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Destination

Visit the best Cambria and Harmony attractions near Pelican Inn & Suites. From the legendary Hearst Castle to local wine tasting, you'll discover plenty of fun just minutes from our Cambria hotel on Moonstone Beach!

Our Central Location on Moonstone Beach

Collect beautiful Moonstones on the soothing shores of Moonstone Beach, just steps from Pelican Inn & Suites. Guests will enjoy strolling the 1-mile boardwalk that meanders along the splendid coast between Cambria’s north end to Leffingwell Landing and back. And just a short walk from Leffingwell’s Landing, a state picnic ground that features mild tidal pools and great oceanfront wildlife viewing opportunities.

Visit the Legendary Hearst Castle

Built under the direction of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, Hearst Castle is an architectural marvel. The castle features 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, 19 sitting rooms, 127 acres of gardens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a movie theater, an airfield, and the world's largest private zoo. A variety of exotic animals still roam the grounds. This popular tourist destination is conveniently located only 10 minutes from our hotel.

In its heyday of the 20’s and 30’s, invitations to Hearst Castle were highly coveted. Hollywood film stars and politicians often visited, including Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, the Marx Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, James Stewart, Bob Hope, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Dolores Del Rio, and Winston Churchill. Since 1957, when the Hearst Corporation donated the castle to the state, visitors have been able to tour the grounds with its impressive collection of art and antiques, remarkable design elements, and breathtaking views. When you stay at our hotel near Hearst Castle, you enjoy easy access to this architectural wonder.

See Paso Robles Wine Country

The Central Coast is home to some of the best wineries in the state, covering more than 25,000 acres and carrying more than a century of compelling history and countless awards. Whether you take a liking to reds or whites, the local area surrounding Pelican Inn offers something unique for every wine lover.

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

Come up close and personal with elephant seals at Piedras Blancas. Offering year-round viewing and public access, it's one of the best places to view these unique 5,000-pound marine mammals!

Visit the Small Town of Harmony

The quaint village of Harmony is just south of Cambria. With a population of only 18, it is home and headquarters to one of America’s finest glassmakers, Carl Radke, the proprietor of Phoenix Studios and Glassworks. This respected public figure features the most original objects of art in the region and is an absolute must-see for collectors. Wine tasting can also be enjoyed in the town of Harmony.