San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to San Luis Obispo, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in San Luis Obispo, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in San Luis Obispo, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America by month

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January

If you go to San Luis Obispo in January, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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February

February in San Luis Obispo is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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March

March in San Luis Obispo is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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April

April is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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May

If you visit San Luis Obispo during May, you will probably notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

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June

If you go to San Luis Obispo in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you are traveling to San Luis Obispo in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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September

If you go to San Luis Obispo in September, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

Traveling to San Luis Obispo in October, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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November

November for San Luis Obispo is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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December

December in San Luis Obispo is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

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Activities for San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for San Luis Obispo.

If you see the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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