Destination guide

The historic area of San Simeon awaits your stay

Take a vacation to San Simeon and enjoy the area's history, architecture and museums. This city's beaches, seaside and local tours draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like Hearst Castle and Elephant Seal Rookery. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around San Simeon

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes San Simeon a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Hearst Ranch Winery (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Justin Vineyards and Winery (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Jack Creek Celllars (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
  • Donati Family Vineyard (22 mi / 35.4 km)
  • ZinAlley Winery (22 mi / 35.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in San Simeon

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 67°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in San Simeon

Travelers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets, which is just a taste of what San Simeon has to offer. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, San Simeon is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Elephant Seal Rookery (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • San Simeon State Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • William Randolph Hearst State Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Leffingwell Landing (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Moonstone Beach Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around San Simeon

The nearest airport is in San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), located 38.3 mi (61.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into King City, CA (KIC-Mesa Del Rey), which is 42.5 mi (68.4 km) away.

Where to stay around San Simeon?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 191 vacation rentals near San Simeon. From 160 Houses to 9 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near San Simeon for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to San Simeon?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Simeon:

  • Marine Terrace: 139 vacation rentals
  • Los Osos: 313 vacation rentals
  • Park Hill: 68 vacation rentals
  • Pine Knolls Estates: 50 vacation rentals
  • East Village: 55 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to San Simeon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in San Simeon. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hearst Castle: 218 vacation rentals
  • Ragged Point: 45 vacation rentals
  • San Simeon State Park: 316 vacation rentals
  • William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach: 212 vacation rentals
  • San Simeon Pier: 216 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Simeon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Simeon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 160 Houses in San Simeon. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Simeon include:

  • Cottages: 9 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 9 rentals available
  • Cabins: 9 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in San Simeon?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 24 vacation rentals with pool available in San Simeon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.