3 days in Cambria & San Simeon Itinerary

3 days in Cambria & San Simeon Itinerary

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Cambria
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Cambria

— 1 night
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Red Moose Cookie Company, trek along Salmon Creek Falls Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Dollar Beach.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Cambria travel planner.

San Francisco to Cambria is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Cambria to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are warmer, around 94°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 5th (Mon), stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, kick back and relax at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, then stop by Sebastian General Store, and finally do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon journey planner.

San Simeon is very close to Cambria. In August, daytime highs in San Simeon are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Beaches