7 days in San Simeon Itinerary

7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and Piedras Blancas Light Station. Visit Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad and Cambria Cemetery for their historical value. Explore San Simeon's surroundings by going to Hahn Estate Winery (in Soledad) and Big Sur (New Camaldoli Hermitage, Limekiln State Park, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, immerse yourself in nature at San Simeon State Park, learn about winemaking at Harmony Cellars, and stop by Sebastian General Store.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip itinerary builder .

Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Cambria, Big Sur, Soledad, Harmony Cellars, Sand Dollar Beach
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