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Wedged between Big Sur and Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo is the unofficial center of the Central Coast, a mix of beach culture, metropolitan sensibilities and some of the country's best farmland. You might catch Cal Poly students trading books for a board and some waves at the start or end of their day, or local artists setting up an easel on a streetcorner in SLO's charming downtown. With a long history of laidback vibes and scenic beauty, this is one of the oldest communities in the state—but there's always something new going on. Want to make sure you're ahead of it all? Just follow our handy guide to the most amazing things to do in San Luis Obispo.
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