|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£916|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£924|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£1,113|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£804|
San Luis Obispo is a Californian city nestled between volcanic peaks, making it a great destination for hiking and mountain biking. Located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, San Luis Obispo offers steady warm climate and year-round cultural activities in addition to its vast wilderness.
Visitors arriving by plane land at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport which carries flights to Phoenix, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Arriving on San Louis Obispo holidays by train means riding the Amtrak Coast Starlight. There is a Greyhound bus service, and regional transit system, with routes through San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo has a Mediterranean climate with relatively warm summers, and there isn't a huge seasonal temperature fluctuation. As there is little rainfall during the summer, that is probably the best season for San Luis Obispo holidays based around outdoor activities.
Travellers to San Louis Obispo have cultural richness and natural beauty right at their fingerstips, starting with the volcanic peaks that surround San Luis Obispo. Great for hiking and biking, the peaks include the 1,292-foot Cerro San Luis trail which provides sweeping views. The Valencia Peak Trail also has fantastic summit views - and an awesome display of wildflowers in spring. Particularly beautiful here is the Reservoir Canyon Trail, which ascends 1,350 feet, follows a creek and ends at two waterfalls.
In San Luis Obispo there are several gardens, including the Dallidet Adobe and Gardens which boasts colourful plants that demonstrate the Victorian interest in flowers. For history buffs, visit the History Center of San Luis Obispo County which has several galleries tracing the county's history. Art lovers should not miss the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art there are exhibitions of paintings, sculptures and photography. At the Fremont Theater, art and history come together with the screening of films in this historic 1940s cinema.