Love Cambria Anytime of Year

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Love Cambria Anytime of Year

You may have been hit by Cupid’s arrow last month, but Cambria offers a year-round romance fired by adventure, endless discovery and unique experiences. With an array of lovable outings, no two months in Cambria are the same.

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Photo: Oceano Dune Photo’s/ Coastline photos/Beaches

March On the Beach

Let us take you back in time on a guided tour of the Piedras Blancas Light Station. March is a truly magnificent time of year to be in Cambria. End the tour gazing out into a vibrant sunset and capture the migration of gray whales from the best seat on the Central Coast.

Loving Earth in April

This April, Cambria celebrates the bounty of the Central Coast. On April 11-13, join us for the 2014 Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend. Get a taste of award-winning wines and our local produce. On Friday, we’re bringing you an exclusive farm-to-fork event at one of the region’s historic vineyards. Saturday’s main event will celebrate the roots of our local food and wine scene. Sunday, “wine down” with a few more intimate events.

If Earth Day buzzes your interest, you’ll love the Annual Cambria Wildflower Show taking place on April 26. Enjoy a delightful display of wildflowers from the Monterey County line to the Morro Bay Estuary, and from the coastal bluffs to the ridge of the Santa Lucia Mountains.

May Love Cycle

Don’t get stuck in a rut looking for something fun to do this May. Ride over to the coast for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California! Start your seaside Stage 4 journey in Monterey and grab a front row seat at the finish line in Cambria on Wednesday, May 14. Take in the coastal bliss by making it a weekend stay!

A June A-Fair

It’s time for Cambria to reveal its artistic side. The sun is dancing on your skin and it leaves you looking for a little guilty pleasure—road trip! The eclectic little village is the perfect place to retreat for a new, creative outing. Visit our innovative village and explore handcrafted art, nifty boutiques and wholesome, locally sourced cuisine. You never know what you might discover!

Let Sparks Fly in July

Everyone loves the traditional Independence Day fireworks celebration, and Cambria offers the perfect place for a private beachside demonstration. Your day will be filled with music, pie eating contests and fun. Let us take you to a local favorite, Shamel Park. There will be food, face painting, live music, dancing and a fireworks setting that will ignite everyone’s holiday spirit. Parking and admission are on us! 

Angels in August

The dazzling, incomparable Cambria Follies have returned with an all-new show premiering on Aug. 27, 2014. Looking to earn your wings? Make this artistic outing a unique experience with an Angel Seat package, including; the two best seats in the house, wine at the show, an invitation to the cast party and special recognition in the show program.

Celebrating September Together

If you have a need for speed and you’re looking for the ultimate pairing of special events, look no further. This month, Cambria offers a getaway that would make any heart skip a beat! Join us on Sept. 1, 2014 for the Pinedorado Car Show; rev your engines for a day filled with music, pubs, dash prizes and more. Once you’ve seen some smooth rides, let Cambria wine and dine you at the 2014 Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, Sept. 25 – 28. This world-class food and wine event caters to aficionados in search of the hottest culinary and wine trends across California and the entire West Coast! Let us treat you to the beauty and bounty of our coastal region in an incredible four-day experience filled with beachfront dinners, Hearst Castle events and adventure tours — all showcasing winemakers, chefs and artisan food producers.  For more information, visit savorcentralcoast.com.

Fall in Love This October

October is an exemplary time of year to wander the village. Cambria is well-known for its spirited Scarecrow Festival, where locals decorate the East & West Villages, Moonstone Beach and now San Simeon with handcrafted scarecrows of all shapes and sizes. Last year, over 400 of the most artistic, creative and compelling scarecrows lined the streets of Cambria until the end of the month. Visit the village this fall season to view these one-of-a-kind works of art and even participate in judging them. As you head to the East Village Harvest Market, you will find more than 30 booths selling farm-to-table products. Feast on seasonal treats, local wines and brews.

Nature in November

November showcases a creative Cambria and offers a little something extra for the treasure hunter. From antiques to specialty stores, prepare to be charmed by an array of shops. For those looking to spend some time outdoors, Cambria is ideal for both novice and experienced explorers. Known as the Central Coast’s Eden, it offers the area’s most untouched scenery. Whether in the pines, countryside or on the beach, you can embark on coastal excursions via horseback, kayak and bike.

Spend December in the Land of Pines by the Sea

This winter, venture to the enchanting land of pines by the sea for a truly majestic getaway. Discover spectacular lights, food, music and nightly entertainment at the Cambria Christmas Market and Cambria Pines Lodge. This annual festivity incorporates the traditions of Germany’s Christmas markets, enriching Cambria’s eclectic village with a festive market of homemade Christmas ornaments, toys, hand blown glass items, candles and traditional German specialty foods. With luscious gardens and grand cabin structures, this fireside location will add the warmth of the holidays to your vacation.

Nothing stirs the Christmas spirit like the Holiday in the Pines Open House. Cambria transforms into a coastal North Pole as the village prepares for the holiday. Take a tour at Hearst Castle — one of California’s most precious gems, just 6 miles north of Cambria. Experience the captive beauty of the Castle at Christmas time.  You will be amazed by the handmade garlands, brilliant red poinsettias and 18-foot Christmas trees embellishing the castle. Visit Cambria and savor the enchanting holiday on the coast.

Adventure for the Young at Heart

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In Cambria, adventures lead us to where we truly belong; every avenue in this eclectic edge of the California coast opens the door to exploration. Your journey starts from Highway 1 as you enter this coastal settlement. Retreat into Cambrian terrain as you venture hidden corners of pine forests, pure beaches, historical preserves and ocean outings.

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Grab some hiking boots and immerse yourself in endless trails. Numerous options of simple, moderate andchallenging landscapes are waiting to be discovered. Trade in your hiking gear for riding boots and hit the trails horseback. Guided tours offer a glimpse of private, working ranches and some of the most spectacular scenery along Highway 1.

Do you like to take the road less traveled? Get an up-close look at Cambria’s marine wildlife from the kayaker’s perspective. The calm waters of Cambria are the perfect place for the novice to get their toes wet. Get a chance to view incredible shoreline scenery, encounter all types of interesting sea life and take pleasure in the natural beauty of this region while paddling along the Central Coast!

120714_Cambria_0229When you’re ready to feel the sand between your toes, Cambria’s beaches offer a refreshing break from a busy day full of adventure. As you walk the shoreline search for the rare moonstones, also known as chalcedony, or visit the historic Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. Enjoy the Central Coast marine life watching sea otters, seals and dolphins. Get a front row seat to watch the gray whale migrations.

Cambria is also known for some of the finest art and historic treasures on the Central Coast. Spend a day foraging the unparalleled variety of antique stores, art galleries and specialty boutiques. From wine and craft beer tasting, to spas and sensational restaurants, you can make memories that last as you spend a day exploring Hearst Castle®.

Let your escape to Cambria be a chance to take a deep breath and sink into relaxation. From shorefront cottages and scenic hideaways, to pet-friendly bed and breakfasts, Cambria has many outstanding lodging establishments perfect enough to be called a home away from home. Check out the Stay page and find the perfect accommodations to fit your needs. Besides, finding the ideal place to rest your head is as easy as checking a box. Cambria welcomes you to visit, rejuvenate and enjoy!

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.