Tag: Beach Towns

Avila Beach Photos and First Impressions

Avila Beach, California - View of the beach and rugged cliffs surrounding Avila Beach.Avila Beach is a jewel of the California Central Coast. It is hidden in the San Luis Obispo Bay and if you don’t go there on purpose, you will never see it. Avila Beach is well hidden from the 101 freeway by a beautiful forest and some very tall hills. These hills provide amazing views of the ocean and of San Luis Obispo Bay.

First Impressions & Photos of Pismo Beach California

Pismo Beach, California - View of the city of Pismo Beach from the beach itself.Pismo Beach is one of those hidden tourist jewels that is within easy reach but bypassed many times by tourists. The California coast is just beautiful off the 101 freeway in the Pismo Beach area. The fact that many larger tourist attractions like San Luis Obisbo and Hearst Castle are so close, most tourists just pass by Pismo Beach on their way up north. What a mistake! Pismo Beach is just an amazing stop even if you have only few hours to spare. Pretty soon I'll post my detailed Pismo Beach travel guide, but for now enjoy more pictures from Pismo Beach.

A Charming Santa Barbara Walking Tour

Santa Barbara, CaliforniaSanta Barbara, California is the setting for many movies and soap operas. Beautiful beaches, rich people, movie stars and lots and lots of shopping. No wonder, Santa Barbara has become a real tourist attraction especially during the weekends. It is very rare for American cities to cater to the weekend traveler and the tourist, but Santa Barbara has made tourism a priority and it has become a delightful destination. Come along with me on a beautiful Santa Barbara walking tour.

7 Best Things to Do in Monterey (with map)

Jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium.Monterey is my favorite California beach town. Then entire Monterey Bay peninsula is absolutely gorgeous to visit, and actually visit slowly. In addition to gorgeous scenery, Monterey is one of the oldest towns in California dating to the old Spanish days. So, come along with me as we explore the best things to do in Monterey California.

2 Must See Places in Big Sur

Big Sur, California - Point Sur Lighthouse thumbnailBig Sur is an area on the coast of California, roughly in between San Simeon to the south and the little town of Big Sur to the north. It is not clearly defined and many people refer to different places when talking about Big Sur. Some talk about the Point Sur light house while some talk about the Julia Pfeiffer Burns park. Regardless of the proper definition of Big Sur, this area of the California Coast boasts some breathtaking views of the Pacific coast.

7 Best Things to Do in Malibu California (with maps)

Malibu, California - Malibu PierIf you’re visiting California you must’ve heard of Malibu…stars, expensive homes, beaches…just beautiful. But what is there to visit besides beaches? Are there any other tourist spots? I found two…actually two in one. The Malibu Lagoon Park…beautiful beach, surfers, lots of wildlife and the beautiful Adamson House…talk about attraction concentration!