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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
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
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
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
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
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
The natural geographical beauty in this area is in a category of it's own. Hiking in Big Sur, walks along all the amazing beaches or just taking a stroll through some of the areas walking paths are just a few things locals and visitors can do to enjoy nature in around the Monterey Peninsula. ... 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
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
Just three miles from Pismo Lighthouse Suites sits one of California's most popular state parks: the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. This 3,600 acre area is great for off-roading with ATVs and dune buggies. The Oceano Dunes is the only California State Park where vehicles may be driven on the beach.... 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
Stroll the beach collecting treasures from the sea: sand dollars, sea shells, beach glass, and more. For those who enjoy sightseeing, the Monterey Bay offers an amazing variety. Explore amusement parks or state parks; go whale watching or hike mountain trails; visit art galleries or specialty museums – the choice is yours!... more