1. Avivo Homes

The Avivo Townhomes is SLO’s newest and most affordable residential community. Perfectly situated close to everything, and designed to capture and reflect the SLO lifestyle, Avivo was built from the idea that you should love where you live. From the spacious floorplans of the 2-4 bedroom homes to the designer selected interiors complete with all of the extra touches you’ve dreamed of having, Avivo also offers a wide array of options to personalize your new home.

840 BAY LEAF DRIVE SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401

2. Baileyana Winery

Baileyana offers beautiful, cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Both are refined, rich, and perfectly balanced. She wasn’t entirely surprised by Baileyana’s early success, but Catharine didn’t dream that her small project would become the family legacy that it is today.

5828 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo, CA

3. Tolosa Winery

SLO is know for many things, including it’s fantastic farms and vineyards. Among the very best of local wines is Tolosa Winery and Vineyards. Tolosa’s sustainably farmed vineyards are located between Santa Barbara and Paso Robles, in the coastal hills of San Luis Obispo. Their goal is to make balanced wines that are true to varietal character and expressive of the cooling ocean breezes and long growing season that define our estate vineyards. And, being good stewards, Tolosa practices scientifically based sustainability in their vineyard and winery. Sustainability is a comprehensive program that encompasses hundreds of the best management practices in the winery, vineyards, employees, and with neighbors.

4910 Edna Road San Luis Obispo, California 93401

4. Kennedy Club Fitness

With over 50,000 sq ft of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment and over 80 group exercise classes each week, Kennedy Club Fitness’ San Luis Obispo location has something good for every body. With additional locations in Atascadero, Arroyo Grando and Paso Robles, Kennedy Club serves the health and fitness needs of over 17,000 county residents and is voted the #1 Health Club in SLO County every year.

188 Tank Farm Rd San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

5. Downtown Core Concerts in the Plaza

End of a long week and ready to unwind? This is the perfect place to do just that. Running now through September 11th, the Concerts in the Plaza program, put on by the SLO Downtown Association and presented by Sunset Honda features the very best in local musicians every Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. One of the finest concert series on the Central Coast, Concerts in the Plaza performances cover everything musical from reggae to rock, folk/blues, tex-med rock and much more. A selection of beers and wines from Firestone Walker Brewing Company and Edna Valley Vineyard will be available.

July 31 – The Kicks // Roots Reggae
August 7 – The Sam Sharp Band // Rock/Blues
August 14 – Cuesta Ridge // Americana
August 21 – Resingtion // Reggae
August 28 – The Truth About Seafood // Rock
September 4 – The Mother Corn Shuckers // Bluegrass
September 11 – Big Daddy’s Blues Band // Jazz/Blues

989 Chorro San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

6. Performing Arts Center

Ready for some culture? The Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo is a state-of-the-art performance facility located on the Cal Ply SLO campus. Open since September of 1996, the Performing Arts Center incorporates two main venues: the Christopher Cohan Center, including the majestic 1,289-seat Sidney Harman Hall, the 180-seat classroom Philips Hall, and the multi-purpose Pavilion that holds various capacities up to 400 people; and the 498-seat Alex & Faye Spanos Theatre. Programs include musicians, dance troupes, and theater performances.

1 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93407–0441

7. Gymnazo

Time to get serious about your workout at Gymnazo. Billing themselves as “fun and smart training”, Gymnazo provides small group, semi-private and personal training for all ages. The highly educated coaches at Gymnazo have based their fitness programs on cutting edge movement science combining physical, biological and behavioral sciences and pledge to make fitness fun through attainable goals that make you feel successful from your very first visit.

720 AEROVISTA PARK, SUITE C SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401

8. Sports fields at Damon Garcia

Part of SLO City’s Parks and Recreation Department, The Damon-Garcia Sports Fields have 20 acres of grass-based sports such as soccer, rugby, football and lacrosse for you to play on. Complete with concession stand and restrooms, The Sports Fields may also serve as a venue for other special events.

680 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

9. Bang the Drum

If you’re a beer aficionado, then Bang the Drum Brewery is a must for you. Unabashedly proud of being the smallest brewery on the Central Coast, the gang at Bang the Drum feels that gives them the freedom to take their beer and mead very seriously. Each batch is hand brewed and they make as many different styles as they can make in order to get a better idea of what the locals really want. Future plans include a variety of Meads, Cysers, and Fruit Melomels. In addition to great craft beer, Bang the Drum has weekly events and performances by local musicians.

950 Orcutt Rd San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4406

10. Wine Shed

The Wine Shed is a great happy hour place to meet for drinks and snacks after work. Featuring a large selection of wines and beers, including specialty brews, and The Wine Shed will quickly become your new favorite place to hang with friends, family and coworkers.

3810 Broad St Ste 3, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

11. Pizza Republic

Satisfy your hunger for great pizza at Pizza Republic. PR uses organic house grown, and locally sourced produce, in their Neopolitan thin crust pizzas, pastas, salads, paninis and sandwiches.

3590 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

12. Taste

Located in the renovated, historic Brickworks Building, Taste!SLO is a local favorite specializing in your choice of sliders, salads and mac and cheese options.

 

2900 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

13. Black Horse

“Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.” is an old Turkish proverb.

If you happen to agree, than visiting any one of the four Black Horse Espresso and Bakery locations will be perfect for you. Black Horse offers a relaxed and upbeat environment that invites patrons to enjoy expertly made coffee beverages, teas, hot chocolate, Italian sodas, paninis, and delicious baked goods pridefully delivered by a team of trained baristas.