Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Downtown SLO is centrally located and a great place to visit. With rich history, natural beauty and a vibrant economy it is no wonder that San Luis Obispo has been called the Happiest City in America. We hope you will enjoy your time spent within Downtown San Luis Obispo!

Visit Downtown SLO safely and

help slow the spread of COVID-19

Our Downtown shops and services are taking all precautionary measures to help keep our downtown community and visitors safe and to help slow the spread of COVID-19. While our downtown merchants are adhering to State/County/City requirements, visitors are also asked to adhere to local guidelines including wearing a mask (limited exceptions), maintaining 6 feet between others, washing your hands (public hand washing stations are located throughout the downtown area), and staying home if sick. Thanks for doing your part to ensure we all remain safe.

Downtown SLO Map

Click HERE to download the map

Shops & Services

Downtown SLO is home to over 600 different types of businesses and services. Use our Business Directory to locate your next meal, souvenir, and more!

Parking Options

Downtown SLO is home to three parking garages, hundreds of parking meters, and dozens of bike racks. Looking for more information on parking? Please visit the City of SLO Parking Services Website.

Parking Garages are located at 842 Palm Street, 849 Palm Street, and 871 Marsh Street.

Parking Questions?



Call (805) 781-7230

Public Transit Options

Take advantage of the SLO Transit system and take the bus or ride the Trolley! For route and fare information, visit the City of SLO Transit Website.

Are you a Downtown SLO employee? You might be eligible for a FREE bus pass! To find out more click HERE.

San Luis Obispo is home to several miles of bike trails and easy access to popular destinations via two wheels. For more information on bike routes, click HERE.

Public Restrooms

Public Restrooms are available at the following locations.

Open SLO Program

Open SLO is a pilot program operated by the City of SLO. Designed to allow for expanded use of street closures for outside dining and social distancing, we encourage our community to attend during operating hours from Thursday – Sunday. For more information and current hours and location, click HERE