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Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Central Coast California

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Central Coast California. Travelers to this walkable city praise the beaches, seaside and aquarium. For a bit of culture, visit Estrella Warbirds Museum, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum or Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Central Coast California

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Central Coast California has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Chalk Mountain Golf Course (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Hidden Oak Winery (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Pozo Saloon (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Charles Paddock Zoo (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Cass Winery (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Wild Horse Winery (13 mi / 21 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Central Coast California

Central Coast California is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Central Coast California is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Morro Bay State Park (20.9 mi / 33.7 km)
  • Atascadero Lake Park (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Sunken Gardens (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Leaning Pine Arboretum (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Santa Rosa Park (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Dallidet Adobe and Gardens (15.1 mi / 24.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Central Coast California

The nearest airport is in San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), located 16.7 mi (26.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is 37 mi (59.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, San Luis Obispo Station, Paso Robles Station and Grover Beach Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Central Coast California?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 4,835 house rentals around Central Coast California. From 375 Cabins to 2,968 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Central Coast California?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Central Coast California. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Los Angeles: 3,846 vacation rentals
  • Venice: 396 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Malibu: 130 vacation rentals
  • Santa Monica: 2,060 vacation rentals
  • Marina del Rey: 817 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Central Coast California! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Central Coast California?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Central Coast California:

  • Los Angeles: 3,846 rentals
  • Santa Monica: 2,060 rentals
  • Marina del Rey: 817 rentals
  • Malibu: 1,379 rentals
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea: 790 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Central Coast California?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Central Coast California are:

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY): 895 home rentals
  • Hollister, CA (HLI-Hollister Municipal): 22 home rentals
  • Visalia Municipal Airport (VIS): 33 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Central Coast California?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Central Coast California. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Venice Beach: 3,173 vacation homes
  • North Beach Campground: 604 vacation homes
  • Santa Monica Pier: 857 vacation homes
  • Carmel Beach: 593 vacation homes
  • Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club: 906 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Central Coast California listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Central Coast California

Los Angeles
3,846 vacation rentals
Santa Monica
2,060 vacation rentals
Marina del Rey
817 vacation rentals
Malibu
1,379 vacation rentals
Carmel-by-the-Sea
790 vacation rentals
Santa Barbara
930 vacation rentals
Pacific Grove
716 vacation rentals
Topanga
1,334 vacation rentals
Monterey
825 vacation rentals
Carmel Valley
470 vacation rentals
Carpinteria
802 vacation rentals
Aptos
726 vacation rentals
San Jose
894 vacation rentals
Ventura
730 vacation rentals
Seaside
917 vacation rentals
Watsonville
739 vacation rentals
Oceano
482 vacation rentals
Mariposa
589 vacation rentals
San Luis Obispo
892 vacation rentals
Paso Robles
745 vacation rentals