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Keys 2 the Coast.com offers first-hand details about the best places to wine, dine explore and more, on the California Central Coast and beyond. Our experience and honest recommendations save you time and money.
Unwind and explore the natural beauty of the Central Coast’s beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountains, dunes, lakes and caves. Stay at Keys 2 the Coast’s favorite hotels and eat at our favorite restaurants.
Our mission is to find hidden gems and share secrets about this fascinating region. We will tell you our favorite places to eat. Did you know, there’s a Mexican restaurant in Shell Beach that has the best fish and chips on the California Central Coast? Would you find it interesting to know the shenanigans that went on at Hearst Castle, back in the day?
Looking for adventure? Try zip lining over a beautiful vineyard. Experience the exhilaration of flying on a zip line, hundreds of feet above the ground? Visiting private guest ranches, sip delicious cocktails or craft beers on rooftop bars overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s no secret that the California Central Coast has become a world-renowned wine region. Keys 2 the Coast tells you all about our favorite wineries in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Did you know… in Paso Robles there are hundreds of award-winning wineries? We know of one that also has gardens that are graced with sky-high, marble sculptures. Keys 2 the Coast.com is the place to get the inside track on interesting places, like a winery with peacocks, ostrich farms, the Oceano Nipomo Dunes Center to see the Sphinx, California Missions, farmers markets, or have you ever experienced a salt cave? Keys 2 the Coast will also help you plan your dream vacation. How about Panama? Or a luxury cruise to Alaska or Italy, France and Spain? From Catalina Island to the Netherlands, Where do you want to go? Keys2theCoast partners with Montecito Village Travel to help you book your vacation of a lifetime.Refresh, reconnect and let your adventure begin!
Santa Barbara has its fair share of spectacular hotels, that’s for sure, but there’s just something about sleeping under the stars. The crickets chirping, waves breaking on the shore, and that rustling in the woods which is probably just a rabbit but definitely sounds like a bear ― it’s the perfect recipe for some much-needed…Read More
Located off Highway 246 lies an inviting 110 acres of lush vineyard and beautiful countryside, enticing guests into the exciting Babcock Winery and Vineyards. Owned and run by partners Bryan Babcock and his wife, Lisa, the Babcock Winery and Vineyard offers their gusts a unique wine tasting experience, all in the comfort of an effortlessly…Read More
Strolling down the street in Old Orcutt recently, I caught a whiff of amazing, soothing aromas, wafting from a storefront and I had to pop inside! The owner of Parable Candle Company, Elaine, greeted me warmly and invited me in…and what a delight! Lovingly hand-poured, aromatic candles, homemade gourmet and luxurious soaps, lotions and bath…Read More
Located on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard and Winery is a beautiful sight to visit and wine taste some of Santa Barbara’s best wines. Nestled inside a 78-acre canyon filled with cottonwood trees, Cottonwood Canyon is a peaceful place to sit and enjoy a glass a wine, while looking out across this gorgeous property and the valley beyond.…Read More
Enter a world where wine and art collide at the Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden in Paso Robles, California. Family owned and run, the Frankel family have put their heart and soul into giving visitors a world-class experience, offering exclusive wine tastings alongside views of ornately made sculptures from local artists. This breathtaking combination of…Read More
Keys 2 the Coast recently discovered a fantastic hideaway that is the perfect place to stay in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. The tiny town of Santa Ynez, population 4,418, the is in the midst of wine country, 51 miles north of Santa Barbara and 65 miles south of San Luis Obispo. The…Read More
Where is the best place to stay and have fun in Solvang? There are so many options, but recently, Keys 2 the Coast set out to explore Solvang and enjoy one night of fun, good food and a change of scenery. Solvang, in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, is always a delightful place to visit for a quick getaway. If you want to check out the numerous wineries and tasting…Read More
San Luis Obispo is the happiest city in America. San Luis Obispo is nestled in between the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains. This beautiful town has the friendliest atmosphere with so many fun things to do. Pismo Beach and Avila Beach are two nearby beautiful beaches where you can enjoy some great surf and…Read More