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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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Facing the Pacific Ocean from picturesque Moonstone Beach Drive, Captain's Cove Inn offers a refreshing escape from everyday life. More Details
In the heart of California's central coast, Little Sur Inn, a family owned and operated 17 room boutique property, is ideally located on Moonstone Beach Drive in the resort town of Cambria. More Details
Private and cozy pet-friendly cottage, nestled in the Cambria Pines - available for short term vacation stays or 30 day stays. More Details
Welcome to Casa La Mar, where "Mi Casa es su Casa" is taken to heart. More Details
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Events in Cambria

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Cambria’s Pinedorado Days
September 03 to September 05, 2022
Cambria
Come to Cambria and enjoy not only the parade on Saturday, but all of the fun activities, music, good food, kiddie rides, and games that follow the parade and last all weekend
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10
Central Coast Arthritis Bike Classic
September 10 to September 17, 2022
San Luis Obispo County
The ride takes place each fall and aims to raise over $1 million dollars. Approximately 350 arthritis patients, families and supporters who are recruited by our staff will cycle over 525 miles raising funds and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation along Highway One. This event is marketed and publicized nationwide, with a focus in the […]
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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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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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A Cambria gem, tucked away on Main Street, Redwood Café is serving up all your favorites, hot and delicious. More Details
At Boni's Tacos we offer 100% authenticity, our dishes are made with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, deep in the heart of Mexico. More Details
Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant is a casual, relaxing lodge environment with beautiful garden views from each of the three intimate dining rooms. Indoor and outdoor seating are available. More Details
A Local Favorite: Robin’s Restaurant More Details
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