The Piedras Blancas Rookery is the only elephant seal rookery in the world that is easily accessible, free, and open to the public all year long.
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San Simeon and the surrounding area, including Cambria and Ragged Point, are home to restaurants that will delight your senses and satisfy your cravings.
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The stunning natural beauty of San Simeon Cove; the enchantment of a hilltop castle – what a beautiful way to start the day! Less than an hour's drive up Highway One from the city of San Luis Obispo lie two of the best reasons to visit the Central Coast – both at the same spot:...
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Each week the Coastal Discovery Center invites visitors to participate in its Plankton Monitoring program and other programs.
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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 >