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California's Central Coast

Coastal roads, picturesque beach towns, lush state parks, and rolling wine country have long captivated vacationers taking a trip to California's Central Coast. Enjoy the quintessential California's Central Coast experience by taking a family road tour along the Pacific Coast Highway and discover hidden beaches, redwood trails, and world-class wineries. For best shopping and dining options, head to Santa Barbara. Abundant marine wildlife draws nature lovers to San Simeon, a small surfing town dominated by the famous hilltop castle built by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Regardless of what you decide to do on your trip to California's Central Coast, you'll remember it by the beauty of the scenery and Pacific sunsets. Take stress off the schedule by using our United States holiday planning site.
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Places to visit in California's Central Coast

MontereyTrip planner BEST FOR: Aquarium, Scenic Drive, Dolphin / Whale Watching Santa BarbaraTrip planner BEST FOR: Surfing / Windsurfing / Kitesurfing, Architectural Building, Pier / Boardwalk San Luis ObispoTrip planner BEST FOR: Winery / Vineyard, Mission, Flea Market CambriaTrip planner BEST FOR: Beach, Scenic Drive, Hiking Trail LompocTrip planner BEST FOR: Winery / Vineyard, Mission, Beach