Mission Plaza
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Two-block area of downtown serves as the community's cultural and social center complemented with great shopping, outdoor and indoor dining and nightlife.
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV2,988 contributions
Nov 2022
We visited late afternoon and it was OK. Yes, there were a few homeless individuals, but they didn’t bother us. Went back after dinner and there were several individuals in sleeping bags scattered around. Also, the smell of urine was more pronounced.
Written 18 November 2022
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Ron R
2 contributions
May 2022
If you enjoy being harassed by the homeless, this it the place to go in SLO. The entire town of San Luis Obispo has really been inundated with homeless, but the mission and it's surrounding lawns and benches seem to be the primary gathering point. This town used to be special. It used to be a town you could feel safe in at any time of the day or night. Now it's a mini-version of the Bay area and their same homeless issues.
Written 30 June 2022
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LightPacker777200
25 contributions
Jul 2021
Very nice mission but we missed the tour (only one at 1:15pm daily). It's located in downtown SLO which makes it a great location, as you can easily walk to other sites nearby (Mission plaza is very cool and something usually going on). Worth a visit to one of the 21 missions along California's coast.
Written 30 July 2021
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soulefultraveler
Sun City West, AZ1,892 contributions
Jul 2020
Although the Mission inside is currently closed, it's nice to stop by this pleasant plaza. Quiet. Trees. Right in the middle of town, a nice break.
Written 25 July 2020
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,567 contributions
Feb 2020
Wonderful old mission in the middle of downtown San Luis Obispo. Worth the detour to go and check it out if you are in the area.
Written 3 March 2020
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Vegas Doug
14 contributions
Jan 2019
To touch a piece of history older the United States is so incredible. The square in front of this mission is equally wonderful to experience.
Written 5 November 2019
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Drastic
San Luis Obispo, CA40 contributions
Aug 2019
A pleasant open space outside of the San Luis Obispo Mission, nice to sit down there if it's not too crowded. Central and close to the art museum, which is worth a visit.
Written 25 August 2019
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MPP2703
Caythorpe, UK1,515 contributions
Aug 2019
As Daniel V said, it is one of the only real main touristy sites to visit in the town, shopping and eating aside. Nice relaxing area. Worth a visit.
Written 22 August 2019
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boloca
Long Beach, CA408 contributions
Jul 2019
We loved spending some time in the Plaza. So welcoming and open. Great seating. Beautiful architecture and landscaping. Welcoming and friendly!
Written 7 August 2019
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Michael P
San Luis Obispo, CA97 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Once the sun goes down a bit, it is very pleasant. There isn’t much seating so you need to bring your own.
Written 6 August 2019
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