Car Free andCarefree in San Luis Obispo County

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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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From outdoor adventures, to wine tasting and tours of Hearst Castle, there’s never a dull moment in San Luis Obispo! Visit San Luis Obispo Car Free!

101 Wine Tours

Car Free Discount Offer: SLO Car Free registrants get a 10% discount off any wine tour!

Experience the Central Coast Wine Country, from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara, in a luxury 11 passenger Mercedes Sprinter bus or Grand Touring Airstream. We will create a tailor-made, personal tour and transport you to stunning wineries in this award winning region of California. Behind the scenes winemaker tastings can be arranged along with artisan picnics. 101 Wine Tours is your connection to the wine country! Sommelier guide available. 

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Beach Butlerz

Car Free Discount Offer: SLO Car Free registrants get a 10% discount off any Beach Butlerz furniture rental**

Beach Butlerz five-star services will change a beach enthusiasts typical day at the beach into a remarkable beach experience. Beach Butlerz offers the highest level of beach services by renting premium quality beach furniture, providing beach spa services, meals at the beach, and other beach ware to enhance a beach enthusiasts time at the beach.

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Big Sur Tours and More

Car Free Discount Offer: SLO Car Free registrants get a 10% discount off a tour

Looking to explore northern San Luis Obispo County and Hearst Castle? Big Sur Tours & More provides an excellent means for visitors to see Big Sur and Hearst Castle Country without driving their cars. They have been based in Monterey since 2005, and are willing to give visitors a first class tour from Monterey and Carmel to San Luis Obispo. They will even pick you up!

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Breakaway Tours and Event Planning

Car Free Discount Offer: SLO Car Free registrants get a 10% discount off Insider’s Wine Tour to Edna Valley or Paso Robles. *

Breakaway Tours has been Uncorking California’s Central Coast Wine Country since 1995! We’re the company for you if you can you answer “Yes” to any/all of the following:

  • Ever feel a little confused about wine?
  • Interested in learning about wine in a fun and interactive way?
  • Thirsty for something more in your wine tour then just “something to do”?
  • Crave more then just a designated driver?
  • Prefer to spend the day with others of like mind?

Then join us on our Insider’s Wine Tour of Paso Robles or Edna Valley.

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Central Coast Food Tours

Car Free Discount Offer: SLO Car Free registrants get a $5 discount off a Central Coast Food Tour Ticket! ***

Join Central Coast Food Tours in a step-by-step, bite-by-bite exploration of our beautiful and delicious San Luis Obispo. Each of our guided tours includes 6-8 food and beverage tastings and several stopes at interesting architectural and historical features along the way. A Central Coast Food Tour is perfect if you are visiting and want to get an insider’s view, or if you live on the Central Coast and want to discover something new!

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Central Coast Outdoors

Car Free Discount Offer: SLO Car Free registrants get a 10% discount off any Central Coast Outdoors tours**

Central Coast Outdoors enthusiastically supports SLO Car Free. They offer guided bike, hike and kayak tours of the SLO area. Kayak tours are on Morro Bay, bike tours go along the coast and/or through local wine country areas and hiking tours feature Big Sur and other local areas. Explore the SLO area with the local experts! All biking tours offer hotel pick-up (often complimentary) and bikes are included in tour price.

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Chamisal Vineyards

Car Free Discount Offer: 2 for 1 tastings and in addition 10% discount on any wine purchase! Wine is organic and SIP certified.

Come taste Organic and SIP certified wine. Our historic Chamisal property, the first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley, has long been producing wines of a distinctive character – bold, complex and intriguing. With the ideal climate of the region and the exceptional clonal selection planted on our vineyard, our winemaking philosophy is to simply reflect the natural characteristics of this remarkable estate.

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Custom Bike Tours by Central Coast Outdoors

Car Free Discount Offer: SLO Car Free registrants get a 10% discount off a custom bike tour**

Imagine pedaling your bike among sun drenched oaks between exclusive wineries or biking down the Pacific Coast Highway with a salty breeze at your back… Central Coast Outdoors handles all the details! Custom Bike Tours by Central Coast Outdoors offers custom, private bicycle tours of California’s Central Coast as well as other beautiful California coastal and wine country regions.

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Exploration Station- Grover Beach

Car Free Discount Offer: SLO Car Free registrants get a FREE child’s admission with each paid adult admission

The Exploration Station in Grover Beach is a non-profit, public facility where families can enjoy revolving science exhibits, interactive displays, and weekly activities designed to spark the imagination and creativity of the youth and adults in our community. Conveniently located near the transportation hub of Grover Beach, near the Ramona Garden Park, the Exploration Station is easily accessible by transit. If you are coming from Amtrak, its an easy 0.7 mile walk or you can hop on the RTA Route 24 for a fast 7 minute ride!

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Hearst Castle® Theater

Car Free Discount Offer: SLO Car Free registrants get a 25% discount off movie tickets at the Hearst Castle Theater located at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center.

The Hearst Castle Theater at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center is a 5-Story screen theater showing the resident film “Hearst Castle, Building the Dream” as the companion film to Hearst Castle tours.  Hearst Castle – Building the Dream was produced exclusively for this theater.  Breathtaking original cinematography combined with vintage clips and stills from the 1920’s and 30’s allows visitors to experience the building of Hearst Castle® and the life of the  newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.  With this special offer, you can receive 25% off the film. The film is an attraction in itself or you can use this offer with the purchase of any tour, except Tour 1 which already includes the film in the price of that ticket. For Hearst Castle general ticket and tour information, click here:

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History Center of San Luis Obispo County

Car Free Discount offer: 10% Discount off an ipod rental!

At the History Center, we are all about community and sharing stories from our past. Step back in time using our podcast walking tour. Rent an ipod from our downtown location or upload the tour from our website. You will be guided around San Luis Obispo accompanied by stories and historic images from the past. Learn how the mission was founded, about great floods and fires through the city, and how great buildings came to be. Visit for more information or find us on YouTube to preview the tour.

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Hop On Beer Tours

Car Free Discount Offer: SLO Car Free registrants get $5 off an individual Social Tour ticket!**

Hop On Beer Tours offers Private Tours for your personal party or Social Tours for fun gatherings. You'll learn all about local breweries and the beer they are brewing from a local beer connoisseur while traveling in a pub-styled limo bus to the best beer destinations in SLO County. What better way to enjoy the car free lifestyle than to sit back, enjoy some beer culture and taste some of the finest beer SLO County has to offer!

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J & J Riding

Car Free Discount offer: $5 off per couple

J & J Riding has been a family owned and operated business for 13 years, right here in Morro Bay. Experience the unique adventure of horseback riding on the coast with the only company on the Central Coast that allows you to get over a walk and where you don’t have to stay in lines. You will have absolute fun in the surf!

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Moon Dance Readings

Car Free Discount Offer: 10% Discount off any reading.

Moon Dance Readings' Catherine Kincaid offers Palmistry, Astrological, and Tarot readings. Catherine holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology and practiced as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 30 years. Now, she weaves together divergent skills, experience, and atunement to spiritual guidance to offer readings of quality and depth.

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San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

Car Free Discount offer: 25% off a T-shirt

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is the hub of visual arts in San Luis Obispo County and a beacon of find art exhibitions on the Central Coast. Offering classes, lectures, movie nights and many more events. The mission of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is to provide and promiote diverse visual arts experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds through exhibition, education, and collaboration. The Museum’s Permanent Collection conserves an artistic legacy on the California Central Coast.

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Tobey Crockett at the Ruby Dragon

Car Free Discount Offer: 25% Discount off readings 

Refresh Reinvent Take Action

$30 for a five card reading (discounted from $40) and $75 for a 17 card reading (discounted from $100) for SLO Car Free members.

Experience inspiration consultation with the unique White Heart oracle deck for a refreshed perspective; offers insight into life choices and pushes the reset button at a time when many are seeking inspiration for changing their lives.

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Health and Spa

Come relax and reward yourself in San Luis Obispo County! Visit San Luis Obispo Car Free… Let us show you how! Show your SLO Car Free voucher, and receive these special benefits from participating businesses! Register here for a SLO Car Free voucher. Restrictions may apply. For a map of all the hotels offering Car Free discounts, see Maps.

A French Touch Parisian Skincare Salon

Car Free Discount Offer: $20 off an Organic Facial

Here at A French Touch Parisian Skincare Salon, we offer the finest in French skincare by SOTHYS, dermatology-grade glycolic acid peels and products from Jan Marini Skin Research, and the highest-grade professional mineral make-up from COLORESCIENCE Pro Minerals. Facials, body treatments, waxing, tinting and make-up application. Come in and relax in our spa- what better way to enjoy your car free and care free vacation!

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Banyan Tree Healing Center

Car Free Discount Offer: $30 off a 3 massage package!

Banyan Tree Healing Center provides Massage Therapy in San Luis Obispo. Angela Bothwell is a certified massage therapist with 15 years experience. She is an advanced practitioner specializing in: Deep Tissue Massage, Ashiatsu, Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Reiki, Therapeutic Stretching and Ashiatsu.

Banyan Tree Healing Center is conveniently located only 1 mile from the SLO Amtrak Station in San Luis Obispo!

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Beacon Chiropractic

SLO Car Free Discount Offer: $30 initial consultation, nervous system scan, examination and adjustment! **

Beacon Chiropractic specializes in balancing the nervous system through safe, gentle chiropractic techniques.

We live our lives through our nervous systems yet we rarely give any thought to them until we have some sort of problem or condition. At Beacon Chiropractic they know that your body has an inborn intelligence that runs over and through your nervous system, keeping your body in its natural state of health. It is the reason you have not had to think about your heart beating as you read these words. You never know when you might need Chiropractic services, whether you had a little too much fun on your vacation or just need to get back in alignment, they have everything you need! 

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SLOCO Massage and Wellness Spa

Car Free Discount Offer: $5 off an Intuitive Massage or custom facial!

Looking for the perfect relaxing environment to kick start your vacation? SLOCO Massage & Wellness Spa, conveniently located across the street from the Amtrak Station, is a top rated, environmentally friendly wellness spa. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what style of massage your aching muscles need, then you should experience our signature Intuitive Massage. Our clients are often in awe of the results of their intuitive massage, and float out of the therapy room feeling enlightened by the effects of this healing art. SLOCO’s custom facials feature non-toxic products that help purge your skin and create a healthy glow. The needs of your skin change, so allow our expert estheticians to assess what your skin is craving.

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Self Mastery Hypnotherapy

Car Free Discount Offer: 10% off any hypnotherapy sessions

Looking to change your mind and change your life? Kim Bothwell, Cht with Self Mastery Hypnotherapy specializes in hypnosis in San Luis Obispo. Would you like to make changes on your own, at your own pace? Kim offers custom Hypnosis Audio Recordings for you to listen to as often as you like. Deepen and expand your healing with repetition. Or use as reinforcement after your live session with Kim.

Self Mastery Hypnotherapy is conveniently located only 1 mile from the SLO Amtrak Station in San Luis Obispo!

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San Luis Obispo County is a great place to shop, whether you are looking for something unique to take back home, great bikes at even better prices, the perfect outfit for your vacation or even a great book to read while you lounge by the pool, they have it all. SLO Car Free has many businesses offering great discounts to Car Free patrons, all across the county.

Show your SLO Car Free voucher, and receive these special benefits through December 31, 2012! Register here for a SLO Car Free voucher.  Restrictions may apply.

Bambu Batu

SLO Car Free Discount Offer: 10% off your purchase **

We specialize in all products made from renewable bamboo, including furniture, clothing and towels, as well as an exquisite selection of local, organic and fair trade gifts, accessories and apparel.

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Cambria Bicycle Outfitters

Car Free Discount Offers: 15% Discount!

Get the CBO hook up! It’s more than top brands at great prices. We know what we’re doing. That means we can offer you both the latest drool-worthy gear and deals so good your buddies will cry. How’s that work? When new products come out, we’ve got the knowledge and experience to tell whether it’s actually worth your time and money. If it is, we will tell you. If it isn’t, we won’t stock it. And when somebody has to clear out a warehouse, we know how to get the best of it at rock-bottom prices. That’s why at CBO, you’ll always find so many parts and accessories prices below wholesale. It’s not that it’s junk or we are desperate to sell it, nope. You get killer deals because we’ve got great buyers! It’s that simple. And when it comes time to build that crazy custom you’ve spent too long dreaming about, we have got the experience and inventory to get it right because we don’t just dream about the best gear out there, we get to ride it!

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Nan’s Pre-owned Books

SLO Car Free Discount Offer: 10% off your purchase **

In business for 25 years, Nan’s Bookstore in Grover Beach offers over 55,000 books, mostly paperback, covering all types of fiction and nonfiction. Nan’s specializes in finding many “Hard To Find” paperbacks. Special interests would include “true war”, classics, philosophy, and self help. I have a large selection of metaphysical, Christian fiction and nonfiction, as well as women’s studies. They also have cookbooks, craft books and gardening books. What perfect way to relax on your vacation than with a great book? Nan’s has everything you are looking for!

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory- San Luis Obispo

SLO Car Free Discount Offer: 15% off your purchase **

One visit to our store and you’ll discover why Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is the number one destination of chocolate lovers everywhere. Throughout our store you will discover a fantastic variety of yummy chocolates and confections to satisfy cravings of even the most ardent chocoholic! Watch as we dip crisp apples in thick bubbling caramel from a traditional copper kettle. Smile as we roll them in a rainbow of tasty toppings to complete your old fashioned treat. Linger awhile longer and learn how fudge is made as we fashion a creamy loaf on a traditional marble slab, the old fashioned way, right before your eyes. And of course, everyone gets a free sample! But don’t leave without sharing your experience with a gift of fine chocolate, elegantly crafted and beautifully packaged in boxes, tins and baskets.

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Wally’s Bicycle Works

Car Free Discount Offers: Free delivery of a bike rental and free road side assistance with 20 mile range**!

Wally’s Bicycle Works is more than just bike shop- they off a wide range of bike rentals for any experience level. Wally’s also offers a full repair service for bicycles, domestic and european brands, custom and semi custom bikes, parts and accessories. Our newest addition bikes are recumbent trikes. We also have a fitting center to get you on a bike that fits you perfectly. Come check us out and meet with our road bike specialist!

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