September, 2016
Cambria CA Moonstone Beach Boardwalk.

Tips and Tricks for Taking a Winning Photo!

We launched our photo contest this month, so what better time to share some tips on taking a great (winning!) photo.   Digital cameras and smartphones have come a long way and with a little help, you can catch stunning images…and maybe win a 2-night stay at one of our Cambria Inns Collection hotels.    Tips for Camera Settings:  Select the highest quality setting available so you won’t have a muddy image or lose any details. This is especially true for photos that will be printed. You can reduce the quality to save space if needed, or keep an extra memory […]
August, 2016
Cambria California Wildflowers

Be a Stewardship Traveler!

Stewardship travelers care deeply about the areas they visit and enjoy participating in activities that benefit the planet.  Anything from trash pick-up to financial donations to local conservation groups, makes you a Stewardship Traveler.  Maintaining the pristine beauty and untouched areas along this special part of the California Coast is something locals do vigorously.  The very popular Fiscalini Ranch Preserve was once slated to be a gated community and golf course, but locals led the charge to purchase the 400+ acre property as forever open space for all of us to enjoy. There are endless opportunities to participate on the […]
June, 2016
downtown cambria

Unique Shopping in Cambria

Nature enthusiasts will bliss out in our garden stores as our perfectly mild weather allows many exotic plants to thrive in our mild Mediterranean climate. From exotic plants to gemstones in their natural state or polished into fine jewelry, the earth’s bounty shines in Cambria. In the East Village, Burton Drive is home to several local jewelers as well as a shop featuring rocks and minerals as they are found. The garden shops offer an array of rare and interesting exotics as well as creative ways to display them. Your personal treasure hunt is to find the elusive moonstones for […]
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 […]