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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 >

San Simeon – Runner Up in Sunset Travel Awards

San Simeon is listed among the Runners Up in the 2018 Sunset Travel Awards. Listed as one of eight day trips, it’s another reason to visit this classic along Highway 1. An excerpt from the award application as to why Sunset traveler’s will love San Simeon. Q: Sunset readers will love it because… A: In... 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 >

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 >