Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium: Located in Monterey, this world-renowned aquarium features over 35,000 creatures, including sea otters, sharks, and jellyfish

Drive through Big Sur: Big Sur is a rugged and scenic stretch of coastline between Carmel and San Simeon

Go kayaking: There are several places along the Pacific Coast Highway where you can rent a kayak and explore the coast from a different perspective

Take a sunset cruise: Many companies offer sunset cruises along the Pacific Coast Highway. This is a great way to enjoy the sunset and see the coastline

Visit the Santa Monica Pier: Located in Santa Monica, the pier features an amusement park, an aquarium, restaurants, and shops. It's a great place to spend a day with the family

Go camping: There are several campgrounds along the Pacific Coast Highway where you can camp and enjoy the natural beauty of the coast

Visit the Channel Islands: Take a ferry from Ventura or Oxnard to the Channel Islands National Park. The islands are home to unique wildlife 

Take a bike ride: Rent a bike and ride along the coastal bike paths in Santa Barbara and other coastal towns

Visit the Point Arena Lighthouse: Located in Mendocino County, this historic lighthouse offers stunning views of the ocean and coastline

Go horseback riding: Several companies offer horseback riding tours along the beach and coastal trails