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San Simeon Information
About San Simeon
Visit the scenic town of San Simeon, right in the center of the California coast. In San Luis Obispo county, San Simeon is perfect for a family vacation or a couples get-away. Enjoy the simples things in life with beaches and marines life. Home of the Hearst Castle, San Simeon mixes its natural town with the gilded mansion.
Things to do in San Simeon
San Simeon is known for its outdoor activities, and the famous Hearst Castle. The hilltop mansion was built by the king of capitalism, William Randolph Hearst. Book tours and tickets online for your visit. Even the drive is beautiful, as you pull up to the view the luxurious castle in its European Renaissance style. See suites, grand rooms, gardens, and the famous Neptune pool. The pool is known for its grecian statues and columns, as well as its glittering water. The Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery is just north of San Simeon. Watch the seals sleep, swim, frolic and lounge. See the elusive Moonstone Beach for more seals, great walks, and multicolored pebbles. A scenic setting to watch the sunset, with a boardwalk!
Day trips from San Simeon
San Simeon is quite a drive from most major cities in California, as it is four hours away from LA. However, Santa Barbara is two and a half hours away, making it ideal for a day trip. See beautiful architecture at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse and the Old Mission building. Shoreline Park, with its neighbouring beach is a lovely stop with its lining of palm trees. The Santa Barbara Waterfront has a stretch of beaches, with restaurants and trails. Head to State Street for some retail therapy and trendy restaurants after a long morning at the beach. A half hour away from San Simeon is Morro Bay. What used to be a little fishing village is now a seaside destination with amazing scenery. Overlooking Morro Rock, the bay is popular for sailing and kayaking. Don’t miss a boat tour, or dining at Morro Bay’s restaurants with sea-side views.
San Simeon accommodations
Rent your classic California beach house at the coastal San Simeon. Tripping has a wide selection of hotels and rentals to make your stay easy and comfortable. Get good prices and great deals for a peaceful and relaxing vacation in San Simeon. Away from the crowds of the big cities, this area of California is for those in search of a quieter beach.
Transportation in San Simeon
San Simeon is halfway between LA and San Francisco, meaning that your flight could come from LAX or San Francisco International. The lack of public transportation makes a car necessary if you’re looking to go much further than walking distance. Rent a car if you don’t have access to one already. A bus can take you around Hearst Castle, and biking and walking is welcome around San Simeon!