November, 2016
Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle – Behind the Scenes!

One of the major attractions to the Central Coast is Hearst Castle.  The legendary publisher, William Randolph Hearst, placed his castle in one of the most breathtaking spots along the California coast with unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and a collection of art that rivals the best European museums.  Hearst Castle and the 282,000 acre property it sits on was bequeathed to the State of California in 1941.  It is a must-see for any first-time visitor to our area and a favorite of many.  Each tour explores a different section of the castle with colorful stories shared by the […]
October, 2016
Cambria CA Wine Tasting

11 Unique Wineries…and 1 Craft Brewery!

Within a half hour of our hotels,  you will find a dozen good reasons to plan your next wine tasting trip to Cambria.  The Pacific Coast Wine Trail encompasses eleven local wineries, nestled in quaint, seaside towns dotted along scenic highway 1. Cambria is home to 5 of the wineries and our craft brewery is a perfect place to begin your journey and check out the other nearby attractions.   Explore Hearst Castle in San Simeon, and visit Sebastian’s to taste the Hearst Ranch wines.  South to Harmony and a stop in Cayucos, will reveal the wine experience is as unique […]
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 […]