We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly. We support the following browsers:
San Simeon Attractions: What to do & Places to Visit in San Simeon
The hand-crafted vintages of Hearst Ranch Wines have been brought to life by the collaboration of sound agricultural...
more »Owner description:
The hand-crafted vintages of Hearst Ranch Wines have been brought to life by the collaboration of sound agricultural practices, impeccable winemaking and the philanthropic involvement of Steve Hearst and Jim Saunders.
"I have never seen anything like the Hearst castle on this continent. Going up the driveway to the mansion was a fifteen minute drive. Go for a tour inside (there are a few), but be sure to save time for the grounds. This guy new how to party. If you are driving down from Carmel, be aware that yo..."u are on one long and winding road. BONUS - Be sure to stop at the elephant seal beach a few miles north of San Simeon. There were hundreds of them there lazing about, and playing. Amazing.
" More >
"First off to clarify weaners is what juvenile elephant seals are called!
This was one of the highlights of our trip up the Big Sur coast. There were so many seals on the beach when we visited, during the molting season. We watched them all jockey for position on the beach, swim, saw youngsters pl..."ay fighting, and heard the wide variety of vocalizations they made. We actually stopped a second time on our way back home to watch these guys again. Were seriously considering a trip to the area again later in the year when the big males will be in sparring for mating rights.
Do yourself a favor and walk north on the path a little to get some more solitude with the seals away from the mass of humanity at the parking lot.
" More >
Click map pins for more information.
You are zoomed out too far to see location pins. Please zoom back in.
TripAdvisor™ provides reviews of attractions, activities and things to do in San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County.
Reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, travel packages, and lots more!