The Central Coast

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Central Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. El Paseo

    Shopping Neighborhoods

    Wine-tasting rooms, shops, art galleries, and studios share the courtyard and gardens of this historic arcade. ...Read More

  • 2. State Street

    Shopping Neighborhoods

    Between Cabrillo Boulevard and Sola Street, State Street is a shopper's paradise. Chic malls, quirky storefronts, antiques emporia, elegant...Read More

  • 3. Book Den


    Bibliophiles have browsed for new, used, and out-of-print books at this independent shop since 1933. ...Read More

  • 4. Channel Islands Surfboards


    Come here for top-of-the-line surfboards and the latest in California beachwear, sandals, and accessories. ...Read More

  • 5. Chaucer's Bookstore


    This well-stocked independent shop is a favorite of many locals. ...Read More

  • 6. DIANI


    This upscale, European-style women's boutique dresses clients in designer clothing from around the world. Sibling shoe and home-and-garden shops...Read More

  • 7. Higuera Street

    Shopping Neighborhoods

    Many of San Luis Obispo's locally owned and operated shops cluster around downtown's Higuera Street in the blocks east of the mission. Also...Read More

  • 8. Santa Barbara Public Market


    A dozen food and beverage vendors occupy this spacious arts district galleria. Stock up on olive oils, vinegars, and other gourmet goodies;...Read More

  • 9. Summerland

    Shopping Neighborhoods

    Serious antiques hunters head southeast of Santa Barbara to Summerland, which is full of shops and markets. Several good ones are along Lillie...Read More

  • 10. Surf N Wear's Beach House


    This shop carries surf clothing, gear, and collectibles; it's also the home of Santa Barbara Surf Shop and the exclusive local dealer of Surfboards...Read More

  • 11. Wendy Foster


    This store sells casual-chic women's fashions. ...Read More

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