Travel Blogs from San Simeon, United States

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Days 3 & 4 - SS on 101 & California Coast on Hwy 1, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Days 3 & 4 - SS on 101 & California Coast on Hwy 1

A travel blog entry by jenni-louise

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... up the car and took a short drive over the Bay Bridge before going home to pick up our overnight bags for the trip to San Simeon.  We had a night tour of Hearst Castle booked and because we had such a late start we decided to take the quicker inland ...

San Simeon - Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

San Simeon - Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by chris-barbara

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Hearst Castle - San Simeon Our next port of call was San Simeon where William Randolph Hearst built his hill-top holiday home, the inaccurately named "Hearst Castle". Hearst was the newspaper magnate grandfather of the famous Patty Hearst (who?). ...

That's a Big yes Sur, San Simeon, United States travel blog

That's a Big yes Sur

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... and Bohemian types. We made plenty of stops along the way, drinking in the view and so the sun was setting as we approached San Simeon. Wanting to watch the sun set we pulled in to a 'vista point' and stumbled across the elephant seal colony that lives ...

Route One Excursions, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Route One Excursions

A travel blog entry by travel4eternity

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... lunch of cafeteria food and then it was back onto Route One, with me riding shotgun. We made a quick detour to the houses of San Simeon, at the base of Hearst Castle.  It was tiny and not at all what I expected for such a tourist attraction, ...

San Simeon Bay AKA Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

San Simeon Bay AKA Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by winterhawk

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... uneventful run down from Monterey.  We left the dock at 0600 just before the sun came up.  We dropped anchor in San Simeon Bay literally moments before total darkness at 7:30 and just as the full harvest moon rose above the distant mountain ...

South thru Big Sir and the Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

South thru Big Sir and the Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by worldbefree

The fabulous Hearst ...

Hearst Castle and the best swim ever, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hearst Castle and the best swim ever

A travel blog entry by millsontour

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Our stop in San Simeon had all been about visiting Hearst Castle. Our first tour was at 1000 and really glad we had booked ahead as unless you are on a tour you cannot get within a couple of miles (all uphill) to the house on the hill. Would have been so ...

Pacific Coast Highway the PCH, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Pacific Coast Highway the PCH

A travel blog entry by kesterfamily

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... we are about to watch Ray Comfort's DVD and we will check up later. Noah    We had a lovely drive from Anaheim to San Simeon today.  Actually, part of the drive was horrible with traffic, but once we got on the Pacific Coast Highway it was ...

Surfin' USA, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Surfin' USA

A travel blog entry by pippagrace

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Day 3 and surf's up. Sort of. An early drive to get us to some small beginners waves at Carpinteria for our 9am lesson provided glorious early morning views of the coast and the ideal place to begin (for the third time) surfing. Amy and Susie setting ...

Hearst Castle - San Simeon, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hearst Castle - San Simeon

A travel blog entry by r_wethereyet

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This morning we visited Hearst Castle in San Simeon. La Cuesta Encantada, the enchanted hill now known as Hearst Castle was the property of newspaper magnate, William Hearst. After inheriting an enormous parcel of land from his mother in 1919, William's ...

We'll ALL BE KILLED!!!!!!!, San Simeon, United States travel blog

We'll ALL BE KILLED!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by jenandviv

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... We did lean from side to side as we were going around bends and shout We'll All Be Killed at every opportunity.... Having arrived at San Simeon in one piece (each) we went to the liquor store - as you do -  to buy postcards, chocolate and other ...

Day 41 - Limekiln campground to San Simeon beach, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Day 41 - Limekiln campground to San Simeon beach

A travel blog entry by pippatilbury

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After our 60 mile day I was a bit slow at getting up this morning which annoyed Antek a bit so the day didn't start well! We only had 40 miles to do today though so everybody relaxed when we got on the road. The first 20 miles of road were etched into a ...

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by zwergliazrael

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... came to find his fortune, by discovering silver and trekking it all the way (on foot and horses) across the Sierra Nevada to San Francisco to get it verified. I also had a certain respect for William Hearst himself, that his own fortune was self-made ...

Jaded out of Big Sur, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Jaded out of Big Sur

A travel blog entry by zwergliazrael

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... do make really rude noises though! Hahahahahahahahahaa!! We then passed by a row of motels and inns before arriving at the Hearst San Simeon State Park. Yeeeaaayyy!! They had loads of availability, but it costs $35 per night! I thought it was rather ...

San Simeon, San Simeon, United States travel blog

San Simeon

A travel blog entry by -ritchie-

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Jim & June's Odyssey - 101116 San Simeon, CA, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Jim & June's Odyssey - 101116 San Simeon, CA

A travel blog entry by jimcabay

... .  He cleans about one square foot per day.  Why rush. The Hearst Corporation donated the property (also referred to as San Simeon because of its proximity to the nearest community) to the state of California who maintains the estate, and its ...

Trippin' down the Coast with Patty and Dave, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Trippin' down the Coast with Patty and Dave

A travel blog entry by bonnwl6

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... the beauty and hoping not to see us push a biker off the hwy. Before we know it we arrive at our destination for the night. San Simeon. Lovely little spot along the beach where we check into The Days Inn. Dave has to recoup and Patty and I run out to the ...

Down the Mid Coast to San Simeon, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Down the Mid Coast to San Simeon

A travel blog entry by alisters

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... cool! We were going to go to Hearst Castle ..but it had closed. So we drove a little further and then stopped at San Simeon ..it was dark...needed food and accommodation. We decided to stay at the Best Western plus - Cavalier Oceanfront resort. We ...

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by davekeli

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One awe inspiring vista after another, San Simeon, United States travel blog

One awe inspiring vista after another

A travel blog entry by darrylg

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... there was great too. Carmel by the Sea was nice too.  I think you have to be good looking and drive an expensive car to live there though. i ended up watching the sunset 15 miles north of San Simeon where I will bunk down for the night.     ...

Foggy stuff, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Foggy stuff

A travel blog entry by kerry.lints

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... place without the hustle and bustle.. love it. After a great lunch we sadly said goodbye to Santa Barbara and headed towards San Simeon.. when we drove along the coast we noticed this thick cloud hanging about out at sea and thought it looked rather ...

Day 05-2: Hearst Castle, Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument, United States travel blog

Day 05-2: Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by blizz

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We planned to go see Hearst Castle, but there were so many people and it would take us more time than we wanted to waste. We basically settled for a couple pictures and continued onwards. ...

San Francisco- San Simeon, San Simeon, United States travel blog

San Francisco- San Simeon

A travel blog entry by threewomen_usa

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... übernimmt H. das Steuer. Mit zackiger Cowboymusik im Hintergrund gehts über Monterrey, Carmel und der Küstenstrasse Nummer 1 nach San Simeon. Das Wetter zeigt sich sehr unterschiedlich und die Temperaturen steigen je südlicher desto 1 Grad mehr! Wobei ...

An American Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

An American Castle

A travel blog entry by turnerstravels

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An American Castle  Last night, we arrived at The Morgan Hotel in San Simeon. It was a place to sleep before visiting Hearst Castle, and we found it on Expedia. The price was right, and it was as lovely as it looked in pictures. The pool was great, ...

Driving down the coast – Day 6, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Driving down the coast – Day 6

A travel blog entry by dafair

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... , and we will go on that one, and then set off for Los Angeles after that. Our hotel is only five minutes from there, in San Simeon. When we arrived we discovered that there is a coin operated laundry available for guests; so we were able to wash and dry ...

Pebble Beach, Carmel, California Coast, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Pebble Beach, Carmel, California Coast

A travel blog entry by itchy-feet-bc

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... is very little settlement. There were rock slides in a few areas causing delays. Saw a colony of Elephant seals. Staying in San Simeon and have reservations for the Hearst castle tomorrow. Went for dinner in a cute little town called Cambia. Weather has ...

Planted, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Planted

A travel blog entry by carolandgary

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When we pulled into the property that Gary had booked in San Simeon while still at Becky and Terry's we both went "wow." If you could be here seeing what I'm seeing, smelling the crisp air and hearing the crashing surf from our rooms patio you would know ...

San Simeon, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, United States travel blog

San Simeon, Piedras Blancas

A travel blog entry by ddsteller

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Hearst Castle and the Madonna Inn, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hearst Castle and the Madonna Inn

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... and actually had a fantastic dinner at there restaurant. I also got my fill of Pink. The next day we continued up to San Simeon to check out the second most popular tourist site in California with Disneyland being the first. We took Tour 2 of the ...

San fransisco til San Simeon, San Simeon, United States travel blog

San fransisco til San Simeon

A travel blog entry by ferdalangar

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... ni.  Leiğin var nokkuğ löng, mikiğ um hlykkjótta vegi og mikiğ um myndastopp.  Komum svo á næturstağinn, San Simeon şar sem viğ erum meğ ágætis fjölskylduherbergi.  Şetta er varla bær, eiginlega bara hótel og ferğamenn ...

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