Hearst castleIt's 60 miles from Santa Maria Inn to Hearst Castle but without a doubt it's worth the drive. The Pacific Coast scenery along the way is definitely equal in grandeur to the former home of media magnate William Randolph Hearst. You'll be able to tour several of the rooms in this incredible tribute to European castles. Depending on which rooms you see, you'll encounter everything from the paintings and sculptures of American and European masters to artwork dating back to the Romans, Egyptians, and Greeks. Make sure to check out the complimentary historic exhibition in the Visitor Center before embarking on your tour.
Prices -Daytime Tours: Adults $25, Children (5-12) $12. Evening Tours: Adults $36, Children (5-12) $12. Children under 5 free.
Hours -Open daily at 9:00 a.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
- Christmas at the Castle
- Neptune Pool Galas
- Hearst Ranch Cookouts
- Day & Evening Tours
- Scenic Overlooks
- Visitor Center