San Simeon In The News
We’re always so moved to see San Simeon profiled in the news. Read recent news stories that discuss why our…
San Simeon’s Top Seaside Experiences
An insider’s guide to everything you need to know about San Simeon’s main attraction.
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.
San Simeon News
The Coastal Discovery Center is offering a limited time experience to study the San Simeon Beach Tide Pools and the Whales... Read More >
Elephant seal season is in full swing in San Simeon as the females are coming to shore to birth their... Read More >
Take in the stunning – and exclusive – views of the Hearst Castle property while sipping on the region’s best... Read More >
San Simeon locals and officials gather at the sign’s ceremonious ribbon cutting. The monument alerts travelers on Highway 1 they’ve officially entered the famed seaside town. With scenic backdrops, the sign was strategically placed to encourage photos and social media posts. Read More >
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 >