Sesquicentennial Celebrations

Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sesquicentennial Celebrations

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Cambria is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary this year—that’s 150 years of history to commemorate! It all kicked off with a traditional proclamation at the city council meeting, but there is so much more to come. Join the sesquicentennial festivities at Heritage Day, on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cambria Historical Museum. Take a step back in time to learn about and experience Cambria’s rich history through demonstrations, exhibits, activities and more. Some of the activities available will be:

  • Butter churning demonstrations
  • Horse rides on Jackson, Tracey Vining’s horse
  • Spinning and weaving tutorials
  • ’37 Dodge fire engine
  • Quilting demonstrations
  • Museum tours
  • Historic memorabilia displays
  • Blacksmithing demonstrations
  • Slab art
  • Wood carving demonstrations
  • Design and create your own floral bonnet
  • Water color techniques

The event will also feature classic automobiles, live music, food, beverages and fun for the whole family. Admission is free, so grab your party hats and join the bash! We’ll see you there!

JoshWillTravel Explores Historic Cambria

Our friend Josh, from the JoshWillTravel blog, went on the historic tour of Cambria at the end of April, and he took some great pictures in the process! Cambria has some amazing history, and as we celebrate the sesquicentennial, there’s never been a better time to explore. You can check Josh’s pictures out here, and if you want to take the historical tour for yourself, check out the Cambria Historical Society website, create your itinerary and book your stay today!

Photos Courtesy of Click here to see his full walking tour experience.


Santa Rosa Creek Chapel, Photo by JoshWillTravel


Cambria Historical Museum, Photo By JoshWillTravel


Historical Plaque, Photo By JoshWillTravel

Take a (Virtual) Walk on the Beach

Any time is a great time to visit Cambria, and Moonstone Beach has never looked better. Gorgeous views and near perfect weather year-round will definitely make your Central Coast vacation memorable. Check it out for yourself! Take our virtual stroll along Moonstone Beach. Imagine the cool ocean breeze on your face and the smell of sea air as you stroll down the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk. We’re sure you’ll be inspired to escape to Cambria.

Click here to check out our lodging specials and book your stay today!

Mother’s Day in Cambria

Relax in Fiscalini Ranch

Relax in Fiscalini Ranch

You know what they say… “M” is for the many things she gave you, so here’s your chance to give back to Mom! Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, May 8 this year, is the perfect day to show mom you care. And like the clay-paperweight you made her in 3rd grade, moms everywhere are most interested in the memories, and we have the perfect way for you to make them: by planning a trip to Cambria. Located on the Central Coast, Cambria is a picturesque place that is free of chain stores and brimming with charm.  It really is one of California’s truly unique destinations.

Great brunches and boutique shops await as you stroll the streets of Cambria. Take her wine tasting, pie tasting or test her taste in art as you visit the art galleries that line the streets. From casual cuisine to fine dining hotspots, this quaint town will give you plenty of quality time to hang with the woman who likely loves you the most.

Take Mom on a stroll along Moonstone Beach and look for precious milky-white moonstones, explore tide pools or simply sit and relax on the many benches that line the boardwalk. Most importantly, don’t forget to watch the sunset!

Moonstone Beach Boardwalk

Moonstone Beach Boardwalk

No matter what Mom’s idea of a perfect getaway is, we’re sure you’ll find it in Cambria. Your amazing retreat and memories await… Discover Mom’s new favorite escape.

Things to do on Mother’s Day:

  • Linn’s Fruit Bin will have Mother’s Day meals accompanied by live music. You can also buy your Mother’s Day gifts at Linn’s!
  • Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill will host brunch and dinner on Mother’s Day in their beachfront dining room and gorgeous outdoor patio.
  • Robin’s Restaurant will feature Mother’s Day brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a complimentary mimosa for moms!
  • Cambria Nursery & Florist has a special on tulips and peonies for Mother’s Day, because you know she loves flowers.
  • Cap off your Mother’s Day celebration by taking your favorite lady shopping in the boutiques and antique stores located on picturesque Main Street.

For more information, to book a stay, or to plan a trip with Mom in Cambria, go to


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.