Travel Blogs from San Simeon, United States

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Building the Dream, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Building the Dream

A travel blog entry by larrykrista

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... recycled materials-basically trash. It was interesting. We picked up a sandwich at Sally's on Main and headed north on Highway 1 to San Simeon to explore the Hearst Castle. We had to make reservations because this place gets crazy busy. The tour took us ...

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by jomama

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Stopped in San Simeon so we could visit the Hearst Castle in the ...

Detour and a beachside hotel, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Detour and a beachside hotel

A travel blog entry by stourwalk

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... and the hotel decoration was outlandish to say the least! In the afternoon we headed further up the coast to Morro Bay and then headed up to San Simeon where we found a beautiful beach side hotel where we had a lovely meal and a great nights ...

Xanadu, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Xanadu

A travel blog entry by jeznkez

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... given up trying for an afternoon arrival to the mean streets of L.A.  After an hour of great driving we reached San Simeon, where lies Hearst Castle. William Randolph Hearst was a philanthropist and prototype media magnate a bit like Rupert Murdoch. ...

Day 42, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Day 42

A travel blog entry by adeana

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... winds a lot and you're often feet from going off the road into the ocean. So, after another of that we called a night and finished San Simeon right near the Hearst Castle, which we would love to see, but it's a bit pricey for this trip, so maybe ...

Lachtanička a Chlastan jedou po pobře, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Lachtanička a Chlastan jedou po pobře

A travel blog entry by silmi

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Na dnešní den jsme si naplánovali cestu po pobřeží až do San Simeon. Pár tipů z průvodce jsme měli, ale víceméně jsme moc nevěděli, co nás čeká. První zastávkou byl Pacific grove a ...

Population 442......, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Population 442......

A travel blog entry by rich_charlotte

... the shore making Rich-like noises and a few fighting in the sea. We find our motel, having driven past a sign telling us San Simeon has a population of 442... Pretty much nothing going on here! Drove to the next biggest town, Cambria for lunch, this town ...

ITS GROWN ON ME, PLUS THE WINDS DROPPED !, San Simeon, United States travel blog

ITS GROWN ON ME, PLUS THE WINDS DROPPED !

A travel blog entry by boganstravels

SO THE WINDS DROPPED AND SAN SIMEON IS OKAY WE ARE OPPOSITE THE beach, MTEL FULL OF CYCLIST WHO DID THE SAME ROUTE AS US YESTERDAY.................... sweet little vilage up the road to wander in.................mainyl stopped here to visit hearst castle ...

Hearst Castle Tour, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hearst Castle Tour

A travel blog entry by abarnes

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... and elaborate furnishings, breathtaking views and incredible stories!  Reservations for tours is highly recommend. I know the website states this, but it's true! We visited the castle early Saturday morning and I overheard a couple ask for ...

The Fog, San Simeon, United States travel blog

The Fog

A travel blog entry by kyle_and_sally

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Thick fog greeted us this morning, a common occurrence around here. We headed back up the coast to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Here there is an amazing cove with a 100 foot waterfall, called McWay Falls, which falls onto the beach - a picture ...

24/3 Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

24/3 Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by sarahadrian

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... make her fall asleep...there is no reply when I point out she turned it on.  haha.  We get to our hotel at San Simeon right on the Pacific Ocean and of course it starts to drizzle and the wind picks up.  The beach and weather reminds of a ...

Day 21: Where the clouds look like waves, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Day 21: Where the clouds look like waves

A travel blog entry by cozbie

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... at the moment. I'm not sure there is a finer place to drive than the highways in the vast open spaces of America. San Simeon itself is a weird small town..cringe worthy karaoke, deluded cuisine and scary people wondering around. It will be good to get ...

Perhaps Love is Like an Ocean, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Perhaps Love is Like an Ocean

A travel blog entry by rmhtraveller

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... in the park, we continued down the highway, making further photo stops at different places.  We had made reservations at a hotel at San Simeon, as well as tickets for tour of Hearst Castle for tomorrow, so we so our last stop for today is the beach ...

Mar 29, 2014, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Mar 29, 2014

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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The Green Sunset, San Simeon, United States travel blog

The Green Sunset

A travel blog entry by luckshmy.subash

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... a majestic car. As we headed south the sun slowly started to set, so we decided to stop over at a little unknown town called San Simeon. By the time we checked into out room, the sun was starting to make its way closer to the horizon. We put on ...

ELEPHANT SEALS!, San Simeon, United States travel blog

ELEPHANT SEALS!

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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There is an amazing story about recolonization of this stretch of beach just for the elephant seals. If you are interested, you can read the plaque that I have a picture of. Otherwise, just enjoy the seals, who are enjoying the sun, completely unaware ...

The Drive, Coast Highway, United States travel blog

The Drive

A travel blog entry by rachelbuckham

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... the road, and my sisters sleeping in the sly dimness of a cloudy morning. My second drive was down the coast. We left from San Francisco fairly early in the morning, and after some car drama (Thanks for insisting we get AAA dad!) I took off and got ...

LA to San Simeon, San Simeon, United States travel blog

LA to San Simeon

A travel blog entry by denise64

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... , with not a lot in between. So basically if we committed to going then we had to keep going. It was after 3 when we got to San Simeon so that was our decision maker. All there was there, were a few motels on either side of the road and then a few ...

Camping, Castle and beaches, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Camping, Castle and beaches

A travel blog entry by augustin

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This was 3rd camping trip to the Hearst Castle for Chelsea and I, 2nd for Augie and 1st for ...

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by fchen

Have you ever been to Europe and seen magnificent castles? Do you think that here in California there could be anything that could possibly be compared to a great castle built by a king? Well think again! Pictures coming soon. Here in California, there ...

Hearst's Castle, Hearst's Castle, United States travel blog

Hearst's Castle

A travel blog entry by oreydc

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Amazing place, history and view... always wanted to see this, well worth the trip ...

Hugging the shore, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hugging the shore

A travel blog entry by guyfairbank

... way to scrubland. An RV in front kept the speed down to under 30mph, much to the frustration of many drivers. We arrived at the San Simeon motel and, feeling tired, crashed out. I later went for a walk and saw a woman standing quite still. As I came back ...

Richting Los Angeles 1, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Richting Los Angeles 1

A travel blog entry by carolien_g

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... malen gestopt voor kodakmomentjes. Vlak bij San Simeon zagen we nog een strand vol met zeehonden. Het hotel was een verrassing. San Simeon waren we allang voorbij, maar in één keer doemde gelukkig in the middle of nowhere toch de logde op. ...

Day 29 - San Francisco, CA to San Simeon, CA, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Day 29 - San Francisco, CA to San Simeon, CA

A travel blog entry by joe3523

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We drove approximately 230 miles today, 150 to McWay Falls and 80 to San Simeon, CA. We got a late start today as we really do not have anything "scheduled" from here on out.  We ate some breakfast at the hotel and then started south towards the Big ...

Foggy stuff, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Foggy stuff

A travel blog entry by kerry.lints

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... place without the hussel and bussel.. 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 ...

4th of July!, San Simeon, United States travel blog

4th of July!

A travel blog entry by kieranmurphy

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... coast, through San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay both very picturesque towns. Further along the coast we found our night stop of San Simeon, before stopping at the hotel we went to an elephant seal rookery. The animals are pretty huge and impressive. Last ...

San Simeon, San Simeon, United States travel blog

San Simeon

A travel blog entry by dubovy

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Day 4 Pacific Highway, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Day 4 Pacific Highway

A travel blog entry by notrouble543

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The worst start to a day EVER!!! Woke up at 5am and tried to force myself back to sleep eventually got out of bed at twenty past 6. The nerves of picking up the car were starting to kick in. We had a shower and went down for our final free breakfast; ...

Carmel & San Simeon, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Carmel & San Simeon

A travel blog entry by mouser206

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... whilst I stroked its back.  So cute. Now we were running late as we had to be at Hearst Castle at 3.20pm in San Simeon for a tour I'd booked.  We set off down Highway 1 stopping for quick photos along the Big Sur, the part of California's coast ...

Anders als erwartet, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Anders als erwartet

A travel blog entry by stabe

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... an der Küste lang, bergauf, bergab und "very curvy". Die Aussichten waren schon sehr beeindruckend, die Küste sehr rau und steil abfallend.    Kaum im Motel in San Simeon (für 150$!!!!) angekommen, fielen uns auch schon die Augen zu... ...

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