San Luis Obispo Day Trip

A few hours up the coast lies San Luis Obispo, a friendly beach community that serves as a great launching point for exploring the central coast. Drive north 45 minutes to tour the lavish former home of William Randolph Hearst, or drive south 15 minutes to dine on fried clams in Pismo Beach. If you’re looking for an experience to remember, stay a night in the famous Madonna Inn, which offers unique themed rooms and a kitchy pink bar/restaurant. Because of the distance, San Luis Obispo is better for weekend getaways than day trips from Los Angeles. For more information, visit the San Luis Obispo County Travel Guide.

Approximately 200-250 miles from Los Angeles (View Map)