Discover Central California
The Central California Coast is a large, extremely beautiful, and rugged area. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of California. This coastal region stretches from Monterey Bay in the north, down thru Big Sur, and all the way to Santa Barbara in the south.
There are so many wonderful coastal cities in central California and each has its own unique personality, just waiting for you to explore.
One of the most popular destinations in California!
Things to Do and See Along The
Coast Of Central California
California Lighthouses – photos, history and how to visit them
Central California Lighthouses From desolate and windswept to charmingly restored - the Central California lighthouses are an interesting and fun...
Point Arguello Lighthouse
Point Arguello Lighthouse To be honest about it, there's not much that's exciting about the Point Arguello lighthouse itself. It...
The El Camino Real in California – the chain linking the missions together
The El Camino Real - The Royal Road As I started writing this page I thought about putting a...
Salinas River Walk – Paso Robles’ new river trail
Salinas River Walk: Paso Robles Section The Salinas River Walk in Paso Robles is one of the first sections of...
The Carmel Mission – San Carlos Borromeo del rio Carmelo
The Carmel Mission The Carmel Mission (Mission San Carlos Borromeo), founded June 3, 1770, by Father Junipero Serra, was the...
Morro Bay California – Beach City
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Featured Destinations in
Coastal Central California
Harmony California – Pop. 18 – a charming stop on Highway 1
Harmony California Harmony California - an interesting name for a town - it calls back to its history. Today it...
Carmel California – A village in a forest overlooking a white sand beach
Carmel California Carmel California - A village in a forest overlooking a white sand beach. Nice description isn't it? What's...
Parkfield California – The Earthquake Capitol of the World
Parkfield California WAY off the beaten path in southeastern Monterey County, it's almost as if you've found your way to...
Pebble Beach, California
Pebble Beach - Golf, Surf, And Cars Pebble Beach is best known for its world-class golf courses, the concours d'elegance...
Cambria, California - An "Elegant" Beach Town Cambria is an elegant beach city - elegance understood as "dignified grace" or...
Templeton California – Wine country cow town with charm
Templeton, California - A Highway 101 town in Central California Templeton California, beside the Salinas River, is a small town...
Discovering the Travel Secrets of Central California
This is the story of Central California. A true story.
Not the California of today – Hollywood or San Diego or San Francisco – crowded, bustling cities. No, this is a story of California as it once was, years ago. The California that was a quiet, relaxing, slow-paced and friendly place. Central California still is like that today, and I’ll show you where it can be found.
It’s a great story, an interesting story. A story that can add enjoyment to your vacation or getaway to Central California. And, it’s a story I’m happy to tell as you come along and stay awhile.
It’s the story of a beautiful land, from over the hills north of Santa Barbara to just past Monterey. The Pacific Coast, spectacular natural wonders, historic missions and relaxing beach towns.
This area is also much more than that. There is a lot more to see and many exciting things to do once you move inland from the beach.
Think of the Central Coast as an “unexplored island of wonders”. You may have passed through here previously and wondered just what was down that little road you didn’t have time to take.
I’ll show you the interesting people, things and places down that road; the really good stories.
This is the place for information about your wonderful beach vacation, fun family trip, romantic getaway, or a weekend road trip.
No matter what sort of trip you might be taking, you want it to be great. You want it to be relaxing, interesting and most of all, you want it to be memorable.
That’s where a local’s knowledge is valuable. I write about Central California because I know it well and love it. Follow along and you’ll love it too…
No matter what your interest – shopping, birding, history, back roads, hiking, whale watching – this site will guide you to all the “hidden treasures” of the central coast of California.
Come on in, sit down at the kitchen table there, ask me some questions, and together we can discover how your trip here can be truly wonderful.