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Visiting the Central California Coast | Spring 2015

The weather is right for a stroll along the white sands of Carmel Beach City Park. In fact, it’s very rare the weather isn’t right for a visit to Carmel, Monterey, Salinas and the countless other paradisiacal destinations of the central California coast.

Clean the sand from your toes and take another leisurely stroll through downtown Carmel, where countless restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, wineries, spas, and salons let you bask in the feel of a European village as you walk the quaint streets.

Get a sense of local flavor by embarking on a Carmel-by-the-Sea Downtown Food Tour. This three-hour guided walking tour stops at the town’s most fascinating attractions, letting you taste items from local eateries along the way.

The latest fashion trends will be on display on Easter weekend, when the 2015 Carmel Plaza Spring Fashion Show fills the shopping center’s beautiful garden courtyard with runway models and fashionistas.

Travel south along California State Route 1 to San Simeon and check out Hearst Castle, the former home of legendary newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, which is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and is maintained as a state historic park.

Further south along the coast, residents and visitors of ever-pleasant beach towns like Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, and Morro Bay gather in San Luis Obispo for the 2015 Wine Waves & Beyond festival. Held April 29th through May 3rd, the event is five days of celebrating California’s traditional surfing lifestyle and culture. Sip locally made wines and artisan brews while sampling farm-fresh, seaport-inspired cuisines to the sounds of a variety of live music and other entertainment..

Known for year-round sunshine, prime ocean views, and laid-back luxury, Santa Barbara promises visitors plenty to see and do. Get a sense of local history by embarking on an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Starting from the Santa Barbara Visitors Center on Garden Street, participants form teams and are guided by smartphone as they solve clues which lead them to various points of interest around the city.

Central California Coast Hotel Map

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34 Best Western Hotels
in Central California Coast

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    Casa Grande Inn

    Arroyo Grande

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    Colony Inn

    Atascadero

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    Camarillo Inn

    Camarillo

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    Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites

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    Carmel Bay View Inn

    Carmel

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    Carmel's Town House Lodge

    Carmel-By-The-Sea

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    Carpinteria Inn

    Carpinteria

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    La Posada Motel

    Fillmore

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    Forest Park Inn

    Gilroy

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    South Coast Inn

    Goleta

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    San Benito Inn

    Hollister

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    De Anza Inn

    Monterey

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    Park Crest Inn

    Monterey

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    Monterey Inn

    Monterey

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    Victorian Inn

    Monterey

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    El Rancho

    Morro Bay

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    San Marcos Inn

    Morro Bay

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    Tradewinds

    Morro Bay

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    Oxnard Inn

    Oxnard

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    Black Oak

    Paso Robles

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    Shore Cliff Lodge

    Pismo Beach

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    Salinas Valley Inn & Suites

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    Salinas Monterey Hotel

    Salinas

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    Royal Oak Hotel

    San Luis Obispo

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    Somerset Inn

    San Luis Obispo

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    Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

    San Simeon

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    Beachside Inn

    Santa Barbara

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    Encina Lodge & Suites

    Santa Barbara

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    Pepper Tree Inn

    Santa Barbara

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    Inn

    Santa Cruz

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    All Suites Inn

    Santa Cruz

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    Big America

    Santa Maria

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    Inn of Ventura

    Ventura

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    Rose Garden Inn

    Watsonville

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Central California Coast Events

June 2015

June 6, 2015
2015 Morro Bay Music Festival

This family-friendly event showcases an afternoon's worth of talented local musicians, craft beers, arts and craft vendors, and more at Timberland Park in Morro Bay. The event begins at 11 a.m.

June 19 - 21, 2015
Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade

More than a thousand costumed participates parade down State Street in Santa Barbara in mid-summer.

June 26 - 28, 2015
Woodies on the Wharf

Northern California's largest woodie show features over 200 classic wood bodies cars on the Santa Cruz Wharf.

July 2015

July 4, 2015
2015 Fourth of July in the Village

Join Arroyo Grande residents as they celebrate our nation's independence with the 4th of July at the Rotary Bandstand's Village Band Concert. The event begins at 1 p.m. and will also feature treats, beverages, and food.

August 2015

August 10 - 16, 2015
Monterey Car Week & Concours D'Elegance

The world-famous Monterey Car Week takes over the whole town. Don't miss car shows and famous rallies, like the Concours D'Elegance.

August 5 - 9, 2015
Old Spanish Days Fiesta

Santa Barbara's signature summer event gets underway as thousands of visitors celebrate the city's Spanish history.

September 2015

September 20, 2015
A Taste of Downtown & Art de Tiza

Enjoy this annual Paso Robles walk around downtown and taste dishes from over 35 local restaurants.

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