Owner’s Kurt and Dawn make you feel like family at Vino et Amicis. Old Orcutt is a place to Wine-About. Step out of the hustle, bustle and busyness of life, to enjoy all that Old Orcutt has to offer.  Experience fine, award-winning wine from our world class wine region, or taste delicious food from one…

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Cowgirl Winery Tractor

  If you find yourself wanting to play bocce ball, while sipping a perfectly chilled glass of wine, then Cowgirl Winery in Carmel Valley, is your place. While Carmel-By-The-Sea gets blanketed in fog during summer, a few miles inland, Carmel Valley stays hot, but has plenty of options to cool you down. Whether you want to get chauffeured around on the…

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harmony gazebo

Winding up Highway 1, also known as Pacific Coast Highway, and discovering interesting places with deep history and diversity is one of my favorite things to do.  It’s a natural wonderland. If you haven’t taken a drive up Highway 1 on the California Central Coast, you are in for a huge treat. The scenery is…

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bardot

KEYS 2 THE COAST may have found the best restaurants for brunch, in all of Las Vegas. Considering the options, that’s a big statement. The Bardot Brasserie Restaurant is located inside the Aria Hotel.I stumbled upon it while at a travel conference, with Montecito Village Travel at the Aria and, as soon as I saw it, the beautiful entrance beckoned me to enter.…

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Schooner's Wharf Patio

By Gaby Mendoza Cayucos, California is the perfect place to get away, whether it’s just for the day or for an entire vacation. It has some of the best mom and pop restaurants in the area. Being right on the coast, seafood is one of the town’s specialty tastes. Schooner’s Wharf Restaurant is a favorite…

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Los Alamos Depot Antiques

By Donna Polizzi Keys 2 the Coast exists to share reviews on the best places to wine, dine and explore. If you like antiques, the Los Alamos Depot Antique Mall and Wine Pub at 515 Bell St. is stellar. The Depot Mall was originally a train station back in 1882, on the Central Coast railroad. …

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Hapy 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.,…

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riverbench winery

  By Donna Polizzi  The Santa Maria Valley is surrounded by wildflower-covered mountains, in the heart of the California Central Coast. There is no better place to get away, any day of the week. Santa Maria is a family-friendly city, with everything you need, for a fun-filled vacation destination. Santa Maria and neighboring Old Orcutt…

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napa valley

As a longtime resident of Santa Barbara County, with geographical proximity to delightfully charming towns scattered throughout the Central Coast, I confess to being spoiled. A good friend’s birthday recently took me to the Napa Valley, where we enjoyed the breathtaking countryside, delicious food, sinful pastries and great wine. For those unfamiliar with Napa, allow…

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