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Cycling in San Simeon

Coasting Along the Coast They say it’s not about the destination, it’s all about the journey that gets you there. Which is why the Central Coast of California invites you to enjoy the ride of a lifetime in biker’s paradise. Whether you are looking for a leisurely scenic cruise or an action packed adventure, there... Read More >

Family Adventures on the Coast

Here at San Simeon, family comes first. We are excited to share the many San Simeon activities that the whole family will love! From exploring exotic wildlife, to days spent in the sun, to educational tours and sight-seeing hikes - no matter what you choose, San Simeon is made for making memories. With spring in... Read More >

Best Beach Activities in San Simeon

If you are looking for a picturesque beach getaway or a spring-time staycation, look no further than the quaint town of San Simeon. This coastal gem will captivate you whether you are traveling solo or with the whole family - even the four-legged family is welcome! Now is the perfect time to get out of... Read More >

San Simeon Coastal Adventure Itinerary

Pack the car, grab the kids and head to the coast of California for a family road trip! With an abundance of open spaces to explore, your trip will leave smiles for miles while feeling safe. Here’s your weekend itinerary for an epic getaway. DAY 1 Seas the Day Head to W.R. Hearst Memorial State... Read More >

Scarecrow Walk – Safe, Physically-Distanced Fall Fun

For the entire month of October, scarecrows can be seen on display in the coastal towns of San Simeon and Cambria, spreading harvest cheer. The annual Scarecrow Festival showcases the artistic communities on the coast, with hundreds of themed scarecrows taking over the towns. Some scarecrows are silly, while others are scary (San Simeon’s theme... Read More >

A Road Trip of a Lifetime

Whether you are a hiker, biker, fisher, surfer or peace seeker, our stretch of coastline has something for you. San Simeon offers an abundance of open spaces to explore from green rolling hills to steep rocky cliffs to endless turquoise waters. So, what are you waiting for? Hop in your car and take a road... Read More >

Instagram Ready San Simeon

San Simeon is one of California’s hidden gems, conveniently located right off Highway 1 in between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The sites in San Simeon are breath taking and the picturesque background will make any picture Instagram worthy.   Here is our list of top 5 things that are worth the post: 1. Zebras... Read More >

Family Featured Activity- Hiking: Boucher Trail

San Simeon is home to many different trails and hiking spots with some of the best views in the county. One trail in particular, the Boucher Trail, provides two great viewing spots of the Northern Elephant Seals, so you can beat the crowds. The Boucher Trail is located right off Highway 1at Piedras Blancas, right... Read More >

Attend Special Tide Pool Field Trips in San Simeon

The Coastal Discovery Center is offering a limited time experience to study the San Simeon Beach Tide Pools and the Whales of the Central Coast. Join a team of marine biologists as you find saltwater mussels hiding among the rocks, discover vibrant starfish making their way along stretches of sandbars, or simply watch the sea anemone... Read More >

Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Film Festival

Every Saturday from now until February 24 at 6pm, Hearst Castle is showing Disney Nature’s movie Oceans in its home theater. The showing is free, but seating is limited to 400 people. Grab some popcorn and enjoy stunning images into the depths of a wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power. The film captures migrating whales,... Read More >

Northern Elephant Seal Presentations Come To San Simeon

Elephant seal season is in full swing in San Simeon as the females are coming to shore to birth their pups and then mate. Starting at the end of January, San Simeon’s Coastal Discovery Center will hold Northern Elephant Seal presentations throughout March. The elephant seal rookery at Piedras Blancas is a dramatic and interesting... Read More >

Wines with a View 4th Annual BlendFest on the Coast

Take in the stunning – and exclusive – views of the Hearst Castle property while sipping on the region’s best wines at the 4th Annual BlendFest On The Coast, which kicks off Friday February 9. BlendFest is a weekend-long wine festival and celebration that brings together 30 of Paso Robles’s top wineries at one of California’s... Read More >

San Simeon New Gateway Sign Ribbon Cutting

San Simeon locals and officials gather at the sign’s ceremonious ribbon cutting. The monument alerts travelers on Highway 1 they’ve officially entered the famed seaside town. With scenic backdrops, the sign was strategically placed to encourage photos and social media posts. Read More >