Romantic Retreat

Life can be busy and finding time to connect with your partner can be challenging.  Don’t waste another minute not focusing on each other, book a getaway that’s all about connecting.  Create a getaway in Cambria that celebrates those little moments where you can share your dessert, share a glass of wine, or share the sunset as you walk on the beach. However you create your stay, Cambria can speak your love language.

Spa & Wellness

Discover yourselves by relaxing your body and mind, and rejuvenate your senses with a luxurious massage. Share the experience with your partner by taking advantage of one of the spa packages designed just for couples at Therapy By The Sea or at Cambria Wellness. Maybe you’re feeling more adventurous? How about a mini retreat at Sojourn and experience YOGASSAGE, which includes a signature massage and private yoga session. If that’s too progressive for you, El Colibri Spa offers a deep tissue massage that is out of this world.

Strolling Around

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Moonstone Beach Boardwalk

No morning (or evening for that matter!) in Cambria is complete without a stroll on Moonstone Beach. Meander along the one-mile boardwalk, famous for its dramatic coastline and breathtaking views. Spend your time searching for tiny moonstones, exploring the tide pools or watching the sea otters frolicking in the waves.

If you’re looking for a quiet spot away from it all, take a romantic hike on the Bluff Trail at Fiscalini Ranch. It’s here that you’ll experience some of the most stunning scenery on this mountain path that winds alongside the Pacific Ocean. The dramatic ocean bluff runs more than a mile along the shoreline, rising to a 400-foot ridge offering breath-taking views of the horizon. With access to the tide pools, this is the perfect place to explore local marine wildlife and spot migrating whales, birds and playful sea otters floating in the kelp forest. Pack a picnic, bring along a blanket and a bottle of wine, and enjoy a romantic sunset dinner on the bluff before heading back to town.

Get a glimpse of the town’s historic architecture up close on the Historical Society’s self-guided Walking Tour. You’ll see original historic buildings, structures, and lavish homes of Cambria’s founding families now restored and operating as thriving businesses. Tour the famed Piedras Blancas Light Station, first illuminated in 1875 to serve as a beacon for sailors navigating the rugged coastline. Explore the restored lighthouse, surrounding buildings and grounds of this historic park and wildlife sanctuary.

Wine Tasting

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Stolo Family Winery

Famous for world-class wineries and vineyards, no trip to the Central Coast would be complete without a wine tasting excursion. Treat the one you love to an unforgettable wine rendezvous at a hillside vineyard. Stop by the Stolo Family Winery & Vineyards for the Walk, Talk & Wine Tasting Tour (on the 1st Saturday of every month). The restored farmhouse and dairy, dating back to the late 1800s, sits at the base of a sun-kissed vineyard. Learn about the planting process and the vineyard’s history as you stroll through the lush vines and rolling hills. Your tour finishes in the rustic tasting room where you’ll sample three complimentary estate wines produced at this award-winning winery. Don’t forget to get a bottle or two for later on. But don’t stop here, there are plenty of tasting rooms to visit in Cambria, and all along the Pacific Coast Wine Trail.

Evening Activities

Beautiful Sunset by Nancy McKarney

Evening Tours at Hearst Castle offer a special glimpse into a bygone era. Experience the grandeur and romance of 1930s Hollywood as you wind your way through the legendary 250,000-acre estate. Docents dressed in period attire bring the castle to life as you tour this American castle featuring 165 rooms and 127 acres of gardens, terraces, pools, walkways and Hearst’s world-famous art collection.

Stay in Cambria ‘til sunset and you’ll be treated to a spectacular view as the setting sun paints an awe-inspiring picture across the horizon. Remember your morning walk on Moonstone Beach? Now it’s time to go back again, perhaps a walk along the boardwalk to find a nice stop along the way and take out that wine bottle you purchased earlier in the day. Rather stay cozy indoors? Experience some of the local talent at one of the many locations offering live music.

Interactive Map

We’ve plotted out for you every Romantic area of interest in the Google Map below. Click on an icon to see more info.

 

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.