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Must-See San Luis Obispo attractions

Assemble your squad, gather the family, and embrace our one-of-a-kind location. Located on Monterey Street, less than 1 mile from downtown, The Kinney is your launching point for the best things to do in San Luis Obispo. Hike the picturesque trails of Montana de Oro, stroll the sidewalks during a Thursday Night Farmer's Market, and taste our award-winning grapes. And when you're ready to refuel and catch some z's, our Cal Poly hotel is here for you.

With our small-town vibes and countless attractions, it's easy to see why San Luis Obispo is one of the "Happiest Cities in America."

Cal Poly SLO

Located just 1 mile from campus, our hotel near Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is your best bet for visiting parents, students, faculty, or friends. This award-winning university is known for its hand-on teaching, academic expertise, and beautiful campus.

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Nearby Beaches

There is nothing quite like the beaches of the Central Coast. From charming Avila Beach to the only place in California that you can drive your car on the sand, we have the must-see spots for you.

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The Mission

Founded in 1772, Misión San Luís Obispo de Tolosa is one of the only missions that never had to relocate. It features 50-60 foot walls due to Vatican law said said that churches must be as tall as the local tree.

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Bars & Nightlife

From dive bars to tap rooms, head downtown for its lively bar scene. Grab a cold one at Firestone Brewery or stop by the famous Library for it's not-so-academic vibes. Discover our favorite places for any day of the week here.

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Want to take a little bit of San Luis Obispo home with you? Check out these top shopping destinations - from classic department stores to boutique shops.

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Wine Tasting

Covering a dozen miles from Arroyo Grande Valley to Paso Robles, sample award-winning wines and relish in Tuscan-style views during your stay at The Kinney SLO.

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  • Boats On The Water At Sunset
  • Hiking Path With Ocean View
  • Building Reflection In Water
  • Two Women With Wine Glasses
  • Pier With Beach And Ocean View
  • People Sitting At Table With Beer
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