Tucked along the Pacific coast, about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, lies the picturesque coastal town of San Simeon. Explore windswept slopes and tranquil beaches at the Estero Bluffs State Park. Head south of Point Piedras Blancas to view elephant seals in a natural rookery. The Hearst Castle is the prime historical attraction of the town, with its storied architecture, expansive gardens and treasure trove of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Renaissance and Far Eastern antiquities. Indulge yourself with an enchanting evening of sensory pleasures at seaside wineries as you look out on breathtaking views of the bay. Downtown restaurants offer coastal and Mexican specialties in relaxed, hospitable settings.
Piedras Blancas Rookery
Elephant Seal Viewing
Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
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