Must-see shopping in Central Coast

  • Pasolivo

    Located on a pleasantly winding back road in Paso Robles wine country, Pasolivo's olive-oil tasting room features bold and earthy oils flavored with basil…

  • Martinelli's Company Store Tasting Room

    Drop into Martinelli's for excellent apple juices and (non-alcoholic) ciders, and learn about the company's interesting local heritage. In cooler weather,…

  • Paso Robles General Store

    Stock up on picnic provisions such as California-made pistachio butter, fresh local baguettes, fruit jams and more, plus home goods like lavender soap…

  • Bookshop Santa Cruz

    Vast selection of new books, a few used ones, popular and unusual magazines, and ‘Keep Santa Cruz Weird’ bumper stickers.

  • Old Capitol Books

    Tall shelves of new, used and antiquarian books, including rare first editions, California titles and John Steinbeck's works.

  • Annieglass

    Interesting jewelry, homeware and bowls from a well-regarded Californian glass company founded more than 30 years ago.

  • Donnelly Fine Chocolates

    The Willy Wonka of Santa Cruz makes stratospherically priced chocolates on par with the big city. Try the cardamom or chipotle truffles. Pricey, but worth…

  • Hands Gallery

    Brightly lit downtown shop sells vibrant contemporary pieces by California artisans, including jewelry, fiber arts, sculptures, ceramics and blown glass.

  • Finders Keepers

    Seriously stylish secondhand women’s fashions that match SLO’s breezy, laid-back coastal lifestyle, plus hand-picked handbags, coats and jewelry.

  • We Olive

    Step right up to the tasting bar to sample local growers' olive oils and fruit-infused balsamic vinegars. Also in downtown San Luis Obispo.

  • Cannery Row Antique Mall

    Inside a historic 1920s cannery building, two floors are stacked high with beguiling flotsam and jetsam from decades past.

  • The Mountain Air

    At this local outdoor outfitter, pick up anything from campstove fuel and tents to brand-name clothing and hiking boots.