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Of all the world’s great coastlines, none can compare to California’s–for its truly unique combination of beauty, variety, and accessibility and the extraordinary range of ways to enjoy the landscape.  These are only a few of the reasons that California’s Central Coast is known as the home of The Original Road Trip.

Our downloadable map highlights the points of interest that await you and provides locations of the parks, national forests, train stations, municipal airports and more! We also offer a downloadable drive chart, including times and distances, to give you an idea of how long it takes to drive from the various cities.

If you want to experience some of the diverse activities that the Central Coast has to offer, we’ve prepared an exciting 10-Day Diverse Activity adventure that will guide you along the coast starting from the Channel Islands Region continuing through the Regions of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and ending in the Monterey Bay Region. Experience regional culinary excellence or shop for your own ingredients at a daily Farmer’s Market. Visit delightful cultural attractions, amazing beaches, and enjoy the wonderful wine.

Don’t have the luxury of spending 10 days?  No problem!  Our 7-Day Soft Adventure Itinerary presents a great variety of options, including Whale watching, an escape to a picturesque State Park, a stop in classic California’s Pismo Beach and then on up the shoreline to see Big Sur with time saved for the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

Arts & Culture enthusiasts will enjoy the compilation of highlighted must-see locations with our 7-Day Arts & Culture Road Trip at your fingertips. Enjoy riding a National Historic landmark–a wooden roller coaster built in 1924 or a Carousel from 1911. Walk the Path of History in Monterey. You can’t miss a trip to the most popular tourist destination in California–Heart Castle! The Old Mission Santa Barbara is a must-see too, followed by a journey back in time to Heritage Square in Oxnard.

Spend some time rejuvenating with our 7-Day Wellness Trail. We’ve done most of the work for you, so relax as you experience the great spas and wellness centers in all four Regions of the Central Coast, starting from the Monterey Bay Region continuing through the Regions of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara and ending in the Channel Islands Region. Hot Shell Massage, hot tubs overlooking the ocean, yoga classes in a meditation garden, a glass of wine at the Mineral Springs Resort… need we say more?

What would a trip to the Central Coast be without experiencing this ideal wine destination?  Our 7-Day Food & Wine Trail takes you starting from the Channel Islands Region continuing through the Regions of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and ending in the Monterey Bay Region. Taste all of the great wines and savor the wide variety of delectable cuisines that the Central Coast has to offer. A truly authentic wine country experience includes a stop in Paso Robles and a wine trek on the Grapevine Express. Just imagine!

For a complete list of maps by region go here.

For a complete list of itineraries by region go here.