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California Central Coast Articles
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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
Surround by State Beaches and State Parks, there's plenty to love about staying at the Carmel Mission Inn. No matter if your nature-loving is water or land based, because Carmel is on the coast, but also as easy access to the beautiful California inland landscape.... more
Avila Beach is known as the warmest beach in San Luis Obispo County, and provides the perfect outdoor playground for you during your stay at Avila Lighthouse Suites. Whether your preference is swimming in the surf, or kayaking out into the deep waters of the Pacific, there are plenty of outdoor activities available to help you explore this... 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
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
FogCatcher Inn sits between the California coastline and the spectacular Big Sur redwood forests. Hike the miles of nature trails along the shoreline, or explore the secluded forestland. The nearby Morro Bay National Estuary provides the unique opportunity to view a variety of bird & fish species!... more
Wander winding trails at Seven Falls and see the natural springs and waterfalls that feed the Pacific. Cyclists will love Cabrillo Bike Path, nature lovers the Andree Clark Bird Refuge and Ty Warner Sea Center on Stearns Wharf. Done it all? Try something new and go skydiving in the open ocean air!... more
Greet the morning sun on your deck suspended over the water and watch the ducks paddling along, afloat like a feathered bobber. Stroll along the sandy beach to the Pismo Beach Pier and gather seashells. Retire from the sun with a bicycle surrey ride, complete with fringed canopy. Or grab your skates and cruise around town.... 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
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
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
The Fireside Inn is steeped in the unique ambience of California. Hike along the bluff-top nature trails, or explore Big Sur, a 90-mile stretch of stunning redwood forests that has inspired many California artists. Moonstone Beach is a great spot to see elephant seals and whales in their natural habitat!... more
Enjoy the varied natural beauty you will find along the central coast of California during your stay at Paso Robles Inn. A day exploring on the beach on numerous hiking and biking trails is always enjoyable. Or you can tour another unique setting, one of more than 200 local wineries and vineyards located in this renowned "Wine Country".... more