Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Tour in San Simeon

North of Hearst Castle in San Simeon sits the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse, which is a beautiful, historic lighthouse that is accessible via guided tour only. The tours happen twice a week, and I was able to take one a little while back. It was a fun time exploring this old lighthouse, but it did take […]

Sebastian’s Cafe in San Simeon

Sebastian’s is a celebrated sandwich shop that has been in existence since the mid-1800’s and is a California registered historical landmark. This shop once fed the workers that were building Hearst Castle, and it still feeds countless travelers today. If you are driving the coast, hiking San Simeon Point or spending some time at Hearst […]

San Simeon Point Trail on the Central CA Coast

San Simeon Point is a trail that starts from the beach across the street from Hearst Castle. This beautiful area features a historic pier and a few buildings from the 1800’s as well as the stunning beach and trail to San Simeon Point. The point was once threatened to be turned into a resort and […]

Hearst Castle: Great Rooms Tour & Photos from California’s Coastal Mansion

What is there to say about the magical castle nestled on the hills of San Simeon that hasn’t been said one thousand times before? I won’t try to say it myself as you can read about it on countless books and websites; I will, however, share some photographic inspiration that will hopefully inspire you to […]

Elephant Seals of San Simeon

San Simeon is a small town above Cambria and Morro Bay that is known for two things, Hearst Castle and Elephant Seals. I have visited both, and while I love Hearst Castle, the elephant seals are my go-to stop. These creatures are truly unique with their vast stature and overall playfulness. These seals really do get their […]