Take a Train through the Central Coast

All Aboard! Hop onboard the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner and enjoy a front-row seat to the natural beauty of California’s Central Coast. The Pacific Surfliner stops at several Central Coast locations where you can get outdoors and explore. Learn more about Pacific Surfliner stations at Simi Valley, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Lompoc, San Luis Obispo,… Read more »

Central Coast Murals

  A great way to enhance your Central Coast road trip is through these (and many other) eye-catching murals that reveal stories about each area’s identity, history, and beauty. Come see them for yourself!   To assist you in planning your own Central Coast Road Trip, check out these helpful Itineraries here. Download or request… Read more »

National Take A Hike Day

National Take A Hike Day is November 17th! When someone says “Take A Hike”, we have plenty of places to go! Here are just a few hiking trails in California’s Central Coast: VENTURA REGION Accessible from Ventura and Oxnard, Channel Islands National Park, encompasses five remarkable and remote islands right off the Ventura coast: Anacapa,… Read more »

NY Times: personal journeys

“It wasn’t that I was looking to reclaim the road. I was open, as one needs to be, to where I would end up.” – Mac McClelland Take a break from your busy day, find a quiet spot, and take a vacation in your mind while reading this New York Times article about California’s Central… Read more »

Autumn in the Central Coast

Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter when the duration of daylight becomes shorter and the temperature starts to cool. It is an INCREDIBLE time of year to visit CALIFORNIA’s CENTRAL COAST. Come see the changing hues of its vineyards, the variety of blues of the ocean, the yellows and golds of the rolling… Read more »