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California Central Coast Articles
Showing 16-30 of 30 Nature Resorts
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
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
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
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
A trip to California's Central Coast offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor exploration during your stay at the Best Western Plus Shelter Cove Lodge. Tour one of the nearby wineries and vineyards, or just spend a day at one of the pristine sand beaches. You are never far from stunning natural beauty during your Pismo Beach getaway! ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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