The holiday season is the perfect excuse to get together with family, indulge in delicious food, and acknowledge all that we are grateful for. However, these meaningful holiday traditions are often sacrificed as holidays become more about stores and less about appreciating the outdoors.
California’s central coast is a hidden gem, situated perfectly between the big city meccas of Los Angeles (to the south) and San Francisco (to the north). Full of small-town charm, the central coast is home to some of the state’s most beautiful beaches, most highly sought-after wine, unique coastal towns—and plenty of reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving season.
This weekend, the entire town of Paso Robles will be hosting the Paderewski Festival, a four-day music festival celebrating the legacy of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, world-renowned pianist, composer, politician, and Polish patriot. You might be wondering why Paso Robles devotes an entire weekend to a Polish pianist, and the answer is this: Ignacy Paderewski became one of the most famous individuals to take up residence in charming Paso Robles, California.
October is the time for all things pumpkin! With a pumpkin patch in nearly every city and town within the county lines, California’s Central Coast is a pumpkin-lover’s paradise. Check out our guide to the best pumpkin patches around for a day of family fun!
Back in the day, Pismo Beach was called the “Clam Capital of the World.” There’s even a type of clam named after the town, called the Pismo. Many residents in the 40’s and 50’s were filled with enthusiasm and excitement about the abundance of clams found in Pismo Beach, and created its most famous festival – the Pismo Beach Clam Festival – in 1946.
July went by in a flash—literally. It feels like we were watching bright bursts of red, white, and blue explode over the Pismo Pier just days ago! Before we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of back to school season this August, we wanted to share a few of our favorite #CentralCoasting contest entries from July in an effort to soak up as much summer fun while we still can!
It’s a warm late afternoon in the middle of summer, and you’re listening to live music, leaning back on a picnic blanket and feeling the sunshine warm your face. Near the stage are adults and kids dancing to the music, and you join the party while sipping on a cool glass of Central Coast wine.
Another summer seems like it’s passing us by – we’ve already BBQ’d and celebrated for the Fourth of July, and the days are still getting warmer and warmer and seem to last forever. But at least we know it’s that time – for the California Mid-State Fair!