Plan your next trip around one of San Simeon's special events.
- June 19 - 30, 2018 Piedras Blancas Light Station Historical TourGo back in time to the lonely and blustery life of the lighthouse keeper with a visit to the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. First lit on February 15, 1875, to guide ships along the Central Coast of California, the 100-foot-high lighthouse operated for 100 years. In 1975, the tower was automated and the station went unmanned. In the fall of 2001, the Bureau of Land Management began restoring the light station and grounds.
Piedras Blancas Light Station has been congressionally designated an Outstanding Natural Area. Teeming with wildlife, the surrounding area is home to elephant seals, otters, peregrine falcons, harbor seals and California sea lions; and if you go during whale season you might spot a mother and calf as they make their way north.
Tours of the light station are offered each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, except federal holidays. Meet at the former Piedras Blancas Motel, located 1.5 miles north of the light station, at 9:45. Do not wait at the gate to the site!
- June 23, 2018 Gene Cerise Memorial Country Coast Classic Bike RideSupporting the youth of Cambria is what this ride is all about. Since it started in 2001, this has been a volunteer-driven event, with proceeds benefiting Cambria teens through the support of a teen community center. The tradition continues with this year's ride, in partnership with the SLO County YMCA - which operates programming for the Cambria Teen Center. The volunteers and heart of this event are about helping the kids in Cambria.
The ride offers 25, 50 or 100 mile routes. Registration includes well-stocked rest stops, experienced SAG, delicious BBQ and raffle ticket.
- June 23, 2018 Fiscalini Ranch Preserve WalksDocents and experts lead a variety of walks through the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve each month. Focused on different topics, these walks are free and open to the public. Walkers should bring water and binoculars and wear sturdy shoes and long pants. Children are welcome with adult supervision.
Find the full calendar of events here.
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