One of the stops we had planned before embarking on our road trip was the Hearst Castle. Amanda had visited here before and said it was a must stop. Yet again we were treated to another spectacular day! I honestly think my pictures alone will convince you to visit this spectacular “castle”
I really loved the exterior of the building. It had a very Mediterranean feel to it, which just fit perfectly with the towering palm trees. One of the coolest parts of the tour was the last stop…the movie theater. They play a short film showing life at Hearst Castle! Did you know William Hearst had a ZOO on this property? Guests would be riding up to the main house and pass Zebras, Giraffes and other exotic animals.
Since the Neptune Pool was empty..this was my favorite. The Indoor Swimming Pool was SO GRAND! The blue tile made the water look so inviting. If I was allowed to dive in, I totally would. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little tempted to just GO FOR IT…but alas I would rather not end up in jail.
Of course I had to have a little fun with all the statues scattered around the grounds. Once our tour was done we were free to explore outside. The best part of doing the FIRST tour is that the grounds are EMPTY when you explore.
This is one of the “cottages” guests could stay in back in William Hearst’s days. Sign me up! I want to live here. Visiting in the spring time was also ideal because the flowers were BLOOMING. The whole grounds was so well kept. Flowers, succulents and fruit trees were all over the place. I bet the people who visited Hearst Castle in their day were BLOWN away by its majesty.