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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 Creekside Inn in Cambria, California, prides itself on being a modern and welcoming place for respite along Highway 1. More Details
Moonstone Cottages in Cambria, California, are three unique spots with the perfect balance between a hotel and a vacation rental. More Details
The Bonny Cottage by the Sea is one of Cambria’s original cabins, and is situated in the Happy Hill area of town. More Details
Step into paradise at Paradiso: This vacation rental features a stunning panoramic view of the ocean and an open floor plan. More Details
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Events in Cambria

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Feb
8
Cambria Film Festival
February 08 to February 12, 2023
Cambria
The Cambria Film Festival will include a few favorite full-length films from previous decades as well as brand new features and shorts.
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Feb
11
Adventures with Nature
February 03 to February 26, 2023
San Luis Obispo County
The Central Coast State Parks Associations presents the Adventures with Nature series. 
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Feb
23
BlendFest on the Coast
February 23 to February 26, 2023
Cambria
Visitors to the coastal Highway 1 towns of Cambria and San Simeon have an opportunity to participate in this popular event that focuses on blending wines from nearby Paso Robles. 
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Apr
22
Wine 4 Paws
April 22 to April 23, 2023
San Luis Obispo County
Pet loving wine drinkers can help our four-legged friends by visiting ANY of the participating wineries throughout the weekend, when a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Woods Humane Society!
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Where to Eat in Cambria

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Open since July 4th, 2002, The Black Cat features American cuisine with a global influence, resulting in a comforting, delectable and unique experience. More Details
One of the true gems in Cambria is Lily’s Coffeehouse. 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
At Soto’s True Earth Market our mission is to nourish our community. More Details
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