“Wind in your hair and stolen kisses”, the French song goes. That’s you, driving your convertible down the road.
You stop first near San Simeon. Here, on a secluded beach, you will watch the elephant seal colonies, hundreds of large, shiny animals sunbathing and playing on the sand. It’s a beautiful planet, yours to love and cherish.
Your next stop is Hearst Castle, where you will admire the architectural style of this tycoon’s mansion: a blend of Spanish Renaissance, Revival, and Mediterranean. The house and its owner William Randolph Hearst were the inspiration for Orson Welles’ masterpiece, Citizen Kane.
Santa Barbara is beautiful. Don’t you love those white, ceramic-tiled buildings? It’s here you arrive after the classic Californian drive.