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CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA
TRAVEL GUIDE

Avila Beach in California's Central Coast
This section of the Golden State — roughly from Monterey on the north to Santa Barbara on the South contains no large cities on the scale of LA, San Francisco or San Diego, allowing the focus to be on the area's natural beauty. Drive the world-famous Pacific Coast Highway through rugged mountains and enjoy dazzling views of the Pacific and the state's third-biggest wine region (behind Napa and Sonoma) in Paso Robles.

RESTAURANTS

Best Central Coast restaurants


HOTEL REVIEWS

From Paso Robles to Santa Maria, we offer professional hotel reviews and ratings, so you can enjoy the perfect stay:

Central Coast Hotels

Search by name, area, rating, category (luxury, practical...) or feature (business center, massage, etc.).
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

TOP 10 HOTEL LISTS

Top 10 Hotels

HOTEL PROFILE

Inn Paradiso
Each room boasts fine linens, fireplaces, travertine baths and other little details that make your suite a charming respite from the stresses of everyday life. The inn is located on a hillside with oaks, flowers and spectacular views of the countryside.

Inn Paradiso

TRAVEL

Pianetta Vineyards
72-HOUR VACATION
Paso Robles

As California's third-biggest wine region, Paso Robles boasts 26,000 acres of wine grapes and about 170 wine labels. The area hangs onto its small-town charm, with a vibrant town square and bucolic back roads just minutes away.

See also
Santa Barbara Wine Country
and Santa Ynez Valley


SPAS

REST AND RELAXATION
Top Spas in Ojai

Use our guide to find the best spas in Ojai and you'll soon be on your way to basking in the intricate beauty of Spanish Mission-style architecture and design.

See also
Santa Barbara Top Spas
The Spa at Bacara

WINERIES

Firestone Vineyard

ESCAPE TO WINE COUNTRY
Santa Barbara Wineries
Discover the best wineries, wine bars and tasting rooms in Santa Barbara Wine Country and the Santa Ynez Valley.
See also Central Coast Winery Organizations



Check out our Santa Barbara and Monterey/Carmel travel guides!
Visit the official website of the Central Coast and the Santa Barbara CVB.

California Travel Guide
Guides for other parts of the world

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Located in world-renowned wine regions from Napa to Bordeaux to South Africa, these historic roads offer both great wine and beautiful scenery.
Beyond the crowds on the Adriatic Sea, the clamor of Rome and the charmed Toscana lies an Italy yet undiscovered by many American travelers.