Arroyo Grande is best known for California’s only Swinging Bridge, which dates back to 1875, but the town holds many other attractions for residents. Historic structures, for example: The village is filled with splendid Victorian buildings that house a wide range of antique shops, boutiques, museums, and gourmet eateries. Need something to wash down the good food? Visit one of the many wineries in the vicinity. The local scenery is stunning, with the ocean on one side and hills on the other. Expect friendly neighbors, including chickens and roosters!