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750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, California, 93452
Phone: 805-239-0655

Hearst Castle

The former home of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst is about 30 miles from Allegretto Vineyard Resort. Without question, it is worth the trip. There are several guided tours that will give you an inside look at this expansive, exquisite property. You'll discover Hearst's rare and ancient art collection as you make your way through Casa Grande, the Castle's largest house. Be sure to spend some quality time in the Visitor Center where you can watch an introductory film about the construction of Hearst Castle as well as view a spectacular display of tapestries from the 17th century.


Prices -

Tickets start at $25 for adults and $12 for children, ages 5-12. Children under 5 are free.

Hours -

Open daily at 9:00 a.m. Closing times vary depending on the season.


  • Educational Programs
  • Entertainment Events


  • Daytime Tours
  • Evening Tours
  • Holiday Twilight Tours
  • Visitor Center
  • Shopping
  • Dining


  • What are the dining options at Hearst Castle?

    You will have your choice of several dining options at Hearst Castle. The Chief’s Galley Café offers everything from soups and salads to Asian dishes like teriyaki chicken and sweet and sour tofu. Fresh sandwiches and hot and cold beverages are on the menu at La Cuesta Coffee Shop & Snack Bar. And during the summer, you can enjoy a grilled chicken or steak sandwich with a side of coleslaw at Camp Hill BBQ.
  • Can I book my tour in advance?

    Not only can you book your tour ahead of time, it’s a wise thing to do as Hearst Castle tours fill up fast. You’ll be able to purchase your tickets as far as 56 days in advance. If this is your first visit, it’s recommended that you go with the Grand Rooms Tour. It provides you with a basic overview of how William Randolph Hearst and his guests lived. Also, this tour has the fewest number of stairs.

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