Summer 2014
Best Sellers in San Luis Obispo, California By Becky Tyre

Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, in the heart of California’s Central Coast, sits a spirited college town that is filled with charm and history. San Luis Obispo residents and visitors frequently enjoy beaches, mountains, state parks and wineries in near-perfect 70-degree weather year round.

San-Luis-ObispoHome to California Polytechnic State University – Cal Poly Tech – San Luis Obispo offers a carefully preserved and thriving downtown full of restaurants, theatres, art galleries and shops centered around San Luis Obispo Creek and the meticulously restored 18th century Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.
Locals credit the mild weather and many local events for the friendly atmosphere in the town they call “SLO.” The downtown shopping district is home to the Thursday night farmer’s market that celebrates local products and handcrafted goods. Visitors stroll the market, enjoying live music, food concessions, face painting and other family activities. The stores and restaurants benefit from the weekly event that brings thousands of locals and visitors to the area.

Becky Tyre

Becky Tyre is the senior trends editor for GIFT SHOP Magazine and the owner of the Retail Details blog.

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