Hearst Castle is open and can be reached from the north via Highway 101 to Paso Robles, and from the south via Cambria and Paso Robles.

Home to stately Hearst Castle, the unincorporated town of San Simeon sits along one of the most pristine stretches of California Highway 1 and the Pacific Ocean. This village boasts endless natural beauty, outdoor adventures, natural wonders and spectacular Pacific views.

Extend Your Hearst Castle Visit

Turn your day trip to Hearst Castle into an exciting San Simeon vacation. Although small—with a tight-knit population of just under 500 people—San Simeon has a lot to offer. Whether it’s a romantic seaside retreat, a family getaway, or a camping trip on the coast, San Simeon is the perfect place to stay after exploring the Castle.
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Area Attractions

From whale watching and hiking, to biking, surfing, sightseeing and more, San Simeon is home to myriad attractions. Explore some of the most popular things to do in San Simeon, all located just minutes from Hearst Castle.
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