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Attractions & Things To Do In Cambria

Find Moonstone Beach, Hearst Castle & More Nearby

While the ocean view might be all you need, Sea Otter Inn is near some of the best things to do and see in Cambria, CA. The exciting list of popular attractions includes Hearst Castle, Moonstone Beach and seemingly limitless outdoor destinations, historic landmarks and eclectic art galleries.  


Visit elephant seals at Piedras Blancas or tour Hearst Castle just ten minutes from our hotel. Enjoy live entertainment at the Fireside Lounge at Cambria Pines Lodge, our sister hotel in Cambria. Tour Paso Robles wine country or taste local favorites right in Cambria. Wander the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk located steps from the hotel or visit the Cambria Center for the Arts.  


When planning your Cambria adventure, our concierge is happy to recommend fun things to do and assist with tickets, tours, transportation and anything else required to make your stay relaxing and hassle-free. 

Cambria Nursery and Florist

Selected for the 2017 Best of Cambria award in the florist category, this charming shop features plants, trees, flowers and shrubs along with garden supplies, a Christmas store and garden workshops.

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Hearst Castle

Tour the famous Hearst Castle located atop The Enchanted Hill and discover its unique museum and legendary mansion.

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Moonstone Beach Boardwalk

Wander along the scenic Moonstone Beach Boardwalk just steps from the hotel. You’ll enjoy sweeping ocean vistas, tide pools, snowy egrets and the beautiful, rugged coastline.

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Cambria Center for the Arts

Discover talented local artists and enjoy performing arts presentations at this local museum and concert hall.

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Elephant Seal Vista Point

Visit the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery and see some of nature's largest and most fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. Located on California's Central Coast at the southern end of Big Sur on California Highway One, this natural colony includes more than 17,000 elephant seals, which gather each season and safely avoid predators while frolicking playfully with their pups. If you come from mid-December through February, you may be lucky enough to see a pup being born!

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Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

Explore over 400 acres of wilderness and enjoy trails as well as stunning wildlife at this scenic outdoor wonderland on the coast.

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Pacific Coast Wine Trail & Paso Robles Wine Country

Experience the best of this world-class winemaking region at wineries and tasting rooms throughout Paso Robles. There are also ample opportunities for antiquing, hiking, beach time and cultural discoveries at various historical sites.

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