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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It’s a museum like no other. Famed media mogul, William Randolph Hearst called his retreat the enchanted hill. The amazing complex includes a twin-towered main building, three sumptuous guesthouses, and 127 acres of terraced gardens, fountains, and pools.
A 3.3 mile trail runs through parts of the San Simeon Natural Preserve and the Washburn Campground. The trail includes scenic overlooks, rest-stop benches and interpretive panels with information on wildlife and habitat.
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.
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.
Experience the preserve, an old cattle ranch that is now a rare expanse of nature and solitude nestled in the heart of Cambria. Enjoy its mile-long walk along the bluffs, trek along the 400-foot ridge that offers views of both the ocean and the Monterrey Pine forest, or descend to amble along the quiet shoreline of San Simeon Creek.
Travel the Pacific Coast Wine Trail and visit wineries and tasting rooms nestled in quaint, seaside towns dotted along scene Highway 1. From the rock in Morro Bay to Hearst Castle in San Simeon, with many stops in between, the Trail offers travelers a wine experience as unique as the coastal communities themselves.
Population: 18. The tiny town situated on California’s scenic Central Coast is a favorite among artists and those who like to venture off the beaten path. Visit its pottery store, glass blowing shop and winery.
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.
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.