Want to Escape the Rat Race – Take a Weekend Getaway

One of the most important things about getting your life back, is to know when enough is enough and it is time to get away.  Weekend getaways can be one of the best ways to re-energize yourself and one of our favorite places is Cambria, California.  Located about 3.5 hours from our central valley home and about 15 minutes from the famous Hearst Castle, Cambria is the perfect place to get away.

The drive itself is beautiful and you can almost feel the stress leave your body as you get further and further from your familiar surroundings.  It’s hard to describe Cambria in one word, so I’ll show some pictures.

There are so many great places to stay, it’s fun to try a different spot each time we visit.   It’s hard to not find a winner.   Here’s a picture of a room at the beautiful Fog Catcher Inn.  It doesn’t take long to settle in, de-stress and get ready to enjoy some of the beauty of Cambria.  If you love the sound of water crashing against rocks, a cracked window will help you sleep like a baby and there is nothing like a fresh breeze off of the water in the early morning.

Water has always been a soothing element and the Cambria setting is perfect for water lovers.   If you go at the right time of the year, you will either see pregnant sea lions or what seems like thousands of new pups.  A walk on the beach after a great meal and a bottle of wine, sets the tone to totally forget about the rat race.

There are some great night spots in Cambria, but my husband and I usually make the drive to get away from the noise although the shopping on the main street is an adventure by itself.   Cambria is the perfect place to meditate and do one of our favorite things, settle down with a great book.  

The Inns are filled with so many interesting people, starting conversations with new people is easy as breathing.  My recommendation to start getting your life back is to do a weekend getaway at least one time a month.  Your spirit will thank you.

Inez Aldridge