Avila Beach is about the same distance from LAX, Burbank/Bob Hope (BUR), and San Jose (SJC). Consider flights into any of these three airports. I suspect that only LAX (Virgin America, legacy carriers) and SJC (JetBlue) have direct flights from NYC.
Alternatively, consider booking a flight that connects to San Luis Obispo (SBP) or Santa Maria (SMX). United Express and US Airways serve SBP, and United Express and Allegiant Air serve SMX. SBP is slightly closer to Avila Beach than SMX, but even SMX is two hours closer to Avila Beach than LAX.
You might also take a look at flying into Santa Barbara. Won't be direct but you should be able to get a one stop flight with a change in Chicago or Dallas. That way you aren't dealing with a small commuter flight out of LAX. From Santa Barbara you could rent a car and make the drive to Avila Beach in a bit over an hour and a half.
I believe Jet Blue flies non-stop between JFK and BUR.
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