There are lots of things to do in San Luis Obispo, also known as the happiest city in America by both National Geographic and Oprah. The abundant nature trails, delicious restaurants, walkable downtown, proximity to the beach, and thriving local culture will all put a smile on your face. In addition to everything there is in our hometown, San Luis Obispo is the county seat of the larger SLO County, an area known for its temperate climate and fertile farmlands.
Situated on the Central Coast, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, our hotel is the perfect destination for road trippers of all ages.
Nature hiking trails
A chain of volcanic hills, called The Nine Sisters or the Morros run through San Luis Obispo. Ranging from easier walks to challenging but manageable hikes, the views from the top of the Morros around our hotel and the area are a must-see. Our hotel is at the foot of Cerro San Luis, and it is about an hour long walk from our hotel’s front door to its peak overlooking downtown.
For a more challenging but rewarding hike, Bishop Peak is an excellent day hike and one of the most popular things to do in San Luis Obispo. Start at the trailhead on Highland Drive for this 3.5 mile round-trip up the tallest of the Nine Sisters. For a slightly easier time, the Felsman Loop Trail starting at Patricia Drive will give you a similar view.