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PLACES TO STAY
$= less than $80 per night
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WINE & FOOD
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THINGS TO DO
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ARTS & CULTURE IN THE CENTRAL COAST

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. For information about a particular city, click on the Visitor Assistance links.

California Central Coast Arts & Culture Listings

Host to a huge variety of plants & animals and more than 100 historic shipwrecks
Historic House Museum and CA State Park unit.
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.
Literary museum dedicated to Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.
The Ojai Valley Museum has an extensive collection of Art, Native American Artifacts, Pioneer Tools, and photographs of early days in Ojai.
Outstanding sightseeing - this area contains headlands, coves and rolling meadow
Wild horse sanctuary offers tours, retreats, photo safaris, & volunteer programs
A must-see attraction! Tour through Air Force One, view replica of Oval Office!
Ventura Harbor, where visitors can relax in a sun kissed oceanfront playground.