SHOPPING IN THE CENTRAL COAST
Shopping in the Central Coast isn’t just about the buying. It’s about the experience of discovering the region’s cities and villages too. That’s because as you go from store-to-store, you’ll also discover one-of-a-kind historic districts—from the Spanish-styled paseos of Santa Barbara to Carmel’s quiet, storybook streets. With antique stores, stylish contemporary boutiques, and world-class galleries, the Central Coast can boast a little of something for every taste. And speaking of tastes, don’t forget the local farmers’ markets, where you can sample the freshest of produce, browse for arts and crafts, and mingle with locals. For information about a particular city, click on the Visitor Assistance links.