Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo. If you're planning a road trip to San Luis Obispo, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
11:00 am start in San Francisco
drive for about 2.5 hours
day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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11:00 am leave from Fernwood Resort
drive for about 3 hours
day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
Big Sur (203 answers)
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (22 mentions)
McWay Falls (16 mentions)
Pfeiffer State Beach (9 mentions)
Pfeiffer Beach (6 mentions)
Andrew Molera State Park (5 mentions)
restaurants around Big Sur:
Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant
Coast Gallery & Cafe
Big Sur River Inn
hotels around Big Sur:
Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
Ventana Inn & Spa
Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
questions about Big Sur:
Whats the best hike in Big Sur? Best beach?
First-come, first-serve camping sites in Big Sur?
how far is the drive to sequoia national aprk
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in San Luis Obispo.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Madonna Inn, which was mentioned 12 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Firestone Grill, which was mentioned 7 times.
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
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