Hidden Gems of San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo is one of those cities with the perfect climate: often foggy and temps in the 60’s, Spanish moss growing from the trees and a thriving ecosystem.
The earliest human inhabitants were the Chumash people. The Chumash people used marine resources of the inlets and bays along the Central Coast and inhabited a network of villages, including sites at Los Osos and Morro Creek. San Luis Obispo was named tiłhini, Obispeño for “Place of the full moon”.
San Luis Obispo was founded in 1772 by Spanish Franciscan Junípero Serra, and is one of California’s oldest European-founded communities. Today, it has more than 180 historic buildings that have been designated as City of San Luis Obispo Historic Resources. We have visited on many coastal road trips and have visited new, hidden gems each time. Check them out!