About San Luis ObispoLearn about your new community!
Your slice of paradise
Welcome to San Luis Obispo – the happiest place on earth! Dan Buettner, author of “Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way,” started a journey to discover the happiest places on earth and San Luis Obispo was the only U.S. City to make the list. Located halfway between the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles area, San Luis Obispo is a vacation recreation spot for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. But more than a wonderful place to visit, San Luis Obispo is the perfect place to call “home.”
Our cool Mediterranean climate means an abundance of beautiful sunny days. Gentle breezes refresh the city and winters are generally mild. So it’s no wonder that so many popular San Luis Obispo activities focus on the outdoors! The city offers a hometown feel, friendly citizens and abundant activities – something for everyone! You can stroll, shop, dine and enjoy downtown streets. Hiking trails with beautiful scenic vistas abound. Nearby beaches are ideal for surfing or just relaxing in the sun. Soak in a natural hot spring or choose to relax at one of our local wineries or pubs. However you choose to experience “home” you will find what you need in San Luis Obispo.
Things to see
While in San Luis Obispo be sure to check out the cultural sites including the beautiful Mission San Luis Obispo, stay in one of our friendly San Luis Obispo hotels, play a round at one of the local golf courses, spend the afternoon soaking up the sun at one of the local beaches and of course be sure to enjoy the fine dining that only the delicious restaurants in San Luis Obispo can offer.