The Central Coast is an area rich with agriculture, seafood and wineries. Numerous microclimates give rise to everything from wine grapes to apple orchards. Some of the finest chefs in California and the world make their home here, filling the area’s restaurants with handcrafted specialties that are both internationally inspired and reflective of the local region.
Be sure to arrive with time for a day or night to devote to the full culinary tour of the region. A true tour wouldn’t be complete without stops in Pismo Beach to sample some laid-back beach food, Morro Bay for fresh-from-the-boat seafood, San Luis Obispo for an eclectic mix of cuisine in a vibrant downtown setting, and Paso Robles for delectable country fare with a cattle ranch atmosphere. If you have the time, you can even head a bit farther south to get your hands on some famous Santa Maria barbecue. Each town is renowned for its specialties that are grown and prepared locally, and each has its own charming flavor and vibe.