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Top 10 Things to do in Cambria California
Museums, Beaches, Parks, and Seasonal Events
Cambria CA attractions come in a dozen stripes. Here are the top 10 things to do in the vicinity of our stylish luxury hotel. Feel free to find more activities along these lines!
Looming above the crashing surf and quiet hillsides around Cambria stands one of the 20th century’s strangest and most fascinating monuments to wealth and power. William Randolph Hearst, the greatest newspaper tycoon of his day, built his “castle” in order to entertain Hollywood royalty. Currently one of the Cambria CA museums most frequented by visitors, “the Castle” is well worth the price of admission.
Cambria Art and Wine Festival:
It isn’t a quaint California coastal town without an art and wine festival in residence! The revels go down in late January and include wine tasting (obviously), an art show (naturally), as well as refreshments, appetizers, a live auction, and live entertainment throughout the day. The party begins and ends in Cambria.
Nit Witt Ridge:
One of the loopier residents of the California coastline, Arthur Beal, constructed this whimsical dwelling-space for himself over the course of 50 years. Dubbing it “Nit Witt Ridge,” he built the entire edifice out of “found” objects in California junkyards and waste-bins. The house is now open to the public, who won’t believe their eyes when they see what eccentricities are in store for them.
San Luis Obispo Mission:
One of the 21 original missions that Spanish missionaries founded in California to bring Christianity to the Native Californians, the mission here counts as a landmark to early Californian history, and ranks as one of the most popular San Luis Obispo things to do.
A quaint village south of Cambria with a population of all of 18, Harmony nonetheless is home and headquarters to one of America’s finest glass-makers. Carl Radke, the proprietor of Phoenix Studios and Glassworks, is respected by the general public and connoisseurs alike. His works are prized as some of the most original objects of art in the region. An absolute must for collectors and sight-seers alike.
When you’re staying in a place like Cambria, it’s truly hard to resist the lure of the sea. And if that’s the case, why not succumb for a day and rent a boat out on Morro Bay, 17 miles south of Cambria? Boating companies abound: Sub Sea Tours and Kayaks, At the Helm Boat Rentals, Tiger’s Folly II, and Virgl’s Fish’n, to name a few of the larger ones. Take a boat or kayak out on Morro Bay and visit Morro Rock, the legendary island home to nesting-grounds of hundreds of Peregrine falcons. Wild scenery never looked so good.
Sojourn Healing Arts Center:
A day spa specializing in the weary traveler, Sojourn Healing Arts is fully equipped to give you what you need as far as relaxation. Its professional massage therapists are fully versed in Swedish, Russian, Acupressure, Deep Tissue, Intuitive, Energy Balancing, Reiki, Polarity, and British Sports Therapy. They also perform Serenity Facials and practice the Ingham Reflexology Method. Cap it all off with a spa, sauna, and outdoor pool and you’ve got yourself a relaxing adventure on the Central California coast.
Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery:
View seals in their natural habitat at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, a wide sandy beach offering pups protection from predators. Warm clothing is suggested as the temperatures can be quite brisk.
46 West Wine Region:
Highway 46 is home to various Paso Robles wineries with comfortable tasting rooms, including Castoro Cellars, Doce Robles, Eagle Castle and Hunt Cellars. Learn from sommeliers as you taste your way through this distinguished wine haven.
Welcome to one of the most beautiful spots on Earth, Big Sur. Where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise from the Pacific Ocean, Big Sur is a sparsely populated area on the Coast, home to breathtaking vistas, cool breezes and dramatic sunsets.