On our latest trip down the Pacific Coast Highway we stopped at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. Yes! who would think there's a castle on your California coast road trip. This is a historic landmark completely mesmerizing with ornate rooms, gardens, outdoor and indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a movie theater and a private zoo.

If it's your first time visiting, sign up for the Grand Rooms Tour here. It's a 60 minutes guided tour, it starts outside, goes through the main building called Casa Grande, Assembly Room, Dining Room, Morning Room, Billiard Room and Theater. At the end of the tour you get free time to explore the gardens, outdoor pool, indoor pool and take all the photos you wish. I recommend visiting this landmark! In my opinion, it's a non-negotiable on your coast road trip.

While you are in the area, visit Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery. The peak season for seals is December to March. Hope you enjoyed this post, thank you for reading! Love, Karla


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