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Explore Santa Barbara with Clara
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May 20, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023 (Flexible)
I am going to Cali on my own to travel up and down the coast, check off my bucket list, and hopef...
Join Carlos for this road trip to Big Sur
Big Sur
Jan 1, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023 (Flexible)
Explore along the west coast from LA, Santa Barbara to Monterrey and stop along the way - Cambira...
Join Tori for this road trip to California
Jun 15, 2023 - Jun 28, 2023 (Flexible)
I am hoping to move from NY - CA sometime this spring or summer ish. Was hoping to do about a 13+...
Join Tegwen for this road trip to California
Mar 4, 2025 - Jul 31, 2025 (Flexible)
Looking for a travel buddy who also wants to see all the US states!! I love planning, and would l...
Join David for this road trip to California
Feb 1, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023 (Flexible)
Flexible destinations, exploring USA by any means.. open to RV or car, train etc..
Join Mike for this road trip to Santa Monica
Santa Monica
Oct 1, 2023 - Nov 4, 2023 (Flexible)
Want to travel Route 66 across the Inited States. I have been forced into early retirement due t...
Join anirudh for this road trip to California City
California City
Sep 29, 2023 - Oct 9, 2023 (Flexible)
Going with the flow
Join Sarah on his Adventure Travel to Pacific Crest Trail (California)
Pacific Crest Trail (Califo...
Mar 1, 2028 - Oct 31, 2028 (Flexible)
Would love to find a group to hike the Pacific Crest Trail with in the distant future. Bonus poin...

FAQ About Solo Trips in San Luis Obispo

Is San Luis Obispo a good place to solo travel?

San Luis Obispo is an excellent destination for someone who is new to solo travel because there are so many incredible places to visit, dishes to sample, and attractions to see. Apart from the abundance of things to see and do, San Luis Obispo is an excellent destination for a solo trip because it is breathtakingly beautiful and very easy to get to and travel around.

Is San Luis Obispo safe for solo travelers?

Although it is safe to travel alone in San Luis Obispo, and many GAFFL users have planned solo trips there, it is important to remember that crime can occur anywhere if you are not cautious and enter dangerous areas or situations. You will be fine if you carry yourself confidently, use common sense, and are aware of your surroundings.

Is San Luis Obispo expensive for solo travel?

San Luis Obispo can be a very affordable country for solo travelers, especially if you plan ahead of time and make the appropriate budgeting decisions. If you don't want to go out for food all the time, there are many local markets where you can buy fresh produce, cured meats, and vegetables.

You can save money by staying in a low-cost hotel or hostel and splitting your expenses with other travelers. A hostel can be a great place to meet new people if you are traveling alone, but you can also use GAFFL to connect with other travelers in San Luis Obispo, share costs, and travel together to save money on your solo trip to San Luis Obispo.

Essential Solo Travel Tips For A Trip To San Luis Obispo

- Always let a friend or a family member know where you are & share your location with them via your mobile device.
- Download an offline map and mark all the places you want to go ahead of time so you can navigate effectively.
- Learn essential phrases in the local language so you can react quickly in an emergency.
- It is always a good idea to purchase travel insurance when traveling alone. You never know what is going to happen. This typically includes medical and transportation insurance, as well as trip cancellation and hotel burglary insurance.
- Just because you're traveling alone doesn't mean you can't take great pictures. Bring a tripod and take some amazing self-portraits.
- Go out and meet locals and make new friends! You can also meet travelers and locals in San Luis Obispo on GAFFL.

How are GAFFL solo trips in San Luis Obispo different than Tour Companies?

Solo trips with GAFFL are self-guided. Traditionally, tour companies will plan everything for you and put you in groups with other people. Trips on GAFFL are 100% self-guided. A trip can be started by any traveler who has a potential itinerary. If you like a solo trip on GAFFL, simply connect, then use the real-time chat to plan something together, meet up, and travel.

Are GAFFL solo trips in San Luis Obispo free?

With a GAFFL membership, you can connect with unlimited solo trips in San Luis Obispo for free. GAFFL does not plan any trip for you. We help you connect with like-minded travelers and after getting connected, you plan everything with your trip mates.

Are GAFFL solo trips in San Luis Obispo safe?

GAFFL is the best website/app for solo travelers looking for travel companions online because we prioritize our travelers' trust and safety.

Travelers on GAFFL go through a multi-step verification process that includes phone, social, and government ID verification, so you can be confident in your potential travel companion. You also have the option of connecting or not connecting with anyone you want. On GAFFL, you have complete control over who you travel with.

Can you give me an example of how solo tours in San Luis Obispo are different from Tour Companies?

Absolutely! Think about hiking the Grand Canyon. A traditional tour company will charge you thousands of dollars to put you in a group to hike the Grand Canyon together. On GAFFL, you can just search for Grand Canyon National Park, find a trip you like, connect, plan, split costs, and hike together. You do not pay anything extra for trips and also save money if you decide to split costs with your trip mates.

How much money can GAFFL save me on my next solo trip to San Luis Obispo?

GAFFL can potentially save you up to 70%-90% on your trip costs to San Luis Obispo.

A two-week trip to San Luis Obispo with a traditional tour company can cost thousands of dollars. When you connect with a solo traveler on GAFFL and split costs for things like rental cars and lodging, you are not paying any additional fees that are typically associated with tour companies, and by splitting costs, the overall cost per person is significantly reduced.

Are GAFFL solo trips in San Luis Obispo run by Tour Companies?

No, trips on GAFFL are not operated by group tour companies. Our trips are 100% self-guided and user-generated.

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Marie Arroseres
from France

"It’s really nice to have a platform like GAFFL with lots of travelers wanting to do the same as you, a real beautiful cultural exchange. You can meet people so easily and in a trustful way. We were four girls, from French, German and American backgrounds, without knowing each other from before. We spent an amazing week together, 2000km driving, camping on the way. We saw kangaroos, koalas, penguins and pelicans"

Saeed Alam
from Canada

“I have found GAFFL to be an amazing tool for finding similar minded travel partners to embark on an adventure. Through GAFFL, I had organized a trip to Mexico City last month and Quazi joined the trip from Victoria, BC. We spent 14 days of straight exploring, hiking, eating and drinking. Quite an amazing experience - all thanks to GAFFL!”

Scarlett Mansfield
from United Kingdom

"I accidentally scrolled across GAFFL and I'm so pleased I did. I met Amaia and immediately decided to road-trip together. We're spending 10 days together and it's great because we have so much in common. Couldn't have done it without GAFFL helping us find one another! It has honestly made NZ so much cheaper to explore as I get to split the costs with someone too​"