The Central Coast of California is a beautiful area for a holiday, with a rocky coastline and great surfing beaches. The views over the Pacific Ocean are exceptional and inland are mountainous areas and gently rolling hills. There are even patches of desert terrain. The national parks teem with wildlife and the wine regions and pretty seaside towns attract many visitors.
Ventura is known for beautiful beaches, mountains and fertile agricultural areas with small towns. Visit the San Luis Obispo region for vintage beach towns and fantastic wine estates. San Luis Obispo has an historic downtown and along the north coast you will find wild unspoilt beaches and Hearst Castle built for William Randolph Hearst.