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San Simeon & Central Coast, CA

San Simeon is located along scenic Hwy. 1, 40 miles north of San Luis Obispo. It's about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles — if you're taking the coastal route, driving time from either city is approximately six hours.

You can always take a shorter, more direct route, but we prefer the windy coastal roads — the views and vistas along the way are worth the extra drive.

Fun Weekend Getaway
Plan a fun weekend getaway to San Simeon and the beautiful Central Coast. If you're driving south from San Francisco, stop at Big Sur, one of the world's most scenic destinations — it's ocean and coastal views are breathtaking.

Hearst Castle
San Simeon is home to the famous Hearst Castle — a Historical State Monument and one of California's most popular tourist attractions. The Castle offers daily tours.

Fun Side Trips
(if you're visiting Hearst Castle)

Elephant Seals
Be sure to check out San Simeon's Elephant Seals, especially during December-March. Stop by Elephant Seal Vista Point on the beaches of Piedras Blancas, located approximately 4.4 miles north of Hearst Castle.

Cambria
Visit the picturesque seaside village of Cambria, located just four miles south of Hearst Castle.

Solvang
Enjoy a taste of Denmark in the quaint Danish village of Solvang (about a 2-hr drive from Hearst Castle). Explore the Santa Ynez Valley and go wine-tasting. We really loved visiting Solvang — it's a fun place to stroll and shop.

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Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Trip from Los Angeles
Enjoy a fun day trip from Los Angeles as you drive along California's scenic coast. Visit Santa Barbara, the quaint Danish village of Solvang and tour the magnificent Hearst Castle.

Click here for more info and to book this Fun Day Trip from L.A.

San Simeon Coast, CA

San Simeon Coast, CA

San Simeon Coast, CA

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