Mission San Juan Bautista – Not just a mission, but a whole town from the colonial period. Information, photos and how to get here.
Mission Solar Illumination – Recent discoveries have shown that the builders of the California Missions sited and oriented them to display the sun’s illumination on holy days.
The Iron Road Pioneers sculpture in San Luis Obispo – where to find it, what’s it about about and what’s nearby
Hearst Castle Pictures – Not your usual images: some interesting and detailed photos of this beautiful Central Coast palace
How to drive backroads – driving rural or back roads requires slightly different driving strategies. These tips will help you be safe and enjoy the drive.
The El Camino Real began as an humble footpath leading from one mission to another. Today it nearly spans the length of California.
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.
The Carmel Mission or Mission San Carlos Borromeo, is one of the most beautiful of the California missions set in one of the most beautiful cities on the Central Coast.
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.
Discover the enchanting and exciting history of the Central California lighthouses dating back to the mid nineteenth century. Details on how to visit those open to the public.