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.


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.

Where to stay around Central Coast California, US?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,937 vacation rentals near Central Coast California. From 3,022 Houses to 417 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Central Coast California for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

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 Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Malibu: 2,254 vacation rentals
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea: 839 vacation rentals
  • Big Sur: 267 vacation rentals
  • Paso Robles: 724 vacation rentals
  • Venice Beach: 5,595 vacation rentals

And Vrbo 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 traveling 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:

  • Malibu: 2,254 rentals
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea: 839 rentals
  • Big Sur: 267 rentals
  • Paso Robles: 724 rentals
  • Morro Bay: 505 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 traveling 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 vacation rentals in Central Coast California are:

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal): 866 vacation rentals
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA): 164 vacation rentals
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview): 709 vacation 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 holidays in Central Coast California?

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

  • Venice Beach: 5,595 rentals
  • Santa Monica Pier: 1,687 rentals
  • Silver Strand Beach: 537 rentals
  • Capitola Beach: 876 rentals
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: 520 rentals

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

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