The Central Coast offers everything you'd wish for from a California holiday – sunsets over the Pacific, National Parks, world-class wine areas and beach towns. If that’s not enough then there are plentiful opportunities for surfing, water-skiing, golfing, shopping, art shows and a whole lot more. Head to Santa Cruz, home to world-famous surf spot, Mavericks.
Why not visit a collection of wineries located in the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains, followed by a bite to eat in the town of Los Gatos? Explore Monterey’s quaint and upmarket neighbourhoods, perfect for a spot of designer shopping. Or perhaps head out on the Pacific in search of grey whales that migrate through these waters off the coast of Monterey.
Spend the day exploring Carmel, where Clint Eastwood was once Mayor. Visit the lively college town of San Luis Obispo, where you can discover the historic Mission and browse through public art along the meandering river. Take a stroll along Pismo Beach and enjoy stunning sunset views. Don't forget the Santa Ynez Valley, a leading wine region that sits behind Santa Barbara which is home to stunning wineries and plentiful shopping opportunities for you to indulge in.