From Harmony’s quirky-quaint chapel and one-of-a-kind history, to its charming gardens and surrounding backdrop of gently rolling hills, this Central Coast wedding venue is a natural fit for notable nuptials.
Residing in Greenspace’s Creekside Reserve, the Chinese Temple has become a historical landmark in Cambria. Dating back to the 19th century, the site remains one of the oldest Chinese temples in Southern California. The Greenspace recently restored the temple in great detail and has relocated the temple back to its original location, opening the site
The Cambria Community Cemetery, also referred to as the Cambria Cemetery District, is the final resting place for many Cambria pioneers. With the earliest marked grave dating back to 1870, Cambria’s cemetery is the only true California cemetery resigning in the pines by the sea.
Built in 1870, the Guthrie-Bianchini House is one of Cambria’s oldest homes. The Bianchini family owned the house for 87 years beginning in 1914. In 1980, the house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cambria Historical Society purchased the property in 2001, then reconstructed and renovated it. Sitting on the corner
Just 15 miles north of Cambria on a rugged, windswept coastal point rests the historic Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. It was first illuminated in 1875 to guide mariners along the rocky California coast. The Bureau of Land Management now manages the Piedras Blancas Light Station as a historic park and wildlife sanctuary accessed by guided tours
If you listen closely enough in the afternoon atop an enchanted hill near Cambria, you can hear waves lapping along the expanse of coast below and exotic zebras grazing in nearby meadows. This is La Cuesta Encantada, or “The Enchanted Hill,” which is home to one of America’s greatest châteaus: Hearst Castle. Hearst Castle
The Santa Rosa Chapel, a National Historic Registry landmark and one of the oldest churches in the County, was built in 1870. It served the community for 91 years. Guests of William Randolph Hearst, including Marion Davies, Gary Cooper, and Bing Crosby, attended Mass there. The cemetery is the final resting place for many Cambria pioneers. After
The first-order Fresnel lens used at Piedras Blancas Light Station was constructed in France by Henri Lapaute in 1872. The original lens and clockwork mechanism are on display next to the Veteran’s Memorial Building. The lens, on loan from the Coast Guard to the Cambria Lion’s Club, is maintained by the non-profit Friends of the
Cambria is brimming with historic architecture dating back to the 1800s, with an eclectic and charming collection of architectural styles. Victorian architecture, popular when Cambria was becoming a bustling mining town, was the inspiration for many of the buildings still standing today. Interpretations of the historic style are mixed with more modern influences to create