"Cambria - Quaint, Artsy and (therefore) Touristy" Cambria by Karnubawax

Cambria Travel Guide: 77 reviews and 203 photos

Cambria is a slightly famous town on the Central California Coast. Nestled in a tiny valley near the beach, it has long been known as an "art" town, though there are not so many artists these days. Cambria's strict building codes (based on a severe lack of available water) have kept the town's size in check, and today you'll find it to be a lovely seaside town with surprisingly good art galleries!

Fellow Vter Shivan sums up Cambria perfectly... it is small, quiet, and unusual - but it's too small, too quiet, and not unusual enough! What a perfect description!!! Cambria used to be much edgy-er about 10 years ago, but the art and the places that sell it have tamed a bit, probably to cater to tourists (the rats!).

Cambria remains a beautiful place to stroll and windowshop, and there are some fine restaurants and nice lodgings in the area. Its vicinity to Hearst Castle makes it a great basecamp for exploring the area, though accomodations tend to be more expensive here than some of the other neighboring towns. But many find that it's worth it!

  • Last visit to Cambria: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 9, 2007
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  • atufft's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2008 at 11:22 PM

    Nice review of Linn's, which I also missed on our way through...

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2006 at 8:42 AM

    Sorry I didn't get to try Linn's, it was still not open as of last week :-(


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