Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Monthly Archives: November 2013

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Holiday in the Pines

Cambria at Christmas

It is that time of year again – the season of cozy fires, spiced apple cider and pine trees. Escape the inevitable hustle and bustle that comes with the holidays and treat yourself to a vacation in Cambria, CA.

This winter, enjoy the crisp breeze as you take a leisurely stroll along the Cambria shorelines and tour the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse for a truly majestic getaway. After exploring, head into town and enjoy fresh, homemade cuisine at the village’s charming restaurants. Eat, drink and be merry!

Greet the season with events including spectacular lights, food, live music and lodging specials. From Nov. 29 through Dec. 22, search for the perfect Christmas gift at the Cambria Christmas Market. The Cambria Christmas Market, which incorporates the traditions of Germany’s Christmas markets, features festive booths selling handcrafted Christmas ornaments, toys, hand-blown glass items, candles and traditional German fare.

Nothing stirs the Christmas spirit like the Holiday in the Pines Open House. Join the villagers Friday, Dec. 6 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. to see Cambria transform into a coastal North Pole. Make sure to tell Santa your wish list, take pictures, enjoy food and sing cheerful songs.

Hearst Castle®, one of California’s most precious gems, awaits you just a few miles north of Cambria. Experience the captive beauty of Hearst Castle® at Christmas. You will be enamored by the Assembly Room, Refectory and the Morning Room – all embellished with handmade garlands, brilliant red poinsettias and two 18-foot Christmas trees. Hearst Castle® is just one of the many excellent locations Cambria offers to savor the perfect holiday on the coast.

Highway Closures

Highway 1 Closure

If you're heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, 21 miles north of Cambria. Caltrans is busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey.

Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast Due to multiple active slides, State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and just south of Nepenthe (Mon 44).

Worried about Highway 1 Road Closures? Cambria and Hearst Castle are easily accessible from Highway 46 West from 101 South of Paso Robles or from northbound Highway 1 from the city of San Luis Obispo. Travelers from the north can easily take Highway 101 as an alternate route to Highway 1, which reduces travel time to Cambria by about 25 minutes.

For the latest road closure information visit the Caltrans website.