Downtime: San Simeon


In San Simeon and Ragged Point, tourism continues as normal, completely unaffected by the highly-publicized mudslide miles north in Monterey County. The San Luis Obispo County roads to Ragged Point and San Simeon along the California Highway 1 Discovery Route (H1DR) are open and ready for business with stop after stop of eye-popping vacation adventures.

Wild Zebras along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route (PRNewsfoto/California Highway 1 Discovery)

San Simeon
When you hear San Simeon, the first thing that comes to mind often is the iconic Hearst Castle. But the media mogul William Randolph Hearst chose this locale because of the impressive natural surroundings which are still pristine and vibrant as ever. There is a lot to do and many places to stay. Find more on San Simeon here.

Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
Highway 1 Zebra Viewing 

Hearst Ranch Winery

Pacific Coast Wine Trail

Piedras Blancas Light Station
The Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery
Boucher Trail at Piedras Blancas
The Coastal Discovery Center 

Stewardship Travel


Ragged Point

Ragged Point is dubbed the “Million Dollar View,” and for good reason. Towering 400 feet above the Pacific Ocean, the view from Ragged Point reveals miles of deep-blue ocean, and waves crashing on remote and pristine beaches.

Ragged Point offers lodging, food and great selfie spots! Find out more about Ragged Point here.
Ragged Point Cliffside Trail and Waterfall 
Salmon Creek Falls

San Simeon and Ragged Point Must-See Rural Road Trip Map
Become immersed in San Simeon and Ragged Point and discover the hidden gems and local favorites along the route. Here is a Must-See map that makes it easy to navigate these local favorites by car. Download San Simeon and Ragged Point rural road trip maps here.

Highway 1 Road Alerts
If you’re heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, located 21 miles north of Cambria. Caltrans is busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey. Cambria is easily accessible from Highway 101 and Highway 46. Please note that Highway 1 is still open from Morro Bay to Ragged Point. For those traveling past Ragged Point, check out these Sights to See Along the Detour Find enriching multi-day tours and discover a plethora of fun and relaxing itinerary ideas in these 10 CA Highway 1 Discovery Route destinations: Ragged Point & San SimeonCambria,Cayucos, and Los Osos/Baywood Park, to Avila Beach & ValleyEdna ValleyArroyo Grande ValleyOceano and Nipomo.

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