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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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The staff at Sand Pebbles Inn is especially adept at insuring that guests of any age will have the opportunity to experience the area to its fullest and leave with many wonderful family memories of their Central Coast vacation. More Details
Olallieberry Inn ... a romantic bed and breakfast located in the seaside village of Cambria on California's Central Coast. More Details
Winnie's Place sits atop Happy Hill with distant ocean views. More Details
From the rooftop patio jacuzzi, you can watch the dolphins frolic, the whales migrate and the otters pounding rocks on their tummies. More Details
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Events in Cambria

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Oct
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Scarecrow Festival
October 01 to October 31, 2022
San Simeon
October in Cambria and San Simeon holds a special appeal! 
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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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Where to Eat in Cambria

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

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Home of the Funny Name Fruit Pie More Details
Whether you come for an intimate dinner for two or for that special party we want you to know that your dining needs are in safe hands with us. More Details
We hand make fresh baked goods every morning and open at 7am. Stop in at lunchtime for a fresh deli sandwich or our soup of the day.  More Details
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