Stretching from Santa Cruz County in the North to Ventura County in the South, the Central Coast region of California is divided into four distinct regions - Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Monterey Bay - offering visitors myriad experiences from miles of rocky shoreline to sandy beaches to mountains and valleys. Each of the four regions has busy and thriving wine industries and quaint towns known for their classic architecture, history, and contemporary dining and shopping. For those who love the outdoors, the Central Coast has it all including surfing, kayaking, biking, and fishing. Foodies can also enjoy everything from fresh seafood in the harbor towns to barbeque and farmers’ markets with local seasonal bounty. A host of exciting events including parades, food and wine festivals, and outdoor events, draw visitors from around the world.