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
Historic memorabilia displays
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!
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.
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
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!
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 www.VisitCambriaCa.com.
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.