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.
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Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford