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.
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 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.
Pinnacles National Park is a United States National Park that protects a wilderness area containing the remains of half of a long-extinct volcano.
San Benito County is an inland county in the Central Coast region of California.
Big Sur is a region on the Central Coast of California.
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.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called just Carmel, is five miles south of Monterey city in the Monterey Bay region of California.
Paso Robles, meaning "Oak Pass" or "Pass of the Oaks," is a historical resort town, known for its hot springs, located on the California's Central Coast about 30 miles north of San Luis Obispo.
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