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Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454, USA
Bask in the beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley, Foxen Canyon Road is not as well-known as Napa & Sonoma; however, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Also, the surrounding area offers a great selection of restaurants and wineries, and my favorite...
801 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454, USA
I am a sucker for old Hollywood. The emotive glamor of the screen stars of Hollywood's golden age never seizes to enchant and impress me. So, when I arrived at the Santa Maria Inn and saw the names of Hollywood icons like Rudolph Valentino, Gloria...
1620 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Santa Barbara was one of our favourite towns on our California road trip. We hadn't really planned to spend any time there because we knew we couldn't afford it - everyone had warned us of the price of food and accommodation in this rich person's...
52801 California State Route 1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
Driving Highway 1 through Big Sur is one of my favorite California experiences. Last year, I made the stunning trip north after visiting my family in Santa Barbara for Thanksgiving. Fall is one of the best times to visit because the cold fog that...
48510 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
With so many great views along the rugged coastline of California's Central Coast, it's hard not to stop at every single one. However, few can compare with this view from Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur. Any meal or cocktail is enhanced when this...
CA-1, San Simeon, CA 93452, USA
These zebras on the San Simeon ranch are the remains of Hearst's last herd of zebra, some of the many exotic animals Hearst once had on his lavish estate. It was so cool to see zebras roaming about on the California coast. You can also see giant...
202 Stage Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060, USA
Duarte’s Tavern in sleepy Pescadero, half way between Santa Cruz and San Francisco, has been serving hungry and thirsty customers since 1894. Pescadero is a one-street town nestled between coastal redwoods and the ocean, with weather worn houses...
Sacramento Ave, St. Louis, MO 63115, USA
Last Fall, we went on a road trip up the California Coast and it was incredible. Stopping whenever we felt the urge, we saw some amazing sites. One spot that I had read about before the trip was the Piedras Blancas Elephant seal rookery and it did...
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