Cal Poly & SLO Bucket List

Cal Poly & SLO Bucket List


Somehow I blinked and I’m in my fourth year of college and getting my MBA… How did this happen?! What happened to the days of recess and freeze tag and PB&J (psych… PB&J is always on the menu)?

I figure I need to make the most of this last year by completing my SLO/Cal Poly bucket list!


  1. Bishops Peak (sunrise and sunset)
  2. Madonna Mountain
  3. The M
  4. The P
  5. Avila Ridge Trail
  6. Valencia Peak
  7. Lizzie Tower
  8. Montano de Oro
  9. Serenity Swing
  10. Terrace Hill
  11. Architecture Graveyard
  12. Poly Canyon
  13. Pirate’s Cove
  14. Bob Jones Trail (walk into Avila for lunch)
  15. Tri Tip Challenge

DT Activities:

  1. Fantasy bartending
  2. Bike Night
  3. Farmers Market
  4. Ride the Trolley
  5. Open Mic Night
  6. Put a Piece of Gum in Bubble Gum Alley
  7. Go Line Dancing at the Grad
  8. See a Movie at Fremont Theater
  9. 6 AM Bars for St. Patty’s Day
  10. 6 AM Bars for Graduation
  11. 21st Birthday Bar Crawl
  12. Pint Night
  13. See a Concert at SLO Brew
  14. Bull Sweat
  15. Bar Golf
  16. Sake Bombs
  17. Tot Night
  18. Art Bar
  19. Theme Nights at Marston’s
  20. Dance on the Tables at Marston’s
  21. Bottomless Mimosas at Charlie’s Place

SLO County Adventures:

  1. Visit Hearst Castle
  2. Visit Madonna Inn’s Famous Bathroom
  3. Stay at Madonna Inn
  4. Hot Springs
  5. Go Surfing
  6. Wine Tasting!!
  7. Watch the Sunset at Oceano Dunes
  8. See a Movie at Sunset Drive-In
  9. Be a Basic B*tch and Get a Pumpkin at Avila Valley Barn
  10. See a Concert in Avila
  11. Polar Bear Dip in Cayucos
  12. Monarch Grove
  13. Scarecrow Festival in Cambria
  14. Christmas in Cambria
  15. ATV at Oceano
  16. Visit Port San Luis Lighthouse
  17. Go Skinny Dipping
  18. Color Run
  19. Kayak in Morro Bay
  20. Drive through Perfumo Canyon (and watch the sunset)
  21. Beach Bonfire
  22. Beer Fest!!
  23. Jump off the Pier
  24. Play Bocce at Baileyana
  25. Camping in Big Sur
  26. The Locked Inn
  27. Zipline and Adventure Course at Vista Lago
  28. Avila Beach Farmer’s Market
  29. See the Sea Lions in Avila
  30. See a Concert at Pozo
  31. Go to the Mid State Fair

Cal Poly Pride:

  1. Baseball Game
  2. Krukow’s Clubhouse
  3. Soccer Game
  4. Football Game
  5. Basketball Game
  6. Tailgate!
  7. Go Bowling at Mustang Lanes
  8. Take a Class at the Craft Center
  9. Nap on Dexter Lawn
  10. Get a Drink at Mustang Station
  11. Go to the Career Fair
  12. See a Show at the PAC
  13. Join a Club
  14. Join a Sorority
  15. Study Abroad
  16. Community Service Event
  17. Take a Poly Escapes Trip
  18. Selfie with President Armstrong
  19. Visit the Arboreteum
  20. Buck the Gauchos (and throw tortillas at the field)
  21. Cesar Chavez Day
  22. St. Fratty’s Day
  23. Volunteer at Wildflower Triathlon
  24. Coachella
  25. Stagecoach

Eats and Drinks:

  2. Firestone
  3. Tap It!
  4. Barrelhouse Taproom
  5. Central Coast Brewing
  6. Bang the Drum
  7. Sylvester’s Burgers
  8. Late Night In-N-Out
  9. Happy Hour at Luna Red
  10. Taste
  11. Novo
  12. Olde Port Inn
  13. Acai Bowls at Sally Loo’s
  14. Doc Burnstein’s
  15. Batch
  16. Sidecar
  17. Big Sky Café
  18. Firestone Walker
  19. Mason Bar
  20. Giuseppe’s
  21. Splash Café (clam chowder)
  22. Ventana Grill
  23. Hoagies
  24. High St. Deli (at 4:20)
  25. McClintock’s (and have them pour water over your head)
  26. Late Night at Old San Luis BBQ
  27. Late Night T Bell
  28. Late Night Dominos/Papa Johns
  29. Hungover Breakfast Burritos

Make Lasting Memories – CHECK!

How many can you check off your list?

What did I miss?

xoxo J