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California Central Coast Articles
Showing 16-30 of 31 Nature Resorts
Sample nature’s beauty from Central Coast California; watch the seals play at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, located just a short drive north of our San Simeon hotel. Feel the sand between your toes at Moonstone Beach or Morro Bay. ... more
Explore the beauty of nature when you visit Santa Barbara. See the brilliant colors of live butterflies at the Museum of Natural History, or visit the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens. Or, enjoy the stunning ocean views from local sand beaches nearby. ... more
Runners and walkers can make it to Morro Bay at low tide, walking the soft and sea-soaked sand five miles. Water enthusiasts can surf, boogie board, and kayak the idyllic aqua waves of the open ocean.... more
Reconnect with nature by soaking up the California sun any time of year! Try your hand at biking, kayaking, ATV riding, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, whale watching, or just lounging on the beach. Valentina Suites is located less than two blocks from the Pacific Ocean, making exciting outdoor opportunities easily accessible.... more
A stay at The Eagle Inn puts you right on the edge of some of the most beautiful natural scenery in all of California. Not only is there the tranquil and beautiful Santa Barbara coast and beach. Nearby are both Channel Islands National Park and Los Padres National Forest, two spectacular destinations for any nature lover!... more
Witness nature at its best from Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, a beautiful coastal bluff area with a wonderful, wandering bluff trail that is nothing short of breathtaking! Feet tired of beach-sand trails? Take an outback horseback-riding tour of Cambria!... more
Monterey is the best place in the nation to view a variety of marine mammals and seabirds! Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round whale watching trips to observe the spectacular diversity and abundance of whales and dolphins inhabiting the wandering waters. Stay dry at Garland Ranch Regional Park, where you can hike among cascading waterfalls... more
Cozy oceanfront houses, cottages, and condos separate you a wall of windows away from a breathtaking ocean view. See the sunset from your own sundeck on the crescent, white-sand beach or discover your sense of adventure surfing from your own backyard.... more
It will be difficult to leave your luxurious accommodations, but the natural beauty surrounding you in Carmel will be worth the trip! Spend the day exploring Garland Regional Park and Point Lobos State Park on miles of hiking trails. Or, reserve your spot on one of the whale watching trips in Monterey Bay!... more
Explore the stunning Monterey Peninsula beaches, nature preserves, and hiking trails. Scuba diving, rock climbing, and whale watching offer unconventional options, while fishing, biking, and hiking are solid favorites! There's so much to explore that you won't know where to start!... more
The beautiful SummerWood Winery & Inn is the perfect place to feel one with nature. Located among stunning oak trees and Paso Robles vast vineyards, this California destination lets you clear your mind and ease your soul. Explore the incredible wineries during your stay and just breathe in the refreshing air as you unwind in your cozy... more
Enjoy the scenic beauty of California's coast when you stay at Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge. Whether you want to just walk the beach or if you'd prefer to get more ambitious and rent a kayak or go on a long hike, or even try off-roading on the nearby dunes, you can do it all! All at Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge!... more
A spectacle of nature not to be missed, the Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery is truly rare opportunity to witness elephant seals in their natural environment. This colony is one of the few places in the world where elephant seals can be seen from such a short distance!... more