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Central Coast

Central coast california
The Central Coast has some of the most glorious scenery in California, especially Highway 1 from Monterey to Morro Bay. Kids will want to run along sand beaches, scramble over smooth silvery driftwood, spend time being mesmerized by waves breaking on craggy rocks or look out to sea for otters, seals or gray whales. Here the Pacific Ocean is simply majestic.
Central Coast California Photo Album
  Santa Cruz
  Monterey
    Carmel-by-the-Sea
    Point Lobos
  Big Sur
  San Simeon and Cambria - Hearst Castle
  Cayucos
    Morro Bay
 

Pismo Beach

    Santa Barbara
      Tip: The drive down Highway 1 from Monterey to Morro Bay has stellar views of the rugged California coast, white waves crashing on rocks and scenic viewpoints. Many of these viewpoints are little more than turnouts on the narrow two lane highway and too precipitous for little kids to get out and run around, especially the section from Big Sur to San Simeon.
family hotels
Travel for Kids has so many fun things to do on the central coast, but you'll need a fun place to stay.

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels for the central coast, all styles and price ranges, and near to places you'll want to explore:

Santa Cruz family hotels
Monterey family hotels
Carmel family hotels
Cambria & San Simeon family hotels
Santa Barbara family hotels
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