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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in San Luis Obispo?
If your trip to San Luis Obispo is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Whatever you do, don’t forget to bring your camera when you go to Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. This fantastic attraction is guaranteed to offer some unmissable photo opportunities.Stop by Fremont Theater. It’s one sight you’ll find on most visitors’ to-do lists. If you still have some space on your schedule, Bubblegum Alley and Santa Rosa Park will keep you on the go too.
What are the best road trip destinations near San Luis Obispo?
Visit San Luis Obispo for its distinct style and character. With that said, you’ve also got world-renowned sights just down the road! Travelers from all around head to Hearst Castle. You can access it from San Simeon, 35 miles away.
Where are the best beaches near San Luis Obispo?
There’s nothing quite like rolling down the car window and feeling the cool sea air on your face while you’re driving along the seaside. Pack a picnic hamper and spend some time soaking up the sun at one of the stunning beaches near San Luis Obispo. Top options include:

  • Pismo State Beach (11 miles away).
  • Morro Strand State Beach (14 miles away).
  • Cayucos State Beach (18 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for San Luis Obispo?
No other mode of transportation can give you convenience and freedom like your own car. No matter the reason for your escape to San Luis Obispo, CarRentals.com has an excellent selection of vehicles to drive away in. Spending a weekend in the city with your beloved? Get cozy by opting for a convertible. A delight to drive and super easy to park, you’ll love sitting alongside each other in one of these little rides. An SUV is perfect for big families. There’s plenty of space for everyone and you can venture wherever you want, whenever you want. If you’re traveling for business, a premium car will take you from one meeting to another in comfort and style.
Should I get a luxury rental car in San Luis Obispo?
First of all, there’s a huge variety of luxurious rental vehicles on offer in San Luis Obispo. What you end up going for will depend on how much you’re willing to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to mod cons and comfort. If you’re splashing out, why not grab a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a stylish mid-size sedan? Otherwise, if you’re just after a set of wheels to whiz around town in at the cheapest price possible, you’re better off choosing a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your wallet).
What side of the road do they drive on in San Luis Obispo?
You’ll have to stick to the right while driving in San Luis Obispo. Not only that, exercise some extra caution if it’s your first time in the driver’s seat here. Once you’re familiar with local driving habits, you can relax and enjoy the new scenery!
Is it difficult to park in San Luis Obispo?
It can be tricky to find a car space in San Luis Obispo. Once you get your hands on one, be sure to read the signage carefully. Overstaying the time limit or leaving the car where you shouldn’t can put a dent in your vacation budget.
Does San Luis Obispo have peak-hour traffic?
As with most destinations, roads get busier in the rush hours before and after work. However, thanks to its smaller population of roughly 47,300, traffic isn’t a big concern in San Luis Obispo.
Are there speed limits in San Luis Obispo?
Speed limits vary in and around the city of San Luis Obispo, but generally range from 15mph to 70mph. Most residential zones have a top speed of 25mph unless signed otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in San Luis Obispo County?
Most of the time, your chosen rental car company will charge the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with local authorities so they can issue a fine directly to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in San Luis Obispo?
It’s against the law to use your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel in San Luis Obispo, and you may even be issued a fine for just holding a phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your attention stays on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in San Luis Obispo?
In San Luis Obispo, it’s a punishable offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. If you’re thinking of having a drink or two with lunch or dinner, you’d be wise to leave your rental car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in San Luis Obispo?
Road rules in San Luis Obispo allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearer to them, without waiting for a green signal. Before doing so, the vehicle must come to a total stop and the driver must make sure that the way is clear before proceeding.
Are seat belts compulsory in San Luis Obispo County?
Yes, so buckle up. Although, there are a few exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation networks.

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