oso flaco

 By Donna Polizzi Keys 2 the Coast has discovered another hidden gem to visit on the California Central Coast. The type of place that thrills you to see that we have protected, preserves and let us see nature at its finest? Visiting Oso Flaco Lake State Park in San Luis Obispo County is a must;…

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Guadalupe Native Garden Guadalupe, CA

 By Donna Polizzi  Did you know the little town of Guadalupe, nestled in the western Santa Maria Valley has a native garden? This adorable little patch of California natives will give you a new-found interest in Botany. With its informational message board containing the “Plant of the Month” every month, and plant labels attached to…

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historic mastani market

Pacific Coast Highway, CA Hwy 1, runs right through downtown Guadalupe, CA  in Santa Barbara County. The downtown area makes you feel like you’re going back in time. Guadalupe was established in 1840 and incorporated on August 3, 1946.  The small city is home to only 7100 residents.  It is a well-known destination for fantastic…

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dunes center guadalupe

If you are looking for a day trip that is unlike any other, head to Guadalupe, California. Guadalupe is a city of roughly 7,500 people, 10 miles east of Santa Maria in Northern Santa Barbara County. Guadalupe is known as the “Gateway to the Dunes, ” and this town is the opposite of a big…

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