Celebrate Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Month along Highway 1

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Celebrate Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Month along Highway 1

stewardship-discover-cambriaFebruary is known as the month of love, and this year Highway 1 is paving the way, taking you places you never thought were possible. This February join the Central Coast in celebrating Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Month. Whether you are a free spirit or two of a kind looking to make a difference while vacationing, the Northern California Coast offers new discoveries. As you make your way down the coast, experience adventure and romance in Cambria.

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One of the most breathtaking aspects of Highway 1 is its stunning shorelines and beaches, but what most people do not know is that California’s coast is home to some of the world’s most diverse and rare marine life. Along the way, stop by Cambria for an exclusive escape into nature. This time of the year is perfect for viewing California seascape, including; Sea otters floating offshore with their pups while elephant seals bask by the water’s edge. Cambria offers some of the most impeccable beaches, just the right location to search for moonstones or spot dolphin and whale migrations.

WCC_Stewardship_Logo_ColorTo add a little “feel good” to your Central Coast splurge this February, check out the Wine Coast Country website to view the many ways you can enjoy a stewardship-filled visit. If you are not able to join us for Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Month, peruse through the website for more opportunities to enjoy whale-watching excursions, lighthouse tours and discover stewardship travel possibilities.

New Year. New Discoveries.

120714_Cambria_0801Does your New Year Resolution have you dreaming of a life filled with travel and new discoveries? Or, getting in shape and relaxing more often?  If so, Cambria is just the place to make your dreams a reality. It’s a new year, and Cambria has something for everyone from beach bodies and food aficionados to the outdoor enthusiast and treasure hunters.

Whether you seek sights or spas, this coastal village beholds seaside relaxation at its finest. Rejuvenate in town or take a private getaway to the beach. Some of California’s most pristine shorelines garnish Western Cambria, waiting for you to spend a day out searching for infamous moonstones or watching the marine wildlife. March is the perfect time to visit Cambria and capture the gray whale migration and a sunset tour of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse.

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Cambria has some of the most exquisite Central Coast wines for you to pair with your getaway. Tasting rooms and boutique wineries offer incredible views of the coastal countryside. Venture to the land of pines by the sea and attend some of California’s most exquisite tasting events at various wineries and Hearst Castle. Take a horseback ride to private tastings or celebrate the earth’s fruits of labor at events like Earth Day Food and Wine Weekend, April 11-13, 2014. Wine, dine and celebrate Cambria’s award-winning vino and sustainable local producers.

If the taste of adventure is more your style, Cambria possesses numerous outlets of entertainment for the outdoor enthusiast. Hike along the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve or observe Cambria’s marine and forest wildlife on guided tours. Cambria is noted for it’s passionate cycling community. With rolling hillsides and twisted routes, Cambria offers the road less traveled for bikers of all levels. For an adrenaline rush, join Cambria May 14, 2014 for the ultimate treat of hosting the AMGEN Tour of California.

The eclectic village of Cambria offers unique shops with handcrafted art, knick-knacks and designer apparel. Named one of the most beautiful cities in America by Forbes Magazine, Cambria’s historical preservations, flawless coastlines, pine forests and country hillsides bear a rich environment for artists. Collectors, art lovers and treasure hunters find an array of galleries, theatres and local farmer’s markets to venture. Celebrate the artistic talent of California in the distinctive hub of Cambria and join year-round events, such as the Wine & Art Festival, craft fairs and more! Visit the Stay page to select a hotel and plan your New Year travel today.

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.