Avila Beach is the highlight of the Central Coast, the highlight of everything California, with a huge bonus of peace and quiet

“I grew up in an area of California known as the Central Coast. There are no big cities there – nothing like a Los Angeles or a San Francisco, although the area sits exactly in between the two. Instead of bustling cities, what you’ll find is much quieter: about 200 miles of scenic coastline – including well-known Central Coast destination Big Sur – plus hundreds of wineries, thousands of  hiking trails and picturesque campsites, dozens of charming towns, a smattering of natural hot springs, and enough great food and beer to keep you occupied”…

https://practicalwanderlust.com/2017/04/central-coast-california.html