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Home of the "Original Road Trip" the four Regions of California's Central Coast include more than 300 miles of pristine coastline from north of Los Angeles to south of San Francisco. Experience The Channel Islands, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Hearst Castle, scenic coast Highway 1, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and miles of award-winning wineries and cuisine throughout these regions. These Regions from south to north are: Channel Islands Region, Santa Barbara Region, San Luis Obispo Region and the Monterey Bay Region.

The Central Coast offers:
· the opportunity to discover and experience the charm and beauty of lesser-visited, unique destinations and enjoy our warm hospitality and relaxed pace of life
· a wide variety of accommodations, recreational and cultural activities to suit virtually any budget, interest or group size
· beautiful, mild weather year-round (especially pleasant November through April, when coastal fog is at a minimum)

Motels, hotels, inns, spas, charming bed and breakfasts, or luxury resorts - all of these accommodations can be found on the Central Coast. Many of them are in breathtaking locations - nestled in pine forests, situated right along the beach, perched on cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, right in the heart of historic districts, cradled in the hills, and some are just off the "beaten path" - or if you prefer, others are conveniently close to attractions and other activities.

Central Coast restaurants take full advantage of the bountiful supply of locally grown produce and the fresh seafood harvested right from the nearby Pacific Ocean. Award-winning wines from Central Coast vineyards are also frequently found on the tables of area restaurants. It's all available here on the Central Coast - everything from "fine dining" to "ethnic food", "California Cuisine", or just a casual place for a light snack or drink. Try another local favorite, a special cut of beef called "tri-tip" roasted over hot oakwood coals, served with spicy beans. There are restaurants with unforgettable views, unique settings, and those with their own special character.

For Central Coast Maps by Region go here.

For Central Coast Itineraries by Region go here.