101 Ways to Have Fun in SLO (without ALCOHOL or SEX)

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  1. Ride the Old SLO Trolley around downtown.

  2. Hike to the “P”

  3. Go horseback riding

  4. Kayak in Avila or Morro Bay

  5. Go to Farmer’s Market

  6. Have a picini in Mission Plaza or at a local park

  7. Relax at the Sycamore Springs Hot Springs

  8. Think about joining a club…and do it!

  9. Climb Bishop’s Peak

  10. Hike Poly Canyon

  11. Connect with a religious organization of your choice.

  12. Have a bonfire at Avila Beach

  13. Look at art at the SLO Art Center

  14. Swing on the swings at Avila Beach

  15. Go to Hearst Castle

  16. Walk along the Pismo Pier

  17. Go play paintball

  18. Listen to the SLO Symphony

  19. Listen to music, get coffee, or check out art at Linea’s Café

  20. Visit the Friends of SLO Botanical Gardens

  21. Visit the Morro Bay Estuary

  22. Go miniature golfing at Boomers in Santa Maria

  23. Go hiking in Big Sur

  24. Go hiking at Montana de Oro

  25. Take a drive up the coast on HWY 1

  26. Take a trip to In-N-Out

  27. Collect seashells at Montana de Oro

  28. Visit the tide pools at Morro Rock

  29. Share clam chowder at Splash Café

  30. Create your own ice cream sandwich at Batch

  31. Work up a sweat at the Rec Center

  32. Go fishing at Lake Lopez

  33. Go fly a kite at a local beach or park

  34. Volunteer at a local organization

  35. Go waterskiing/wakeboarding at Nacimiento Lake

  36. Camp under the stars at the Oceano Dunes Vehicular Recreation Area

  37. Go shopping at the Pismo Outlet Stores

  38. Ride ATV’s in Grover Beach

  39. Find Hidden Images a the stonewall of the Mission in downtown SLO

  40. Get frozen yogurt at Bali’s or ice cream at Cold Stone

  41. Visit Charles Paddock Zoo

  42. Go rock climing at Crux Climbing

  43. Visit the Los Padres National Forest

  44. Join a class at the REC Center

  45. Play volleyball at the beach

  46. Play an intramural sport

  47. Check out Central Coast Surfboards

  48. Cheer on the “stangs” at a Cal Poly athletic game

  49. Watch a Cal Poly Performing Arts Show

  50. Throw pottery at the craft center

  51. Go on a Poly Escapes trip

  52. Go to the swap meet

  53. Share cake at the Madonna Inn and look at the rock wall in the Men’s bathroom

  54. Share ice cream pies at the Sea Shanty in Cayucos

  55. Donate some clothes to the Goodwill Store

  56. Eat at the 24hr restaurant in Avila

  57. Paint ceramics at Red Hot Pottery

  58. Visit a local festival or art show

  59. Go to a concert at SLO Brew

  60. Pick fruit or vegetables at Cal Poly U-Pick

  61. Watch an independent film at Palm Theater

  62. Participate in Beach Clean Up

  63. Grab a meal at a fun restaurant

  64. Make popcorn and watch your favorite movie rental

  65. Go salsa dancing with the Salsa Club

  66. Throw a Frisbee or play Ultimate Frisbee at the beach

  67. Grab a Jamba Juice where it all started! San Luis Obispo!

  68. Enjoy a hardy meal at McLintocks Saloon

  69. Send an e-mail to an old friend

  70. Go bowing at Mustang Lanes or Pismo Bowl

  71. Search for sand crabs in Cayucos

  72. Watch a movie at the Sunset Drive-In

  73. Watch the belly dancers and enjoy dinner at Oasis restaurant in downtown

  74. Go ballroom dancing at Cal Poly

  75. Go thrift store shopping

  76. Watch a sports game at the Shack

  77. Visit the Sweet Springs Nature Reserve in Los Osos

  78. Have a water balloon or soaker fight

  79. Visit the Community CENTER on campus

  80. Visit the Cal Poly Arboretum

  81. Attend improv show Smile and Nod on Cal Poly campus

  82. Call your mom and dad, and don’t ask for money or a favor

  83. Go swimming at the Cal Poly pool

  84. Check out the animals, ice cream seasonal activities at the Avila Valley Barn

  85. Visit the Museum of Natural History in Morro Bay

  86. Watch a live play and snack at the Pewter Plough Playhouse and Café in Cambria

  87. Watch a performance at the San Luis Obispo Little Theater

  88. Take a tour at the Pierdas Blancas Lighthouse in San Simeon

  89. Drive out on the sand dunes in Arroyo Grande

  90. Go whale watching

  91. Go golfing at a local golf course

  92. Walk along San Luis Obispo creek

  93. Watch a performance at the Clark Center for Performing Arts

  94. Visit the Pismo Beach and Butterfly Trail in Pismo

  95. Take a walk at Avila Beach, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, or Cayucos

  96. Watch the elephant seals in San Simeon

  97. Go stargazing

  98. Watch the sunrise

  99. Volunteer at the Cal Poly Cat Program

  100. Eat at the Loading Chute in Pozo

  101. Watch the Highland Games in Pozo