Magic is everywhere in Cambria, and the holiday season is no exception. Grab your cup of hot cocoa and wander through the East and West Villages to shop for your loved ones, cozy up to a cup of hot soup, and snuggle up by the ocean. Find yourself enchanted with this one-day itinerary that will ensure you create magical holiday memories in Cambria
Seasonal Drinks at Lily’s Coffeehouse
Start your morning at Lily’s Coffeehouse and wake yourself up with one of their special seasonal drinks—peppermint mocha, anyone? Relax on their charming deck and sip your drink as you begin to wake up and start your day.
Morning Nature Stroll on the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk
Take your peppermint mocha to go and stroll along Cambria’s boardwalk to feel the morning mist on your face. There’s no need to rush—soak in the ocean breeze and listen to the waves crash. If you want to sit and enjoy the view for awhile, there are plenty of wooden benches along the Boardwalk. Cambria’s winter mornings can be chilly, so don’t forget to pack your warmest sweater!
Explore Central Coast Wildlife
After a quiet morning strolling along Moonstone Beach’s Boardwalk, make a small drive up the road from Cambria to experience a fantastic sight—thousands of elephant seals basking in the sun! This time of year is prime time to view these elephant seals as they have returned to the Piedras Blancas Rookery. It’s a sight worth seeing!
Cozy Up to Comfort Foods at Linn’s
Comfort food in a bowl can warm the soul—and Linn’s Restaurant serves just that. Each bowl of soup is crafted with fresh, handmade ingredients that hit the spot with every spoonful. If you have room for dessert, a slice of olallieberry pie is a must. With flaky crust and gooey filling, this dessert will have you yearning for more.
Check Your Holiday Shopping List
C’est Noel! The air in Cambria is swirling with holiday magic and good cheer. Begin spreading that cheer by finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones in the East & West Village!
Indulge in Local Food at Robin’s
Robin’s Restaurant in Cambria is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Take a seat on their outdoor patio and warm up with farm-fresh, handcrafted comfort food. Dine on incomparable dishes like their Vegetarian Lasagna that’s filled with lemon ricotta and house-made marinara, or sip on their creamy Salmon Bisque.
Celebrate the Holidays at the Cambria Christmas Market
Make it a December to remember and celebrate the holiday magic at the Cambria Christmas Market. Create magical memories with your loved ones as you stroll through and gaze at the millions of colorful lights adorning the Lodge. Tickets are only available to guests who are staying at Cambria Pines Lodge, The Sea Otter Inn, or J. Patrick House & Inn. Book your overnight Christmas package ahead of time so you don’t miss out on the most wonderful time of the year in Cambria!
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Things to Know About Visiting Cambria This Winter
Heavy coats and snow boots can be crossed off your packing list—Cambria welcomes year-round flip flops and sunglass-wearing beachcombers making it an ideal winter vacation destination. Like any coastal retreat, you’ll want to grab a light sweater in the evening, but the days can be spent soaking up the sun at Moonstone Beach or hiking and biking the trails of Fiscalini Ranch. In addition, the town is secluded and less crowded—and the rooms are more affordable than ever! You can stay right by the ocean or cuddle up in town without breaking the budget. What are you waiting for? Book your stay today!