THINGS TO DO IN THE CENTRAL COAST
Few places in the world can rival the quality and diversity of the Central Coast’s activities and attractions. Its beaches range from sun-drenched favorites for surfing to wild and remote stretches ideal for long walks. With all of its state and national parks, the Central Coast lets you escape into natural areas for bicycling, hiking, bird watching, and fishing. The region offers world-class attractions, including
Hearst Castle and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, as well as beautiful hidden spots beloved by locals. Shoppers will find both quaint streets in historic downtowns lined by boutiques and galleries and big outlet centers where you’re guaranteed to find bargains. For information about a particular city, click on the Visitor Assistance links.
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San Luis Obispo Region
Come aboard this Beautiful Yacht and Cruise the tranquil waters of the Channel Islands Harbor!.
All-suite beach front hotel just steps from the sand in Avila Beach.
Largest ancient coast redwoods forest south of San Francisco.
Unique & Authentic Wine Tours since 1995. Public & Private w/fun wine education.
Stroll through the gardens, explore the massive root system of the Moreton Bay Fig Tree, and visit the gift shop.
Casually unique garden-themed property near beach, wineries, and Hearst Castle.
A coastal gem located about an hour north of Los Angeles.
Host to a huge variety of plants & animals and more than 100 historic shipwrecks
Southern California's #1 Sportfishing destination. Fishing the Channel Islands.
Chumash Casino Resort is your wine country gaming destination!
Year 'round whale watching aboard the high speed catamaran - the CONDOR Express.
The only 4-Diamond, oceanfront resort in Pismo Beach with luxury suites.
El Colibri Boutique Hotel and Spa is all about comfort and style.
The only all-suite resort ON THE BEACH, 60 minutes northwest of Los Angeles.
Three days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, and live entertainment.
Discover the premier wine region of Paso Robles aboard The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle.
Discover the premier wine regions of Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and Solvang
aboard The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle.
Historic House Museum and CA State Park unit.
World famous steaks and seafood are the staples for the original Hitching Post.
Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, historic Holman Ranch provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings & events.
Monterey's newest full service boutique hotel located in downtown Monterey.
New and hip On State St. near the beach, downtown, art zone and urban wine trail
Historic Charm, Contemporary Comfort. In the heart of beautiful downtown!
Cruising the Channel Islands for education, recreation and research since 1968.
Visit this incredibly scenic waterfall, which flows year-round.
Specializing in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Methode Champenoise Sparkling Wines.
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.
Rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal streams, canyons, and hiking.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium was named the #1 Aquarium in the U. S.
Literary museum dedicated to Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.
Scenic beach with its famous natural bridge and Monarch Grove.
Pajaro Dunes Resort situated on Monterey Bay offers beachfront vacation rentals.
A historic Inn and Steakhouse located in the heart of Paso Robles wine country.
Camping, hiking, rock climbing, and caving among these dramatic rock formations.
Pismo Beach is classic California, a perfect little cozy beachside community.
Savings of Up To 65% at your Favorite Brand-Name Outlet Stores.
All-suite oceanfront family hotel set atop the bluffs in Pismo Beach.
Outstanding sightseeing - this area contains headlands, coves and rolling meadow
Refuge is America's 1st Co-ed Relaxation Spa
Your Host to the Central Coast.
Unique tours, activities and special events.
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!
The Santa Paula Art Museum features rotating exhibits of art displayed in the beautifully restored Limoneira building in historic downtown Santa Paula.
Iconic Pismo Beach hotel with retro-chic design and amazing ocean views.
Resort on the Beach. Rooms have fireplaces and most a private balcony hot tub.
Reward yourself with car-free, care free travel to San Luis Obispo!
Solvang features an authentic Danish village, windmills and Scandinavian dining.
A secluded, luxury boutique hotel in the heart of historic Santa Barbara.
Luxury in Downtown Carmel with Ocean views and Breakfast buffet
Ventura Harbor, where visitors can relax in a sun kissed oceanfront playground.
The easiest and most convenient service to the airport form your home, hotel or office.
Through education, conservation, science, and stewardship, these special swaths of ocean provide protection to extraordinary natural and cultural resources.