San Simeon News

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 >

Seaside Wineries of San Simeon

When most visitors ask locals about San Simeon, it’s usually regarding Hearst Castle, elephant seals or beaches. Many are surprised to discover some of California’s best wineries are in and around this gorgeous coastal stretch. Read More >

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. Read More >

Exploring San Simeon’s Wildlife

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 >

The Secret Tours of Hearst Castle

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 >

Highway 1 Update

Read up-to-date information for California Highway 1 road closures between San Luis Obispo and Monterrey Counties. There are multiple incidents along Highway 1 affecting travel between counties. Read More >