Scarecrow festival in downtown Cambria

Family-Friendly Activities

Stay Near The Best Activities For Kids Near Cambria

Looking for fun family activities near Cambria? Then you've come to the right place. Situated amid the top local points of interest, the Cambria Pines Lodge puts you in a prime position to enjoy the best of family-friendly attractions near Cambria. 

Guests enjoying Elephant Seal Rookery

Elephant Seal Rookery

Get the family together for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity while road tripping along the Coast. Watching the Elephant Seals in their natural habitat at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery is such a fun experience. The Rookery hosts up to 24,000 elephant seals every year - you may even spot males as large as 5,000 pounds. Depending on the time of year, you could witness the birth of a baby elephant seal! So cool! The best part of it all? It’s free to watch them so parents, you can put the wallet away for the day.

Photo credit: @friendsoftheelephantseal

View of Moonstone Beach

Picnic at Moonstone Beach

It’s lunchtime and the perfect place to enjoy a picnic is Moonstone Beach in Cambria. After lunch, the kids will have a blast in the tidepools, beachcombing for smooth stones, crabs, sea anemones and more. The boardwalk also offers plenty of gorgeous views of the beach and can help relieve some of the energy kids have after sitting in the car!

Linn's Farm Store

Enjoy a slice of pie (or two) at Linn's Farm Store! A road trip along the coast isn’t complete without trying some of the famous pies from Linn’s! Make a special stop at the Linn’s Farm Store - the original stand that started it all. Along with delicious, fresh-baked pies, there’s farm-fresh produce, baking mixes, jams and more available for purchase. You will definitely want to bring something back home to remember your fun family vacation. Don’t forget to let the kids enjoy a swing or two on the tree swing! Before heading to this gem, check their Facebook page for current hours.

Photo Cred: Linn's Farm Store

Photo of a clydesdale at Covell’s Clydesdales in Cambria

Covell’s Clydesdales

Looking to get outside? Take the family to see impressive Clydesdale horses right here in Cambria! This is a family-owned ranch that offers vehicle-based tours or Clydesdale rides. Make sure you visit their website in advance as they take appointments only. 

Photo Cred: @covellranch

Visitor enjoying a bike from Cambria Electric Bike

Rent a bike from Cambria Electric Bike


Go on a stroll, enjoy the fresh air and take in the Cambria scenery with the family! Not only is this a great family bonding activity, but it's also the perfect opportunity to get outside and explore all that Cambria has to offer. Please visit their website to view their current hours. 

Photo Cred: @cambriaelectricbikeco