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Things to do in Central Coast

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Central Coast. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Central Coast attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Central Coast to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Central Coast.

  • Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

  • John Dellenback Dunes Trail

    Channel Lawrence of Arabia at the John Dellenback Dunes Trail, where the sand mountains are astonishingly high. More
  • Meyers Creek Beach

  • Oregon Coast Aquarium

    Attend an otter feeding frenzy before seeing sharks, touch pools, and a resident giant octopus. More
  • Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

    Woodsy lodge on a sandy spit offering an exhaustive list of outdoor activities, along with great Siletz Bay and Pacific Ocean views. More
  • Sea Lion Caves

    The largest natural sea lions cave in the world, this location is home to an average herd size of 200 wild Stellar sea lions and also attracts sea ... More

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