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Few places in the world can rival the quality and diversity of the Central Coast’s activities and attractions. Its beaches range from sun-drenched favorites for surfing to wild and remote stretches ideal for long walks. With all of its state and national parks, the Central Coast lets you escape into natural areas for bicycling, hiking, bird watching, and fishing. The region offers world-class attractions, including Hearst Castle and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, as well as beautiful hidden spots beloved by locals. Shoppers will find both quaint streets in historic downtowns lined by boutiques and galleries and big outlet centers where you’re guaranteed to find bargains.

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Largest ancient coast redwoods forest south of San Francisco.
Three days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, and live entertainment.
GWC promotes the community of Gilroy, known as the "Garlic Capital of the World"
Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, historic Holman Ranch provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings & events.
Monterey's newest full service boutique hotel located in downtown Monterey.
Visit this incredibly scenic waterfall, which flows year-round.
Historic site in Carmel, with beautiful scenery.
Explore the wonders of the beautiful mission, over 200 years old.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium was named the #1 Aquarium in the U. S.
Monterey Wine Country™ boasts over 57 tasting rooms, 349 unique vineyards and 82 wineries.
Literary museum dedicated to Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.
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.
Outstanding sightseeing - this area contains headlands, coves and rolling meadow
Refuge is America's 1st Co-ed Relaxation Spa
Your Host to the Central Coast. Unique tours, activities and special events.
Through education, conservation, science, and stewardship, these special swaths of ocean provide protection to extraordinary natural and cultural resources.