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Authentic Chinese Cuisine – Santa Maria, CA

By Donna Polizzi I have been to countless Chinese Restaurants throughout the years. Many of them good. When it comes to authentic Chinese cuisine, the North China Restaurant, located at 113 N. Broadway, stands above the rest and is a Keys 2 the Coast favorite. Let’s just say it’s a good thing they have an…

Your Exotic Beach Bucket List – from Montecito Village Travel

From Montecito Village Travel CALICA, MEXICO At Imanta Resort you can begin your day with a private yoga lesson held in the Observatorio. Featuring 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and the lush Sierra de Vallejo jungle, you will surely be inspired and restored. You can relax on the beach or for the more adventurous,…

New Things are Brewing in Old Orcutt…and it’s a “Blast”!

By Pam Adkisson Some exciting changes are afoot just in time for summer in Old Town Orcutt. About an hour north of Santa Barbara, and 35 minutes south of San Luis Obispo, this small town enclave is experiencing a renaissance, yet maintains its small–town spirit. This month, Rooney‘s Irish Pub will become Blast Brewery at…

What’s new at the Monterey Bay Aquarium?

By Donna Polizzi Monterey is less than one hour south of Santa Cruz and four hours North of Santa Barbara. Keys 2 the Coast highly recommends that everyone visit the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is one of the top things to do in Monterey and it will be a memorable experience for all ages.…

Pfeiffer State Beach – Big Sur, CA

By Courtney Hitchcock One of the best drives on the California Central Coast is through Big Sur. Deep gorges, cut through rugged mountains and pine forests that extend to the edge of sandy beaches. Cascading waterfalls, plunging into the sea below, are a glorious sight to see. California’s Central Coast is beyond compare in natural…

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Every Hour is Happy Hour At the Happy Bistro in Pismo Beach, CA

By Gaby Mendoza Hapy Bistro in Pismo Beach is a Keys 2 the Coast favorite place to wine, dine and explore on the California Central Coast. Many people might walk or drive by the restaurant, without realizing what a gem of a dining experience that exists in the strip mall at 821 Oak Park Blvd.,…

RADISSON HOTEL – SANTA MARIA, CA

Chances are if you’ve arrived at an airport in most major cities throughout the United States, you’ll find a Radisson Hotel. Santa Maria is no exception. The Radisson in Santa Maria is situated on the Santa Maria Airport’s airfield. This makes the Radisson ideal for the recreational flyer but perhaps especially for the corporate flyer.…

Pirates Cove – Avila Beach, CA

By Donna Polizzi The California Central Coast offers some of the best views and hiking trails on the Pacific coastline and Pirate’s Cove is one of those places. More and more visitors are becoming aware of this nature lover’s paradise, in San Luis Obispo County. Wedged between Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, Pirate’s Cove is…

The Garden Mediterranean Restaurant and Cafe, A New Flavor in Town – Santa Maria, CA

By Gaby Mendoza So many culturally different restaurants are popping up on the Central Coast and all of them aspire to become some of the best restaurants in the area. A lovely, Mediterranean style restaurant, definitely qualifies to be in that category. The Garden Mediterranean Restaurant and Café, is making a name for itself in…

El Otro Lado in Panama- Where luxury meets the Jungle

By Donna Polizzi Is your passport valid? Now that’s a question that peaks interest. I believe that life is good, but it gets better with perspective from a 30,000-foot view from an airplane window, on the way to paradise. For sanity sake, we all need to get up and away on occasion, to clear our…

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A picnic and a glimpse of California history at La Purisima Mission – Lompoc, CA

By Gaby Mendoza Who would have thought that one of the California Spanish missions along the coast would be the perfect place to spend a warm sunny day?   La Purisima is a big beautiful mission. Perfect for picnics and exploring.  As soon as you pull into the parking lot expect to be confused as…

The Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Center is a tiny natural history museum with BIG plans!

By Donna Polizzi Doug Jenzen, the Executive Director of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, received a call from community leader Susan Righetti, to share her plan to donate the Historic Far Western Tavern building. The building will become the home of the new Dunes Center. This call was the catalyst to rolling out the plans for…