The Cultural Traveller

Day 1 - Hearst Castle, Scenic Hwy 1 & Cambria, CA

Morning

Tour at Hearst Castle – Step back in time and experience the Grandeur of the 1920’s and 30’s as a guest at the “Enchanted Hill” of publisher William Randolph Hearst.

Key Tip: – Book your tour in advance and ask about the IMAX movie!

Lunch – Bring your lunch and picnic on one of the gorgeous San Simeon Beaches

Key Tip: There’s a small store called Sebastian’s Café where you can grab some goodies, but they don’t have a website so call for directions: 805.927.3307 (442 SLO San Simeon Road).

Afternoon

Drive up Highway 1 and visit the Elephant Seals lookout in San Simeon – Over 17,000 Elephant Seals will call the San Simeon beaches their home from November to March, creating an exciting opportunity to watch these creatures in their natural habitat.

Key Tip: Be sure to walk all the way down the boardwalk for the best views!

Evening

Explore the historical town of Cambria, CA – Take a hike on the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, go horseback riding, shopping in the downtown antique shops or check out one of the local events.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner in the town of Cambria - see all Cambria restaurants here.

Day 2 – Highway 1 Beach Towns, Historical SLO and Wine Tasting

Morning

Drive down Highway 1 to Cayucos, CA – Stroll along the main street and be transported back to the 1800’s in one of the first beach towns of the West Coast.

Key Tip: Be sure to stop by the Historic Cass House, built in 1867 by Captain James Cass, and remodeled in 2007.

Continue your drive to Morro Bay, CA – learn about the famous Morro Rock “El Morro” and explore this historical town dating back to the 1500’s.

Afternoon

Lunch: Continue to San Luis Obispo and enjoy lunch at one of the downtown restaurants – see all restaurants here.

Visit the Historical Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa – Mission de Tolosa was the fifth of 21 California Spanish missions to be founded. It is still a functioning parish.

Key Tip: Be sure to check the closing times of the Mission, times vary depending on the season.

Continue exploring San Luis Obispo with Wine Tasting in Edna Valley/Arroyo Grande, one of the coolest wine regions in California.

Key Tip: Don’t want to drive? Book a wine tour with Breakaway Tours & Event Planning.

Evening

Dinner: Enjoy dinner in Downtown San Luis Obispo - stop at one of the local downtown restaurants seen here.

Take in a show at the Cal Poly Performing Art Center or at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre.

Day 3 - Avila Beach History to Paso Robles Downtown

Morning

Point San Luis Lighthouse Tour – step back in time for a tour of this 120 year old fully restored lighthouse. Jump aboard “Big Lucy”, the old world trolley, for breathtaking views along the lighthouse.

Key Tip: Enjoying your view? Take a docent-guided hiking tour on Pecho Coast Trail to the lighthouse (approx. 3.5 hrs).

Afternoon

Lunch: Avila Beach – See the great restaurants here in Avila Beach

Drive North up Highway 101 about 30 minutes to Atascadero and explore the historical downtown buildings then visit the Atascadero Historical Society Museum - learn about the history, art and culture of this small community.

Evening

Continue North on Highway 101 to Paso Robles. Explore the Downtown square of Paso Robles or go wine tasting at a Downtown tasting room.

Dinner: Paso Robles – Check out one of the great Paso Robles restaurants.

Key Tip: If you love history, visit the Paso Robles Inn, a member of the Historic Hotels of California. This hotel dates back to 1844 and is famous for its therapeutic natural artesian hot springs.


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