Give Back During Your Getaway in Cambria

With Earth Day fast approaching on Saturday, April 22, now is the perfect time to start talking about stewardship. There are just as many opportunities to relax and explore as there are to give back in Cambria. Earth Day and stewardship go hand in hand, and Cambria is an ideal location for celebrating, appreciating and giving back to our beautiful planet! Take our stewardship quiz to find out what type of activities suits you best, then start planning your trip.

More About Stewardship Travel

Stewardship travel means forming connections with the land, wildlife, history, people and culture of a community. It’s about adding a bit of doing good and feeling good to your vacation.

“Stewardship travel invites visitors to join Cambria in taking care of its community,” says Linda Finley, Cambria’s stewardship travel ambassador. “Cambria has always been a hub for people who care about nature, history and small towns. Famous for its pines, Cambria is equally well known for its arts community, clean beaches and as a serene retreat for weary road warriors.”

All year long, there are a variety of ongoing activities and annual events that allow guests to Cambria the opportunity to do as the locals do. Don’t just be a tourist. Don’t just stop by. Be a steward of the things that make Cambria unique. Everyone can make a difference.

Takes Your Breath Away, and Gives Back More

Cambria has a rich history dating back to the 1860s. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the self-guided walking tour that visits 26 historic structures throughout the small and welcoming town. Start your tour at the well-preserved Cambria Historical Museum downtown. There, you’ll purchase the walking tour guide book, “Historic Cambria – Treasures of the Past.” All proceeds benefit the Education Program at the Museum.

Spirited Learning Experience

Join Stolo Family Winery & Vineyards every first Saturday of the month on their 23-acre vineyard up beautiful Santa Rosa Creek Road, just minutes from the small, historical coastal town of Cambria. Take an educational walk through the vineyards and learn the history of the location, what’s going on in the vineyard at the time of your visit and how it affects the vines and overall growing season. Finish your walk and talk in the rustic tasting room and winery with a complimentary sample of three estate wines. Learn briefly about the boutique wine making process and connect the flavors of the wine with the vineyard itself.

Lend A Hand, Fill Your Heart

Acquiring property for public access and open space is only the beginning of the process to save land for future generations. It is the belief of Friends of Fiscalini Ranch Preserve that by remaining open to the public, the Preserve can serve as the much-needed connection to nature we all crave. However, keeping it open and in a natural state means taking care of the land and its few improvements. No funds were given with the purchase of the Preserve for this, so this work is solely performed by generous volunteers on the monthly clean-up days, where they pull unwanted weeds, pick up trash and generally beautify the Preserve.

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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.