Cambria Makes Sunset’s “The West’s Best Places to Live” List

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Cambria Makes Sunset’s “The West’s Best Places to Live” List

This month Sunset Magazine set out to find the 24 best places to call home. After narrowing it down to the semifinals, Sunset readers chose Cambria, CA as the “Reader Pick” for the “Best Place to Finally be Free.”

Referred to as an Eden on the Central Coast, with a population of just over 6,000, this hamlet manifests the metro experience in a natural setting. Renowned for its pines by the sea, Cambria, CA is a single destination that embodies California travel and leisure. An artist’s Mecca, this eclectic, seaside village offers everything from boutiques and beach combing to wine trails and pine forest hikes. Much like San Luis Obispo, just 40 minutes away, Cambria offers the natural beauty of the coast with a quaint, sophisticated experience. Cambria-Best-Place-To-Live

Delight yourself with wholesome cuisine inspired by worldly styles. Cambria fare features daily menus with farm-fresh, locally grown produce. Take your pick from an array of pet friendly, town or beachside culinary experiences. Share a toast on vine-covered patios and cozy interiors as you indulge in unusual appetizers like stuffed, fried green olives, or sage and mushroom gnocchi. Try dynamic entrees such as roasted duck breast with dried cherry quinoa risotto. Ready for dessert? A Cambria must-have is a refreshing slice of famous olallieberry pie.

With the perfect union of rolling hills, historical landmarks, pristine coastlines and sophisticated culture, Cambria offers adventure for all interests. It’s the ultimate Central Coast getaway and one of the top 24 best places to live in the West.

AMGEN Tour Breakaway from Cancer

Cambria is proud to have been chosen as a Breakaway from Cancer® race city! Breakaway from Cancer® will be supporting the riders and honoring local cancer survivors in Cambria during the AMGEN Tour of California (ATOC). Festivities include the Breakaway Mile, Breakaway from Cancer Champion and other activities taking place at the ATOC Lifestyle Festival.

Breakaway Mile

Celebrating cancer survivors and supporting those who are still affected by cancer, a one-mile walk through Cambria – the Breakaway Mile – will take place in Cambria May 14 prior to the Amgen Tour of California finish.

Breakaway from Cancer Champion

During the finish in Cambria, the ATOC will select a local cancer survivor, patient, caregiver, or advocate to be named Breakaway from Cancer® Champion. This person will be recognized for making a difference within their community and inspiring others. The Champion will also present the Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey, awarded to a cyclist who best exemplifies the character of those engaged in the fight against cancer – courage, sacrifice, inspiration, determination and perseverance.

Breakaway from Cancer Booth

Make sure to visit the Breakaway from Cancer® booth at the Amgen Tour of California Lifestyle Festival. Partner organizations will be on the ground sharing information about important resources for those affected by cancer. Plus get your Breakaway from Cancer® bracelet and tote! 

Design the 2014 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider Jersey and win a trip to the race! 

For the ninth consecutive year, cyclists participating in the Amgen Tour of California will compete for the Amgen Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey during the competition. From now until March 2, 2014, you can submit your original artwork. The winning design will be determined by official judges and will be used as the 2014 Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey. For more information, click on the banner below.

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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.