Cambria Center for the Arts engages the community through the inspiration, creation, performance, and enjoyment of all art forms. This building has a gallery and a 98-seat theater to host plays, musicals, concerts, workshops, and films. They offer a diverse collection of programs, from visual arts, performing arts, film arts, youth arts, and educational workshops. […]
Points of Interest
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of creativity, sipping, and mingling hosted at Harmony Café. Registration includes a complimentary glass of wine, canvas, paint, brushes, and an easel. Sign up in advance to attend the weekly party, or visit the Coastal Wine & Paint website to schedule your own private event.
Explore Cambria’s Under-The-Sea Wildlife! Cambria is home to multiple ideal locations for scouting tide pools and the creatures that reside in them. To avoid crushing any tide pool critters, please do not pick up any of the animals—just observe and leave them in their home. At Leffingwell Landing, you can tip-toe among the tide pools
Celebrate World Whale Day on the Whale Trail! The Whale Trail is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire stewardship and appreciation for these majestic mammals. They help identify viewing sites where you can get a front-row seat to these animals in their natural habitat.
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