Single best day hike in the world. Period. Starting at the beach, you trek into a canyon lined with cacti, followed by riparian woodland and then a magnificent coastal redwood forest. From there, you rise sharply into the broad, open Santa Lucia highlands, with views of the Pacific coast like none...more
Point Lobos is often referred to as the gem of California's State Park System. It is a true coastal treasure, underwater wonderland and easily accessible for day trips. The main activities are hiking, photography/sight-seeing and SCUBA diving. There are a number of trails spread...more
Garrapata is one of California's true coastal wilderness treasures. Just a stone's throw from Point Lobos, widely thought of as the gem of California's State Park System, is this lesser known beauty. Despite their proximity, the two parks share very little in common other than...more
This is by far my favorite Mexican restaurant in Central California. Great food, great drinks and an atmosphere that cannot be beat. I say Mexican, but the only thing Mexican about this place is the menu - and at that they excel - but the decor is a welcoming hodgepodge of automobile memorabilia in an...more
Absolutely love the breakfast egg sandwiches here and will often pick up a dozen bagels while I'm taking one to go. I recommend the "super seed", which is the Bagel Bakery's take on an "everything" bagel!
Great little organic market - has all the probiotic, vegan, whole food and natural products you could want. Fun to even just walk around and check out the products. Like, "vegan mayonnaise" - ok, right on.