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Where to See Wildflowers

Spring in San Simeon brings warmer temperatures and dissipating rains, which means it’s time for wildflowers! Wildflower blooms throughout California make national news because of the stunning array of colors and the huge expanses covered in blooms. The last few years have brought ample winter rains and the wildflower blooms have definitely benefited. Here are […] Read More >

Spring Wildlife Viewing in San Simeon

Spring in San Simeon means wildlife! March is one of the best months to view the flourishing wildlife around San Simeon, from elephant seals to sea otters to the infamous zebras. Warmer weather brings an abundance of food for animals to load up on before migration or while nursing their young. Here are some of […] Read More >

2024 Bucket List Activities & Events

As the new year starts, we’re filling our calendars with everything we want to do this year around San Simeon! Here are our top picks throughout every season.   Winter January might not seem like prime travel time but in San Simeon, it’s the best time to visit elephant seal rookeries. These enormous sea mammals […] Read More >

Romantic Activities in San Simeon

San Simeon is the perfect snuggle spot for a romantic getaway, offering up sweeping ocean views, beachside dining, exhilarating hiking, and extravagant opulence. Make the Cavalier Oceanfront Resort your homebase for Central Coast adventures. Located in the heart of San Simeon, Cavalier offers oceanfront dining, spa services, fire pits, and plenty of beach access for […] Read More >

Sebastian’s General Store – Local Favorite Returns

For generations, Sebastian’s General Store has served San Simeon’s local community and been loved by tourists. With its recent renovations, the store has managed to uphold its timeless charm while adding modern touches. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Sebastian’s General Store remains a must-visit destination. Dating back to 1852, Sebastian’s General Store was […] 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 >

A Year In San Simeon

A Year In San Simeon Things to Do Every Month of the Year JANUARY: The best month of the year to catch a glimpse of the rare Northern elephant seals at the Piedras Blancas Rookery. With winter comes elephant seal breeding season, a busy time at the Piedras Blancas Rookery located on Highway 1 just North […] Read More >

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 >