Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Central Coast California

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Central Coast California. Travellers 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 holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday 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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 features

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 centre:

  • 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 there

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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Central Coast California?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,861 holiday lettings around Central Coast California. From 2,806 houses to 362 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Eastern Malibu: 117 holiday homes
  • Los Angeles: 4,008 holiday homes
  • Santa Monica: 2,059 holiday homes
  • Malibu: 1,333 holiday homes
  • Venice Beach: 3,270 holiday homes 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:

  • Los Angeles: 4,008 holiday lettings
  • Santa Monica: 2,059 holiday lettings
  • Malibu: 1,333 holiday lettings
  • Calabasas: 2,596 holiday lettings
  • Seaside: 873 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:

  • Oxnard - Ventura County Airport (OXR): 552 self catering accommodations
  • Santa Maria Pub Cpt G Allan Hancock Airport (SMX): 195 self catering accommodations
  • Meadows Field (BFL): 68 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? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Central Coast California. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Los Angeles: 4,008 holiday rentals
  • Venice Beach: 3,270 holiday rentals
  • California's Great America: 1,127 holiday rentals
  • Santa Monica Pier: 850 holiday rentals
  • Bass Lake: 532 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Central Coast California listed on 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.

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