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Visit Cambria to walk on historic streets and famous California beaches. Cambria’s history has been painstakingly preserved by a dedicated band of volunteers at the Historical Society, which brings the town’s history to life with an easy, self-guided historical walking tour. The tour showcases historic homes, storefronts and places of worship dating back to the 1870s spanning 28 stops and multiple architectural styles in Cambria’s historic East Village. Start at the Guthrie-Bianchini House, now the Cambria Historical Museum, for exhibits, information and a charming garden patio.

When you are done walking downtown, head to Moonstone Beach to hunt for sea treasures. Wave-worn “moonstones” cover this beach and entice seaglass hunters of all ages to sift its sands. For a dramatic entrance, walk the gentle Moonstone Beach Boardwalk, an ADA-compliant one-mile path along the beach. Wildlife abounds here with gray whales, humpback whales, dolphins, seabirds and otters at play. After your stroll, relax at nearby Shamel Park, whose facilities include day-use areas, a children's playground, restrooms and a heated ADA-compliant swimming pool. Bring a picnic, a birding guide, a sweater, and a sense of adventure.

When in Cambria, visit one of the most unique ranches in America. Covell’s California Clydesdale Ranch is home to a herd of 100 freely-roaming majestic Clydesdale horses. The 2,000-acre ranch is made possible through a nature conservation easement, with views of a Monterey Pine forest, glimpses of the ocean, and pristine pastures. Tours of the 2,000-acre property are available in the ranch’s open-air trailer, or on horseback, and discuss the annual rodeo, party and open-pit barbecue held on the ranch in the 1890s with the Hearst Family as benefactor.

Cambria has famous olallieberry pie. The olallieberry (pronounced oh-la-leh) is a cross between a Youngberry and a Loganberry, and is in the same ballpark as a blackberry. The name derives from a Native American word for “berry.” The olallieberry is the most widely-grown fruit at Linn’s Family Fruit Farm, which is open to the public on picturesque Santa Rosa Creek Road. Olallieberries feature in Linn’s famous jams, sauces and, most beloved of all, in Linn’s famous olallieberry pie, available at Linn’s Restaurant. In May every year, Cambria holds the Olallieberry Festival, and every Fourth of July, Linn’s presents an old-timey pie-eating contest.

Things to do in Cambria

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Where to Stay in Cambria

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Located just steps from charming downtown Cambria, Creekside Inn offers an ideal spot for experiencing the many unique galleries, gift shops, restaurants, and antique stores. More Details
Bill and Janis welcome you deep into the midst of scented Lodge Hill pines with relaxing sights and sounds not far from the Pacific Ocean. More Details
Gorgeous 4 bedroom 3 bathroom estate on the Southern end of Park Hill, just a short walk to the Fiscalini Ranch Bluff Trails, the tide pools, and Shamel Park. More Details
Newly renovated with an open floor plan and high ceilings, creating a wonderful space to gather with your friends and family. More Details
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Events in Cambria

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Oct
1
Dinner & Libations for the Station
October 01, 2022
From: 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
San Simeon
Enjoy pours of Harmony Cellars wine and Firestone Walker beer as you wander the grounds of this national treasure.
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Oct
8
Open Studios Art Tour
October 08 to October 16, 2022
San Luis Obispo County
Free to the public, fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their process.
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Oct
15
Cambria Car and Motorcycle Show
October 15, 2022
From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cambria

The aroma of mouth-watering chili will draw you to the Pinedorado Grounds for the Annual Chili Cookoff, Car and Motorcycle Show.

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Nov
25
Cambria Christmas Market at Cambria Pines Lodge
November 25 to December 24, 2022
From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cambria
Cambria Pines Lodge will continue its great tradition of spectacular lighting displays throughout the gardens and on the Main Lodge building.
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Where to Eat in Cambria

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Looking for specialty coffees on the Central Coast? Cambria Coffee Roasting Company is know for its attention to detail in crafting gourmet blends and serving up unique roasts to its clientele.  More Details
Creekside Garden Cafe offers California-country cooking and features an outdoor patio. More Details
The Hidden Kitchen is a 100% gluten free cafe featuring all-organic and locally sourced fare. We specialize in bioregional blue corn waffles and seasonal smoothies to satisfy a broad range of taste preferences. More Details

Get a hot, cheesy pizza and dine-in or take it to go

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