Free Things to Do in Cambria, California
While there are a wealth of fantastic attractions and shopping and dining spots, it's often that day spent in the area's natural beauty that lends itself to a truly unforgettable experience. We've listed a number of free things to do in Cambria and the surrounding area so that you can make the most of your travel budget and your stay at the FogCatcher Inn. Our area-savvy team is standing by to point you in the right direction and will gladly make recommendations.
One of California's smallest towns, Harmony is a small group of buildings just a few miles south of the seaside village of Cambria. Most of the official 18 residents come from surrounding farms and ranches. Harmony was once home to a schoolhouse, a general store, stables, a blacksmith, a feed store and a post office. Today, only the post office and two businesses are still in town; Harmony Glass Works and Harmony Pottery. Up on the hill overlooking the town, Harmony Cellars Winery is open for wine tasting and offers gifts and food.
Big Sur, California, covers a 90-mile stretch of one of the most beautiful coastal regions. Visitors from all over the world travel to this area to drive along the California Pacific Coast Highway to witness this untouched landscape with redwood trees and unparallel ocean vistas.
Moonstone Beach - Cambria, California
Moonstone Beach is one of the area's most romantic and unspoiled beaches. You can watch the elephant seals and migrating whales from one of the many coves or go tide pooling before heading up to the boardwalk above for an ocean view stroll.
Piedras Blancas Seal Rookery
Year round elephant seal viewing with walkways, interpretive signs and docents on site to answer questions.
46 West Wine Region
With more than 60 wineries and 200 vineyards ornamenting the oak-lined rolling hills, Paso Robles is quickly gaining recognition as one of California's premier wine regions.
East Village: is about two miles inland from the coast, where Main Street crosses Burton Drive and Bridge Street. Many Victorian structures dating back to the 1870s serve as galleries, restaurants, shops and lodging.
West Village: Closer to ocean, centers on Main Street, with many interesting shops, galleries and eating establishments tucked away on various side streets.