With the March Triathlon Series on a Saturday, you can now spend and enjoy an entire weekend in beautiful San Luis Obispo and its neighboring towns. No more having to rest up and take it easy all weekend due to a Sunday race! There are plenty of things to do. You’ll find accomodations and reccommended activities on this page.
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things to do
Go Kayaking-San Luis Obispo is known for its beautiful coast, experience it yourself with SLO Kayaks.
Thursday night Farmers Market-San Luis Obispo’s Thursday Night Farmers market is well known for its great food, variety of produce, street performances and overall great atmosphere. If you are getting into town early, check it out 6-9pm every Thursday.
Hike Bishops Peak- Get an arial view of San Luis Obispo from Bishops Peak. If you still want more the day after MTS, this is the perfect hike for you! Start your journey at the end of highland road.
Pick your Own Fruit at Cal Poly’s U-pick- It is Satusma season at Cal Poly’s very own student run U-pick. Come on out to campus and hand pick satsumas for a pre/post race treat! Fridays: 1pm-5pm Saturdays: 10am-2pm.
Want more ideas? visit San Luis Obispo Vacations
America’s Best Value Inn of San Luis Obispo will be offering a discounted price rate to all MTS racers who will need a place to stay for the weekend! Just enter the code: TRIATHLON to receive your discount during race weekend! Enjoy amenities like air conditioning, cable, guest laundry, and a continental breakfast.
food & eateries
San Luis Obispo offers an amazing variety of food. Whether you want juicy tri-tip after a race or a delicious vegetarian salad, SLO has it!
- Firestones (tri tip and burgers galore! … also has salads)
- Chino’s (Mexican with a rock n’ roll edge)
- Natural Cafe (Fresh and scrumptious)
- Louisa’s Place (Comfort on a plate)
- Gus’s or High St Deli (Quality subs and sandwiches)
And what would a post race meal be without some dessert?!
- G’s Italian Freeze
- Yogurt Creations
- Bali’s Frozen Yogurt
- Powell’s Sweet Shop
Need to find a carpool to the event? Visit SLO’s RideShare website. Login to the website to see who else is driving up to Lopez Lake on race day.
Once you’re in town, why not hop on a SLO Transit bus and go downtown to relax?