The Central California Coast is unlike any other place in the world, breathtaking in its natural rugged coastline in the middle of one of the most populated states in the country. Exploring the sea, as well as Central California’s majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, you can use Monterey as a launching point or end destination with excellent air service in and out of Fresno and Monterey with Alaska Airlines.
From Monterey down the Highway 1 Discover Route to Carmel, Big Sur, San Simeon State Park, Hearst Castle, Cambia, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo, this coastline offers the dramatic views over the Pacific Ocean with craggy cliffs where elephant seals come to find safety and shelter to birth their babies, surfers ride the waves, and wine and beer enthusiasts savor world class wines and craft beers. Where you can walk the boardwalks or just bask in the California sun on the beach or from the view of many patio restaurants up and down the coast!
Monterey is a beautiful harbor city offering 5 star accommodations and the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. This area brings you a sophisticated view including 17 Mile Drive and the world famous Pebble Beach Golf Courses as you head toward Carmel down to Big Sur and the expansive Bixby Bridge
San Simeon State Park is where you will witness crashing waves carving the landscape of the Pacific Coast, and the famous Hearst Castle with its stately view overlooking the ocean. Hearst Castle where William Randal Hearst entertained the rich and famous of the day in this remote estate with magnificent pools and his private zoo.
The Central Coast is dotted with charming towns including Cambria, Moonstone Beach, Morro Bay and Morro Rock, and Pismo Beach with its boardwalks, sand dunes and surfers. Coastal towns abound with artisan shops quaint and quirky, local eateries with outstanding seafood, craft beers and fine wines of the region.
For you who enjoy amazing scenery and like to go in search of hidden gems, crafted beer and wines a visit to the Central Coast is not complete without a visit to Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. Curvy roads lined with small farms and beautiful oak trees makes this area road trip a must see destination.
The Central California Coast has it all, come discover it for yourself!