Head down the coastline for a day out and about, you’ll can come across some very unusual and unique sights that have to be seen in California or just about anywhere else. Down the road from William Randolph Heart’s own castle is the castle of Arthur Harold Beal, who was known to locals as Captain Nit Wit. This eccentric man built his own castle from “recycled” items including beer cans, shells and driftwood. Today the site is open to tours, and while not as magnificent as Hearst Castle, it is just as memorable for sure.

And before the movie “Sideways” brought attention to the wineries of California the town of Cambria was long considered one of the region’s best-kept secrets. Located about three hours south of the town of Monterey along Highway One, this sleepy town is home to sandy beaches, pine forests and of course some of the best wineries anywhere! And while still a growing winery, be sure to stop by   Moonstone Cellars , a new winery that is the toast of the town. 

To the south of Cambria is Harmony, where Harmony Cellars now produces about 6,000 cases of wine. Founded in 1989 the harmonious wines can be sampled in a tasting room that is open daily, while the gardens also make for a pleasant place to visit.

A must see is Harmony Glassworks .  Harmony Glassworks offers a one-of-a-kind experience in contemporary glass art. Founded in 2007 by glassblower and instructor, Eric Dandurand, Harmony Glassworks is an art gallery, studio, and school all in one. Their mission is to create unsurpassed glass art and share the joy of glassblowing with the public, through their unique glass gallery and in-house glassblowing classes. Inside the gallery, you'll find a large collection of hand-blown glass art from some of the best glass artists in the world, including a large selection from local glass artists, including sculpture, vases, platters, lighting, wine and regular glasses, hearts, paperweights, ornaments, jewelry, bottle stoppers, magnets, postcards, flowers, and more. They also have official Harmony T-shirts, too!

You also may be interested in taking a photo adventure while visiting the central coast. If you have a digital camera and would like to experience a guided tour of the coast all while learning your digital camera from a professional photographer then visit http://www.prophotoslo.com for more details on upcoming adventures!