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San Luis Obispo

Getting Here

This map of California shows San Luis Obispo is approximately half way between Los Angeles to the south and San Francisco to the north. Most international flights land in either Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO.) From there you can take a smaller plane to the San Luis Obispo Airport (SBP). It is a short taxi cab ride to the campus from the airport. There are major airlines that serve San Luis Obispo so you can book your flight all the way through.

Some taxi services are Beach Cities Cab (805-543-1234) and 234 Taxi (805-234-8294).

You may also take the Amtrak train from Los Angeles, but plan for it to take a very long time. The Greyhound Busline is another option to take you from a major airport to San Luis Obispo.

About San Luis Obispo

For general information about San Luis Obispo, go to the San Luis Obispo Wiki Page.

Check out this amazing video of San Luis Obispo!

Weather

San Luis Obispo has fantastic mild coastal weather. On average, SLO is sunny 79% of the year! See the Cal Poly Weather page.

The Happiest Place in America!

A best-kept secret, San Luis Obispo is one of the country's finest places to live! Whether live music at a downtown bar celebration or quaint wine tasting and beautiful sandy beaches appeal to you, San Luis Obispo has a wide variety of activities to spark all interests. Hiking, surfing, mountain biking, fishing, and whale watching are just a few of the outdoor activities San Luis Obispo has to offer. Other activities include exploring museums, relaxing in the natural hot springs, shopping the unique stores of beautiful downtown. The options are endless! The warm, outgoing town also provides an assemblage of cultural events, from frequent art festivals to musical gatherings in historical Mission Plaza. Perhaps one of San Luis Obispo's most well-known events, the weekly Farmer's Market brings local growers from all corners of the Central Coast to downtown Marsh Street where patrons can explore fresh produce alongside roasted food and street performers. And one of the best aspects? San Luis Obispo's Mediterranean climate averages a sunny 70 degrees year-round, making the area a nonstop location for beautiful days and fun activities.

So is San Luis Obispo the "Happiest Place in America?" Here are a few national opinions!

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