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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:

EXPLORE

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.

EVENTS

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.

WEATHER

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

MY ITINERARY

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!

Highway 1 Closed Overnight

Night scene in a deserted beach with a crescent moonPlan Ahead to Prevent Travel Delays on Your Trip to Cambria

If you’re heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, 21 miles north of Cambria during the late night hours. While you’re sleeping – from 10 pm to 7am –Caltrans will be busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey.

Highway 1 between Ragged Point and Gorda will be closed overnight (10 pm to 7 am) Sunday nights through Friday mornings tentatively through the end of November. Highway 1 will be open from Friday morning through Sunday night for weekend travelers who prefer to drive at night. Cambria is still easily accessible 24/7 for people taking Highway 46 or Highway 1 from the south, and from the north between 6 am and 6 pm. You don’t have to cancel your Central Coast vacation – just be sure to plan ahead. If you are planning to travel at night, be sure to make alternate route plans to avoid any unexpected delays. For the latest road closure information visit the Caltrans website here.

Cambria Ambassador Program Announcement

The Cambria Tourism Board is thrilled to finally announce its newly developed Cambria Ambassador Program. We’ve partnered with bloggers from all across California, inviting them to use their photography, outdoor, and food and beverage expertise to give travelers like you an exclusive preview of Cambria. Over the next several months, a different set of ambassadors will post their features each month! With the seasons as their guide, these ambassadors will unveil endless options for explorers. This month, we are happy to introduce you to our first two bloggers: Veronica Hill and Josh McNair.

Veronica Hill – California Travel Expert

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Veronica Hill – California Travel Expert

Veronica Hill is a native Californian and former travel journalist (Fodor’s, Associated Press, Freedom News Service) who has been recognized as one of the leading experts in California travel. More than 23 million people have watched her videos, and her California Essential Guide app has over 23,000 downloads. In January 2012, Veronica was selected as YouTube’s On the Rise winner, spotlighting up-and-coming channels. In August 2013, YouTube invited California Travel Tips and only 30 other channels to take part in its cutting-edge Creator Accelerator Program, which included three weeks of intensive training, collaborations and filming at the state-of-the-art YouTube Space LA facility in Playa Vista.

Since 2007, Veronica’s California Travel Tips channel has helped tourists make the most out of their visit to California. Not only does Veronica offer tips and secrets for visiting major attractions like Huntington Beach and Santa Monica, but she also tours off-the-beaten path destinations that don’t make it into most guidebooks. Veronica’s audience is a mix of California natives looking for something new to do, and prospective tourists coming from the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. Veronica personally visits and films every location, sometimes spending up to a week at each destination for each video.

Josh McNair – California Through My Lens

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Josh McNair – California Through My Lens

Throughout life, Josh McNair has always been intrigued with traveling and seeing the world through his own eyes. Always having been in love with different forms of art, he decided to take his photography to another level during a mission trip to Ethiopia. While there he photographed many different beautiful places, juxtaposed with the sadness of the poverty in the area. This experience instilled in him a need to see more than just what is outside of his window. Shortly after, California Through My Lens was born.

While he readily admits he’s not saving the world through his photography, he has been trying to fill his travel itch by documenting as much of his surroundings (California) as he can, all in an effort to get people to spread their wings and experience the beauty of life outside their own neighborhood. If he can get someone to realize how many amazing things they have within 45 minutes of their house, Josh has done his job.

Completely self-taught in photography, Josh has only been doing it seriously for a couple of years. Everyday he spends photographing, he learns more and more about the camera – and California.

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.

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.