California's Central Coast - The Original Road Trip

Boasting 350 miles of coastline, the Central Coast stretches from Ventura County just north of Los Angeles to Santa Clara County south of San Francisco.
By Staff,
Big Sur

Of all the world's great coastlines, none can compare to California's - for its truly unique combination of beauty, variety, and accessibility and the extraordinary range of ways to enjoy the landscape. These are only a few of the reasons that California's Central Coast is known as the home of The Original Road Trip.

Where is California's Central Coast?

Boasting 350 miles of the world's most gorgeous coastline, California's Central Coast stretches from Ventura County just north of Los Angeles to Santa Clara County south of San Francisco. Visit here and you'll find that the Central Coast's four regions offer everything you desire from a California vacation - unspoiled coastline, rolling vineyards and golden hills. The regions of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San luis Obispo, and Monterey Bay encompass everything you expect from the California coast, with miles of rocky shoreline, dreamy beaches and panoramic views of the Pacific.

What to See and Do

Each of the four regions has busy and thriving wine industries and gorgeous towns notable for their classic architecture, history, and contemporary dining and shopping scenes. Anyone who loves the outdoors will find plenty of things to do on the Central Coast including surfing, kayaking, biking, and fishing. For that matter, the Central Coast's food scene is as diverse as its outdoor recreation, with fresh seafood restaurants in harbor towns and sophisticated bistros.

So if you're looking for the real California - unspoiled coastline, rolling vineyards, and golden hills - then the Central Coast is the place for you.

For more information:
Central Coast Tourism Council
TheOriginalRoadTrip.com

Buellton More info
(800) 324-3800
VisitBuellton.com

Gilroy More info
(408) 842-6436
visitgilroy.com

Pismo Beach More info
ClassicCalifornia.com

Ventura County Coast & Channel Islands More info
VisitVCCoast.com

Ventura Island Packers - Channel Islands Boat More info
(805) 642-1393
IslandPackers.com

Monterey Bay Aquarium More info
(831) 648-4800
montereybayaquarium.org

Santa Maria Valley More info
(800) 331-3779
santamariavisitor.com

Cima Collina Winery & Tasting Room More info
(831) 620-0645
cimacollina.com

San Benito County More info
(831) 637-5315
discoversanbenitocounty.com