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Kid-Friendly Things to Do Downtown

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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

We’ve got an out-of-this-world itinerary for the perfect kid-friendly Central Coast adventure. Check out these kid-friendly spots in downtown San Luis Obispo that your little ones will love!

Embark on a journey to space at the Children's Museum's Mission to Mars exhibit.

San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum | 1010 Nipomo St

Experience three floors and an outdoor playscape jam-packed with immersive, imaginative exhibits. The Museum is the place to be, always with new and exciting happenings — see their list of upcoming programs and events.

Tom’s Toys | 682 Higuera St

Picture this: a magical wonderland filled to the brim with toys galore! Tom's Toys is the place to be for all your toy needs. Explore two floors of collectibles like LEGOs and Calico Critters, and don't forget to check out the toy cars, stuffed animals, books, and a whole lot more. Come on down and let the fun begin!

Rocket Fizz | 699 Higuera St

Get sugared up at this classic soda and candy shop downtown! Don't forget to grab your favorite chewing gum before you hit up Bubblegum Alley.

Bubblegum Alley | 733 Higuera St

Venture to this legendary 70-foot long alley, lined with gum that's sure to gross you out! It's one of the most talked-about landmarks in San Luis Obispo, and now it's your turn to leave your mark. Grab some gum and stick it on the wall, adding to the ever-growing collection of daring explorers who have visited this one-of-a-kind attraction.

BA Start Arcade Bar | 647 Higuera

Get ready to experience the ultimate blast from the past! Head to the heart of San Luis Obispo and indulge in classic arcade games and delicious bites. The best part? Kids are welcome until 8 PM! Check out what games they have!

Derek Derek (aka the Fuzzy Juggler) performing at the Thursday Night Farmers' Market.

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market | Higuera St, Thursdays at 6 PM

Wander five blocks of over 100 vendors; our famous Farmers’ Market transforms Higuera Street into a street fair every week! With street food, BBQ, ice cream, a bouncy castle, interactive activities and entertainers, and more, there’s something for everyone in the family. See who’s at the Market this week!

Downtown Centre Cinemas | 888 Marsh St

It's movie time! Grab some popcorn and a soda and get ready to kick back and chillax in super comfy reclining seats! The Downtown Centre Cinemas have got you covered for the ultimate movie experience. See what’s playing.

San Luis Obispo Creek Walk

Bricks & Minifigs SLO | 863 Marsh St

Buy, sell, and trade LEGO! If you’re feeling extra creative, why not build something right in-store? Or, take a kit home and let your imagination run wild. Even if you’re just there to admire the amazing LEGO figures and builds on display, you won’t be disappointed!

Burger Village | 698 Higuera St

Find kid-friendly finger foods and vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options for the whole family.

San Luis Obispo Creek Walk | 989 Chorro

Embark on an exciting journey through the urban forest and discover the incredible wildlife that surrounds us! Begin your adventure at Mission Plaza and trek through the bustling streets of downtown SLO.

Battle Axe | 691 Higuera

Join in for some rockin' tunes and high energy fun! Axe throwing is a great activity for all abilities.

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