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Avila Beach will be the only place you’ll ever visit where you’ll never become homesick. Welcome to the complete guide to our paradise!
Whether you want to relax on a beach, kayak along the coast, play a round of golf, or even go for a hike leading you to breathtaking views, San Luis Obispo County has an attraction or activity that you will love. The great thing about San Luis Obispo County is the proximity of each region. You may be staying in Cambria, but that does not mean you’re excluded to easily playing in Avila Beach.
With the laid-back vibes of the Central Coast, you might not expect San Luis Obispo to host exciting events like triathlons, high-profile concerts and the GranFondo cycling event. But we believe in adventure just as much as we believe in our local culture. From our world-renowned wineries to weekly Farmers’ Markets and fine art events, you get the best of California fun year-round when you visit San Luis Obispo.
Cal Poly Arts is the major presenter of performing arts events on the California Central Coast and a division of Cal Poly State University under the auspices of Cal Poly Corporation, which is a non-profit organization.

Since opening in 2002, the Clark Center has become the Central Coast’s premier venue for world-class, professional performing arts in an intimate setting. The Center is a state-of-the-art hub for cultural events serving all the people of our community and their families, as well as an institution for vocational and educational opportunity.


Your destination for Pure Play in California! Dedicated to the positioning, branding and promoting of San Luis Obispo County as a choice destination for regional, national, and global visitors.

Founded in 1869 by District Attorney Walter Murray in what is now Mission Plaza, The Tribune is the oldest continuously operating business in the city of San Luis Obispo and one of the oldest enterprises in San Luis Obispo County.

NewTimes has been publishing for more than 26 years in San Luis Obispo County and is the largest circulated paper in the region, covering local news, politics, opinion, food, wine, arts and entertainment each week.


CalCoastNews Event Calendar. Find It, Go There and Enjoy!

CalCoastNews is San Luis Obispo County’s on-line independent news source producing in-depth investigative news in the public interest.