COVID-19 Updates for San Simeon Travelers

California State Parks Announces Steps to Reduce Crowds at State Parks to Help Slow Down the Spread of Coronavirus

As the State of California continues to issue guidance on preparing and protecting Californians from COVID-19 (coronavirus), California State Parks is monitoring the situation and implementing safety measures to prevent employees, volunteers, partners and the public from exposure to the pandemic disease. Visit the State Parks Resource Center for updates.

Hearst Castle State Park Closure

The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is a top priority. California State Parks, in support of San Luis Obispo County public health officials to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), is taking precautionary measures at Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument (Hearst Castle) and will close effective immediately. All planned tours have been suspended and full refunds will be given. Hearst Castle’s visitor center, including food service and gift shop, and theater will also close to the public. Tour reservation holders have been contacted via email for refunds. We thank you for your patience, trust and continued support. We’d also like to thank our volunteers and staff for their commitment and dedication as public servants through these challenging circumstances. For the most up-to-date Hearst Castle information, please continue to follow us on Facebook.

San Simeon Chamber Visitors Center

I regret to inform you that the San Simeon Chamber Visitors Center will be closed until further notice. I understand that this is a very important time for visitors to obtain timely and accurate information and take this action seriously. We must also be supportive of the National effort to avoid close interactions and ensure the safety and health of the numerous volunteers who graciously donate their time and effort for the visitors to our area. Thank you for your continued efforts and the time you devote to serving the needs of our communities' visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and until then ask that you respect the social distancing directions and stay healthy and well. - Michael R Hanchett

The Truck

As Hearst Castle and Hearst Ranch Winery is closing temporarily due to Covid -19, The Truck will not be serving lunch in San Simeon until further notice. Changes are happening very quickly so please keep an eye out for updates as they evolve!

Our other restaurants, Il Cortile Ristorante and La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant will be open for our regular hours and for take out at this point, with our enhanced practices we have outlined in our previous messages. For hours and updated information on our restaurants, please visit and

And once again, thank you for your support!