California Central Coast

Central Coast

Head out on The Original Road Trip and explore California’s Central Coast—350 miles of the world's most dramatic coastline. This incomparable region stretches from Santa Cruz County, south of the San Francisco Bay Area, to Ventura County just north of Los Angeles. Along the way, you'll pass through Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.
Santa Cruz County Monterey County San Luis Obispo County Santa Barbara County Ventura County
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It’s a Dog’s Life in Santa Cruz Wine Country

It’s a Dog’s Life in Santa Cruz Wine Country

Oh, the carefree life of a winery dog. It ranks high on our list of reincarnation fantasies. Yet in Santa Cruz County, which is home to over a dozen dog-friendly wineries, you needn't wait until the next go-round to enjoy a breezy life of leisure. more »

San Simeon Cove, San Luis Obispo County

Photo Credit: @johnalbertseed
Photo Credit: @johnalbertseed

San Simeon Cove, San Luis Obispo County. Tucked beneath William Randolph Hearst’s famous castle, San Simeon Cove is a jewel of a place with emerald water and ample space for dogs to romp. Off-leash dogs aren’t allowed on adjacent Hearst Memorial State Beach, so if you want to unclip, simply walk a few hundred feet to the right of the pier where signs announced the beach boundary. more »

Mitchell’s Cove, Santa Cruz County

We found a cave! Photo Credit: @phantompoodleparti
We found a cave! Photo Credit: @phantompoodleparti

Mitchell’s Cove, Santa Cruz County. This pretty city beach just off West Cliff Drive allows leashed dogs at any time, while leash-free romping is permitted between sunrise and 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to sunset. more »

The Private Campground Advantage

Photo Credit: @colby_1_kenobi
Photo Credit: @colby_1_kenobi

If pit toilets and DIY tent camping in general aren’t your style, you may find your bliss at one of California’s hundreds of private campgrounds. They range from family-friendly KOAs (Kampgrounds of America), with their swimming pools, playgrounds, camping cabins and dog parks; to luxury “glamping” resorts like AutoCamps in Guerneville and Santa Barbara, where DogTrekkers can overnight in shiny Airstream trailers. And there are many choices in between. more »

Swirl, Sip and Savor at Santa Cruz’s Dog-Friendly Wineries

Bonny Doon Vineyard <br/> Photo Credit: @bonnydoonvineyard
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Photo Credit: @bonnydoonvineyard

First-time visitors to Santa Cruz County usually have beaches in mind. But once they discover wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation, one of the oldest in the state and known primarily for pinot noir and chardonnay, they’ll be herding their four-legged buddies into some of the dozens upon dozens of winery tasting rooms sprinkled throughout the county. DogTrekker.com has rounded many of them up in a wine-trail itinerary heading north to south on Highway 1. more »

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Holiday Tree Walk - Steam Train to Bear Mountain
November 23, 2018 to November 25, 2018

5401 Graham Hill Rd., Felton, California 95018
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Holiday Tree Walk - Steam Train to Bear Mountain
December 1, 2018 to December 2, 2018

5401 Graham Hill Rd., Felton, California 95018
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Holiday Tree Walk - Steam Train to Bear Mountain
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5401 Graham Hill Rd., Felton, California 95018
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Phone: (805) 899-2273

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Monterey, California 93940
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