Hearst's Enchanted History Tour in San Simeon
Enjoy an enchanting evening exploring the 165 rooms and 127 acres of the Hearst Castle, located on The Enchanted Hill- only 4 miles from The Morgan Hotel in San Simeon, CA.
For only $85, spend your day exploring the magical Hearst Castle with Sunset Magazine’s Deputy Travel Editor, Peter Fish. Learn all about the historical estate on an exclusive guided tour while soaking in the exquisite art collection, lush gardens, magnificent terraces, walkways and pools of the infamous Castle. After the tour, indulge in a wine tasting provided by the Hearst Ranch Winery and a delicious lunch prepared for you by Sebastian’s Café. Enjoy the view from the famous Hearst warehouses overlooking the San Simeon Bay.
Hearst Castle History and Features
William Randolph Hearst, son of George and Phoebe Hearst, was best known for his influence in media, publishing and politics. Growing up in a wealthy family, William was a privileged child that developed a love for art and architecture early in his life. At the age of 10, William traveled to Europe with his mother and fell in love with the castles he toured. His dream was to own one of his own. In 1947, thanks to the help of architect Julia Morgan, his childhood dream finally became a reality. Although William grew ill and passed away in 1951 at the age of 88, he resided in the castle throughout its 28 years of construction.
Today, the Hearst Castle is a National and California Historical Landmark. Almost completely covered in one-of-a-kind works of art, the 165 room, 127 acre estate is also home to the Neptune pool. Standing at 104 feet long and holding 345,000 gallons of water, the Neptune pool is one of the most famous attributes of the Hearst Castle. Other notable sites in the Hearst castle include the two-room Wine Cellar from the Prohibition Era, the private Hearst Airport, the remnants of world’s former largest private Zoo, and the acres of serene gardens that surround the castle.
Located just off of the scenic Highway 1 on the Central California Coast, take a trip into the majestic hills and stop at the Hearst Castle for an enchanted evening.
Hearst’s Enchanted History Tour in San Simeon
Where: Hearst Castle on the Enchanted Hill, San Simeon, California
When: Thursday, September 24th10am-2pm
Admission: $85 get tickets online
WHERE TO STAY
A boutique jewel nestled along California’s scenic Central Coast, The Morgan welcomes you with a warmth and personality all its own. As the favorite choice in Hearst Castle hotels, The Morgan at San Simeon is located only 4 miles from the Visitor Center. 9135 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452. 805-927-3878.