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By: Central Coast Tourism Council
Highway 1
This is the perfect drive! Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway and see the beauty offered by the Central Coast.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz

Don’t miss this seaside amusement park’s two National Historic Landmarks, the 1924 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster, and the 1911 Looff Carousel.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seahorses

With tails like monkeys, heads like horses and pouches like kangaroos, seahorses and their kin continue to delight young and old in the special exhibition, "The Secret Lives of Seahorses." For 25 years the Monterey Bay Aquarium has been amusing and educating with rotating exhibits like this one.
Hearst Castle
San Simeon in San Luis Obispo County

A "must-see" for all visitors to the Central Coast. Once the impressive private estate of art collector and publisher W.R. Hearst, today it is open to the public for tours. Fabulous art, architecture and gardens are certain to delight any visitor.
Channel Islands

Santa Barbara and Ventura both provide access to the Channel Islands. This group of five islands provides hours of outdoor fun, including whale watching (you may even see blue whales during the summer time), kayaking, diving, and hiking.
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