Central California is a less visited area of California, but still has a lot of fun activities for the whole family. If you are heading to Big Sur or wine country, make a stop along Highway 1 to see the Elephant Seal Rookery. The seals started coming to this area because the unique coast line protects them from storms and allows pups to learn to swim and feed without many predators. This is a must-see family friendly visit that is free to the public.