Best things to do in San Luis Obispo
What is it: This small but well-curated museum focuses on contemporary pieces, often shining a spotlight on locally made works. Whether you're looking to take in some paintings, sculptures, printmaking, film or photography, chances are you'll find it here.
Why go: Get to know California through its artists. The museum likes to highlight living and contemporary makers from across the state. Make the most of your visit with one of the museum's phone-audio or docent-led tours, the monthly donation-based documentary screenings, and the "ArtWays" series, a free, monthly talk through the museum's exhibits and history.