San Luis Obispo Journals

Escape to Richness in San Luis Obispo California

A travel journal to San Luis Obispo by bswilson

Quote: Located half way in between to of the largest metropolitian areas in the US, San Luis Obispo is truly an escape to the richness of the California Coast and Central Wine Country. A often overlooked gem with fantastic oppertunites for both the naturalist and eager traveler.

Escape to Richness in San Luis Obispo California

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Driving California 1 from San Luis Obispo to Montery, and then to San Francisco, without question the best scenic drive any where in the world. Hot Tubbing at natural hot springs, Sycamore Springs. Be sure to visit Hearst Castle and be amazed with the extravagent wealth of William Randolph Hearst. Visiting the numerous wineries surrounding the city will take the better part of two days. Farmers market on Thursday night, truly unique with the large assortment of venders offering fresh fruit and flowers. Madonna Inn, the most unique hotel ever invented, literally.Quick Tips: If in San Luis, at least one night must be spent at the Madonna Inn. Other nights can be spent in many of the wonde...Read More

Madonna Inn


Without question, the most unique, colorful place to stay. This place is a legend. Thousand of visitors come to San Luis just to visit this inn. Each room is unique and will never be found at any other hotet in the world. At least one night must be here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 17, 2000

Madonna Inn
100 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, California
(805) 543-3000

Without question, the most spectacular drive I have ever driven. The shear cliffs, ocean, and vast landscape will leave lasting impressions and a desire to drive this road over and over. Be sure to drive with a friend because the road is very narrow and dangerous. Take turns driving and riding and be sure to stop often. Make the trip from San Luis to Monterey in a full day. Rest often and take in the magical views. Sometimes whales can be seen from the road during the whale's migration. A must do if anywhere near San Luis.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2000

Pacific Coast Highway
CA 1/Pacific Coast Highway, South of San Francisco
San Francisco, California