Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Central Coast California

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Central Coast California. Travelers to this walkable city praise the beaches, seaside and aquarium. For a bit of culture, visit Estrella Warbirds Museum, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum or Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Central Coast California

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Central Coast California has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Chalk Mountain Golf Course (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Hidden Oak Winery (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Pozo Saloon (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Charles Paddock Zoo (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Cass Winery (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Wild Horse Winery (13 mi / 21 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Central Coast California

Central Coast California is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Central Coast California is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Morro Bay State Park (20.9 mi / 33.7 km)
  • Atascadero Lake Park (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Sunken Gardens (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Leaning Pine Arboretum (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Santa Rosa Park (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Dallidet Adobe and Gardens (15.1 mi / 24.2 km)

How to get to and around Central Coast California

The nearest airport is in San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), located 16.7 mi (26.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), which is 37 mi (59.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, San Luis Obispo Station, Paso Robles Station and Grover Beach Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Central Coast California?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,015 holiday lettings near Central Coast California. From 3,068 Houses to 408 Cottages, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Central Coast California area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Central Coast California?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Central Coast California. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Santa Clarita: 4,538 holiday homes
  • San Luis Obispo: 936 holiday homes
  • Malibu: 2,384 holiday homes
  • Half Moon Bay: 423 holiday homes
  • Carpinteria: 817 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Central Coast California! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Central Coast California?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Central Coast California with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Santa Clarita: 4,538 holiday lettings
  • San Luis Obispo: 936 holiday lettings
  • Malibu: 2,384 holiday lettings
  • Half Moon Bay: 423 holiday lettings
  • Carpinteria: 817 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Central Coast California?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Central Coast California are:

  • Van Nuys Airport (VNY): 5,289 self catering accommodations
  • San Luis County Regional Airport (SBP): 871 self catering accommodations
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY): 959 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Central Coast California?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Central Coast California. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Our Place Playground: 138 holiday rentals
  • Golf Course at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa: 657 holiday rentals
  • Gravity Garden: 868 holiday rentals
  • Hume Lake: 31 holiday rentals
  • Ventura County Fairgrounds: 724 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Central Coast California listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Central Coast California

Santa Clarita
4,538 holiday rentals
San Luis Obispo
936 holiday rentals
2,384 holiday rentals
Half Moon Bay
423 holiday rentals
817 holiday rentals
Los Angeles
6,731 holiday rentals
Santa Barbara
925 holiday rentals
Lake Nacimiento
722 holiday rentals
Big Sur
286 holiday rentals
San Jose
865 holiday rentals
855 holiday rentals
Morgan Hill
583 holiday rentals
552 holiday rentals
Los Altos
602 holiday rentals
363 holiday rentals
Mountain View
767 holiday rentals
1,032 holiday rentals
Pacific Grove
790 holiday rentals
Live Oak
618 holiday rentals
Channel Islands Beach
424 holiday rentals