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San Luis Obispo is a California dream, bordered by mountain peaks with a quaint downtown and ideal weather and located just minutes from the Pacific Ocean. At the heart of SLO CAL, San Luis Obispo is known for its laid-back charm – commonly referred to as “The SLO Life” -- and is also a lively community with plenty of fun things to do and see.

At the center of downtown SLO, only steps away from Mission Prep, lies Mission San Luis Obispo, which serves as the city’s cultural and historic hub. The downtown features a variety of unique boutiques and cozy restaurants, while the rest of the city is an inviting mix of historic homes and gorgeous open space.

A wide range of accommodations include small independent inns, large chain hotels and romantic bed and breakfasts and homestays, making it easy for anyone to enjoy their time in SLO.

THIngs to do

While known for its laid-back pace and cozy setting, there’s actually lots of things to do in San Luis Obispo, whether you’re young or old, athletic or more into a scenic drive. Stroll the charming downtown, taste your way through Edna Valley wine country, where you’ll find family friendly restaurants and fine dining, eclectic coffee shops, unique local retailers, hike miles of trails in SLO’s surrounding green belt, experience our world-famous Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market on Thursday nights, or take in a show at the SLO Repertory Theatre or stop for a visit at Santa’s House and carousel in Mission Plaza.

Where to stay in SLO?

San Luis Obispo offers a wide variety of accommodations including hotels, ranging from corporate to boutique, budget-friendly motels, quaint inns, and family-owned bed and breakfasts. During your time here for the Christmas Classic, San Luis Obispo hotels are eager to make your SLO experience one for the books. Find hotels in San Luis Obispo that meet your needs by offering amenities such as spas, pools, recreation rooms, complimentary breakfasts, and more. Browse the hotels by clicking the hotel icon to find the right option for you.