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Events

Plan your next trip around one of San Simeon's special events.

  • May 22 - June 30, 2018 Piedras Blancas Light Station Historical Tour
    Go 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 Monday through 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!
  • May 25 - 26, 2018 Hearst Castle Spring Evening Tours
    Offered only in spring and fall, this special tour enables you to experience the Castle illuminated at night. Longer than the daytime tours (100 minutes), docents in period dress being the 1930s to life as they move through the extravagant rooms of Casa Grande. A vintage newsreel in Mr. Hearst's private theater rounds out the evening.
  • May 26, 2018 Cayucos Fireworks Show Fundraiser Dinner
    Love our Cayucos 4th of July Firewords show? Enjoyed for generations by those near and far, help keep our town tradition going. Cayucos boasts one of two fireworks displays in the county. Join us for an evening of BBQ buffet, no host bar, fun and prizes. Tickets are $200 per couple and can be purchased at Rabobank, SeaShanty, Visitors Center, Shoreline Inn or by calling 805.995.1200. Donations are also acceped at the Cayucos Chamber of Commerce.

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