California’s North Coast boasts miles and miles of wide-open beaches that offer a contrast to the crowded coastlines farther south. Even in the summer, they are windswept, edged with redwood trees, and dotted with dramatic cliffs and rocky coves. This region also has many natural inland lakes that make for cool dips on hot summer days.
Find the perfect balance between urban and rural on California’s Central Coast. Artist enclaves in Carmel and Big Sur, celebrity residents, world-class resorts, an emerging wine region and a castle are part of the attraction, yet the atmosphere is relaxed and casual as you make your way along scenic Highway One from Monterey to Santa Barbara. Wildlife refuges, state parks and beaches inspire rambling hikes along the way. From the wet winter/dry summer climes and craggy cliffs of Big Sur to the miles and miles of gently sloping, clean sand of year-round sunny Santa Barbara, the beaches of the Central Coast represent the huge variety of terrain you’ll find along the Pacific coast. Take a stroll and you’re liable to find surfers, Frisbee dogs, picnics, tide pools and even a sea lion if you’re lucky.
California beach culture is alive and well in San Diego. For locals, it’s a way of life. The area’s undeveloped beaches give you an idea of what Southern California’s coast must have looked like when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo first set eyes on it in 1542. At the other end of the spectrum, Pacific Beach is the place to see and be seen. As if San Diego's 70 miles of coastline and reliably sunny weather weren't enough, the city is also home to museums, a world-renowned zoo, theme parks, famous golf courses, and a lively theater scene, as well as great food, shopping and nightlife in the historic downtown quarter.
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