June, 2016
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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 […]
April, 2016
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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 […]