Recreation in San Luis Obispo
Please support these businesses that support Friends of Hearst Castle. Below is a partial list of things to do while you visit the Central Coast and Hearst Castle. For a complete listing go to our Members Directory.

Performing Arts Center
The Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo is a state-of-the-art performance facility located on the beautiful Central Coast of California at the Cal Poly campus. Open since September 1996, the PAC complex includes the Christopher Cohan Center with its 1,274-seat Sidney Harman Hall, the 494-seat Alex & Faye Spanos Theatre. Visit Performing Arts Center Website

Opera of San Luis Obispo
The only professional opera company in SLO County, Opera San Luis Obispo has, for the past 27 years, performed a beloved slate of the classic repertoire from Verdi to Wagner. Favorites like Madama Butterly, La boheme, Tosca, & Otello, plus unusual compositions like Fidelio and Red Cloud - something for everyone. Visit Opera of San Luis Obispo Website

Ruby Shoes Wine Club
Ruby Shoes is my attempt to introduce the beautiful wine country that exists in my own backyard to the friends I have met along my journey down the yellow brick road. Itís a club where the only pre-requisites are that you like to explore wine, beautiful scenery, good food, and arenít a snob. Visit Ruby Shoes Wine Club Website

SLO County Arts Council
The San Luis Obispo County Arts Council invites you to support the arts in SLO County by attending an Open Studios Tour. Artists throughout the county open their studios to the public. South County Tour: October 15 & 16; North County Tour October 22 & 23. Catalogs available mid-August. Visit SLO County Arts Council Website

San Luis Obispo Symphony
The San Luis Obispo Symphony started in 1957 with a small group of 11 musicians loosely organized by Morro Bay Presbyterian Church organist Esther Hoisington. It has now grown to an orchestra of over 25 members and offers a variety of performances throughout the year. Visit San Luis Obispo Symphony Website

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Five days of great movies all over SLO County. In 2012 we made history by screening CITIZEN KANE at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center theatre on the huge screen, and garnered international media coverage for the two sold-out screenings. Acclaimed photographer Timothy White was honored with the inaugural Spotlight Award. Visit San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Website

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