Go on a Thursday evening for the farmers’ market, if you can. The whole downtown becomes a lively party, street fair, and local food tasting. Yum! Vendor stalls offer lots of dinner options. The sausage BBQ had the longest line. Eggplant parmesan and bratwurst were both delicious. After dinner, catch live music and enjoy the garden at Linnea’s Cafe. Then sip an espresso at the funky cafes on Higuera street. The next day, work off the calories at Bishop peak, which has expansive views and bouldering access. San Luis Obispo is an up-and-coming startup community. They have a coworking space, accelerator, incubator, and Start Up Weekend. The entrepreneurial community benefits from the energy of Cal Poly university and from a growing population of tech-savvy Los Angeles escapees. While SLO isn’t a beach town, the beach is a half hour away. Head south for sunny beaches, or north for the contemplative fog and friendly seals of Morro Bay.