ATTRACTIONS IN THE CENTRAL COAST
With such world-famous attractions as Hearst Castle and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Central Coast draws visitors from around the world. But savvy travelers also know there are plenty of other attractions worth discovering in the region. Garden buffs love the Eden-like grounds of the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, which displays the flora of California. Fans of animals on the wild side can explore the Santa Barbara Zoo. The Fillmore & Western Railway in Ventura County's Heritage Valley brings alive the golden age of railroads. And enjoy a sun-kissed seaside playground at Ventura Harbor Village. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk lets you turn back the clock with rides on a classic wooden roller coaster.