The Central California Coast is an incredible destination for a motorhome holiday. Visitors can hire a vehicle in the area and spend as much time as they want touring the stunning 101 mile long San Luis Obispo County Highway 1. The road follows the coast and takes people through beautiful protected landscapes. The location in between San Francisco and Los Angles means there are also plenty of other things to see and do on your trip.
There are plenty of must-see attractions on the Central Coast, including the State Parks in the Big Sur and Hearst Castle. Whether you’re looking for something cultural, historical or energetic you can find it here.
One thing not to be missed is the Lost City of Cecile B. DeMille in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge. Buried in the dunes is a huge film set from 1923 film The Ten Commandments. Parts of the movie were filmed on the site but when the filming was completed the set was dismantled and buried in the dunes. It remained there until the 1980s when film enthusiasts excavated it. The Dunes Centre has artefacts on show that were recovered from the set.
People interested in the environment can also enjoy some unique activities on the Central Coast. These include things like cleaning up beaches, planting trees and citizen science projects. You can get involved with each of these and turn your trip into a learning experience if you wish.
The area is also home to some amazing food and drink. There are many quiet towns on or close to the coast that are home to vineyards because of the climate in the area. Several wineries in the region produce celebrated products that are only made in small batches. Enthusiasts can enjoy the two wine trails in the area and take the chance to sample award winning vintages.
Motorhomes are common in the area and a number of campsites have space for them. The San Simeon State Park is particularly good and can host vehicles up to 35 feet in length. Some companies give visitors the option to arrange motorhome hire in the area and have the vehicle delivered to the campsite if they wish.
If you want a trip with a difference and the freedom of having your accommodation with you, California’s Central Coast could be perfect.