Shopping is a unique experience in which you can pull up to the stores, not
worry about parking fees or meters and stroll a few feet into your shop of
choice. Of course there aren't many shops and not more than an hour of shopping
max in downtown Guadalupe. Located on the Central California coast
adjacent to A National Natural Historic Landmark, the Guadalupe- Nipomo Dunes,
Guadalupe was established in 1840 and incorporated in 106 years later in 1946.
The city is filled with historic treasures documented on a blanket in the Napa
Auto Parts shop window.
Guadalupe's downtown on
Highway 1 consists of a few shops and stores. El Tapatio, Two Guys Pizza, a
barbershop, Far Western Tavern, Napa Auto Parts and Novedades Guerrero
family clothing are located within a small three block section of town.
The Grisingher Building with tan bricks was built in 1916. It contains groceries
and a bakery with a sign that announces Envie Su Dinero Aqui!
On most days you can see the
mountains to the south and behind the buildings, the landmark water tank built
in 1928 is visible.
When visiting the cities of
Santa Maria and Pismo Beach, after you've shopped endlessly for colognes, shoes,
clothing and housewares at Pismo Outlet, veer from your Highway 101 road trip
and venture into Guadalupe, California. It's local population is largely
Hispanic and it's laid back feel is an escape from the hustle and bustle.
Be sure to check out the
painted murals on the brick buildings near the Veterans War Memorial near the
large American flags.