- Our list of the best things to do in San Simeon, California, features the top 46 nearby activities — including 32 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- San Simeon, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 13 things to do within the city of San Simeon, CA , followed by 33 popular activities in nearby cities, including Cambria, Paso Robles, Big Sur and Morro Bay
Elephant Seal Rookery is a delightful stop along California Highway 1 and serves to protect the Elephant Seals and their pups. Visitors can observe the elephant seals as they lounge, play and swim while learning about their history.
94% 120 votes
750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452 MoreLess Info
A state beach located just across the road from the famed Hearst Castle is the William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach. The beach is a popular area for sunbathing, picnics and enjoying the scenery that surrounds the castle grounds.
100% 61 votes
W. R. Hearst State Memorial Beach, San Simeon, CA 93452 MoreLess Info
Kayak Outfitters is a touring company that offers kayak tours through San Simeon Cove. The tour takes you through tropical settings, and after a brief training, guests can paddle through the cove exploring wildlife such as sea lions, whales and dolphins.
San Simeon's most prominent place to visit is the beautiful and historical Hearst Castle. Having taken over 28 years to complete, the home is a masterpiece featuring 165 rooms and 127 acres of garden available to tour.
Hearst Ranch Winery offers a large selection of wines from grapes harvested from the Saunders Vineyard in Paso Robles. The wineries selection includes a variety of wines to please every palette, from whites and reds to sweets and blends.
Coastal bluffs, rocky shores and tree lined trails make up San Simeon State Park. The picturesque locale is the perfect place for morning hikes, sightseeing and watching the elephant seals and other wildlife play on the shore.
92% 25 votes
W.R. Hearst Memorial Beach, San Simeon, CA 93452 MoreLess Info
Celebrating the connection between sea and land, the Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay covers both wildlife and history of the area. Exhibits include the history of San Simeon Bay, an ocean exploration delta sub, and wildlife who have found a home in the sanctuary.