JoAnna & Myles
For the past several years, October has been a special fun time in Cambria! It's the annual Scarecrow Contest for Halloween and everyone in town is "in the mood". Unique "Scarecrows" have popped up all over the area. Most are centered in the Main Street area of downtown. However, more are being seen along Moonstone Drive and also up the road about 5 minutes in San Simeon. Some of our regular visitors have chosen to make their yearly visit during October just to see all these amazing works of art!
The beautiful weather is holding and we are hoping to see you soon! This is also a great time to experience the Central Coast Wine Country. We are quickly becoming a World recognized wine producing region! There are many options available for this experience ... from driving yourself to completely driven and guided tours of the best micro-wineries that you can find tucked away in the hillsides off of Hwy 46. Cambria is a great location to make your "home base" as you venture out to explore the area and our "SLOw" lifestyle.
Ok ... CalTrans has completed reconstruction of the bridge on Highway One way up in the Big Sur area, so the Big Sur area is once again open and easy to get to from the North. However, they are still working on building a new road across the massive mudslide about 34 miles South of the now-open bridge. They tell us that should be finished by about September of 2018. In the meantime, if you are coming from the north, it is easy to take Highway 101 down to Paso Robles, cut over on Highway 46 West, and turn north for about two miles on Highway One. That's all it takes to find yourself in our beautiful little bit of paradise! Coming from the south or central portion of California ... no change in your route. So, there's no reason to alter or change any plans you may have made before the problem on Highway One. Just be aware, and plan your route accordingly. We are here and we look forward to seeing you here, too!
Remember, when you are in Cambria, there are a lot of other things to do during your stay. Moonstone Beach: search the sand for those milk-white Moonstones... or enjoying a relaxing glass of local wine as you watch the sun set... or seeing what our California State Park system offers. Enjoy day-parks to overnight camping to Hearst Castle, the hilltop estate of the late wealthy publisher, William Randolph Hearst. Tours of the estate, including ADA Accessible tours and Evening Tours are available, but you should go on-line or call the ticket office in advance to secure your tours, so you won't be disappointed! There are also the beautiful coastal vistas, the fascinating Elephant Seals in their protected beach habitat 4.7 miles north of Hearst Castle, the 1875 lighthouse (which now provides an on-line site where you can buy tickets for their guided tours... go to http://recreation.gov and search for "Piedras Blancas"), and of course, the great wine country, shopping, restaurants, and antique stores in the coastal towns from Cambria south to Pismo Beach and East to Atascadero and Paso Robles! It's all here and Cambria is your starting point at the top of the Central Coast map. So, drop by and say "Hi"!
Please remember: WE LOVE PETS! Yes, it's OK to bring your leashed pet-shopper in with you while you shop! If you're comfortable, we're comfortable! For a look at who's been here, click on our Pooch Page! We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you so much for your friendship, patronage and support!
JoAnna and Myles