4 days in San Simeon Itinerary

4 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.
Visiting William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach and Elephant Seal Rookery will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Limekiln State Park and Leffingwell Landing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Simeon: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Sand Dollar Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas, visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station, and stop by Sebastian General Store.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Simeon tour planner .

In May, daytime highs in San Simeon are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Big Sur, Cambria, Sand Dollar Beach
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Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach ©

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