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Moments in Cambria

The charming town of Cambria is full of opportunities for the little experiences that make a meaningful impact on our lives. Whether you’re craving excitement and adrenaline, or rest and renewal, it only takes a moment in Cambria before the magic starts to sink in. Spend some time on the Central Coast and enjoy every minute as you visit local favorites and discover hidden gems. Today’s special moments become tomorrow’s memories—and memories made in Cambria are bound to last forever. Follow our itinerary to guide you through a day of making memories with those you love most.

9 A.M. - Moments of Coziness

Travel & Treats - Cambria Coffee Roasters

Begin your morning in Cambria with a local staple—coffee. When you awaken on a chilly morning in Cambria, step into one of our charming cafés, each offering special delicacies and appealing options. Cambria Coffee Roasting Co. is a local staple that roasts its own brews in-house and creates its own gourmet blends. Lily’s Coffeehouse has more substantial foods and great coffee in a socially distant setting.

10 A.M - Moments of Restoration

After getting your daily dose of caffeine, take the time to refresh your spirit on the Central Coast. Cambria is well-known for being quiet and secluded—the perfect place to escape for some meditation and mindfulness. Nourish your mind, body, and spirit with Tula Yoga or a visit to the Cambria Farmer’s Market. Of course, you can always head down to Moonstone Beach to stretch on your own and get a few moments of Zen.

12 P.M. - Moments of Awe

Once you’ve taken a moment of peace and pondering, it’s time to see the stunning natural wonders and wildlife that the Central Coast offers. The Central Coast’s wildlife peaks during the months of January and February, which is why it has been dubbed the Season of Coastal Discovery. The Fiscalini Ranch Preserve is home to a number of endangered species and species of special concern, offering a wonderful display of nature’s diversity. The most outstanding natural feature is the dramatic ocean bluff that runs more than a mile along the shoreline of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. 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. Don’t forget to pack your binoculars for a day of sightseeing!

3 P.M. - Moments of Nostalgia

As you’re making your way down the historic Highway 1, stop for moments of nostalgia. See a part of history when you visit the Santa Rosa Chapel, a National Historic Registry landmark and one of the oldest churches in the County, built in 1870. It served the community for 91 years, until falling into a state of neglect—which was restored for seven years, rededicated for community use in September of 1984. You can also venture out on the Historic Walking Tour to explore the town through a different lens. Be sure to look for all of the phases of history in Cambria via the unique architecture. Just up Highway 1 from Cambria, the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse offers another perspective on the past with stunning coastal views.

5 P.M. – Moments of Cheers

Cheers to moments of deliciousness and delight with every bite. When you visit Cambria, you’ll be sure to leave with a full stomach and a full heart. Cambria is full of unique, privately-owned markets, restaurants, dining options, and tasting rooms to satisfy any craving. Stop by Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill or Sea Chest Oyster Bar for conveniently coastal views during your meal.

7 P.M. – Moments of Serenity

After a long day of enjoying everything that Cambria has to offer, don’t forget to take one more moment of serenity and find peace on the shores of the Pacific. Famous for its dramatic coastline and breathtaking views, the 1-mile-long Moonstone Beach Boardwalk is where your seaside escape begins. Whether you want to sink your toes into the sand, catch glimpses of marine life, or simply relax and watch the sunset, you will find there is something for everyone on Moonstone Beach. Enjoy the sound of the waves as you reflect on all of the memories you made and moments you will never forget during your visit to Cambria.

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