1 . Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

Solvang, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 920 - 1154

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Embark on a unique California adventure, at California's premier guest ranch & resort: Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort. Frozen in the majestic beauty of the Old West, Alisal, a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, has been welcoming guests into its fold since 1946. Bygone-era adventures are bound to begin on this ranch, where the best of nature blends with excellent opportunity for golf getaways, romantic retreats, family ranch vacations, or spa escapes.

2 . Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (831) 625 - 9500

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Play is perfected, at Carmel Valley Ranch. Find play for all ages on this 500-acre ranch and what's soon to become your favorite travel experience yet. Designed to be an excellent end destination, Carmel Valley Ranch rounds up every best aspect of Central Coast California. Whichever Central Coast California does best, Carmel Valley Ranch does better. Experience the Spa Aiyana, Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course, adventurous fine dining, and elegant, cathedral ceiling suites.

3 . SeaVenture Resort

Pismo Beach, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 760 - 0664

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Say ahoy to adventure at SeaVenture Resort & Restaurant! Atop the sand of California's Central Coast, SeaVenture Resort hosts both beach vacations and a real Central Coast experience. Upscale beach accommodations come at an off-coast value here, where classic California attractions include miles of pristine sand and surf, and modern additions include beach cottage-inspired accommodations, spa services, and the ocean view, wine country restaurant.

4 . Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Pismo Beach, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 808 - 9218

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A central location, beautiful coastline, and incredible service combine for an unforgettable vacation at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa.

Located on the shores of Pismo beach, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa the perfect place for all types of vacations. Head to the beach where you can soak up the sun and explore the beautiful waters as you surf or kayak. Onsite you can play a game of badminton or bocce ball, or rent a DVD or board game. Stop by the resort's spa and sink into bliss with a massage or full-body treatment. Lido Restaurant serves up a menu of delectable dishes that you can enjoy while basking in stunning ocean views.

5 . Pajaro Dunes on Monterey Bay at the Dunes

Watsonville, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (831) 768 - 7285

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A mile of sun-soaked white sand beach meandering along the Monterey Bay Coastline, Pajaro Dunes on Monterey Bay at the Dunes is your oceanfront oasis! Luxury houses, townhomes, and condominiums dot the land, showcasing views of the breathtaking surf and lush Pajaro Valley. Reach inner peace with yoga on the beach, swing away on the property's tennis courts, or play ping pong in the game room. Explore the nearby Fisherman's Wharf for fresh seafood, deep sea fishing, or whale watching expeditions!

6 . Carmel Lodge

Carmel , California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 405 - 5038

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Carmel-by-the-Sea fantasies come true at Carmel Lodge. A tranquil step away from the heart of Central Coast California's most beautiful coastal town, Carmel Lodge is a coastal monument not to be missed. Besides being an easy half-mile walk from Carmel Beach, Carmel Lodge also enjoys easy access to the bluff-top, world-famous Pebble Beach golf course. European-style accommodations, beach village setting, and Monterey Peninsula locale make Carmel Lodge the Central Coast ideal.

7 . Cambria Pines Lodge

Cambria, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 920 - 5718

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Each eclectic interest of Central Coast California is indulged at Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California. From world-class gardens, to intimate organic dining, deluxe accommodations, the Sojourn Healing Arts Center spa and massage services, and Fireside Lounge entertainment, Cambria Pines Lodge accommodates your every ideal vacation requirement. Marry under the Victorian garden arbor, catch a performance by Grammy winners, or taste an organic restaurant confection.

8 . Best Western Plus Pepper Tree

Santa Barbara, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 338 - 0030

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A Pacific paradise immersed in five acres of lush gardens, the Best Western Plus Pepper Tree is an ocean away from ordinary. Stroll through the resort's pathways, which are lined with swaying palm trees and vibrant tropical flowers. Enjoy amenities like two Spanish-tiled pools, two whirlpools, a massage room, and a restaurant. Choose from 150 spacious rooms that include balconies, free Wi-Fi, and scenic views. Make a splash at Santa Barbara beaches or swing away on world-class golf courses!

9 . Carmel Mission Inn

Carmel, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 475 - 8287

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When describing Carmel Mission Inn, you really only need to use three words: stylish, sophisticated and affordable. Spend your days soaking up the sun on breathtaking beaches, gazing out over Monterey Bay. This seaside getaway is perfect for a destination wedding or a company-wide conference with plenty of flexible function space. Invite up to 300 guests when you celebrate your dream wedding! Guests will enjoy spacious accommodations featuring a private balcony. Bring your pet along too!

10 . SummerWood Winery & Inn

Paso Robles, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 967 - 0743

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An intoxicating California Coast experience awaits SummerWood Winery & Inn. Set amidst the majestic oaks and rolling vineyards of Paso Robles, the Winery features small lots of ultra-premium wines available exclusively on the estate. The guestrooms combine contemporary and vintage, featuring lush gardens and modern amenities like private balconies, LED lighting, romantic fireplaces, and more. When you're not sampling spirits, explore the mighty Pacific shoreline and unwind in Wine Country!

11 . Santa Ynez Inn

Santa Ynez, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 643 - 5774

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Uncover a Central Coast treasure at Santa Ynez Inn. A more romantic destination cannot be found in California wine country, with Santa Ynez Inn dining, spa treatments, winery tours, and vintage European suites with whirlpool tub and steam shower amenities. This luxury boutique hotel has earned its status as a AAA-four diamond-rated inn, where your unique hotel experience is delivered with Victorian grace, European elegance, and warm California hospitality.

12 . SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel

Pismo Beach, California

CALL DIRECT: 1-8050773-4608

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Whatever season or reason you find yourself in Pismo Beach, California, you'll enjoy the beautiful SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel. Set on a 5-acre oceanfront bluff above a unique Pismo Beach shoreline, this oceanfront hotel is just minutes away from award-winning golf courses, the best wine tasting venues, and the iconic Pismo Beach sand dunes. Adventure to downtown Pismo's Restaurant Row, Pier shops, or shoreline, and cozy up to ocean view accommodations at SeaCrest Hotel.

13 . Blue Horizon Lodge

Big Bear Lake, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (909) 366 - 0089

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Welcome to the coziest place in Big Bear Lake, California at the Blue Horizon Lodge. Offering the cleanest and most affordable cottages in Big Bear Lake, Blue Horizon Lodge can be found just 200 yards from lake shore, and within minutes to all the popular attractions of this American playground. Fish to your heart's content, hike the Central Coast terrain, bike or horseback ride mountain trails, and try out the wide variety of water sports, from this family vacation paradise in Big Bear Lake.

14 . Lone Oak Lodge

Monterey, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 718 - 2747

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Lone Oak Lodge gives you the Monterey Peninsula Travel Planner Best Value advantage. The Central Coast lifestyle inspires every facet of Lone Oak Lodge, from its sea-inspired suites to its Monterey Bay Aquarium packages. See under the sea a the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, or travel just minutes away to all the enchanting sights and sounds of the Monterey Peninsula. The affordable accommodations, luxury amenities, and adventure opportunities are all yours from Lone Oak Lodge!

15 . Pelican Inn and Suites

Cambria, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 454 - 4222

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Pretty-as-a-postcard Cambria, California is your backyard at the oceanfront Pelican Inn & Suites. Explore Central Coast California's sun-slathered beaches, kayak the serene waters of Morro Bay, or visit the mysterious Hearst Castle. Adventure, ambiance, and romance are all just accents to the beach vacation paradise at Pelican Inn & Suites. Where there are wine, cheese, and dessert tastings every evening and the Moonstone Beach boardwalk leads to your private beach paradise.

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