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PLAN THE PERFECT VACATION! this is your "go to first" website when you are planning a vacation in "Hearst Castle Country" everything you will need to know for the perfect vacation... if you are heading north to Big Sur you should visit our sister site www.Big-Sur-Lodging.com. or cut through the internet clutter and visit the condensed www.bigsur.tips..., or...Castle Country vacation info on the FLY! mobile format to assist you on the road: (mobile icon for San Simeon Cambria favorite motels hotels resorts bed and breakfasts directory: places to stay near Hearst Castle. mobile best Hearst Castle Area lodgings) - (mobile icon for San Simeon Cambria favorite restaurant directory: places to eat near Hearst Castle. best places to eat mobile)

HEARST CASTLE INFORMATION! One of my favorite Autumn time Hearst Castle tours the wonderful Evening Tour is ongoing and available; and or Take the Classic Hearst Photo Tour: - Hearst Castle Pictures

GENERAL TOURIST INFORMATION: - Hearst Castle Area Chambers of Commerce - area visitor information from and links to 16 Hearst Castle area Chambers.

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Hi, I'm Don the webmaster and travel writer for this site; I have lived here on the coast and have been involved with travel industry most my life, hope you find this Hearst Castle San Simeon California visitor information useful and you enjoy your vacation here.

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no need to postpone your Hearst Castle Country Vacation because of drought or or fires...GO NOW!

It is ironic that the central coast’s best weather comes after the busy summer tourist season is over and the crowds are gone and the only people there to enjoy the beautiful days are the locals and a few privileged others. Fall began here September 22nd and typically during the fall, an area of high pressure builds at the surface over the Great Basin (the area between the Sierra Nevada range to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the east) and begins to dominate Central California coastal weather. These conditions most often produce northeasterly (offshore) winds, especially during the night and morning hours. These winds bring the relatively dry warm air to our shoreline, pushing the marine layer far out to sea, which produces sparkling, clear visibility along our beaches and some of the warmest coastal temperatures of the year.
End of October the rains generally start...still in-between the rains the weather is often outstanding. So I would advise you to vacation Hearst Castle country anyway. Beachcombing is more interesting and often rewarding after a good storm has stirred the Pacific all up. So come for an off-season vacation and visit one of our local beaches (click mobile phone icon  for beaches mobile device friendly beaches close to Hearst Castle Pages mobile). It is most always mellow in fall but if the weather is dreary the sunniest beaches are generally Cayucos and Avila, the southwesterly facing beaches have the best chance of being warmer and sunny and Cambria, Pismo, and Grover Beaches; W. R. Hearst Memorial Beach faces the sunny southeast and the point helps protect it from the ocean breeze; the west facing beaches are more often sunny than the northwesterly facing Beaches of Morro Bay Los Osos and Montaña de Oro. ( HIT THE BEACHES: NORTH of Castle - SOUTH - 20+ Mi SOUTH; or take virtual tour San Simeon San Simeon Photo Tour.) It’s a matter of luck and timing, a sunny summer coast is hit and miss really, I would check the weather and avoid the heavy rain days. One thing I love about the central California coast weather is our large variety of micro-climates (weather choice is a la carte); if the weather where you are at isn't perfect and you want a change, no matter where you're at different weather is not far away. For instance dreary in the morning on the coast you can relax and have a cup of coffee and wait for the fog to lift at one of the many wonderful and unique coastal restaurants, or if you'd rather you can take a warm up wine-tasting side trip inland into Paso Wine Country! And... if you don't think this WINO knows what he's talking about... Wine Enthusiast Magazine calls Hearst Castle Country “California's Highway 1, The Wine-Lovers' Route”. Why not spend a night in wine country? Seven Quails Vineyards Bed & Breakfast in Paso Robles was picked by guests as one of the top 25 B&Bs in the Nation!
If the fine local wines or variety weather choices aren't enough motivation for you to make the trip to Hearst Castle Country maybe you would like to take advantage of the areas outdoor events and activities like shopping at the many, art, and gift galleries by combining your vacation with a special fall event! The traffic on the Pacific Coast Highway 1 can get heavy in the summer so why not part and stay at a small all-inclusive resort or nicely located Hearst Castle area motels (mobile icon for San Simeon Cambria favorite motels hotels resorts bed and breakfasts directory: places to stay near Hearst Castle. motels mobile). or bed & breakfasts & also check NEW B&B Page 2 ; one of my favorite Hearst Castle are lodgings is featured: Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort near San Simeon, Rated #1 of motels near Hearst Castle at San Simeon Acres! Learn more about the only San Simeon Motel on the beach, Cavalier Oceanfront Resort on the featured San Simeon Lodging Page.. Morro Bay is also worth a visit and if you enjoy the ocean why not get out on it and go sport fishing with Virg's Landing of Morro Bay who run fishing excursions this time of year; you will likely get your limit. If you are the hardy outdoors sort, get an early start and you may be able to get your favorite spot at the closest campground to Hearst Castle, San Simeon Creek Campground. San Simeon State Park has started their exciting campground campfire gatherings and for kids the fun Junior Ranger and Ranger Cubs programs. During the summer many other local establishments also kick their offerings up a notch for your pleasure like more live music especially on weekends. The historic village of San Simeon should be on every visitors must-do list and did you know Sebastian's in old San Simeon now serves Hearst Ranch natural free range beef burgers ($8.50), fish tacos ($6.00) and has Hearst Ranch Wine Tastings but there is no more General Store:( Why not camp, hike & picnic near Hearst Castle San Simeon California? Right now during the off season you may be able to get your favorite spot!

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...if you're lucky you can still show up early on a week day morning and score your perfect camping spot ... camp, hike & picnic near Hearst Castle San Simeon California? Also visit the castle, one of my favorite Hearst Castle tours covers the history of the development and over 30 years of construction of the castle in detail; called “Designing the Dream” it is an extended 1 1/2 tour where you will see the grounds, a guest house and the main house as well featuring the background of the design and construction evolution of William Randolph Hearst’s San Simeon historic palatial manor. More Hearst Castle Information, night at the museum: Relive history: Tour a castle museum article in the Desert Sun.


KEEP IN MIND IS YOU TAKE PCH NORTH TOWARD BIG SUR... Although some Cal State Parks may be closed or limited most all the private businesses will be on there usual off season schedules. At least one fall gala Big Sur affair, the Jade Festival is being postponed because of the fire. If you're headed Big Sur way check in withwww.BigSur.Tips first.

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San Simeon Chamber of Commerce Office in San Simeon Acres, Hearst Castle, San Simeon tourist  and  visitor information. Click to enlarge.

BE SURE & VISIT THE SAN SIMEON CHAMBER OFFICE: There is a San Simeon Chamber of Commerce Website that lists all member resorts, motels,and restaurants in San Simeon but this web site lists them all and more. You can call the San Simeon Chamber of Commerce at 805-927-3500 or write or visit the San Simeon Chamber of Commerce in San Simeon Acres, San Simeon Chamber of Commerce, Plaza del Cavalier, Suite 3A, 250 San Simeon Ave, San Simeon, Ca 93452. San Simeon Chamber of Commerce Information Continued plus information on all other Central Coast Chambers.

New Book "Hearst Ranch: Family, Land, and Legacy" Cayucos Visitors Center, Cayucos Chamber and Cayucos Historical Museum building at 41. South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos Califronia. Click for a closer look at the Cayucos Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center and Historical Museum.

CAYUCOS VISITORS CENTER & HISTORY MUSEUM: Stop by and visit the new location for the Cayucos Chamber of Commerce, they have a new Visitors Center which shares the building with the Cayucos Historical Museum at 41 South Ocean Ave. Cayucos, California 93430; open noon to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.. Telephone: 805-995-1200. Cayucos Chamber of Commerce Information information about the new Visitors Center / Cayucos History Museum





Lots of lodging accommodations are available near Hearst Castle but no motels, hotels, or resorts or even a bed & breakfasts are actually in the small historic village of San Simeon anymore.

There are many inns, motels, and some motels that call themselves hotels near Hearst Castle and couple of nice small resorts too but there are actually none real close to Hearst Castle or left in Hearst Castle's old village of San Simeon, and there hasn't been since the early 1900's. Most of the motels are 3 ½ miles to the south of the village of San Simeon in a motel strip town, a couple of PCH frontage road motel rows that locals have always called San Simeon Acres. There are precious few motels near Hearst Castle located north of San Simeon and the unique lodging accommodations offered by the Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort make it the best on either side of San Simeon; it's the only real beach-front motel/resort near the Hearst Castle or San Simeon. Several things set this motel lodging in a world apart from the other motels near Hearst Castle. For one thing the Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort was chosen 2006 Travelers' Choice Award for most romantic place to stay!
Of all San Simeon lodging accommodations only one of the motels near Hearst Castle offers lodging on the edge of the beach, Best Western Cavalier Resort's Motel. The ocean view and views of the California coastline at this motel are breathtaking and the beach is fun and wonderful. The lodging at this motel is part of an all inclusive resort, with a magic ambiance of it's own. The Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort offers the premier motel in the area near Hearst Castle and all the resort amenities to make your visit to San Simeon, San Simeon's Hearst Castle and the Central California Coast rewarding, memorable and complete.

There are a number of other roadside motels, and mini-resorts that are near Hearst Castle, most in the motel strip town, San Simeon Acres, the San Simeon Lodge, San Simeon Courtesy Inn, Sands Motel, the Morgan at San Simeon and the Silver Surf Motel, are a few but none are all inclusive resorts or have the ocean views or ambiance which compare to the RPI Resort, the beautiful unique Ragged Point Inn and Resort. A few of the things that make the Ragged Point Inn Resort unique are that it is located on a rugged California Coast outcropping on top of a 350 foot cliff providing breathtaking views, it is right on the Pacific Coast Highway 15 miles north of Hearst Castle with more of a Big Sur influence and it is the only hotel motel lodging on the scenic Big Sur Coast that is pet-friendly.

This Website is the definitive site for planning your Castle Country vacation and finding a resort, motel, lodging accommodations of any kind near Hearst Castle San Simeon. There is a no nonsense complete list and directory of all the bed and breakfasts, resorts, inns, and motels near Hearst Castle San Simeon that should eliminate any confusion about lodging and accommodations in San Simeon Acres, and the motels near Hearst Castle. Pages of information about things to do and see in the area and calendars of neat events for you and your family to participate in.

The information here about Hearst Castle and the San Simeon area should prove useful to you in planning your vacation to Hearst Castle and the San Simeon area and the lodging accommodations on the complete hotel/motel directory listings should provide all the information you need to select the right bed and breakfast, inn, resort, motel, or hotels near Hearst Castle San Simeon for you.

This Website also includes lots of useful resource links to travel information about the Hearst Castle area and you will also find photos of Hearst Castle, the elephant seals, the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse and other attractions around Hearst Castle and San Simeon.
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