|FIELD TRIP TO HEARST CASTLE|
Learn more about William Randolph Hearst in "Hearst Castle-Building the Dream," a 40 min, large format, National Geographic Movie at the Visitor Center.
The William Randolph Hearst exhibit located in the Visitor Center offers guests an insightful look into the Castle, its architect Julia Morgan, and its owner W.R. Hearst.
On the Grand Rooms Museum Tour
travel back in time and experience what it was like to be a guest at The Enchanted Hill, known today as Hearst Castle, one of California's top attractions.
In Casa Grande, the main house, four rooms on the ground floor are shown starting with the Assembly Room, largest of the 14 sitting rooms and once the gathering place for Hearst's guests. Next, you will visit the Refectory, the only dining room on the Enchanted Hill, and then the Billiard Room, a game room featuring two 1920s era billiard tables and including the Gothic mille fleurs tapestry. The final stop is the Theater, the largest room in Casa Grande.
At the end of the guided portion of your tour, stroll on your own through the gardens and wander at your leisure around the Neptune Pool, a Greco-Roman style outdoor pool, and the Roman Pool, an indoor pool lined with blue Venetian glass and gold tiles.
The group will ride a bus from the Visitors Center to Hearst Castle, roundtrip.
FIELD TRIP TO PIEDRAS BLANCAS ELEPHANT SEAL COLONY
Visit Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Colony, the year round home of one of California's largest populations of elephant seals.