Looking for the perfect weekend get-away day trip? Visit the fun and exciting coastal community of Oxnard, Ventura County’s largest city. Discover Oxnard’s scenic location, friendly accommodations, white sandy beaches, outdoor adventures, downtown attractions, and award-winning festivals.
WHY VISIT? FESTIVALS + BEACHES + FARMERS MARKET + WINE TOURS + SHOPPINGContinue Reading ›
The small but charming coastal town of Carpinteria is located on the south coast of Santa Barbara County with an estimated population of 13,600. It is one of the Central Coasts hidden gems with its quiet beaches, local natural beauty, and a fine selection of shops and eateries within walking distance along Linden and Carpinteria Avenues.Continue Reading ›
Dive into summer with a trip to the Central Coasts very own Monterey Bay Aquarium located at the ocean’s edge near Monterey’s scenic Cannery Row.
About The Monterey Bay Aquarium
Today, more than 30 years after opening, the Monterey Bay Aquarium still remains a window to the habitats and sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions. The non-profit aquarium opened its doors in October 1984 and continues to inspire ocean conservation to this day. Each year the world-class aquarium attracts as many as 2 million visitors who eagerly tread the 322,000 square foot facility containing almost 2.3 million gallons of tank volume.
With over 35,000 animals and plants representing over 550 species filling over 34 major galleries, there is no shortage of marine life to experience at this massive facility with its mesmerizing tanks and educational exhibits. Experience a giant octopus as it expands its tentacles, a hammerhead shark swimming towards you, or a school of sardines swirling all around you.Continue Reading ›
Looking for a quiet romantic coastal getaway? Consider the cool, calm seaside village of Cambria for your next travel destination. Cambria, located along Highway 1, is known for its grand Monterey Pines, rocky cliffs and quiet narrow beaches. Couples can enjoy a number of bed and breakfast inns and hotels in Cambria, especially along Moonstone Beach, a beautiful stretch of narrow coast where two may enjoy a stroll in complete tranquility. Enjoy activities such as bicycling, hiking, boogie boarding, skimboarding, surfing, or simply walking and browsing the many shops downtown.Continue Reading ›
Looking for the perfect weekend getaway day trip? Visit Solvang. Founded in 1911 by three Danish immigrants, Solvang, meaning “sunny field,” has much to offer. The beautiful countryside, gorgeous weather, rich traditional Danish architecture, wooden windmills, clock towers, bakeries, restaurants, and numerous merchants all offer a taste of Denmark to the millions of tourists who visit annually.Continue Reading ›
One of the simple pleasures of life and living on the Central Coast of California is its proximity to over 800 miles of sunny coastlines just waiting to be experienced. From high activity beaches with parks & play areas to secluded coves and dog-friendly stretches of sand, a visit to any one of the following family-friendly beaches makes for a perfect day.Continue Reading ›