5 Can’t-Miss Events in San Simeon
Sure, San Simeon has sunny skies, wildlife, and beautiful trails and beaches – but it also hosts some of the best tours and events on the California coast. Here’s your guide on going truly local when you’re here.
Have Dog, Will Travel to San Simeon
Here’s your cheat sheet to San Simeon’s many dog-friendly lodgings, activities and amenities.
San Simeon’s Top Seaside Experiences
An insider’s guide to everything you need to know about San Simeon’s main attraction.
San Simeon News
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 >
Since William Randolph Hearst hosted the world’s largest private zoo at his castle on the “Enchanted Hill”, San Simeon has been known as a special place for animal lovers. In fact, this small community is home to approximately 17,000 animals. Here are some of the rare and amazing wildlife you can see here, and the places you can spot them. Read More >
Hearst Castle is the ultimate celebrity magnet, drawing guests such as Winston Churchill and Howard Hughes. Likewise, current celebrities such as Lady Gaga, who recently filmed her “G.U.Y.” video, are seen there. In 1958, the Hearst Corporation generously donated the estate to California State Parks, which recently created a series of insider tours. Read More >