Local Attractions & Things To Do In Cambria
Discover Hearst Castle, Moonstone Beach & More Nearby
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Nestled amid majestic pines and the glimmering sea along California's Central Coast, Cambria is a lovely village with countless scenic wonders. Exit the beaten path and discover one of the West Coast's most unique destinations, where natural beauty and outdoor recreation abound. From historical attractions and natural preserves to popular entertainment venues and premier dining, our Cambria, CA hotel puts you in a prime position to enjoy the area's top attractions. Reserve your room today and discover the best things to do in Cambria just outside the front door of our hotel near Hearst Castle.
Visit Hearst Castle and discover an incredible collection of over 25,000 historical artifacts. Imagined by William Randolph Hearst and executed by famed architect Julia Morgan, this iconic group of structures features lush gardens, larger-than-life rooms and countless noteworthy artworks. Rivaling some of the nation's top museums, Hearst Castle boasts a compelling assortment of unique art and architectural details that will make your visit worthwhile.
Evening tour tickets are $12 for children aged five to 12 and $36.00 for adults. Tickets for all other tour types are $12 for children and $25 for adults.
Tour times vary by season. To explore available times, call (800) 444-4445.
One of the many uncrowded beaches along the Cambria coastline, Moonstone Beach is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Stroll the inviting, mile-long boardwalk or listen to the ocean's enchanting melody as you watch birds, dolphins and whales. Whether you're exploring tide pools, beachcombing or watching sea otters frolic amid the ocean foam, you'll have an unforgettable experience at this inviting natural wonder.
See entertaining live stage plays in an intimate, historical setting when you visit the iconic Pewter Plough Playhouse. Established in 1976, this unique "Jewel Box of Community Theatres" features experienced and up-and-coming thespians who have perfected their art in dance, drama and comedy. Enjoy an unforgettable evening of live performances and help support one of the area's most important arts and culture landmarks.
Ticket prices vary based on show
Show times vary; call 805-927-3877 for information
See fascinating artwork and exhibits from locally and globally renowned artists while helping to support an important not-for-profit organization. Enjoy live music, plays and poetry at the Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre or hone your own creative skills in a class, program or workshop. Created to provide a vibrant community center in the beating heart of Cambria, this important facility provides critical support to budding artists and numerous cultural adventures for both tourists and locals.
Free admission to most galleries; theatre ticket prices start at $20 and vary based on performance
Gallery hours are Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m; Saturday/Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Visit the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery and see some of nature's largest and most fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. Located on California's Central Coast at the southern end of Big Sur on California Highway One, this natural colony includes more than 17,000 elephant seals, which gather seasonally to safely avoid predators and frolic playfully with their pups. If you come from mid-December through February, you may be lucky enough to see a pup being born!
A beautiful protected cove and a popular recreational area, William R. Hearst State Beach offers a myriad of outdoor activities for people of all ages. Enjoy pier fishing and deep sea fishing from chartered boats. Hike, swim, sunbathe and go beachcombing along the beautiful powdery sands. With barbecue grills, picnic tables and restroom facilities, this popular beach spot is an ideal place for a memorable day of fun under the sun.
Take a journey along the Pacific Coast Wine Trail and sample distinct, limited-production wines from the region's top producers. Meandering its way alongside the stunning Pacific coastline, this engaging adventure allows you to savor hand-crafted, boutique wines while enjoying breathtaking scenery. There are also ample opportunities for antiquing, hiking, beach time and cultural discoveries at various historical sites.