Travel Blogs from San Simeon, United States

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All about excess at Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

All about excess at Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by the_hoffs

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... hard to find in such a small town – at the Riverside Cafe, set us up nicely for a journey to Hearst Castle near San Simeon. This grand estate is the result of a partnership between William Randolph Hearst (the inspiration behind Citizen Kane) and a ...

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by woolfiestrip

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We've had an interesting day. Have travelled down to Anaheim but didn't leave San Simeon until after lunch so we didn't take time for many stops between there and here. We travelled down the Pacific Coast Hwy which was very lovely and of couse, the houses ...

Coastline Cruising in Beulah!, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Coastline Cruising in Beulah!

A travel blog entry by thelovejourney

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... and thin, bless her heart. We tooled along the coastline stopping at some gorgeous spots. Hearst Castle was very memorable in San Simeon. The elephant seals are so cute near the castle along the beach. Big Sur is phenomenal. The giant redwoods are ...

Jun 16, 2012, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Jun 16, 2012

A travel blog entry by maudeinchina

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Day 27: San Francisco, CA - San Simeon, CA, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Day 27: San Francisco, CA - San Simeon, CA

A travel blog entry by andrewandtree

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27th November 2013 Start: Marina Motel, 2576 Lombard St, San Francisco, California  Finish: Motel 6, 9070 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, California Miles: 236 Well today we left at 7am and didn't arrive at our motel until 5pm, only travelling 236 miles.. ...

Sand, sun, surf, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Sand, sun, surf

A travel blog entry by mallock

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... the coast heading to the start of the pacific coast highway. Spent the night in Morro Bay before moving into tonight's accommodation at San Simeon. Morro Bay was nice but the view was busted by the smoke stacks of a unused gas power plant. Kind of ...

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by frederic.voyage

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Bonjour, Sur la côte de la Californie, à San Simeon, nous avons visité  Hearst Castle. Ce populaire château construit par M. Hearst qui avait découvert de l'or sur la côte à l'époque, aussi propriétaire de journaux et qui a ...

Hearst Castle, Solvang, and Santa Barbara, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hearst Castle, Solvang, and Santa Barbara

A travel blog entry by dougherna

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After a terrible night of driving in the worst conditions we made it to the hotel and happy to be alive went to visit the Hearst Castle. The castle was built by WR Hearst and it sits on 900 acres of land atop a hill with stunning views of the ocean. The ...

9/17/2013, Monterey to San  Simeon, United States travel blog

9/17/2013

A travel blog entry by rayhurl

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 Left Monterey at 8:05 for San Simeon and Hearst Castle. Drove CA1 along the sea coast. Ray was the passenger and I did the driving. We stopped and took pictures of the sea coast. Saw the elephant seals. They looked like dead animals on the beach. ...

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. ...

San Simeon (pop 462), San Simeon, United States travel blog

San Simeon (pop 462)

A travel blog entry by walkersusa2013

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... beaches such as Morrow Bay, Cayucos (very cute) and Cambria (also unique and cute). Then on to Moonlight Bay on the way to San Simeon and a dip in the pool as we gaze at the smoke from their wildfires over the other side of the hills.  In search of ...

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 ...

Visiting Hearst Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Visiting Hearst Castle

A travel blog entry by bclapp

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A trip down the coast on R1. Caught the bus up to Hearst ...

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 ...

Finally, ribs and sleep, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Finally, ribs and sleep

A travel blog entry by cads

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Stopped at Moonstone beach near sunset but not as good as I had hoped. They still found a few nice coloured stones though. Getting tired now and we had made a few stops for a walk so that I could stay awake on the drive.  Finally in the hotel for ...

Mustang, squirrel, Kia, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Mustang, squirrel, Kia

A travel blog entry by meganfisher

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... and I am sticking with it).  The scenery was lovely along the road. We pulled over for a few photos. We made it as far as San Simeon that first day before stopping for a rest. It was such a lovely spot. I think we were the youngest there by a good 30 ...

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 ...

Road to Hana .........Airplane to Hell, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Road to Hana .........Airplane to Hell

A travel blog entry by donwen

... suv/crossover.   Go back to the hotel, retrieve bags, use the potty, made some coffee, and off we go @ 235 miles to San Simeon.  Bucket list check off commences at 9am PST tomorrow. Road trip was long but not long.  Stopped along the way to ...

Heading North in California: 14 & 15 May, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Heading North in California: 14 & 15 May

A travel blog entry by jogheller

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... it was Uni night....so lots of Uni students around. They start up a random game of beer pong, hilarious! Fun night. Day 6 - Hearst Castle (San Simeon): Headed to San Simeon, a small coastal town. Hearst Castle is the main attraction here. This 'Castle' ...

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 ...

Opulence in the Wilderness, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Opulence in the Wilderness

A travel blog entry by jeffwill

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... Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark mansion located approximately 400 km from both Los Angeles and San Francisco, near San Simeon. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan, between 1919 and 1947, as a residence for newspaper ...

Hwy 1 Drive and Carmel, San Simeon, United States travel blog

Hwy 1 Drive and Carmel

A travel blog entry by dseals

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This morning we left San Simeon and drove up the coast to Carmel. It was really beautiful, but be warned there is NO cell phone service until you get to Big Sur and it is spotty there. Our first stop was to see the Elephant seals which we were told we ...

San Simeon, San Simeon, United States travel blog

San Simeon

A travel blog entry by woodexpeditions

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... was in Camirillo California. It was around 1:30pm when we finally hit the road.The four hour trip from "the Valley" to San Simeon was spectacular - with most of it traversing through fairly large mountainous peaks and valleys.   It was great to see ...

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