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San Luis Obispo Hotel - The Royal Oak Hotel
Enjoy everything San Luis Obispo, California has to offer during your stay at the Best Western Royal Oak Hotel. For those searching for sand and surf, our beaches are minutes away. You will be close to the "Old Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa" and you will want to discover the state's Chumash Indian heritage.
About The Best Western Royal Oak Hotel
The Best Western Royal Oak Hotel has 99 Spacious Guest Rooms with Private Balconies and some Non-smoking rooms available upon request. In each room, you will find Complimentary High Speed Internet, Complimentary in-room coffee and Complimentary local calls to make your stay comfortable whether your stay is for business or pleasure.
Be sure to visit our new Fitness Room, open from 5am to 10pm and enjoy the comforts you have grown to expect from the Best Western Royal Oak Hotel.
Convenient to San Luis Obispo Attractions
Within the area are the Farmer's Market, the quaint shops and galleries, several great golf courses, and our local wineries will delight your palate. Laguna Lake Park and two shopping malls are conveniently located within walking distance.
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FUN THINGS TO DO
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Takes place on Higuera Street, from Nipomo to Osos streets, every Thursday, 6-9 pm. (except Thanksgiving)
Bubble Gum Alley
Located in downtown San Luis Obispo (on Higuera St, just North of Broad St) The gum started appearing on the walls in 1960. People complained but the gum kept on coming. There are a few shops that have gumball machines on the sidewalk so if you want to add to the wall, chew and stick!
San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens
The Garden reflects the beauty and diversity of plant life that thrives in the similar climatic conditions of the five Mediterranean climate zones of the world; the Mediterranean Basin in Europe, Central Chile, Cape Province of South Africa, South and Western Australia and our own region in California.
Hearst Castle is a palatial estate on the central California coast and a National Historic Landmark. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst from 1919 until 1947. In 1957 the Hearst Corporation donated the property to the state of California. Since that time it has been maintained as state historic park where the estate and its considerable collection of art and antiques are open for public tours. Despite its location far from any urban center, the site attracts roughly one million visitors per year.
Sub Sea Tours
Take a dive without getting wet! Enjoy the abovewater & underwater views that only Sub-Sea Tours and Morro Bay can give. The first part of the tour is above water where you can expect to see seals, sea otters, sea lions, and various sea birds. At the north end of the harbor there is a kelp forest. You can go down below and view the kelp through the windows that are located on either side of the boat. There is a long seat that runs down the middle for relaxed viewing. The skipper throws food over the side of the boat and the fish that live in and around the kelp will come swimming up to the windows to eat.
Central Coast Outdoors
We provide outstanding outdoors tours on California's Central Coast. Walking tours, Biking day trips, wine country tours and kayaking.
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tololsa
Founded on September 1, 1772, this is considered one of the most beautiful missions in California and still serves as an active church in the community. This mission marks the halfway point in the California mission chain.
Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo
The Christopher Cohan Center is home to more than 100 public performances each year featuring artists from around the globe. But what many residents appreciate most is its commitment to serving the needs of our local performing arts organizations. Each year the Center offers more than 85 performances presented by our talented local performing arts groups.
Bustling with activity, downtown offers great shopping, outdoor and indoor dining, night life, and its famous Thursday Night Farmer's Market where you can buy locally grown fresh produce and enjoy an outdoor barbecue.
California Polytechnic State University
Cal Poly is known throughout the world for its excellence in learn-by-doing education. Largest schools of engineering and architecture in the west. Visitors welcome. Walking campus tours are offered each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., except major holidays. Self-guided tours can be taken anytime; call tour hotline 756-5734 for the latest update. Don't miss the Shakespeare Press Museum, Poly Canyon, horse and dairy units, and the ornamental horticulture greenhouses.
Admission is FREE; free parking. Local train buffs, modelers, historians and kids of all ages can see working model displays including layouts of HO, N and O Scale trains. The Depot's recently restored 1907 wooden caboose will also be open plus a model train Yard Sale, Bar-B-Q tri-tip sandwiches, Doc Burstein's Ice Cream, drinks and popcorn for sale by the Depot volunteers.
(536 Marsh Street) Built in the late 1870s and deeded to the city by the Jack family in 1974, this historic Victorian home has been fully restored into a "living museum", giving visitors a glimpse of life at the turn of the century. Admission $2. Call 781-7308 for recorded information about docent guided tours.
The Madonna Inn is a motel of flamboyant style in San Luis Obispo, California. Opened for business in 1958, the motel is a landmark on the Central Coast of California. The motel is a monument of unremitting kitsch, a Swiss-Alp exterior and lavish pink common rooms. Each room in the Madonna Inn is uniquely designed and themed. Its famed rock waterfall urinal is a fixture along California's Central Coast. Many tourists come to visit the urinal, to the embarrassment of males who genuinely need to use the facilities.
San Luis Obispo Art Center
(1010 Broad St.) San Luis Obispo's community art center in Mission Plaza features the work of many of SLO's most talented amateur and professional artists. Admission is free. Open to the public 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Apple Farm Mill House
(2015 Monterey St.) An authentic working grist mill amid scenic gardens and waterfalls. Visitors can watch as an ingenious system of pulleys, shafts, gears and water produces stone-ground wheat, fresh apple cider and even ice cream.
County Historical Museum
Situated in a lovely red brick Carnegie building, the museum features an interesting collection of antique household goods found in the region, along with an entire section on the history of the Chinese settlers who suffered discrimination during the Gold Rush era.
San Luis Obispo's Children's Museum
Preschool through elementary-age children learn about health, history, safety, science, nature and the arts through a series of innovate hands-on activities and exhibits.
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