New Visit Cambria App

Monthly Archives: September 2016

New Visit Cambria App

ctb12393_travelappwindowclingThe Visit Cambria App is a great way to make your trip to Cambria as special and seamless as possible. The Visit Cambria App has hundreds of things to do in Cambria, including unique locations to visit, themed self-guided tours, places to stay and eat, local wineries and breweries as well as unique cycling routes in the area. You can add activities, events and/or places that you find interesting to your itinerary and create your ultimate Cambria to-do list! The app is available for download on iOS and Android. App features include:


Using the EXPLORE feature, you can see many of the wonderful destinations Cambria has to offer, including Hikes & Trails, Food Wine & Beer, Secret Gems, Natural Wonders, Surrounding Spots, Lodging and more. There is also a section for Cycle Central Coast, where cyclists can check out some popular routes and take a look at upcoming cycling events in the community.


Cambria has some exciting events that attract visitors from near and far, including the Scarecrow Festival, the Art & Wine Festival and the Cambria Christmas Market. The EVENTS section lists live music and upcoming events in town with details about each event.


The WEATHER section will lead you to live weather updates in Cambria from Accuweather forecasts.


Using the MY ITINERARY feature, you can add every destination that interests you to one convenient list. Each destination has a photo, description, and links to more information, including maps and directions. This list will make it easy for you to explore Cambria during your visit!


Download the app now!

Cambria’s Harvest Festival

harvestfest1-pumpkinVisit Cambria for the Harvest Festival! Put on by the Cambria Historical Society, this celebration of all things fall has so much going on that they couldn’t pack it into just the weekend. Book your stay now and get ready to experience the glory of the harvest! Don’t forget to keep an eye out in town for the scarecrows as a part of Scarecrow Festival, going on throughout the month of October.



Harvest Fest Weekend

Saturday, October 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come to the Cambria Historical Museum for live music by the Indigo Jazz Quartet and a whole slew of fun harvest activities, including face painting, pumpkin decorating and a silent auction. There will be barbecue as well as wine and beer for those of legal age, and root beer floats for the young and young-at-heart. Vendors will be selling all of their harvest-related wares. Don’t miss this free event!






Sunday, October 9, 1 – 3 p.m.

Bring your finest homemade pie to enter into the Pie Baking Contest, or simply stop by to taste them and choose your favorite. You’re invited to bring a dessert to share and meet some new friends!






Harvest Festival Farm Tour
FARMERS MARKET  PIE CONTESTMonday, October 10, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tour the beautiful farms and ranches of Cambria on this guided bus tour. The tour features the Hearst Castle Arabian Horse Ranch, home to some of the most beautiful horses in the world, and the quaint village of Harmony along the Central Coast. $100 per person includes a seat on the bus as well as lunch and wine tasting at Harmony Cellars. Make your reservation online – but get your ticket early, as this is sure to be a sell-out event!


Harvest Festival Dinner
dsc_0318Tuesday, October 11, 5 – 8 p.m.

This special fall fundraiser will benefit the Cambria Historical Society and the upkeep of the museum. Hosted at Robin’s Restaurant, the meal will include appetizers on buffet, a fresh garden salad, warm bread and butter as well as a dessert bar featuring fall favorites like pumpkin cheesecake and apple bars. Guests will have their choice of main course: braised short ribs, grilled salmon filet or butternut squash ravioli, all with delicious sides. Tickets are $100 per person.


Some photos provided courtesy of the Cambria Historical Society.


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.