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Whale watching California - The Central California guide on where and how to see the largest animals on earth
Shell Creek Road is a beautiful back road drive any time of year, and spectacular with spring wildflowers
Carrizo Plain National Monument - at the eastern edge of Central California what at first glance seems desolate is full of life on closer view
Elephant Seals in Central California - They came to visit 20+ years ago and haven't left yet. How and where to see them.
Pfeiffer Beach is secluded, small, hard to find, on the Big Sur coast and has purple sand. All the insiders tips are here.
Pfeiffer Beach Keyhole Rock - A beautiful gallery of photos of this treasure of Big Sur
A listing of central California beach cities, from the posh elegance of Carmel by the Sea, to the relaxed cowboy seaside town of Cayucos, you're sure to find something here that invites.
The El Camino Real Bells - Since 1906 the bells have marked the route of the mission trail. Back then they were the only signs on the primitive highway. Full history and photos.
California Back Roads - The road less traveled is usually the most beautiful. A guide to Central California scenic drives.
Central California Wildflowers - Far more than just poppies, the display varies by year but there is always a good show. Where the best displays can be found
A new photo of the week will be posted here on a regular basis showing the best of Central California's wildlife, attractions, events and beautiful sights. Submissions welcome.
Templeton California - a small town along Highway 101 worth visiting
Solvang California - A Danish town, next to a Spanish mission, in a valley with more horses than people. And as strange as it may sound, it all works and is a great place to visit.
San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza - An easy walking tour of SLO can begin here at the heart of the town
Photo of the Week Archive - Where the Photos of the Week go to retire. All the best travel, attractions and wildlife photos that have appeared here.