During the holiday season the Castle which is an attraction run by the California State Parks offers evening tours. This tour is very popular so it is a must to make a reservation. This tour is very complete. It requires lots of walking and steps so take comfy shoes and it gets chilly so dress warmly. During this tour they have people posing in period so it gives you a glimpse of what it might have been like in the day. The guides are very knowledgeable and attentive. Shout out for Daniel. He had a answer for all questions asked. I learned that for small groups I believe of 8 one can arrange for a 3 hour private tour. It is more expensive but probably more intimate and more leisurely. I think I will try that next time. While one can grab a bite at the center below there is no food or drink allowed nor flash on cameras. This is really a must if touring the central coast.
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