May, 2016
Cambria CA Boardwalk

3 Hikes That are Truly Awesome!

Starting Point: Moonstone Beach. Hiking and walking are wonderful ways to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Cambria and the surrounding coastline. Of course, the most conveniently located trail to all of our properties is the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk.  This mile-long trail hugs the coastline following the eroded cliffs past coves, tide pools, and rock formations with views of San Simeon Point and the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. Moonstone Beach Boardwalk is a favorite amongst locals and guests and is both easy and accessible with steps to the beach along the way.  The following 3 trails offer distinctly different perspectives […]
April, 2016

3 Unforgettable Day Trips

Starting Point: Cambria. When you base your trip at one of our Cambria Inns Collection hotels, you are centrally located for exploring all of San Luis Obispo County and you get the ultimate benefit of staying right along the Pacific Ocean.  North, South, or East…a short drive in any direction from Cambria brings a unique experience to your stay.   There is no better way to end a long day of discovery than a good night sleep with the sounds of the ocean as your backdrop.   Which direction will YOU take?   1. North to Big Sur Big Sur starts just […]
March, 2016
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Cambria History and Historic Spots

The Origins of Cambria Time to take a look back – way back – at some of Cambria’s local history and landmark historic events.  The original Yankee settlement which eventually became Cambria was initially located near Leffingwell Cove, where there was a wharf for some years.  Eventually, the village of Cambria as we know it, took shape in the 1860s.  It is thought that the village got the name through the influence of a surveyor from Cambria County, Pennsylvania.  But to this day the pronunciation is a hotly contested topic with even longtime locals in disagreement.  We are just happy […]
February, 2016

The Best Time to Visit Cambria? You May Be Surprised…

For most, a coastal vacation goes hand in hand with the summer months. But why wait until June to visit the Central Coast, when there is so much to enjoy in Cambria during the winter months? In fact, it’s a little-known secret that winter is one of the best times to visit this charming coastal town. Here’s why: 1. The Greenery With Spring approaching and with the occasional rains, the coastal hills turn a magnificent green. With the rain also comes the wildflowers – giant swaths of color pepper the verdant hills each spring. The sight is truly breathtaking. 2. The Babies […]