Five Free Summer Activities in SLO
Summer is usually packed with trips, concerts and quality time with friends. All that fun can take a toll on your bank account! Check out these activities happening near our SLO apartments if your wallet needs a break.
Make a Bonfire on the Beach
Olde Port Beach is a short 15-minute drive from our apartments near Cal Poly SLO. This beach has bonfire rings which you can use from March until November. Take advantage of these warm summer nights and bring some friends to enjoy a sunset and s'mores on the beach! The fire rings are available on a first-come, first-served basis and you can also call ahead to see how many are available. Oh yeah, and you can drive on the beach, too -- just make sure you have four-wheel drive so your adventure doesn't end with your car stuck in the sand.
Beat the Heat at SLOMA
If you're looking to spend a scorching summer day indoors, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art might be just the spot. Only four minutes from our SLO apartments, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is a hidden gem that's stocked with work by local artists. Best of all, admission is completely free and the museum is open every day in the summer!
Hike Big Falls Trail
Located about an hour from The Academy Chorro, this beautiful trail is 4.4 miles long and suitable for any skill level. You'll experience California's rugged beauty and peaceful serenity all at once as you catch epic views and relax by quiet creeks. A high clearance vehicle is recommended as you will cross several streams on your drive to the trailhead. Be sure to bring your swimsuit because there are swimming holes along the way and a waterfall at the peak of your journey!
Find Moonstones in Cambria
In the mood for a quick getaway? Moonstone Beach is a short drive up Highway 1 in Cambria. Just over 30 minutes from The Academy Chorro, beachgoers search along the quiet coast for rare, clear gems amidst a colorful array of pebbles. If scouring the beach for rocks doesn't suit your fancy, you might catch glimpses of aquatic wildlife, wade in tide pools or enjoy shopping in the quaint seaside city of Cambria.
Bike to Avila Beach
If you're looking for the perfect mix of exercise and relaxation, this City to Sea Trail is for you! Try biking, skating or walking the Bob Jones Trail from just off the 101 Freeway to downtown Avila Beach. Bob Jones Trail is picturesque as it winds along San Luis Obispo Creek through abundant greenery with plenty of shade. You can even enjoy snacks or a meal along your leisurely ride at Woodstone Marketplace and then make your way to the beach to relax before heading home. Hopefully, we've inspired you to explore the beauty and excitement that surrounds The Academy Chorro. Contact us today to learn more about making this luxury apartment community your home!