California mule deer are so named because of their large ears. They are a common and beautiful sight in Central California.
A photo of the week selection on Discover Central California, Sea otter with pup in Morro Bay
Whale watching California – The Central California guide on where and how to see the largest animals on earth
Tule Elk, once nearly extinct, have come back. Where and how you might see these beautiful creatures.
Vineyard Canyon Road – From San Miguel to Parkfield, this scenic drive is like a step back to earlier times. Beautiful scenery, lovely vistas and lots of wildlife.
The greatest meeting of land and water in the world – impressive words for a most impressive place. See what a visit to Point Lobos holds in store for you.
Pronghorn Antelope – Living on the plains at the eastern edge of Central California, they can be seen on some of the backroads.
Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve is the southern part of the dramatic central coast dune complex. How to visit this beach.
Salinas River Walk – A lovely river trail in Paso Robles. Directions, parking and photos
The Monterey Aquarium – from an old sardine cannery to a world-class exhibit, this is one of the best places to visit in Central California