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17-Mile Drive

17 Mile Dr. • Pebble Beach, CA

Tour the 17-Mile Drive—preferably in a convertible—around the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links, ogling fantasy... More

Adventures by the Sea

299 Cannery Row • Monterey, CA

Take a kayak tour ($50) of the bay from Cannery Row.... More

Bay Tree Bookstore

1156 High St. • Santa Cruz, CA

The University of California at Santa Cruz mascot, the banan slug, adorns hats, mugs, t-shirts,... More

Berry Creek Falls Trail

21600 Big Basin Hwy. Big Basin Redwoods State Park • Boulder Creek, CA

Although the 12-mile trail takes about six hours, moderate hikers can easily handle it (pick... More

bonny doon vineyard

328 Ingalls St. • Santa Cruz, CA

Buzzard's Roost

Hwy. 1 • Pfeiffer Ridge, CA

The hike through Big Sur is challenging with lots of switchbacks. ... More

Cannery Row

124 David Ave. • Monterey, CA

The old canneries made famous by John Steinbeck are now filled with shops, restaurants, and... More

Clautiere Vineyard

1340 Penman Springs Rd. • Paso Robles, CA

Don’t miss this out-of-the-way (and out-of-the-ordinary) vineyard, which specializes in Rhône Valley varietals (think Grenache... More

Clos LaChance Winery

1 Hummingbird Ln. • San Martin, CA

CordeValle Golf Course

1 CordeValle Club Dr. • San Martin, CA

Cottage of Sweets

Ocean Ave. between Monte Verde and Lincoln St. • Carmel, CA

The old-time candy shop is a sweet-lover's inspiration. ... More


420 Water St. • Santa Cruz, CA

Garlic Festival

Christmas Hill Park • Gilroy, CA

That they serve garlic ice cream is no surprise in the garlic capital of the... More

Giant Dipper

400 Beach St. • Santa Cruz, CA

Along with a sparkling strand and a gently honky-tonk wharf, Santa Cruz has a boardwalk... More

Green Acres Lavender Farm

8865 San Gabriel Rd. • Atascadero, CA

Aromatic soaps and sachets are for sale here.... More

Hearst Castle

750 Hearst Castle Rd. • San Simeon, CA

Set aside time to visit the vast Hearst Castle, the newspaper magnate's fanciful Shangri-la. Perched... More

Hearst San Simeon State Park

750 Hearst Castle Rd. • San Simeon, CA

Henry Miller Memorial Library

48603 Hwy. 1 • Big Sur, CA

Jan de Luz

Delores St. Between Ocean & 7th Aves. • Carmel, CA

Poke into this charming shop for exquisite French antiques and linens.... More

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

47225 California 1 • Big Sur, CA

McWay Falls Overlook delivers views of an 80-foot waterfall pouring into the ocean. ... More

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