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Essential Downtown SLO: Uncover this quirky town on a self-guided audio tour

San Luis Obispo, United States


35 to 120 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

Join Rob Wickens founder of LoveoftheCentralCoast as he introduces you to what is often ranked the “Happiest City in America” on this self-guided GPS audio tour. This Essentials tour will share tidbits that even locals rarely learn or stumble across.

So before you take your picture in the grossly-unique Bubblegum Alley grab your headphones and let’s step back in time by visiting the World’s Smallest Chinatown, and envision dirt roads lined by rough saloons in this last town of the Wild West.

Please be aware that some businesses on the tour may not be open during nights or on weekends. The walking tour is intended to be enjoyable without entering historic buildings or various points-of-interest.

Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic be aware that some businesses on this tour may not be open. Please follow all social distancing and face mask advisories that may currently be in place for everyone's safety.

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap app for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Smarphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Entry/Admission - Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
  • Entry/Admission - San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Ah Louis Store, 800 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3217

This tour starts outside the Ah Louis Store.

Pass By: Palm Theatre, 817 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3257

The tour starts near the Palm Theatre

Pass By: Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo, CA

You go through the Mission Plaza

Stop At: Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 751 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3521

You stop in front of the Mission SLO

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At:

The Location

Where To Go

842 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

Departure time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/1/2021 - 12/8/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


San Luis Obispo, United States

Return details

San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA


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Written Reviews (10)

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Informative and great guidance to...

HBT100 | Sep 2021

Informative and great guidance to find the points of interest. Looking forward to using these tour:s in other cities.

Pretty interesting tour that provides...

traveldan21 | Jul 2021

Pretty interesting tour that provides a good overview of a lot of attractions in the historic downtown area of SLO. I did find it sometimes hard to navigate and it was not set up to enable one to easily skip a feature and still stay on the tour.

Loved the tour and the...

michaellD3812VM | Jun 2021

Loved the tour and the quirky little tidbits of info. Really gave us some background of the city without being too much. Thought it was well done and the perfect length. Took us a little time to get familiarized with the voice app, but once we

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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