In Guadalupe, learn more about the 'Lost City of DeMille,' the ecology of North America's largest coastal dunes, and the mystical Dunites who lived here during the 1930s back at downtown's small Dunes Center museum.
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Nearby Central Coast attractions
1. Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve
Five miles west of Guadalupe at Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve, enormous Egyptian-esque film sets from Cecil B DeMille's 1923 Hollywood epic The Ten…
2. Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove
Numbers have been dwindling but, for now, thousands of black-and-orange monarch butterflies still make their winter home in this eucalyptus grove just…
Come for the wine, stay for the architecture, the views and the (occasional) live music. The sweeping panorama across this relative newcomer's vineyard to…
4. Talley Vineyards
Unpretentious, value-priced wines set among rolling hillsides, with vineyard tours ($10, including wine-tasting flight $20 to $40) by appointment.
5. Kynsi Winery
Small, family-run vineyard pours cult-worthy Pinot Noir inside a cozy brick tasting room.
6. Chamisal Vineyards
In a rust-colored barn tasting room, tipple hand-crafted, small-lot wines grown mostly organically.
7. Sextant Wines
Boisterous tasting room pours different varietals from Edna Valley and Paso Robles, with a tiny gourmet deli.
8. Avila Valley Barn
At this rural farm stand and pick-your-own berry farm, you can park alongside the sheep and goat pens, lick an ice-cream cone, then grab a basket and walk…