CAMP: Montaña de Oro State Park is your best camping option around San Luis Obispo. Make a reservation at one of the two environmental campsites (less than a .5-mile hike in): Badger Flat (Env. #3) or Deer Flat (Env. #4). Both are perched high up on a bluff overlooking the big blue Pacific.
B&B: With its cobblestoned courtyard, ambient French accordion music and bright-flowering window boxes, the Petit Soleil feels like a little bit of Europe blew in with the sea breeze. Relax with complimentary wine tasting at night and wake up to amaretto French toast in the morning. Absolument magnifique!
Directions to Bishop Peak: From downtown San Luis Obispo, head north on Santa Rosa St. (Hwy. 1). Turn left onto Highland Dr. and drive about 1 mile to the end of the road where the trail starts. Dog-friendly!