3 days in San Simeon Itinerary

3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Elephant Seal Rookery and Moonstone Beach. Explore San Simeon's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Pfeiffer State Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and stroll around Shamel Park.

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In May in San Simeon, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Big Sur, Cambria
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Friends of the Elephant Seal
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
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Moonstone Beach

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