Labeled “One of America’s Prettiest Towns” by, Cambria truly is a picturesque escape. This seaside village is located in the midst of pine trees, and offers visitors excellent retail shopping as well as beach recreation such as kayaking, skim boarding, surfing, and boogie boarding. It is only six miles away from the famous Hearst Castle, which offers spectacular tours of this masterpiece of architecture.

For the equestrian minded, there are horseback tours through some of Cambria’s most beautiful private ranches. Along Moonstone Beach Drive, there are many hotels and bed-and-breakfasts, and the Moonstone beach itself is home to a variety of sea life, with everything from seals and otters to urchins and starfish easily found in the tide-pools. Friendly people and a multitude of activities to choose from make this one of California’s premier vacation destinations.


Christmas on the Coast

Growing up as an only child in Cincinnati, Ohio, gave me plenty of opportunity to shovel snow in sub-zero temperatures.  Let’s just say, I’m grateful to live on the California Central Coast, where we don’t have to deal with ice on our windshields and plowing snow out of the driveway in the morning. We may…

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The Patch Santa Maria Pumpkins

Fall in Love with Fall on the Central Coast

Autumn on the California Central Coast is a beautiful season. Leaves may not change colors radically, and fall to the ground, but Autumn does mean that all along the central coast, pumpkin patches, as well as other amazing, spooky events sprout up in October. Whether you are in Santa Barbara, San Luis or Monterey County,…

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harmony gazebo

My Heart Sang in Harmony

Winding up Highway 1, also known as Pacific Coast Highway, and discovering interesting places with deep history and diversity is one of my favorite things to do.  It’s a natural wonderland. If you haven’t taken a drive up Highway 1 on the California Central Coast, you are in for a huge treat. The scenery is…

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Off the Grid in Cambria, California

Guest Blogger-Cindy Rynning Thirty miles west of Paso Robles, on the Central Coast of California, lies the charming resort town of Cambria where ocean sunsets, eclectic shops, terrific restaurants, and comfortable inns are waiting for you.  Prior to this summer’s Wine Blogger’s Conference in Santa Barbara, I spent two days in Cambria with my daughter, Stephanie, who is a resident.  My…

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Exploring Cambria, CA

It’s impossible to not be spoiled by the wonderment of California’s Central Coast. From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles to Monterey, is devoted to featuring the best places to wine, dine and explore. If you haven’t been to Cambria lately, you simply must visit this delightful little seaside village in San Luis Obispo County.…

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How sweet it is…top bakery selections

Since 2009, the Brown Butter Cookie Company has been serving up delectable treats. When put this sweet and salty cookie in my mouth, it made my taste buds do the tango!

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