Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur, California

Bixby Bridge: Visiting the Breathtaking Big Sur Icon!

Bixby Bridge (or Bixby Creek Bridge) is one of the most popular stops along the famous Big Sur coast in Central California. And deservedly so! The handsome bridge is an engineering marvel. But it is also a dramatic sight as it straddles the canyon carved by Bixby Creek, with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Santa Lucia Mountains … Read More

Visiting Mission san Luis Obispo de Tolosa is one of the best things to do in SLO

20 Best Things to Do in San Luis Obispo, California!

San Luis Obispo is one of the most fun Central California destinations you can visit. There are many things you can do in San Luis Obispo, but it is also close to other must-visit attractions on the Central Coast. Known for its lively downtown, historic Spanish mission, hiking trails, museums and art galleries, great eateries, and wine and craft beer … Read More

Visiting Natural Bridge State Beach is one of the best things to do in Santa Cruz, California

30+ Seriously Exciting Things to Do in Santa Cruz, California!

Santa Cruz is known as a surfers’ paradise, but there are so many other exciting things to do in Santa Cruz (and nearby!) that you’ll definitely want to include it on your California itinerary, whether or not you love to surf! With an enviable location on California’s scenic Central Coast, Santa Cruz boasts many beautiful beaches, state parks with redwood … Read More

Pacific Grove California

17 Perfect Things to Do in Pacific Grove, California

Charming Pacific Grove, located in Monterey Bay, makes for a wonderful getaway, for a day, a weekend, or more. It has a spectacular setting along the Pacific Ocean, a quaint downtown, and plenty of fun things to do. Pacific Grove is known for its monarch butterfly grove, its many historic homes, some of which date back to the 19th century, … Read More

A view of Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey California

26 Exciting Things to Do in Monterey, California!

Considering a trip to Monterey? Whether it’s just the city you plan to visit, or the Monterey Peninsula as a whole, you will find a wealth of recreational opportunities to enjoy. With one of the most diverse marine environments on the planet, Monterey is famous for its whale watching, which you can do year round, and for the Monterey Bay … Read More

Pismo Beach California

27 Best Things to Do in Pismo Beach, California (+ Where to Stay and Eat!)

If you are looking for things to do in Pismo Beach, prepare to be spoiled for choice! With miles of sandy beach perfect for taking in the colorful sunsets, and an abundance of fun things to do, Pismo Beach makes for an enticing vacation spot. Pismo Beach styles itself the “clam capital of the world,” and you can dig for … Read More

Things to Do in Cambria California

14 Best Things to Do in Cambria, California: Stay, Play, and Eat!

Charming Cambria is one of our most favorite Central California Coast destinations. There are plenty of fun things to do in Cambria, (and around Cambria), to keep you engaged, but it’s also the perfect place to just unwind and relax. Located along California Highway 1, about four hours by road from either San Francisco or Los Angeles, Cambria makes for … Read More

Beautiful Solvang in the Santa Ynez Valley of California

17 Fun Things to Do in Solvang, California

If you are looking for things to do in Solvang, the “Danish Capital of America,” you will be spoiled for choice! The charming Village of Solvang is worth visiting for its striking Danish architecture, numerous wine tasting rooms, and bakeries offering authentic Danish treats. Planning a weekend in Santa Barbara? Consider adding a day trip to Solvang! Located in the … Read More

Big Sur Attractions

23 Big Sur Attractions You Must Not Miss (+ Map to Find Them!)

Looking for the best things to do on California’s famed Big Sur coast? There are many iconic Big Sur attractions you absolutely cannot miss on this bucket-list drive, from hikes to historical sites and waterfalls to wonderful views. Running from Carmel in the north to San Simeon in the south, the Big Sur coastline is 90 miles of unsurpassed natural … Read More

Harmony, CA, is a fun place to visit on California's Central Coast

8 Fun Things to Do in Harmony, CA

Wondering what to do in Harmony, California? The tiny town along the Central California Coast is worth visiting for wine tasting, artsy shopping, and nearby hiking with ocean views. Harmony is just a little over two acres in size. It is located between Cambria and Morro Bay along scenic California Highway 1. Look for the sign that says: “Harmony Pop … Read More