Visit Cambria to walk on historic streets and famous California beaches. Cambria’s history has been painstakingly preserved by a dedicated band of volunteers at the Historical Society, which brings the town’s history to life with an easy, self-guided historical walking tour. The tour showcases historic homes, storefronts and places of worship dating back to the 1870s spanning 28 stops and multiple architectural styles in Cambria’s historic East Village. Start at the Guthrie-Bianchini House, now the Cambria Historical Museum, for exhibits, information and a charming garden patio.
When you are done walking downtown, head to Moonstone Beach to hunt for sea treasures. Wave-worn “moonstones” cover this beach and entice seaglass hunters of all ages to sift its sands. For a dramatic entrance, walk the gentle Moonstone Beach Boardwalk, an ADA-compliant one-mile path along the beach. Wildlife abounds here with gray whales, humpback whales, dolphins, seabirds and otters at play. After your stroll, relax at nearby Shamel Park, whose facilities include day-use areas, a children's playground, restrooms and a heated ADA-compliant swimming pool. Bring a picnic, a birding guide, a sweater, and a sense of adventure.
When in Cambria, visit one of the most unique ranches in America. Covell’s California Clydesdale Ranch is home to a herd of 100 freely-roaming majestic Clydesdale horses. The 2,000-acre ranch is made possible through a nature conservation easement, with views of a Monterey Pine forest, glimpses of the ocean, and pristine pastures. Tours of the 2,000-acre property are available in the ranch’s open-air trailer, or on horseback, and discuss the annual rodeo, party and open-pit barbecue held on the ranch in the 1890s with the Hearst Family as benefactor.
Cambria has famous olallieberry pie. The olallieberry (pronounced oh-la-leh) is a cross between a Youngberry and a Loganberry, and is in the same ballpark as a blackberry. The name derives from a Native American word for “berry.” The olallieberry is the most widely-grown fruit at Linn’s Family Fruit Farm, which is open to the public on picturesque Santa Rosa Creek Road. Olallieberries feature in Linn’s famous jams, sauces and, most beloved of all, in Linn’s famous olallieberry pie, available at Linn’s Restaurant. In May every year, Cambria holds the Olallieberry Festival, and every Fourth of July, Linn’s presents an old-timey pie-eating contest.
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Join us at Cambria Pines Lodge for an all-you-can-eat buffet this Thanksgiving! We will have all of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes including roasted turkey, prime rib, ham, soup, a salad bar, mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, a wide selection of desserts and more! Ticket Prices: Adults – $39.50 Kids 6-12 – $18.50 5 & Under – […]
Inspired by traditional European Christmas markets, with German food and drink, local craft vendors, live music, and spectacular holiday displays featuring more than one million lights. Fun for all ages!
Stroll the streets of Cambria from 5:30pm to 9:00pm and enjoy the businesses who open their doors for your enjoyment, offering discounts, drawings, food, refreshments, and pictures with Santa.
The Cambria Christmas Home Tour will take place from 10:30am to 3:30pm on Saturday, December 7th. The $45 ticket includes admission to six decorated homes, wine, refreshments and local art. CCA Members get a $5 discount on ticket cost. All proceeds benefit Cambria Center for the Arts. TICKETS ON SALE NOW Purchase tickets online You […]
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The Cambria Christmas Market features open-air stalls selling glühwein (hot mulled wine), traditional German foods, local vendors, and live entertainment. Read More
The annual Scarecrow Festival includes plenty of fall festivities, including a trail of handmade scarecrows displayed throughout the town’s East and West Villages. Events throughout the season include a 5K race, an Octoberfest beer garden, an old-fashioned harvest festival, wine tasting, a games day, and more. Read More
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Welcome to Cambria: Where the Pines Meet the Sea as featured on Roadtrippers Stroll Main Street, sip wine, and fall in love with Moonstone Beach The best part about cruising Highway 1 is the charming towns you can explore along the way. Each has its own distinctive personality, but few are more romantic than Cambria, […] More Details
Top 10 Things About Cambria With so many treasures to offer, Cambria is the most charming seaside village you’ll ever discover on the California central coast. This fall, as you plan a getaway along the famed Highway 1 Discovery Route, here are 10 reasons you need to fully explore Cambria: #1: Destinations Cambria destinations are […] More Details
Hiking along the Highway 1 Discovery Route showcases the diversity of this abundant place. From Ragged Point to Nipomo, each corner of coastal SLO CAL has its own distinctive flora, fauna, and history. More Details
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The exciting tastes of Italian cuisine with a fresh California influence and best of all, open late! More Details
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Old Stone Station is located in a restored historic gas station at the west end of Main Street. Locals flock to this eatery for its huge salads, delicious and different sandwiches and homemade desserts. More Details
Where to Stay in Cambria
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The renovated Pelican Inn and Suites on Moonstone Beach Drive invites you to practice the art of classic California relaxation inspired by the rugged beauty of Moonstone Beach More Details
The 9 Iron Inn is located on beautiful Moonstone Beach, where you are only a breath away from spectacular views and rejuvenating walks by the shore. More Details
Welcome to L'Abri (little shelter) by the sea. This 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house is located near the beach on Park Hill. More Details
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