This is your source for central California attractions. Click a marker on the map to discover a destination or attraction. Then click “Details” to get more information on the attraction.
Central California features many incredible regions and sights. Among the attractions listed on our central California Attractions Map are the world’s biggest trees in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks; the most stunning golf courses along the Pebble Beach & Monterey coast; San Francisco, the incredible wine regions of Sonoma and Napa valley, Big Sur, the Russian River Valley, Salinas Valley, Yosemite National Park, and a portion of Gold Country.
Some of the most beautiful central California attractions are its beaches. This area boasts some of the best beaches in the U.S., and certainly on the West Coast. These are not like the crowded beaches of Los Angeles, here you will find miles of white sand, uncrowded, untouched ― and unbelievably scenic. Visitors can find a wide spectrum of options, including family-friendly beaches, pet-friendly beaches, and beaches for sunbathing, beach combing, wildlife viewing, surfing, and tide pooling. Some of the best are Cuyogos State Beach, Los Osos’s Sandspit Beach, and Oceana Dunes Beach.
There are so many great attractions in central California. Maybe you’ve already decided to visit Yosemite National Park, the Big Sur, Napa valley or San Francisco? You can find suggested itineraries for all of these destinations under the Itineraries menu selection of our site.