We asked the CIE community to tell us their favorite places here in San Luis Obispo County. Here’s what they had to say:
Hiking Hot Spots
The Prefumo Canyon trail leads to a scenic overlook perfect to watch the sunset.
Pismo Preserve connects to a number of hiking and biking trails, great for hikers of all levels.
More Outdoor Attractions
The Leaning Pine Arboretum is a scenic garden on the Cal Poly campus composed of a class projects, lab exercises and senior projects from over a span of 50 years.
Located only about 15 minutes from the Cal Poly campus, Pismo Beach is a classic beach town with plenty of outdoor and indoor attractions.
Morro Rock is an iconic Morro Bay landmark formed about 23 million years ago by volcanic plugs.
SLOcal Lunch Spots
The Firestone Tri-Tip challenge is when you hike 3 of the major peaks in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly “P,” Madonna Peak and Bishop Peak) all in one day, then go to Firestone Grill to reward yourself with their famous tri-tip sandwich.
Founded in 1927, High Street Deli is a historic San Luis Obispo landmark that was once frequented by railroad workers and their families.
Old San Luis BBQ Company prides themselves on their unique red oak barbecue, hand-trimmed tri-tip and locally farmed, organic vegetables.
Can’t Forget Coffee Shops
Nautical Bean has great coffee, great breakfast burritos and a great study atmosphere.
Founded in 2010, Kreuzberg California was inspired by the café scene in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin, Germany.
It’s been almost 40 years since it was founded, and Linnaea’s is still going strong.
BlackHorse Espresso and Bakery is a small business supporting other small businesses, proudly serving coffee from local Paso Robles coffee roasting company Spearhead.
Kin Coffee Bar serves coffee, matcha, superfoods and baked goods and works hard to create a welcoming atmosphere for all members of the San Luis Obispo community.
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