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Reviewed on 12 Sep 2019
History buffs will enjoy exploring San Simeon, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, local tours and top-notch restaurants. This walkable city also attracts tourists with its shopping. Top sights in the city include San Simeon State Park, Hearst Castle and Elephant Seal Rookery.
Cultural venues in the city include Cambria Center for the Arts, Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay and Cambria’s Historical Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Hearst Castle, San Simeon Pier, and Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including San Simeon State Park, Elephant Seal Rookery and Moonstone Beach Park.
Outside the city, popular places to visit include Morro Rock, located 22.9 mi (36.9 km) from the heart of the city, and Morro Bay State Park, which is 25.7 mi/41.4 km away.