Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Santa Barbara to San Simeon. If you're planning a road trip to San Simeon, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
11:00 am: start in Santa Barbara
drive for about 44 minutes
1:42 pm: Pismo Beach
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:42 pm
drive for about 1 hour
3:42 pm: arrive in San Simeon
Your starting point is Santa Barbara, California.
You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.
Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Solvang (44 answers)
Firestone Vineyard (3 mentions)
Fess Parker Winery (3 mentions)
R Country Market (2 mentions)
Blackjack Ranch (2 mentions)
Saarloos And Sons Tasting Room (2 mentions)
restaurants around Solvang:
Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe
Olsen's Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop
hotels around Solvang:
Ballard Inn & Restaurant
questions about Solvang:
What to do in Solvang... good places to stay, eat, etc.
Pismo Beach (47 answers)
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery (3 mentions)
San Luis Obispo Mission (3 mentions)
Edna Valley (2 mentions)
F. McLintocks Saloon and Dining House (2 mentions)
restaurants around Pismo Beach:
Avila Valley Barn
hotels around Pismo Beach:
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Seacrest Beach Resort
Your final destination is San Simeon, California.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Lombardi's Pasta Familia, which was mentioned 3 times.
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