San Luis Obispo For Lovers and Family


San Luis Obispo


San Luis Obispo. It’s probably that one place in life we’ll never live, but always wish we had. Sorta like Sonoma.

With an abundance of protected state parks, pristine beaches, miles of cycling, hiking, alternative transportation routes,and an inviting climate year-round, we love San Luis Obispo, CA and think it’s a nature-lover’s heaven and we’re so jealous someone lives here and it isn’t us. Wait, did we say that already?

Well, now, with the help of SLO Car Free and San Luis Obispo Vacations, eco-minded vacationers can save some green while traveling green. All you need to do is register at for a voucher to book a specially priced San Luis Obispo Car-Free Hotel Package at one of the hotels listed below. The SLO Car Free Voucher can also be redeemed for discounts at participating businesses and attractions in San Luis Obispo, as well as for a 20% discount on Amtrak tickets.

Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, downtown San Luis Obispo, CA is not only a beautiful sleepy town with enough green to make you breathe in the sweet smell of earth and trees, but it’s also the cultural hub of the scenic Central Coast of California with wineries and restaurants catering to lovers and families escaping the stress of the big cities to the north and south. Its numerous downtown hotels offer an ideal home base for trips to wine country, Hearst Castle, Mission San Luis Obispo, the Thursday Evening Farmer’s Market, and more (including our personal favorite… the amazing Madonna Inn).

Car-Free Hotel Packages

Apple Farm – 15% off standard rates and a free slice of pie with the purchase of any regular priced dinner entreé

Courtyard by Marriott, San Luis Obispo – 10% off standard room rates

Downtown Travelodge – 10% off standard room rates

Embassy Suites, San Luis Obispo – 10% off standard rates and free shuttle service

Holiday Inn Express – 15% off standard room rates

Hostel Obispo – 10% off Hearst Castle tickets. Receive a free bike rental with a 3-day stay

La Cuesta Inn – $10 off standard room rates

Los Padres Inn – 15% off standard room rates. Restrictions apply

Petit Soleil Bed et Breakfast – Complimentary bike rental with stay

Quality Suites, San Luis Obispo – 30% off standard rates

Villa Motel, San Luis Obispo – 10% off standard room rates

For a list of car-free deals and itinerary ideas, check out:

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