Welcome to the Central Coast, an area of California that roughly spans the coastal region between Point Mugu and Monterey Bay. It lies northwest of Los Angeles County and south of San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
The Central Coast is known primarily for its Mediterranean climate, its 800 miles of sunny coastline, sandy beaches, historical Missions, state parks, museums, majestic mountains, vineyards & wineries, agriculture, and tourism. Major fertile crops include wine grapes, lettuce, strawberries, and artichokes. Tourist attractions include Santa Cruz Beach & Boardwalk, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel Beach, Pebble Beach Golf Course, Big Sur, Gilroy Gardens, Hearst Castle, Morro Rock, Madonna Inn, Point San Luis Lighthouse, Sycamore Mineral Springs, The Carlton Hotel, Charles Paddock Zoo, Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tasting (Buellton, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez), Santa Barbara Zoo, Stearns Wharf, Ventura Harbor Village, Channel Island Harbor, along with many other hidden gems.Continue Reading ›
The charming, but lively town of El Paso de Robles “The Pass of the Oaks” (Located 30 miles north of San Luis Obispo) is a rolling hill country surrounded by heritage oak trees, picturesque olive groves and an abundance of local wineries. Although Paso Robles features more than 200 total vintners, it is more than just a place for wine lovers. Experience a number of local shops, busy boutiques, and fine al fresco eateries surrounding a quaint downtown city park and cinema where most main events and concerts take place throughout the year.Continue Reading ›
The city of Pismo Beach (located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco off US-Highway 101) is a classic Central Coast beach town with 26 miles of Pacific coastline, inviting white sandy beaches, rich nature preserves, ideal weather conditions, famous clam chowder, world-class surf, and a fun downtown business district. Visit the California Welcome Center and shop at the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets or head downtown to discover local stores, surf shops, and seafood restaurants near the Pismo Pier. Stay active in the Pismo Beach area with activities like hiking, golfing, ATV sand dune adventures, horseback riding, surfing, body boarding, fishing and much more! Let’s take a quick look some reasons Pismo Beach may be the number one travel destination on the Central Coast.Continue Reading ›
It’s the middle of summer. It’s hot and you and your family are desperate for ideas. Before you go jumping into the nearest water source uninvited (i.e. your neighbor’s pool), we recommend checking out the following list of local outdoor parks & water activities guaranteed to keep everyone in your group entertained and cool during the hot summer months. Ready to beat the heat? Let’s dive in.Continue Reading ›
Located in Monterey County, Carmel-by-the-Sea attracts thousands of tourists every year and for good reason. It’s gorgeous weather, scenery, quaint village setting, and fine selection of restaurants & shops make it the perfect getaway destination for all who venture downtown. Whether it’s a day, a week, or two-week vacation, it has been ranked as one of the best travel destinations in the U.S.Continue Reading ›
Looking for the perfect weekend get-away destination? Visit the fun and relaxing coastal community of Morro Bay, a small bustling seaside village filled with galleries & gift shops, exciting outdoor activities, and spectacular sunset views from restaurants overlooking the iconic Morro Rock Harbor. Discover Morro Bays scenic location, friendly accommodations, sandy beaches, outdoor adventures, downtown attractions, art exhibits, and fresh seafood.Continue Reading ›