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Popular amenities for San Simeon vacation rentals

Stay near San Simeon's top sights

Hearst Castle327 locals recommend
Hearst Castle Visitor Center68 locals recommend
William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach15 locals recommend

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in San Simeon?

    San Simeon enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate year-round. Summers are dry and warm with temperatures averaging 70°F (21°C), while winters are cooler and wetter, averaging 55°F (13°C). It's a good idea to bring a light jacket, especially if you plan to explore the area in the early morning or evening.

  • What are some of the best things to do in San Simeon?

    Visitors to San Simeon can explore the historical Hearst Castle, enjoy beach activities at William R. Hearst Memorial State Beach, and observe Northern Elephant Seals at the Piedras Blancas Rookery. A tour of the Piedras Blancas Light Station is also suggested for those interested in local maritime history.

  • What is the best time of year to visit San Simeon?

    The most frequented time of year to visit San Simeon is during the summer months, from June to August. During this time, the San Simeon Art & Wine Festival, which takes place in August, draws many visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in San Simeon?

    Popular areas to stay in San Simeon include the areas surrounding Hearst Castle, Moonstone Beach, and the town center which has several hotels, inns, and vacation rentals.

  • What are the best places to visit in San Simeon?

    In addition to the famous Hearst Castle, visitors often enjoy exploring the Elephant Seal Rookery, Piedras Blancas Light Station, and San Simeon State Park. For beachgoers, William R. Hearst Memorial State Beach is a popular destination.

  • What are some hiking trails in San Simeon?

    San Simeon boasts a variety of hiking trails. Popular ones include the San Simeon Bay Trail, the San Simeon Nature Trail in San Simeon State Park, and the Hearst San Simeon Preserve Trails, which offer stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

  • What are some family activities to do in San Simeon?

    Families in San Simeon can enjoy a range of activities such as exploring Hearst Castle, wildlife spotting at the Elephant Seal Rookery, picnicking and beach games at William R. Hearst Memorial State Beach, or hiking in the San Simeon State Park.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in San Simeon?

    Popular day trips from San Simeon include visiting Paso Robles, known for its olive groves and lavender fields, or exploring the scenic Pacific Coast Highway towards Big Sur. Morro Bay, another seaside town just 60 miles (96.5 km) south of San Simeon, is also a popular destination.

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