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San Simeon Essential Info


San Simeon is a small town (population 460) in San Luis Obispo County in the Central Coast region of California. It is half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, about 250 miles and 4.5 to 5 hours drive from each.

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Fun Facts

  1. San Simeon is known for the Hearst Castle, a hilltop mansion built by William Randolph Hearst in the early 20th century.
  2. San Simeon is one of the few places the monarch butterflies choose to breed during their annual 1,000-mile migration.
  3. More than 15,000 elephant seals populate the secluded cove just south of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse in San Simeon.

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