Destination: Cambria

The quiet village of Cambria is truly a hidden gem, nestled in the hills of Northern San Luis Obispo Country just south of Hearst Castle. Morning fog and gentle ocean breezes only add to the village's exquisite charm, and its year-round mild climate makes it a visitors dream. Shops and restaurants exude a cozy feel - there's plenty of spots to peruse for anything from local wines to clothing to plants and garden accessories. 

For a true wine country experience, taste wine and gourmet foods at Fermentations, located in the East Village. You'll love the fun atmosphere and probably walk away with a unique gift or beautiful gift basket reminiscent of the Wine Country. 

Cambria also proves itself an antique-lover's paradise; Main Street alone is home to several including Birds of a Feather and Deep Run Art & Artifacts. 

There are plenty of tastes to choose from when dining in Cambria. You can't miss the local falvor at Linn's Restaurant - recently remodeled and featuring gourmet foods (like famous pot pies,) freshly baked fruit pies and much more. The gift shop is also a fun way to find that perfect Cambria souvenior. The Black Cat Bistro is truly unforgetable, cooking up an American menu with European flair. The menu changes almost daily to reflect the seasonality of the fresh ingredients. There's an extensive wine list, and you'll enjoy the sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. 

Finding the right place to stay can make or break your vacation. If you want to be treated like family, check out the Squibb House, a quaint bed and breakfast in the heart of Cambria restored to recreate the charm of the late 1800's You'll feel like you stepped back in time, surrounded by the hand-made furniture and antiques. Or, the Cambria Pines Lodge may be for you, nestled on 25 woodsy acres and surrounded by gardens . The rooms range anywhere from rustic cabins to elegant suits. And you can't miss the Lodge's Restaurant. It gets fresh produce from the nearby organic garden, and you'll love the local wines and extensive, fresh menu.

Cambria and surrounding areas offer plenty to do in way of recreation. There's anything from hiking trails to great surf breaks, from fishing to cruising the skate park. From shopping to dining, sipping wine to enoying the great outdoors, you won't forget the unbeatable charm of Cambria.

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