Magical San Benito County

Beautiful San Benito County, located in California’s central coast, is one of California’s travel gems. Here, amidst great natural beauty, you’ll find some of the state’s best wineries, spectacular outdoor adventures, world-class golf, and so much more. You’ll experience gracious, small-town hospitality, yet have all the modern comforts right at hand. Charming shops, a wide variety of well-reviewed restaurants, hotels and bed and breakfasts for every taste and budget, it’s all here. Set in an idyllic small valley surrounded by spectacular agriculture, San Benito County is only an hour or so from the Silicon Valley, just east of Monterey. It’s close to everything, yet feels like another world altogether. We hope to see you soon, and meanwhile, we invite you to sign-up below to receive special offers and discounts.

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Did you know San Benito County has more than 300 different birds who visit here or make the county their home? Have you tried skydiving or gone on a real hayride?

No matter what your interests, San Benito County has something for everyone in your family to explore. How about an Old Fashioned Rodeo? Did you know the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show has been held in June for over 80 years?

We have golf courses, bird-watching and hiking opportunities for the outdoor enthusiasts, and day spas, shopping and the arts for those who like indoor activities.

Have you ever been to a parade held at night where an elf turns on the lights down main street and each float is covered in tiny lights? If not San Benito County is where you want to plan your next outing or vacation. How about an old fashioned Easter Parade in the historical town of San Juan Bautista, where the largest mission is located, Mission San Juan Bautista.

We have created some possible itineraries for you such as family adventures and girls’ weekend or create your own experience by visiting the pages on this site. If you need more information call the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and they will be happy to guide you in your planning.

The possibilities and adventures are endless, our climate is inviting all year-round. Did you know one of the best times to visit the Pinnacles National Park is during the months of November-March? Crowds are smaller, weather is cooler and the photography opportunities are endless.

Spring in the county brings flowers and wildlife out in vivid colors, whether you are cycling, hiking or taking photographs. Just a ride in the countryside to visit a couple of wineries will bring you breathtaking views.