Explore Your Home Away From Home This February!

Join us for an exclusive fun-filled weekend created specifically for Cal Poly parents and supporters. SLO Discovery Weekend offers the following special events and itineraries for you to experience San Luis Obispo (SLO) both on and off campus:

  • Receive a limited edition weekend bag by staying in a SAN LUIS OBISPO LODGING PROPERTY*
  • Experience the world-famous DOWNTOWN SLO FARMER'S MARKET
  • Meet and mingle with fellow parents and supporters at the weekend welcome reception
  • Engage in campus activities including the Cal Poly Talks program featuring TED Talks-style lectures from top faculty
  • Participate in exclusive wine, beer and food tours throughout the city

Registration is $30 per guest. The first 40 registrants will receive free tickets to the Cal Poly Men's Basketball vs. Hawaii game on Sat, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.


BOOK YOUR SAN LUIS OBISPO LODGING PROPERTY TODAY and receive a limited edition SLO Discovery Weekend Bag!*

To receive your bag, please email a copy of your booking confirmation to calpoly@sanluisobispovacations.com with the subject line "SLO Discovery Weekend Booking Confirmation" and the names of all registrants in your party.


Discover San Luis Obispo through the following exclusive local tours including wine tasting excursions, brewery tours, and walking food tours! Space is limited so reserve your space today through the registration page!


Date: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2017
Times: 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Price: $85 per guest

Walk, taste and sip your way through downtown San Luis Obispo. Visit five unique eateries featuring Santa Maria style BBQ, Central Coast wines and beers, Latin style food, and more.

This tour is three hours long and is less than two walking miles. Accommodations are available for dietary needs.

For more information about this vendor, visit tasteofslowalkingfoodtour.com


Date: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2017
Times: 11 a.m. & 12 p.m.
Price: $79 per guest

Enjoy award-winning local brews while your personal beer connoisseur explains the history, brewing process and highlights of each destination. Visit four San Luis Obispo breweries and discover rare and seasonal beers available only in the tap rooms or revisit favorites direct from the source and always brewery fresh. 

This tour is four hours long and includes a chartered bus.

For more information about this vendor, visit hoponbeertours.com


Date: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2017
Time: 11 a.m.
Price: $89 per guest

Visit three unique and diverse wineries and enjoy an artisan picnic lunch. The SAN LUIS OBISPO AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREAS (AVA) is the local darling of the Central Coast and is comprised of Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley and Avila Valley. A stone’s throw away from downtown San Luis Obispo and only five miles from the coast, this cool growing wine region is known primarily for its world-class wine. Chocked full of small family run wineries, you’ll often find the owner and/or winemaker on site.

This tour is three hours long and includes a chartered bus. Accommodations are available for dietary needs.

For more information about this vendor, visit breakaway-tours.com


Looking for more activity ideas during your stay? Check out the following to-do lists:

Can’t make it this February? We’re hosting another SLO Discovery Weekend in May! Be on the lookout for updates and a registration link in 2018.

*San Luis Obispo lodging properties exclude unpermitted Airbnb and VRBO properties. Check out this LIST OF PERMITTED HOMESTAY PROPERTIES. All participants must provide booking confirmation in order to receive a bag.

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