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Hearst Castle - A Honeymoon Must See

Hearst Castle is nestled in the hills at San Simeon, and sits halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is the former home of William Randolph Hearst and his long-time girlfriend, silent film star, Marion Davies. Their famous guests included dignitaries such as Winston Churchill and Charles Lindbergh, as well as Hollywood stars such as Clark Gable, Greta Garbo and Charlie Chaplin.

On Friday and Saturday evenings in the spring and fall, you can see Hearst Castle with an evening tour. The docents dress up in period 1930s costumes, and can be seen sipping "martinis" over their card games, reporters typing their days' stories, and lovers strolling the gardens. There are four other tours, which include the main house, Hearst's private quarters, Casa de Sol, Casa del Monte, the Esplanade and gardens. The regular tours are $24 per adult mid May through mid September, and $20 per adult in the off-season.

The Castle is busiest in summer, when hotel prices are high the tours are packed.

It is also possible to have a Hearst Castle wedding in one of their picturesque outdoor terraces. Every special event must have a tour associated with it. Parties of 1 - 50 people that are less than 3 hours are $7,500 plus a nonrefundable deposit of $500. Larger parties that last longer than 3 hours, have a special use fee of $15,000 plus a $1,000 nonrefundable deposit.

After your visit to Hearst Castle, you won't have far to drive on scenic California Highway 1 to these beautiful seaside honeymoon destinations: Morro Bay (26 miles), Pismo Beach (49 miles), Big Sur (65 miles), Carmel (90 miles) and Monterey (93 miles).

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