Central California

Central California has something for everyone. On the western side, we have the Central Coast with the epic Big Sur coast to wine tasting, hiking, historic Missions and chill beach time.

And on the eastern side, we’ve got Yosemite, and the fantastic scenery of the Eastern Sierra.

Get some itinerary ideas with our guide to doing Big Sur, visiting Yosemite in the winter, road tripping SF to Yosemite and roadtripping down Highway 395.

We also have tons of travel ideas for the Central Coast, like fun things to do in Paso Robles, wine tasting in Pismo Beach and beachcombing in Pismo.

Here’s the full archive:

Dinosaur Cove Cove Shell Beach Pismo, with beach and tree.

9 Sandtastic Beaches Near Pismo Beach

Find the best beaches near Pismo Beach. Get ideas for a good long stroll, dog-friendly beaches, fun for kids, quiet coves and sand dune reserves in and around Pismo.