Where the iconic Big Sur coastline ends, San Simeon begins. A secluded part of California’s Central Coast, it's the setting for world famous Hearst Castle, publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst's estate. High in the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean, visitors can explore the palatial home and grounds.
San Simeon is also a fantastic spot to watch migratory whales with the many lookouts and vistas offering unspoiled views. Monarch butterflies make San Simeon their temporary home, arriving at the end of their one thousand mile migration every year. If the outdoors is your calling, the area offers outstanding hiking, camping, fishing, biking and much more.