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driving from LA to San Simeon

We plan to drive from LAX up to see The Hearst Castle. Any suggestions on where to stay/see on the way up and other place on the way back down to LA?

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1. Re: driving from LA to San Simeon

Hi BT and welcome to the forum

Depending on traffic count on 4-5 hours between LAX and San Simeon. Some great places to stay are in Pismo Beach, Avila beach and Cambria's Moonstone beach and, of course, Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo www.madonnainn.com


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2. Re: driving from LA to San Simeon

Would this work?

Leave LAX Monday am.

Tour the castle on Tue

Drive to Santa Barbara Wed

We need to be back in LA on Friday.

Where do you rec we stay Mon & Tue night?

Two days in santa Barbara isn't too long, is it?

Thanks for the info!!

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3. Re: driving from LA to San Simeon

I think it would be a shame for you to miss seeing part of the Big Sur area. Hearst castle is near but not in Big Sur. Maybe spend the morning after you see HC and drive north an hour or so, and then when you're good and dizzy from driving in Big Sur turn around and on to Santa Barbara. The drive to HC from the south and the terrain of HC are no big deal, but the Big Sur gets rapidly impressive just north of HC. Don't bring too big a car.

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