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With such world-famous attractions as Hearst Castle and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Central Coast draws visitors from around the world. But savvy travelers also know there are plenty of other attractions worth discovering in the region. Fans of animals on the wild side can explore the Santa Barbara Zoo. Enjoy a sun-kissed seaside playground at Ventura Harbor Village. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk lets you turn back the clock with rides on a classic wooden roller coaster. For information about a particular city, click on the Visitor Assistance links.

California Central Coast Attractions Listings

Largest ancient coast redwoods forest south of San Francisco.
Unique & Authentic Wine Tours since 1995. Public & Private w/fun wine education.
A coastal gem located about an hour north of Los Angeles.
Host to a huge variety of plants & animals and more than 100 historic shipwrecks
Southern California's #1 Sportfishing destination. Fishing the Channel Islands.
Chumash Casino Resort is your wine country gaming destination!
Year 'round whale watching aboard the high speed catamaran - the CONDOR Express.
Three days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, and live entertainment.
Historic House Museum and CA State Park unit.
Cruising the Channel Islands for education, recreation and research since 1968.
Visit this incredibly scenic waterfall, which flows year-round.
Specializing in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Methode Champenoise Sparkling Wines.
Visit the most extensively restored mission in California.
Located in downtown Ventura, the ninth of California's 21 missions.
Historic site in Carmel, with beautiful scenery.
Explore the wonders of the beautiful mission, over 200 years old.
The fifth mission, includes a public plaza built along San Luis Obispo Creek.
Queen of the Missions, offering self-guided tours daily.
Historical Mission, which commands a superb view of the Santa Ynez River Valley.
Rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal streams, canyons, and hiking.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium was named the #1 Aquarium in the U. S.
Scenic beach with its famous natural bridge and Monarch Grove.
Pajaro Dunes Resort situated on Monterey Bay offers beachfront vacation rentals.
Camping, hiking, rock climbing, and caving among these dramatic rock formations.
Pismo Beach is classic California, a perfect little cozy beachside community.
Savings of Up To 65% at your Favorite Brand-Name Outlet Stores.
Outstanding sightseeing - this area contains headlands, coves and rolling meadow
Reward yourself with car-free, care free travel to San Luis Obispo!
Solvang features an authentic Danish village, windmills and Scandinavian dining.
Town of Harmony Pop. 18—one-block wonder rich in heritage, quirk, art and culture.
Ventura Harbor, where visitors can relax in a sun kissed oceanfront playground.