Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in San Luis Obispo

Come and experience San Luis Obispo and its art galleries, theatre scene and museums. Renowned for its shopping, restaurants and beaches, this city welcomes all visitors. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Morro Bay State Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around San Luis Obispo

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like cycling and hiking. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes San Luis Obispo a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Reservoir Canyon Trail (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Edna Valley Vineyard (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Dairy Creek Golf Course (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Wolff Vineyards (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Kynsi Winery (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Avila Beach Golf Resort (8.1 mi / 13 km)

Seasonal weather in San Luis Obispo

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in San Luis Obispo

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, San Luis Obispo is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Morro Bay State Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Dallidet Adobe and Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Emerson Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Santa Rosa Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Cerro San Luis Obispo (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Laguna Lake Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around San Luis Obispo

Fly into San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is 28.8 mi (46.4 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is San Luis Obispo Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around San Luis Obispo?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 885 holiday rentals around San Luis Obispo. From 493 holiday houses to 222 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around San Luis Obispo is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to San Luis Obispo?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Luis Obispo:

  • Downtown: 33 holiday homes
  • Old Town Historic District: 35 holiday homes
  • Railroad District: 40 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 136 holiday homes
  • Park Hill: 68 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to San Luis Obispo?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in San Luis Obispo. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Edna Valley Vineyard: 635 holiday rentals
  • Cerro San Luis Obispo: 909 holiday rentals
  • Irish Hills Natural Reserve: 904 holiday rentals
  • Laguna Lake Park: 907 holiday rentals
  • Emerson Park: 928 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Luis Obispo listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Luis Obispo?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 493 Houses in San Luis Obispo. Our other popular types of San Luis Obispo holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 222 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 47 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 47 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in San Luis Obispo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 96 holiday homes with pool available in San Luis Obispo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.