Check Out These Historical Stops in San Luis Obispo

Given the central location of San Luis Obispo, it should be no surprise that this California town is rich in history. Want to travel down SLO's memory lane? Our apartments near Cal Poly SLO offer residents easy access to an unlimited amount of cultural activities. Below you will find a list of must-see historical stops.


Come rediscover San Luis Obispo's downtown area in a whole different perspective. Walk the streets of SLO as you visit the beloved spots that have served as staples of the community. Your tour guide will lead you on an exhibition back in time where you will learn how the SLO culture came to be. Soda Water Works, Harmony Valley Creamery, and Bubble Gum Alley are just a few of the many stops you will make on this active tour. The History Center of San Luis Obispo County will be hosting free walking tours every Saturday throughout the rest of the summer. Meet outside the History Center at 10 a.m. to join the fun! Visit this site to find the contact information and more details about the stops on the tour.


Located on Pacific Street, this famous adobe was built in 1856 by a Frenchman named Pierre Hypolite Dallidet. The Dallidet family occupied the Victorian home for 100 years before it officially became a part of SLO's history. While the Dallidet family lived here, the vineyard and orchard became very dear to them. Explore the garden areas and learn about the different types of grapes that the family planted and processed. Go to take in the beautiful sights created by the crops and plants. The home's unconventional wine cellar, peculiar layout, and gorgeous garden draws its visitors in and transports them to another time. You can go here to find out more about when the Dallidet Adobe and Garden is open to the public and view their special events calendar.


Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum is open for visitors! This non-profit educational institution is dedicated to preserving and sharing the Central Coast's railroad history. The museum displays the photographs, relics, models, and documents that embody and portray the economic and cultural impact of the railroad industry. Check out their site where you can view current collections and learn more about upcoming special events being offered to the public.

Regardless if you consider yourself a history buff, living in SLO apartments makes it easy, accessible, and fun to learn about the historical past of your current home. Take advantage of these awesome opportunities and contact us today!