Travel Blogs from San Simeon, United States

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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 ...

More of the Pacific Ocean, San Simeon, United States travel blog

More of the Pacific Ocean

A travel blog entry by willmj

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... been shut down because of the water crisis here in California. Things are pretty grim in that department. Our accommodation in San Simeon was much better than anticipated and with the Pacific Ocean across the road and Cambria just minutes south we felt ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

San Sealmon, San Simeon, United States travel blog

San Sealmon

A travel blog entry by cmitch257

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... impressive. This took our attention for a little while, before we made our way a few miles further up to our camp for the night in San Simeon. This was one of the state sites, and so was quite basic, but was enough for us after a long day of driving! The ...

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 ...

endlich Shopping :-), San Simeon, United States travel blog

endlich Shopping :-)

A travel blog entry by s7ebener

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... gar nicht so viel zu schreiben, da wir nach einigem ausgiebigen Frühstück im Hotel dem Highway Nr. 1 nur wenige Kilometer bis nach San Simeon gefolgt sind. Und da es während der Fahrt meistens recht diesig war, gibt es auch nicht so viele Fotos. Dafür ...

A Visitor, Some Elephants and a Castle, San Simeon, United States travel blog

A Visitor, Some Elephants and a Castle

A travel blog entry by wiscampsin

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... the coast as possible, so we decided to find a campground every couple of hours as we traveled north.  Our next stop was San Simeon State Park, about 45 minutes north of San Luis Obispo.  We were extra psyched about this stop because our close ...

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 ...

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