While still not as popular as other California tourist meccas like Tahoe or Disneyland, the Central California Coast has steadily risen as a vacation locale in recent years. The professionals appear to be catching on. Condé Nast Traveler included the Central Coast on its newly released “The 23 Best Places to Go in 2023” list. As a result, the Central Coast now ranks alongside classics like Egypt and Vienna as ideal travel destinations.
In constructing the list, Condé Nast Traveler wanted to include “a mix of old favorites worth visiting anew, and lesser-trammeled, even once-forbidden, regions ready to welcome travelers.”