"San Simeon-Hearst Castle and Elephant Seals" Top 5 Page for this destination San Simeon by Ewingjr98

San Simeon Travel Guide: 115 reviews and 337 photos

San Simeon is well-known for the Hearst Castle, but also boast a historic old town, a lighthouse, and a huge breeding ground for elephant seals. The beauty of California's Big Sur region is evident from this amazing coastal location.

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  • Pros:Hearst Castle, Elephant Seals, the lighthouse
  • Cons:Tourists upon tourists
  • Last visit to San Simeon: Jan 2008
  • Intro Updated Jan 26, 2008
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  • bevjerry's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    Good job on your history! My husband and I are volunteers at the light station and have done most of the historical research on it.

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2008 at 11:58 PM

    A nice treatment of San Simeon. Thanks for the kind words on Death Valley. Interesting, yet true observation about Salem. Thanks for visiting New Hampshire. That was one place I didn’t quite know where the tips should be placed.

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