Charles Paddock Zoo is the only zoo located in San Luis Obispo County. See free family-friendly things to do in SLO county.

San Luis Obispo (SLO)

There's a lot of family-friendly things to do in the San Luis Obispo County area. With clean beaches, pretty mountains, wineries, farms, museums and downtown events, SLO has so much to explore with the kids. See upcoming family-friendly events to find things to do with your family.

Upcoming Family-Friendly Events: 

Dec 6, 2019 (Fri) - Holiday Harmony at Pismo Beach Pier from 5:30PM - 7:30PM. Free fun-filled family event with tree lighting ceremony at 6PM. Kids activities include snow, santa, cookie decorating and bounce houses. Address for GPS: Promenade & Creek. Pismo Beach, CA To see more details, go to: Family-friendly Things to do.

Dec 14, 2019 (Sat) - Cayucos Christmas Open House from 5PM - 8PM in downtown Cayucos. Downtown businesses are open offering samples, extended shopping & discounts, carriage rides and entertainment just in time for the holidays. Address for GPS to downtown: 8 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430

Family Friendly Things To Do

Find things to do with your kids with a list of things to do in San Luis Obispo under our 'family-friendly events' page. There are many seasonal events like Easter egg hunts and Christmas parades that you can look out for all around the county. See free activities, check out themed festivals and hang out at the best kid-friendly places around SLO. See all family friendly things to do in SLO county.

San Luis Obispo, California is conveniently located right in between Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

Los Angeles (LA) is only a 3 hour drive south of San Luis Obispo and has many theme parks like Universal Studios Hollywood, Medieval Times, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain and more. See all discounted online tickets for LA.

San Francisco (SF) is only a 3 hour drive north of San Luis Obispo and has the famous California Academy of Sciences, a perfect museum for kids and adults, Six Flags Discovery Center and a lot of sightseeing tours! See all discounted online tickets for San Francisco. 

Family Friendly Restaurants

Find family-friendly restaurants in San Luis Obispo County to make your next meal outing more comfortable. See family-friendly restaurants in San Luis Obispo county.

Find Family-Friendly Restaurants in San Luis Obispo County with a kids's play area!

California Academy of Sciences

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In San Francisco, explore earth, ocean and space - all in one place by visiting the "Greenest Museum" in the World. The California Academy of Sciences is Platinum LEED certified and the only place on the planet to combine an aquarium, natural history museum, Worlds' largest all-digital planetarium and four story rainforest under a 2.5 acre living roof. Slip on a pair of 3D glasses and check out Bugs3D! shot on location in the tropical forests of Borneo. Meet Claude the Albino Alligator and hang out with Pierre, Howard, Ocio and the rest of the South African Penguin colony. Kids 3 and under are free! Buy discounted tickets for California Academy of Sciences online.

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Relocating to San Luis Obispo (SLO) 

Moving to a new place is always hard at first. Go to the 'Mom Groups and Childcare' page to find out local resources, mom groups and preschool/daycare suggestions.