There’s no better time to fill your heart than the beginning of a new year, and there isn’t a better place to do it than on the Central Coast. Cambria is quiet and crowd-free during the winter months, which makes it the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a soul-filling solo escape. Pack your coziest sweater to keep you warm, a camera to capture the memories, and your favorite mask—then follow your heart to Cambria.
Observe the splendor of our local animals
The Central Coast’s wildlife peaks during the months of January and February, making it the Season of Coastal Discovery. Hundreds of newborn elephant seal pups lie at the Piedra Blancas Rookery, an exotic herd of zebras grazes the fields at Hearst Ranch, and the California Grey Whale is in migration, providing plenty of whale watching opportunities on the Whale Trail. Keep an eye out for dolphins, seals, and otters, too!
Mark your love on the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk
If you’re visiting Cambria with a loved one, add the locks on the boardwalk to your bucket list. Bring a special lock from home to mark your heart—your love will live on in Cambria, and so will the cherished memories.
Let your heart lead you to the ocean
Take a long, romantic walk along the cliffs of Fiscalini Ranch or head to Moonstone Beach to feel the sand beneath your feet. The breathtaking views of Fiscalini Ranch will make your heart feel like it’s soaring, and the waves of Moonstone Beach will soothe any soul who chooses to walk its shores. Pause for a photo, or just pause, period.
This winter, the virtual Cambria Film Festival will offer film lovers the unique experience to grab some hot chocolate and enjoy independent films from around the world at home. The annual festival is all about love, romance, and romantic comedies—and we’re sharing the love by giving away a free All-Access Virtual Ticket and a two-night stay in Cambria. Enter here for your chance to win!
Begin the first day of forever
Saying “I Do” in Cambria is the ultimate expression of love! If your wedding was postponed or canceled in 2020, our quaint town has a collection of wedding venues and lodging options for gatherings of various sizes. Nothing beats exchanging everlasting vows in the romantic, oceanfront setting of the Central Coast.
There are so many treasures to fall in love with inside the completely unique shops of Cambria because we don’t have a single chain in our town! Each unique boutique holds surprises that you’ll cherish for years to come.
No matter where you go in Cambria, you will find something to love. Capture your treasured moments in Cambria with your heart hands showing what you love most about your favorite little town on the Central Coast (and make sure to tag @VisitCambria if you post it on social media)!