A Dog-Friendly Stay by the Cambria Shore

We just returned from a short but restful weekend away with Adam’s mom and stepdad, our beloved dog Toby in tow.

We made our home at the very dog-friendly Cambria Shores Inn on Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California, perched beside a meandering boardwalk and the roiling Pacific. We got great suggestions for outdoor dining, ran pell-mell on a wide swath of blustery beach, and reconnected with our itinerant loved ones.  

Added bonus to this weekend? No need for yet another dog sitter.  

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Central California: Big Sur

Just another overlook in Big Sur

Big Sur, 300 miles/5 hours from LA and the northernmost point of Central California, is flat out gorgeous. Scattered along a precarious cliff’s edge overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean, the battle here is to keep your eyes on Highway 1 and away from the incredible views.

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Central California: San Simeon

Elephant seal at Piedras Blancas

San Simeon itself, four 1/2 hours north of LA and just a bit north of Cambria along Highway 1, is famous for two things:

The wealthy excess of a powerful man — and the love of seals.

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