Central Coast 

The Central Coast of California is a region that remains calm and tranquil. Between the Bay Area's high-tech hassles, and the megalopolis of Southern California, the Central Coast provides nice beaches, beautiful Spanish missions, and a more peaceful way of life.

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Santa Barbara is a city and metropolitan area less than 100 miles from Los Angeles but differs vastly in pace from its huge neighbor to the south.

Santa Cruz is a small coastal city in Santa Cruz County, at the north end of Monterey Bay in California, about forty miles south of San Jose and 75 miles south of San Francisco.

Monterey is a city in the Monterey County area of Monterey Bay in California. Monterey is one of the more beautiful coastal cities of California and can make for a great two day trip for those visiting San Francisco or a weekend getaway for California natives.

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Santa Barbara County is in California's Central Coast region. It is sometimes considered the northernmost part of Southern California.

San Luis Obispo County is in the Central Coast of California in the United States of America.

Monterey County contains a sizable part of the Central Coast of California and the southern half of Monterey Bay.

Ventura County is a region of the Central Coast of California, though is sometimes considered part of Southern California.

Santa Cruz County is in California just south of the Bay Area. The north half of Monterey Bay is part of the county.

San Benito County is an inland county in the Central Coast region of California. Except for a small area at the extreme north end of the county, it is hot, dry, and mountainous.

Channel Islands National Park is a United States National Park comprised of a series of islands that are located off the coast of Ventura County and Santa Barbara County in Southern California.

Big Sur is a region on the Central Coast of California. It contains vast wildernesses and breathtaking views as it stretches 90 miles along the rugged Pacific Ocean.

Not to be mistaken for the islands in the English Channel, the Channel Islands. The Channel Islands, also known as the Santa …

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