The castle sits on a hill overlooking the rugged California coast line, which is absolutely beautiful. Coming from the San Francisco Bay area, we took our time and drove down Hwy 1, stopping in Big Sur to have lunch. It's a beautiful ride, but beware that the 99 miles from Monterey to San Simeon can take up to three hours plus on Hwy 1 due to the winding roads along the coast.
Also, if you can, purchase your tickets ahead of time. After taking our leisurely drive down the coast, when we got there, we found out they were sold out. We were told by the ticket agent that this is very common. We ended up buying tickets for early the next day and spent the night in Morro Bay.
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