Central Coast Visitor Information

Oxnard and Ventura

Oxnard and Ventura are shoreline communities with the Coast Range in their backyards and the Pacific Ocean at their doorsteps. Ventura’s Mission San Buenaventura, founded in 1782, was the last mission to be dedicated by Franciscan Junipero Serra. Just off the coast, the Channel Islands National Park, an archipelago comprised of five islands, is the only U.S. wildlife sanctuary of its kind. It can be reached by boat or plane from Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor or Ventura Harbor.

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Top Attractions in the Central Coast Area

Butterflies in Andrew Molera State Park, Monterey
Cannery Row, Monterey
Hearst Castle State Historical Monument, San Simeon
Laguna Seca Raceway, Salinas
Monarch Butterfly Grove, Pismo Beach
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
Santa Barbara Zoo
Wine Tasting, Santa Barbara County

Activities in the Central Coast Area

Asilomar State Beach

Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove is a popular spot for nature walks, surfing, kayaking, …
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Boomers, Santa Maria

Acres of fun, never an admission charge, always free parking. Attractions include batting cages, bumper …
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Central Coast Museums

No Visit to a California destination would be complete without visiting one of the many …
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Central Coast Wine Region

Central Coast – San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge rises to greet you at the top …
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PCPA Theaterfest, Solvang

Here you will enjoy live theatre “under the stars” from June thru October in the …
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is recognized as the best seaside park in the world. …
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