Nestled halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Cambria is one of California’s most scenic and charming towns. There’s a serene ambience along this stretch of the coast where families can hike among towering pines and explore tide pools along rocky beaches. Popular Moonstone Beach attracts people of all ages for its stunning beauty and pleasant wooden walkways. There are many inns to choose from on Moonstone Drive overlooking the beach. Top attractions include Hearst Castle, a majestic estate perched at the top of a hill in neighboring San Simeon. No visit to Cambria is complete without a visit to this castle, the former home of famous newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, who hosted elaborate parties for the rich and famous. South of the castle, families can drive to the Piedras Blancas rookery to marvel at the massive elephant seals that come to this spot to molt, breed and give birth. It’s an unforgettable sight. When it comes to dining, the Cambria area is known for its excellent cuisine prepared from fresh, local ingredients. Cambria is an ideal destination for families seeking a classic California coastal experience away from the hustle and bustle of big city life.