No matter where you’re coming from, Highway 1 was built for road trips. Head to Cambria on your motorcycle, with one friend or loved one, or with a large group—there is plenty to do and see regardless of your vacation style. Download the Visit Cambria app on iOS or Android to develop your ideal itinerary, then hit the road!
Exploring the Central Coast by motorcycle is breathtaking and exciting. The curves and scenery make riding fun, and the views encourage frequent stops. While staying in Cambria, you can also take day trips up and down the coast to explore even more.
Stay in a charming bed and breakfast in town for convenient walking access to local eateries, tasting rooms, and shops. The Olallieberry Inn offers unique appeal in the form of a beautiful garden, an extensive vinyl collection, and gourmet breakfast, plus hors d’oeuvres and wine in the evenings. Walk to Cambria’s original biker bar, Mozzi’s, down the street for a taste of history.
Visit Hearst Castle
Ride six miles up Highway 1 to reach the iconic Hearst Castle. Built in the 1920s by media magnate William Randolph Hearst, ‘La Cuesta Encantada,’ or the Enchanted Hill, is a must-see for any visitors to the Central Coast. The grand estate features 165 rooms and more than 125 acres of sprawling gardens, walkways, terraces, and pools, most of which are available for tours.
Day Trips – North
Cambria is the perfect hub for short rides up and down the coast. Head north to see iconic landmarks like the elephant seals, Ragged Point, and Bixby Bridge. Head to Gorda for a shorter trip, or go all the way to Big Sur for a day full of natural wonders.
Day Trips – South
Go for a short trip south on Highway 1 on the Cayucos route to get some famous Brown Butter Cookies and visit the Cayucos Pier, or take a longer trip on the Montaña de Oro route to see the caves at Spooner’s Cove and have lunch at House of JuJu by the Bay in Morro Bay. Go all the way to Avila Beach for a true taste of the Central Coast.
Whether you’re embarking on a romantic getaway or heading out of town with your BFF, Cambria is perfect for your trip for two. Take part in activities that will leave both of you feeling refreshed and closer than ever.
Stay on Moonstone Beach Drive to enjoy the sunset over the Pacific and still be close enough to enjoy all Cambria has to offer. At the Blue Dolphin Inn, enjoy ocean views, fireplaces, and soaker tubs—the pinnacle of relaxation. (Four-legged friends are welcome there, too!)
Take a Hike
There are so many opportunities in and around Cambria to get in touch with the great outdoors. Stroll along Moonstone Beach and through Fiscalini Ranch for ocean views, or head up to Salmon Creek Falls for a more challenging hike.
Have a Spa Day
The ultimate relaxing vacation should always feature a spa day. The Nest Spa at El Colibri is an ideal retreat, featuring a variety of massage options, steam rooms, and an outdoor jacuzzi for a finishing touch.
The stores in town are worth seeing—there are no chains in Cambria, and many of the shops and galleries are located in historic buildings. They’re full of beautiful antiques, stunning artwork, and unique finds.
Grab your friends or family (or both!), hop in the car, and head for Cambria, where there are plenty of activities to appease everyone’s interests. Celebrate a milestone birthday, a big life event, or simply the opportunity to escape with loved ones.
Cambria is full of rental properties, and many are roomy enough to house your entire group. Oceanpoint Ranch also offers a bunkhouse room, featuring a kitchen, living space, a private bedroom, and enough bunkbeds for everyone. If everyone wants their own rooms, the Cambria Pines Lodge is the largest lodging property in Cambria, with more than enough rooms and amenities for all.
Go Wine Tasting
There is an abundance of wineries on the Central Coast, each offering unique blends and varietals. Once you’ve tasted at all of the tasting rooms in Cambria, make the trek to the hills of Paso Robles and discover even more local wines.
The two horseback riding outfits in Cambria, Covell’s Clydesdales and Cambria Horseback, can take groups on rides with stunning ocean views. Saddle up for a great time!
Tour Stepladder Ranch & Creamery
Stepladder is a fully functioning goat cheese creamery and an avocado farm. Head just outside of Cambria to meet their herd of Lamancha goats and learn about the cheese making process with your group.