5 Cities in 72 Hours: Part 3- Hearst Castle

While on our quick stop at Solvang (see previous post here), we called in ahead of time to make reservations for the tour at Hearst Castle. We were able to make reservations for the Grand Rooms Tour which is about 45 minutes and it will give you access to the Assembly Room, Refectory, Billiard Room, Theater, The Gardens, Neptune Pool and the Roman Pool. You will also get the chance to watch a short film entitled “Hearst Castle – Building the Dream” which is exclusively for the Hearst Castle Theater Hearst Castle or “La Cuesta Encantada” (“The Enchanted Hill”) as it is formally called by its former owner, newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, is a National and California Historical Mansion located in the city of San Simeon in California’s Central Coast. It is a beautiful Mediterranean style mansion on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947. The owner was originally going for a Japanese or Korean theme exterior but eventually went for what’s popular at the time, the Spanish Revival just like the Balboa Park in San Diego where the architect modeled Hearst Castle from. We really enjoyed the tour and I’d say my favorites are the Neptune Pool and Roman Pool. Both pools are just really extraordinary and you can’t not love it! 🙂 We’d like to go back there and do the evening tour next time as you get to see more of the castle for the price of one tour ;). Here are some photos from our very first castle visit :).


5 thoughts on “5 Cities in 72 Hours: Part 3- Hearst Castle

  1. another blogger posted this place 1 month ago. good place for sightseeing! but,i cannot get that billionaires s spend those things. if i were them, i’d like to travel around the world.

    1. It is a really great place for sightseeing and I agree with you on traveling around that world if only I can afford it! I always say that if I ever won the lottery, I will pay off my student loans, help my loved ones, build an orphanage or a home for elderly people or both, then travel around the world. The problem is, I rarely buy lottery tickets and when I do, I forget to check the winning numbers! Hahahaha!

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