Visit the Central Coast this fall
No matter the time of the year, the villages of Cambria and San Simeon are always a perfect year-round escape. Visit our unique business districts filled with shops, boutiques, restaurants, and wine and beer tasting. Stroll our unspoiled beaches or hike the many trails that wrap their way from the beach into the pines. Visit historic sites and wildlife refuges. Make your hotel reservations soon! And plan to take advantage of some of these possibilities for fun.
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Piedras Blancas Light Station
Get a glimpse into our nation’s past when lighthouses served a vital role in maritime navigation. Part of the National Register of Historic Sites and situated within the Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area, this lighthouse is open for tours on selected days.
The Cambria Historical Society purchased and restored the Guthrie-Bianchini House as Cambria’s museum of history for everyone, young and old, to explore and enjoy. Pick up a flyer here to also take a self-guided walking tour of the historic East Village of Cambria.
Elephant Seal Rookery
No matter the time of the year, it’s always possible to get an up-close look at the extraordinary northern elephant seal as these massive mammals spend time ashore. Open every day and free.
If you’re planning a cycling excursion or looking for new routes, here’s a one-of- a-kind resource where cyclists can discover new routes, plan cycling trips, learn about upcoming cycling events, and keep up to date on the latest cycling news and alerts.
Coastal Discovery Center
The Center offers interactive exhibits and education programs which highlight the cultural and natural history of San Simeon, California State Parks and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.