whole family. If you’re getting ready to take your first trip to the area, here’s a list of the things to put on your to-do list while visiting San Luis Obispo.

Engage in Some Wine Tasting

For wine lovers, the San Luis Obispo area offers plenty of wine tasting opportunities. You can sip different wines and challenge yourself to identify the components. Take a wine tasting excursion and enjoy the time drinking in style with your partner or friends. Edna Valley has over twenty tasting rooms among beautiful vineyards, including Chamisal Vineyards, Wolff Vineyards, and Edna Valley Vineyard. You can even enjoy a picnic lunch with wine while enjoying the spectacular vineyard views.

Visit the Museums

If you want to see some art or learn a little more about local history, San Luis Obispo has you covered. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, one of several museums in the region, is filled with awesome collections and features the work of local artists. The San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum has a collection of historical artifacts related to the railroads on the California coast. At the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum, your kids can enjoy interactive exhibits and learn lots of fun facts. After a full day of exploring the fascinating treasures at the local museums, you’ll be ready to return to your boutique hotel near San Luis Obispo for some rest and relaxation by the pool or spa.

Check Out the Hot Springs & Geysers

You can enjoy picnicking at the park with a view of the hot springs and geysers in the Paso Robles Wine region. Spending time in the hot springs has a soothing and healing effect on the body. Relax in a mud bath and rinse off with the natural waters of geothermal hot springs.

Enjoy Nature & Wildlife

There are a wide variety of spectacular spots where you can immerse yourself in nature in San Luis Obispo, including Montaña de Oro State Park. You can go hiking at Bishop Peak, which, at 1,546 feet, is the one of the tallest of the region’s volcanic sites. The area also has fascinating wildlife and birds you can watch and photograph. 

Relax on the Beaches

The beach is a great place to visit on a warm afternoon, and you can enjoy swimming in the calm waters. San Luis Obispo isn’t on the coast itself, but nearby beaches include Morro Strand State Beach, Avila Beach, and Pismo Beach. You can indulge in activities like kayaking, biking, watching marine life, and paddleboarding. At Morro Bay, you can watch the otters, sea lions, seals, whales, and dolphins. You can also sample some delicious fresh seafood at nearby restaurants.

San Luis Obispo has so many interesting attractions you won’t be able to enjoy everything on your must-see list in just a day or two, so reserve a room for several days at Sands Inn & Suites, a premier San Luis Obispo boutique hotel. Bring the whole family to our pet-friendly inn and enjoy our on-site gym, heated outdoor pool and spa, and free WiFi. Our staff is dedicated to making your stay a memorable one, so call us to reserve your room today at (800) 441-4657.

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