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Inspiration For Your Weekend On The Central Coast

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

Looking for things to do on the weekends here on the Central Coast? Buckle up and get ready for the ultimate weekend inspiration! Here are three ideas to make sure your weekends are rockin’.

Family-Friendly Day

Hit a home run with your family with this weekend activity! Check out the San Luis Obispo Blues Baseball games. (View the full baseball lineup, click here.) They have baseball games going on throughout the summer! These games are perfect for families and are kid-friendly. Some of their games start around 1 PM, so you and your family don’t have to worry about being out too late. It’s a great way to get your family away from the computer and television and outside. Learn More About San Luis Obispo Blues Baseball | Click Here Address: 3195 McMillan Ave Ste B2, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: (805) 512-9996

After the game, (or before) swing by Woodstock’s Pizza in downtown San Luis Obispo! Pizza’s a hit with kids and adults. Customize your pizza to ensure it’s just how your family likes it, and dig in! Maybe grab a cold beer or two for the adults. Cheers to a yummy and fun weekend! Learn More About Woodstock’s Pizza | Click Here Address: 1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: (805) 541-4420


A SLO Weekend

Get ready to explore downtown San Luis Obispo! Choose from or mix and match any of these four stops listed below for a tasty and fun day (or night) with your friends out on the town. All of the options below not only have mouth-watering dishes, but they’re also serving up some great craft cocktails, beer, and wine.

Swing by the Old San Luis BBQ window to pick up some BBQ! Don’t go into your SLO downtown adventure hangry. They’re grilling up high-quality cuts of meat, like certified Angus beef over oak, and then seasoning it to perfection! They specialize in authentic Santa Maria-style cuisine. This is paired with locally farmed, organic vegetables, ensuring fresh and high-quality meals!

Fun fact: many family recipes they use here date back nearly a century. Enjoy a seat outside and soak up the central coast rays as you dig into your meal.

Learn More About Old San Luis Obispo BBQ | Click Here Address: 670 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: (805) 285-2473

Looking for some T&T (Taquila and tacos)? The Mark Bar & Grill has your back! With a full bar and a wide selection of tapas and tacos, they’re a great stop if you’re in downtown. Grab one of their craft cocktails, like a Kombucha Mule, and jam out to some live music on the patio on Saturday evenings (check out their music schedule). This bar is a local favorite for a good reason!

Learn More About The Mark | Click Here Address: 673 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: (805) 439-4400

Who doesn’t love some great views to pair with their meal? When you dine at Luna Red – you get both! Enjoy your lunch on the patio overlooking the creek and across from the beautiful Spanish Mission. They also have a new menu for you to try and plenty of craft cocktails, local wine, and beer.

They’re also dedicated to supporting local farms with every dish they make. Using fresh ingredients, not only does the food taste better, but every bite you take supports a local farm! (Click here for a full list of farms they use in their dishes.)

Learn More About Luna Red | Click Here Address: 1023 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: (805) 540-5243

Dig into locally sourced global cuisine at Novo Restaurant & Lounge! Once an old Cigar Factory, this restaurant sits perched by the creekside for the perfect ambiance in the evening. Did we mention that they’re serving up an incredible brunch every Sunday? Enjoy large sharing plates of calamari, burrata and charcuterie, and more with your friends and family. Or, dig into your own Ribey Steak and eggs dish, one out of the many options for individual dishes. Bon appétit!

Learn More About Novo Restaurant & Lounge | Click Here Address: 726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: (805) 543-3986

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