San Luis Obispo (SLO)

There are lots 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.

Alert! All schools districts (San Luis Coastal USD, Lucia Mar USD, Atascadero USD & Paso Robles Joint USD) are closed starting March 16, 2020 as a precaution against Coronavirus Covid-19. School locations will offer free meals, including breakfast and lunch to all students Monday-Friday during school closures. See details for hours and locations.


See more free Easter events coming up in San Luis Obispo county under the family-friendly activities page.
Ravine Water Park opens for the season on May 23, 2020! Find the Closest Hotels to Ravine Water Park in Paso Robles. They open between late May - September 7, 2020. See other fun things to do in Paso Robles.

Popular Beaches in SLO County

Pismo Beach

Avila Beach

Grover Beach

Morro Bay

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. 

San Luis Obispo is a Family-Friendly County

See a list of parks with a playground for kids to play in SLO County.
See free family-friendly things to do in San Luis Obispo county. With beautiful beaches, weekly farmers markets and events throughout the year, locals and visitors can find a lot of neat and memorable things to do.

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.

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

Neighboring Big California Cities


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

(Note: All attractions in all major cities listed below are closed for all of March 2020 due to precautions against Coronavirus Covid-19)

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.

San Diego (SD) is only a 5-6 hour drive south from San Luis Obispo County on a good traffic day. With amazing famous attractions like the World Famous San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND California, SeaWorld San Diego and more, many Californians travel here to enjoy a nice weekend getaway. See discounted tickets for San Diego.