Santa Barbara Mission

The Santa Barbara Mission was established on the Feast of Saint Barbara, December 4, 1786 and was the tenth of twenty-one California Missions to be founded by the Spanish Franciscans. More than 200 years later, the Mission continues to be the chief cultural and historic landmark in the city of Santa Barbara. Home to a […]

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Malibu

The Pacific Coast highway through Malibu will lead you through wealthy oceanside communities. There are a few beaches along the route popular with Angelenos, including Zuma Beach. […]

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William R Hearst State Beach

William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach is located near the historic town of San Simeon along California State Route 1, in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. It is named for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951), whose family is closely associated with the area. […]

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Cerro Cabrillo Trail

Just southwest of Black Hill is this alternative hike. Five times the elevation change makes for more strenuous hiking but more extensive views! For a more easy-going hike, try the Black Hill trail. […]

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Black Hill (Morro Bay)

For a good view over Morro Bay and the rock, make the hike up Black Hill. From the carpark, the elevation gain only around 60m (190 feet), so you can do it in 20 minutes. For a nearby, more strenous hike, check out the Cerro Cabrillo Trail. […]

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Morro Rock

The lava plug of a long extinct volcano, Morro Rock is the bay’s most distinctive feature. There is parking (and a popular surfing spot) at the base. The rock is sacred to Native Americans. […]

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo (or SLO) – located at an approximate halfway point between Los Angeles and San Francisco – is a prosperous, laid back down with a distinctive coastal Californian vibe. The town’s key sight is Mission San Luis Obispo, accessed from the pedestrian-only segment of Monterey St, just off Chorro St. […]

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