Travel Blogs from San Simeon, United States

Sort by Newest Best first

I said, I'm fine to drive..., Santa Barbara and San Simeon, United States travel blog

I said, I'm fine to drive...

A travel blog entry by zoestephen

5

... .) It's funny how a tastings at a multitude of vineyards and really curvy roads mix so well!! We did manage to make it to San Simeon in time for sunset on the beach amongst lots of retirees and some open pit fires and had a cozy dinner at the Sow's ...

One Castle or many Elephant Seals?, San Simeon, United States travel blog

One Castle or many Elephant Seals?

A travel blog entry by katd

11

... 2 hours (including 40 min video), we bailed and went to watch seals instead. The elephant seals hang out on a patch of sand in San Simeon from December to February each year.  The males turn up first in December and fight for a bit of beach, then ...

Route One Excursions, Cont., San Simeon, United States travel blog

Route One Excursions, Cont.

A travel blog entry by travel4eternity

106

... 't get enough of the landscape in my tiny frame to do it justice!  But the idea of being at the very edge of the United States, and looking left and right to look along the edge of the country, is exhilarating. It looks like I need to break up this ...

Kingdom on a Hill - Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Kingdom on a Hill - Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by foreman

11

We left Morro Bay and headed a shortish distance towards Hearst Castle.   We were a little early for our tour, so thought we would stop at Point Piedras Blancas  - California's largest elephant seal colony.  This is not a Kelly ...

Op walvisjacht in Monterey Bay, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Op walvisjacht in Monterey Bay

A travel blog entry by dutchdownunder

3
26

... prachtige kust van de Big Sur. We spotten zelf nog 2 walvissen onderweg en eindigen de lange dag bij de zee-olifanten van San Simeon. De natuurcamping waar we overnachten ligt ook in een geweldige omgeving, zo sluiten we een mooie dag af. ...

The California Drive - day 1, San Luis Obiliso, United States travel blog

The California Drive - day 1

A travel blog entry by adeline

4

We take a few hours out from site seeing and partake in some window shopping in downtown SF before driving South along the Californian coast. The highlight of todays driving was "The 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach, Monterey". The crown jewel of the ...

Road Trip-Days 1 & 2, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Road Trip-Days 1 & 2

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

14

... in the world doesn't ensure that things will work out. That, maybe, just "winging it" is the best plan? I made it to the San Simeon State Park for the first 2 nights of camping, roughing it in a tent with no services. Weather was decent. Walked to the ...

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

This is a top pick!
38

... 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

2
10

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?). ...

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

San Simeon Bay AKA Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by winterhawk

7

... 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 ...

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

That's a Big yes Sur

A travel blog entry by guykb

5
4

... 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

150

... 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, ...

There's a drought you know, San Simeon, United States travel blog

There's a drought you know

A travel blog entry by colmandmaureen

15

... of one man and his ambition. It was getting late and we needed to set our beds for the night. We took the short drive to San Simone national park. We found it with ease and found a spot near the toilets of course. Being a state park and being that there ...

San Simeon, California, San Simeon, United States travel blog

San Simeon, California

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 ...

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

19

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

9

... 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

2

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

11

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

1
75

... 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

1

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

2

... 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

7

... 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-

San ...

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

4
105

... 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 ...

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by davekeli

3

. ...

Whale Day, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Whale Day

A travel blog entry by tabl

12

... . We even caught a glimpse of a whale breaching several times just off the coast! We managed to cover 100 miles and reached San Simeon just after sunset. Pulling into the nature reserves camp site was self check in and looked rather deserted... Still we ...

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

One awe inspiring vista after another

A travel blog entry by darrylg

16

... 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

1
13

... 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 ...

Sort by Newest Best first