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Even though it has no major cities, the Central Coast boasts a vibrant cultural life. The region is home to nine of California’s 21 missions and such historic sites as Monterey’s Cannery Row and Santa Paula’s California Oil Museum. The contemporary arts scene includes leading museums and major galleries from Santa Barbara to Carmel, as well as performing arts venues where you can catch celebrated musicians in concert, or professional theater productions. 

California Central Coast Arts & Culture Listings

Atascadero Chamber of Commerce offers the most up-to-date travel information.
The Buellton Visitors Bureau is open 7 days a week for your convenience.
A splendid natural setting with small town charm.
Host to a huge variety of plants & animals and more than 100 historic shipwrecks
Paso Robles has an authentic California experience to share with you.
Located within walking distance to the downtown historic Pacific Grove.
Historic House Museum and CA State Park unit.
Step back in time in Heritage Valley, along Highway 126 in rural Ventura County.
World famous steaks and seafood are the staples for the original Hitching Post.
Lompoc - the City of Arts & Flowers
Visit the most extensively restored mission in California.
Located in downtown Ventura, the ninth of California's 21 missions.
Historic site in Carmel, with beautiful scenery.
Explore the wonders of the beautiful mission, over 200 years old.
The fifth mission, includes a public plaza built along San Luis Obispo Creek.
Queen of the Missions, offering self-guided tours daily.
Historical Mission, which commands a superb view of the Santa Ynez River Valley.
Monterey County the greatest meeting of Land and Sea on the Pacific Coast of USA
Literary museum dedicated to Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.
Casual yet classy. Artsy and eclectic. Romantic and rejuvenating.
A historic Inn and Steakhouse located in the heart of Paso Robles wine country.
Outstanding sightseeing - this area contains headlands, coves and rolling meadow
Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary
Wild horse sanctuary offers tours, retreats, photo safaris, & volunteer programs
See towering redwood trees from two historic railroads.
A must-see attraction! Tour through Air Force One, view replica of Oval Office!
Experience the quintessential California vacation in Santa Cruz County!
The Santa Maria Valley boasts world-famous barbecue, agriculture and arts.
Ventura Harbor, where visitors can relax in a sun kissed oceanfront playground.
Ventura-A relaxed escape in a spectacular coastal setting.
The Wildling Art Museum is dedicated to the art of America's wilderness.