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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“The only "castle" on the west coast with spectacular views. Open year round.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Park
“Walk/hike through gorgeous eucalyptus forests to the pristine California coastline. Walk through tide pools or just pull up a piece of sand and breathe in the fresh air.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Inn
“The Madonna Inn & Steakhouse opened in 1958 and serves as an iconic landmark for the central coast. Tour the grounds for beautiful photo ops and don’t forget to try a slice of their famous pink champagne cake!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Mountain
“Walk on the board walk while snacking on some local salt water taffy or stop and eat some local seafood. Enjoy a view of the iconic Morro rock and watch sea otters within close proximity. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Park
“If you're here during Monarch migration this is an epic place to view mass amounts of monarch butterflies in the eucalyptus trees.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Voted best restaurant in SLO! Enjoy delicious tapas and world famous wine with creekside views. Located in the iconic Cigar Factory building in downtown SLO, Novo’s bar, lounge offers award wining innovative cuisine. Tandoori chicken and Novo lettuce wraps are our favorites! ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“If you need it, they have it. A collection of great shops from Nike to Levi. They feature kids, teen, adult clothing and shoes, kitchen wear, and even an "As Seen On TV" store. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The elephant seals are famous on the central coast. I could spend hours watching these giant sea creatures. The rookery has docents ready to answer all of your questions. great place to take the family and it's on the way to Big Sur.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is probably the most recommended restaurant in the area. Little on the pricier side. Check the menu first online.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Park
“montana de Oro State park,Swinging Bridge in vi;;age,101 wine tours, port San Luis Lighthouse! Pismo Beach and Avila Beach.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“California fusion - yummy tacos and burritos! Giant servings and delicious. Very popular and view of the ocean across Hwy. 1.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
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“BEST cocktail and dinner in Paso Robles! Make a reservation or go early, the place is small. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. D”
  • 28 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“The best tri tip sandwiches on the Central Coast! They also have "large" baskets of fries that can feed 3-4 people. BBQ chicken, great salads, brews, and great prices.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Concert Hall
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“If you get a chance to go here for a concert/ show please do yourself a favor and go. such a great venue. Good beer and wine selection, food and just great all around place. We have been there for concerts and love all the Stand up comedies we get to experience. Parking is a little crazy but totally worth it. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of our favorite breweries in our area. They consistently produce great beers and have a spacious, comfortable outdoor beer garden. Food trucks are common, as is live music. ”
  • 37 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Inn
“The Madonna Inn & Steakhouse opened in 1958 and serves as an iconic landmark for the central coast. Tour the grounds for beautiful photo ops and don’t forget to try a slice of their famous pink champagne cake!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Voted best restaurant in SLO! Enjoy delicious tapas and world famous wine with creekside views. Located in the iconic Cigar Factory building in downtown SLO, Novo’s bar, lounge offers award wining innovative cuisine. Tandoori chicken and Novo lettuce wraps are our favorites! ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is probably the most recommended restaurant in the area. Little on the pricier side. Check the menu first online.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“California fusion - yummy tacos and burritos! Giant servings and delicious. Very popular and view of the ocean across Hwy. 1.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“BEST cocktail and dinner in Paso Robles! Make a reservation or go early, the place is small. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“The best tri tip sandwiches on the Central Coast! They also have "large" baskets of fries that can feed 3-4 people. BBQ chicken, great salads, brews, and great prices.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Brewery
“One of our favorite breweries in our area. They consistently produce great beers and have a spacious, comfortable outdoor beer garden. Food trucks are common, as is live music. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“One of our favorite places to eat in Paso. Delicious, developed flavors in a fresh presentation. We really like the Braised Short Rib Enchiladas, and the Mole Camarón. ”
  • 50 locals recommend

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