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This is a must! Depending on the time of the year, reservation is recommended. Visit www.hearstcastle.org for more details.
Hearst Castle is a huge draw here. It's probably a good idea to make a reservation.
Not far from Los Osos - Hearst Castle is perched atop a hill in San Simeon and is more than a quarter-mile above the Pacific Ocean offering spectacular views. Hearst Castle is a stunning tribute to the incredible wealth of one of the 20th century's most important businessmen and his extravagant…
World Famous Hearst Castle! Jaw dropping architecture. Tours are filled with history and fascinating stories. Lovely drive to the castle.
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“These mammoth Elephant Seals travel long distances to mate and have their young here. The males have a big 'hammer head' and the females have the typical pristine seal head. Sometimes you might even witness a female giving birth. (I did) You don't want to get too close to them or they might feel threatened. There are really nice docents to chat with and answer any questions. There is a parking lot to the North where you can park, go through the fence and go for a beautiful hike and see more Elephant Seals and scenic views.”
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