The Central Coast is internationally recognized as one of the natural treasures of the West, offering craggy cliffs, ancient redwoods, and endless beaches to explore. This book, written by fourth- and fifth-generation Californians, takes travelers to some of the most sought-after destinations, including shops, inns, restaurants, and wineries known only to the locals until now. With a down-to-earth appreciation for their own stomping grounds, the authors write as enthusiastic guides, eager to share what they know and love about the region. Rich in detail, covering everything from the autumnal monarch butterfly migration to opera festivals, the best honky-tonk blues joints to fine dining steeped in tradition and elegance, this book homes in on an eclectic selection of what makes this strip of coastline one of the most desired destinations in the world.
Buz Bezore, a fourth-generation Californian, is an award-winning newspaper editor and writer. He lives in Santa Cruz, California. Christina Waters, Ph.D., a fifth-generation Californian, has written about the California central coast region for the past 20-plus years, winning nominations for three James Beard Foundation awards in the process. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.