The SLO Life

The SLO life is not as much about things to do as it is about how to be when you do it...
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San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market

This is a no-brainer. Come. Eat. Buy your local fruits and veggies. It happens every Thursday night at 6pm. Great mix of friendly merchants, locals, students, and visitors.

Splash Cafe

Honestly, I'm partial to Splash in Pismo for Clam Chowder. They say it's the same, and I'm sure it is, but clam chowder tastes better when you are sniffing salt air. Splash in SLO has an amazing bakery. Amazing. Go for coffee and a danish. Amazing.

Old Mission San Luis Obispo

I love history and think the Mission is cool. Those less interested in the history of the California Missions might enjoy Mission Plaza on Friday nights during the summer. Live bands. Dancing. Leave your judgements at home and enjoy some free-spirited fun. In the shadow of history....

Goshi Japanese Restaurant

Best Sushi in town.

Linnaea's Cafe

Linnaea's is one of my favorite coffe shops anywhere. The coffee is good the waffles are the bomb. But what is even better, the owners manage to staff the place with smart, interesting, young people. I always have a nice chat with the counter persons. Always feels like home. And I try to treat the people...

Amtrak Station

I am glad we have cars. I like cars. But one of the best ways to visit SLO is by train. Train travel gets us out of our isolation cells and into society. There is still a lot of smart phoning going on, but there are also conversation striking up and books being discussed. Disembark in SLO and walk around all...