Solo Travel in Cambria

Needing a getaway of your own? The quiet California coastal town of Cambria awaits you. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, get ready to explore, dine, hike, and be dazzled by the adventures around every corner.

Here is a guide to experiencing Cambria solo-style.

**We recommend you arrive for your stay in Cambria during daylight, especially if it is your first visit. We want to ensure you are comfortable finding your overnight accommodations and have time to see the sunset over the ocean. If you haven’t booked your stay yet, book here!

Stroll the Boardwalk

Cambria is home to a picturesque boardwalk that seems like a scene from a movie! This one-mile trail wraps the coastline of Moonstone Beach. Along the way, you’ll see panoramic views and smell the sea breeze. You may also encounter some friendly wildlife that lives around the boardwalk. Be sure to look out at the ocean, too, for breeching whales or dolphin fins; you don’t want to miss a single sight.

Cambria Historical Walking Tour

This self-guided walking tour of Cambria’s historic streets has many restaurants, stores, and lodging properties throughout. The 28 landmarks take you on a venture through past times, some even dating back to 1850. This tour will surely leave you with nostalgia and fond memories!

Treat Yourself

Whether you’re looking for a snack, a classy dinner, or a sweet treat, Cambria restaurants are open for indoor dining, in addition to takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining options. Check out Robin’s Restaurant for locally grown ingredients turned into masterpieces. For your perfect to-go lunch or a quick snack, visit Soto’s True Earth Market, or if you want a meal that features a recipe passed down through generations, stop by Boni’s Tacos. No matter what you choose to enjoy, don’t forget to finish it off with some olallieberry pie from Linn’s.

Embrace the Alone Time

El Colibri's Spa

One of the best ways to take advantage of some time to yourself is by paying a visit to the spa. Tucked away in a private corner on the top floor of El Colibri Hotel & Spa is one of the best Cambria spas–the Nest day spa. Complete with private massage treatment rooms, an outdoor Jacuzzi, two steam rooms, separate bathrooms, and showers, you’ll find that the Nest Spa offers an unparalleled retreat along the California coast.

Hunt for Treasures


Is it just us, or is retail therapy much better spent alone than with someone else? With no chains in sight, Cambria’s collection of one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, antique stores, and art galleries offers items you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll find something new each time you visit—the treasures are simply waiting to be uncovered. Visit Sea + Green for unique, bohemian-inspired items and Slabtown Mercantile for your home decor needs. 

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