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 ›
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 ›
One of the simple pleasures of life and living on the Central Coast of California is its proximity to the 800 miles of California coastline just waiting to be experienced. With miles of sunny, sandy coasts, it can be a difficult task to choose which pristine beach to visit next. From high activity beaches to secluded coves, a visit to any one of the following Central Coast beaches makes for a perfect day.Continue Reading ›
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 ›