Great place to visit: Southern California and the Central Coast

The Grover Beach coastline.

The Grover Beach coastline.

For our honeymoon, we decided to visit my home state over the winter holidays. Our road trip included stops in Universal Studios, Santa Barbara, the Grover Beach butterfly grove, Monterey and Carmel. While Los Angeles has its characteristic showbiz feel, the Pacific Highway takes you winding up a wild coast line that looks much the same as it did 30 or 40 years ago, minus a few McMansions. California has a little something for everyone whether you like the glitter and glamour of Hollywood or the natural beauty of the Central and North coast.
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