San Benito County in Central California


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BIG BLEND RADIO INTERVIEW: Jen Rodriguez, Director of Tourism & Hospitality at the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, talks about the region’s attractions and activities including Pinnacles National Park, Fremont Peak State Park, the De Anza Trail, Hollister’s downtown public art and architecture walking tour, local wineries and culinary destinations. Listen to her interview or download the podcast on, and, or hear the whole Big Blend Radio show on

Located in central California, east of Monterey and Salinas, San Benito County is the eastern gateway destination of Pinnacles National Park. Less than 2 hours from San Francisco and 4 ½ hours from Los Angeles, this beautiful travel destination offers outdoor activities such as bird watching and hiking, golf and tennis, as well as a wine tasting trail, variety of dining options, boutique shopping, historic parks and museums, public art, and more.

The nation’s 59th national park, Pinnacles NP features fascinating rock formations, a variety of wildflowers and plant life, caves and hiking trails to explore, wildlife and bird watching. If you are lucky, you may even get to see one of the resident California Condors. The western side of Pinnacles, and the historic San Benito County community of San Juan Bautista are both part of the Juan Bautista National Historic Trail.

Home to over 57,000 residents, the region is made up of Hollister (county seat), Tres Pinos, San Juan Bautista, Aromas, Paicines and New Idria. San Benito County is true California ranch country and a nature lover’s paradise.

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