San Luis Obispo is located on the picturesque central coast of California and the half-way point in either direction from San Francisco and Los Angeles off Highway 101.
The area is consistently named a Top 10 place to live and the "Happiest Place in North America" for several attributes – our open spaces, plentiful bike paths, outdoor activities, Farmer’s Markets, wineries, friendly people, fabulous restaurants and great attractions. Well, we have to agree! San Luis Obispo, or SLO Town as the locals call it, is consistently featured in national media like USA Today, The New York Times, Sunset Magazine and The Today Show to name a few. It’s pure paradise. It's #EnduranceTownUSA!
Below is just a short list of all you can do while you're visiting us for the SLO Marathon + Half. In addition, we've also provided links to book and plan your stay below. For information on planes, trains and automobiles, please visit our dedicated Transportation page. We look forward to seeing you soon!
- More than 250 wineries to explore
- Hearst Castle
- The Elephant Seals at San Simeon State Beach
- Miles and miles of hiking trails
- Gourmet Restaurants that use locally grown products (a Foodie’s Dream)
- Surfing, Stand-up Paddling and Kayaking
- Quaint, turn-of-the-century downtown area with modern shopping
- Bike-friendly lanes
- Hotels, B&B’s and Inns within minutes of the race and attractions
- And so much more...
Places to Stay
The hoteliers of the City of San Luis Obispo support our runners with great hospitality and accommodations to make your stay a pleasant and memorable experience. Whether you want to stay at an iconic Inn, a comfortable branded hotel or a quaint B&B, we have a room just for you.
Places to Eat & Drink
San Luis Obispo is a Foodie’s dream. Many of our restaurants use fresh local produce, meats, oils and spices to cook up fabulous meals. Paired with our San Luis Obispo County wines, it’s a dining experience you’ll not forget.
Things to Do
There is a reason why San Luis Obispo is the “Happiest Place in America” and on the Lonely Planet's Top 10 Destinations (#4) to Visit in 2014. Can you say Miles of Road, Hiking, Cycling, Foodie Restaurants, Surﬁng, Music, Shopping, Art Galore, Kayaking, BBQ, Farmerʼs Markets, Really Nice People and Wine Tasting. Yeah, ya gotta come here.