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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Category: Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Landmarks

Three miles north of the turnoff to Hearst Castle, you'll find a parking lot overlooking a beach at Piedras Blancas. If it's Dec-Feb, the presence of crowds of people lined up at... more »

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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Cultural
It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Category: Boat Tours; Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Category: Wineries; Food and Drink
Owner description: 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. Tasting Room Open Daily 11a.m. to 5p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day Located on the coast in the historic Sebastian's General Store, we are housed alongside Sebastian's Cafe and the San Simeon Post Office. Grab a sandwich at Sebastian's Cafe, and join us for a wine tasting! « less
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Charming and natural beach.
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Category: Specialty Shops; Shopping
Owner description: Sebastian's in Old San Simeon Village, across Highway 1 from the entrance to Hearst Castle, is a well-known casual eatery.... more » Owner description: Sebastian's in Old San Simeon Village, across Highway 1 from the entrance to Hearst Castle, is a well-known casual eatery. Serving up the very best Heart Ranch burgers, salads and sandwiches - guests from all over can enjoy a bite to eat on the deck with an ocean view or inside the cafe with historic photographs of the Hearst Ranch and Castle. Our historic building has been a general store in the village since 1873 when Leopold Frankl opened one to sell supplies to whalers, miners, dairy farmers and those who transported products in or out by ship. « less
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Ranked #10 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
Jade hunters enjoy looking for this gem on the beach.
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Ranked #11 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
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Ranked #12 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Category: Museums
Owner description: Located on beautiful San Simeon Bay, the Coastal Discovery Center offers interactive exhibits and educational programs which... more » Owner description: Located on beautiful San Simeon Bay, the Coastal Discovery Center offers interactive exhibits and educational programs which highlight the cultural and natural history of San Simeon, California State Parks, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The interface of land and sea is unique here, drawing people for its rich bounty, economic opportunity, recreation and inspiration. Protecting these special places preserves them for use and enjoyment for generations to come. « less
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