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Fun Things To Do Near Our Moonstone Beach Hotel

Explore the Best of California's Central Coast!

See the top Cambria attractions and activities near FogCatcher Inn. From the legendary Hearst Castle to Moonstone Beach, you'll discover plenty of fun just minutes from our newly-renovated hotel on Moonstone Beach!

Experience Beachfront Bliss on Moonstone Beach

Just steps from the FogCatcher Inn, collect beautiful Moonstones on the sparkling shores of Moonstone Beach. Guests will enjoy strolling down the 1-mile boardwalk that meanders along the splendid coast between Cambria’s north end to Leffingwell Landing and back. And just a short walk from Leffingwell’s Landing, a state picnic ground features mild tidal pools and great oceanfront wildlife viewing opportunities.

Tour the Legendary Hearst Castle

Our Cambria, California hotel is a short 10 minute drive from the historic Hearst Castle. Built under the direction of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, Hearst Castle is an architectural marvel. The castle features 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, 19 sitting rooms, 127 acres of gardens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a movie theater, an airfield, and the world's largest private zoo. A variety of exotic animals still roam the grounds at the castle, one of the most famous Cambria, California attractions.

In its heyday of the 20s and 30s, invitations to Hearst Castle were highly coveted. Hollywood film stars and politicians often visited, including Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, the Marx Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, James Stewart, Bob Hope, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Dolores Del Rio, and Winston Churchill. Since 1957, when the Hearst Corporation donated the castle to the state, visitors have been able to tour the grounds with its impressive collection of art and antiques, remarkable design elements, and breathtaking views. When you stay at our hotel near Hearst Castle, you enjoy easy access to this acclaimed architectural wonder.

Sip Your Way Through Paso Robles Wine Country

The Central Coast is home to some of the best wineries in the state, covering more than 25,000 acres and carrying more than a century of compelling history and countless awards. Whether you take a liking to reds or whites, the local area surrounding Pelican Inn offers something unique for every wine lover.

See the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

Get up close and personal with elephant seals at Piedras Blancas. Offering year-round viewing and public access, the Piedras Blancas rookery is one of the most unique Cambria, California things to do and one of the best places in the world to view these 5,000-pound marine mammals!

Visit the Small Town of Harmony

The quaint village of Harmony is just south of FogCatcher Inn in Cambria. With a population of only 18, it is home and headquarters to one of America’s finest glassmakers, Carl Radke, the proprietor of Phoenix Studios and Glassworks. This respected public figure features the most original objects of art in the region and is an absolute must-see for collectors. Wine tasting can also be enjoyed in Harmony.

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