29 days in San Simeon Itinerary

29 days in San Simeon Itinerary

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When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Get outdoors at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Change things up with these side-trips from San Simeon: Big Sur (Limekiln State Park, McWay Falls, & more), Pebble Beach (Pebble Beach Golf Links, Cypress Point Golf Club, & more) and Pismo Beach (Margo Dodd Park & Pismo Pier). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Pinnacles National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, stroll through Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip website .

December in San Simeon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Big Sur, Templeton, Carmel Valley, Los Osos, Arroyo Grande
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery