GALA The Gay And Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast
1060 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-541-4252

Travel & Area Guide

guide-missionDraw a line between San Francisco and Los Angeles — at the mid-point, along the California coast, you’ll find San Luis Obispo, rated one of the 10 Best Places to Live in the United States by Sperling’s Best Places.

Pride Week activities take advantage of the best the Central Coast has to offer, beautiful beaches, world class-theaters, quaint restaurants, hot bars, and the center of SLO life…the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.


Not sure where to stay in SLO? We recommend the following gay-friendly accommodations who have gone out of their way to support Pride Week activities.

partner-embassyEmbassy Suites
Looking for a place to stay in SLO? Try Embassy Suites, just minutes from downtown and a big supporter of our pride events. Click the above link to book rooms online with a special pride week discount.

guide-cliffsThe Cliffs Resort
2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, Ca 93449
Ideally located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the California coast, The Cliffs serves up stunning views, impeccable service, and secluded bliss.

sponsor-seaventureSeaVenture Resort
100 Ocean View Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
50 Room boutique hotel located directly on Pismo Beach. All rooms have featherbeds, fireplaces and an enchanting breakfast basket delivered to the doorstep in the morning, most also have private balcony hot tubs.

sponsors-moonstone Moonstone Hotels
Includes special rates at the Cambria Pines Lodge, Pelican Cove Inn, and Sea Otter Inn.
Unique, garden-themed boutique hotels on the beach and in the pines

pvslogop Cayucos Pier View Suites
Discounted PRIDE rates available by phone only, to reserve call 805.995.0014.
Originally designed as luxury bungalows, Pier View Suites began to take shape as a modern boutique hotel with the addition of upscale amenities, services, and personalized hospitality.

Tourist Information

Please refer to one of the sites below for detailed information about San Luis Obispo, our attractions, eateries, accommodations, and shopping destinations.

    Presented by the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce as an exhaustive guide to San Luis Obispo and the Central Coast.
    Presented by the San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau, this site is rich in information and offers a free area guide.


Driving Directions

From Los Angeles: Take U.S. Highway 101 North. Travel time is approximately 3 1/2 hours.

From San Francisco: Take U.S. Highway 101 South. Travel time is approximately 4 hours. For a more scenic but less direct route, take Highway 1 south from San Francisco and add 60 to 90 minutes to your estimated travel time.

From the Central Valley: Take State Route 46 or 41 to Paso Robles and then down U.S. Highway 101 South.

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