Downtown San Luis Obispo, California








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ShopDowntown.org and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have launched a new program that provides discounts at local stores while raising money to fund cancer research, programs and services. Shoppers who donate $20 or more to the American Cancer Society are eligible to receive a free Shop Downtown Discount Card. Simply make a donation online, get your receipt verified, and receive your digital discount card to save up to 15% off at participating businesses.

When you get a Shop Downtown Discount Card, you help support your neighbors, the local economy, and the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. You also can get great savings on a variety of products and services every time you patronize a participating business. It’s a win/win situation.










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Things to do in San Luis Obispo, California

Main Street of old Downtown San Luis Obispo speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As San Luis Obispo the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown San Luis Obispo shopping is better than online shopping so that you can touch, feel, smell and taste as an experience with an item before deciding to purchase it for yourself or as a gift. Local merchants have hand selected their inventory to provide a unique selection for your downtown.

Downtown San Luis Obispo is the place to plan your wedding. You'll be spending a lot of time downtown as there are so many wonderful shops to find invitations, photographers, bakers, caterers and jewelers. Planning your wedding will be a breeze with so much support from local merchants to make a perfect and memorable day.

Downtown San Luis Obispo brings musicians together and finding your local musical instrument shop can be a great way to get to try new and used guitars. Be sure to start your search downtown if you are looking to upgrade, trade-in or add to your collection.

Downtown San Luis Obispo visitors are always welcome and you will receive exceptional service from local merchant-owners as opposed to staff at the big box retailers. We take the extra time to make sure that you how to make best use of your purchase and that you get exactly what you need.

Why do you love downtown?

Mary jo bos
My daughter moved to Talent this summer and I came to visit her for Christmas. She took me to the downtown Ashland area to shop. I love fall the shops and the friendliness .

Dora keltner
Quaint, small town friendly atmosphere.

BOB BLACKMAN
Just a fun place to visit.

Kathy Burchett
I've never been and I would like to visit the downtown area, during my visit. During our last visit, we were not aware of a downtown area. Thank You!!!

Dorothy Wilson
Unique shopping-love the atmosphere

Restaurants in San Luis Obispo, California


Bella Napoli

1009 Monterey St
Downtown San Luis Obispo



Bakersfield Restaurant

815 Palm St
Downtown San Luis Obispo



B Wichd

673 Higuera St
Downtown San Luis Obispo



1865 Restaurant

1865 Monterey St
Downtown San Luis Obispo



B Wich D

673 Higuera St
Downtown San Luis Obispo



Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak

100 Madonna Road
Downtown San Luis Obispo



Apple Farm

4675 Thread Lane
Downtown San Luis Obispo



A J Spurs

740 West Foothill Boulevard
Downtown San Luis Obispo



Bartlett Bath & Kitchen Remode


Downtown San Luis Obispo



Amigos & Co

892 Marsh St
Downtown San Luis Obispo



1865 Restaurant

1 Buena Vista Avenue
Downtown San Luis Obispo



Bali's Self Serve Frozen Ygrt

890 Foothill Boulevard
Downtown San Luis Obispo




Downtown San Luis Obispo Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown San Luis Obispo can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Policies vary on the availability of pet friendly rooms to it is wise to be open, honest and upfront during the booking process. You may find yourself kicked out or even paying a large deposit if you are not in a pet-friendly hotel and bring one anyway. New ADA laws are fuzzy though as service animals are not required to be documented and proprietors are legally not allowed to ask if the animal is a pet vs. a service animal.

Most hotel offer a complimentary breakfast bar or even a full cafe meal with your choice of a full menu. Keep in mind that some offer nothing at all so it is a good idea to pack a few packets of instant oatmeal for a quick and easy meal before you head out for the day.

Always announce during booking if the trip is for a special event, anniversary or reunion. Group rates can be pre-negotiated and you may qualify for a lower cost and better upgrades for your stay. If you are the one setting up the event, always work directly with the front desk manager to make sure the best service is offered to your party.