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Researching your Central Coast trip

A resource guide from Ojai to Morro Bay

November 14, 2010
  • Enjoying the Santa Barbara coastline is one of the many pleasures of taking a trip up California's Central Coast region.
Enjoying the Santa Barbara coastline is one of the many pleasures of taking… (Bill Zeldis )

OJAI VISITORS BUREAU
888.OJAI.NOW (888.652.4669)
www.ojaibound.com

Set apart like the mythical paradise of Shangri-La, Ojai offers a place to unplug, relax and connect with real life. It's a place where "one of a kind" takes on new meaning: No chain stores or malls can be found. Instead, you'll discover a picturesque village lined with boutiques, bistros, galleries and gift shops — a great place for holiday shopping. Escape to Ojai and discover a city renowned for its cozy B&Bs and pampering spas —  truly paradise!

SANTA BARBARA CONFERENCE & VISITORS BUREAU AND FILM COMMISSION
800.676.1266; 805.966.9222
www.SantaBarbaraCA.com

Plan your winter vacation trip at SantaBarbaraCA.com where you can enjoy a virtual taste of the Santa Barbara lifestyle. Here you can find special offers, an event calendar, insider tips on the SB Post blog, itineraries and maps. Request complimentary copies of Santa Barbara: The Magazine for Visitors and Sip & Savor, a culinary guide.

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY VISITORS ASSN.
800.742.2843
www.SantaYnezValleyVisit.com

In the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara's wine country, located two hours from L.A., visitors not only savor wine tasting, but also enjoy biking, boating, fishing, golfing, hiking and horseback riding. Discover all there is to explore in the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as where to stay and dine in this heart of the wine country, in the free 2010 Solvang & Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Guide at www.SantaYnezValleyVisit.com.

HOTEL CORQUE
400 Alisal Road, Solvang
800.624.5572
www.hotelcorque.com

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, Hotel Corque is just a two-hour drive from Los Angeles but worlds away from the demands of city life. This modern, elegant boutique hotel exudes the natural beauty of the wine country. Hotel Corque has 122 spacious guest rooms, including 16 specialty suites and a luxurious 1,200-square-foot Chairman's Suite. The hotel is located in Solvang, close to award-winning wineries, wine-tasting rooms and delicious cuisine. Next door is Root 246, Hotel Corque's sister restaurant. The farm-to-table fresh menu is overseen by celebrated chef Bradley Ogden, who was described by one reviewer as "one of this country's great American chefs."

PISMO BEACH CONFERENCE & VISITORS BUREAU
800.443.7778
www.ClassicCalifornia.com/LAT

Take romantic strolls along uncrowded beaches. Watch sunsets from the boardwalk and promenade. Visit the Monarch butterfly grove and fabulous area wineries. Shop in boutiques or the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets. These are some of the options when visiting Pismo Beach. Looking for a more active vacation? Pismo also offers year-round golf, four-wheel ATV sand-dune adventures, horseback riding, surfing, body boarding and fishing from a 1,200-foot pier. Savor wonderful restaurants and accommodations for every budget. Sun, sand and surf ... it's all here in Pismo Beach!

MORRO BAY LODGING AND TOURISM ALLIANCE
800.231.0592
www.morrobay.org

Discover your better nature in Morro Bay. Enjoy ocean-side golf, sailing, hiking, birding, whale watching and miles of unspoiled beaches. Relax in a friendly atmosphere offering an abundance of shopping, dining, art galleries and affordable accommodations. A short drive away. you'll find world-class wineries and spectacular Hearst Castle. Discover Morro Bay, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on scenic Highway 1.

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