San Luis Obispo
02.22.07 | Stage 4 End
City Web Site
On California's fabled Highway 1, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, lies a town whose name spells tranquility. Steep, velvety-green hills shelter the coastal city, which year-round basks in a perfect Mediterranean marine climate of balmy days and cool nights. The streets of downtown are lined with shops and restaurants tucked into turn-of-the-20th-century mercantile buildings, and its neighborhoods are chock-a-block with classic California bungalows. A gleaming white Spanish mission rises in the center of it all, above a sparkling creek. South of town, gently rolling vineyards give way to the beach and the sea. This is San Luis Obispo, and it's no wonder the people here call it SLO.
"The City of San Luis Obispo is a bicycle-oriented community; therefore, the Amgen Tour of California is a perfect fit for us. By every measure, the Tour activities in San Luis Obispo this past February were a grand success. The City is delighted to host the Amgen Tour of California once again and is especially looking forward to its return in 2007."
-Mayor Dave Romero
Refuel & Relax
Brought to you by the California Travel & Tourism Commission and
Grab & GoSLO Perk
Done your morning ride yet? If not, or if you’re dieting, don’t even look at the enormous display case stuffed with muffins and bagels—just settle in with locally roasted coffee and espresso or a healthy fruit smoothie.
1028 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo
Relax & RechargePalazzo Giuseppe
A real taste of Italy in SLOtown: veal saltimbocca, tiger shrimp torchio, orecchiette with porcini mushrooms. And it’s so close to the finish line, you can walk here after watching the leaders whiz past.
1010 Court St., San Luis Obispo
805/541-9922 | Website