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Highway 1 Re-Opens!

Highway 1 – America’s most iconic coastal highway – makes a comeback after the detrimental mudslides in May 2017. With full access from Cambria to Carmel, travelers are once again free to cruise the world-famous thoroughfare. 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 >

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 >

Explore San Simeon Day 2

When you look down from Hearst Castle, built high on his “Enchanted Hill,” you can see why he and so many guests fell in love with the view. The sparkling blue Pacific Ocean, embraced by cliffs and hill, is stunning. Of course, no trip to San Simeon is complete without getting in the water. Read More >

Explore San Simeon Day 1

San Simeon provides endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, family friendly activities and unique cultural experiences. It’s the perfect place to escape the big city, unplug and reconnect with yourself and loved ones. Read More >