United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Hearst Castle - Is the Grand Rooms tour really the best for first timers?

Jump to last reply

Hello!

My friend and I will be driving from Big Sur to LA in August and are wanting to stop at the Hearst Castle. We only have time for one tour. Preliminary research has people saying two different things: 1) First timers should do the Grand Rooms tour and then 2) The Grand Rooms tour is crowded and too short (not enough rooms).

I'd love to get some other perspectives so we can choose which tour to take. We're late 30's - early 40's women, no kids. We are artist types and love historical things, architecture, costumes, etc.

We'll be there too early for the evening tour, unfortunately. Should we follow everyone's advice and do the Grand Rooms tour, despite the crowds and few rooms? Or should we go crazy and see the Upstairs rooms or the Cottages & Kitchens.

I very much appreciate any feedback!

14 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 West Coast US trip from Sep to Oct 15 for 30days
  2. 2 Would a Annual Park pass be worth it?
  3. 3 Pizza Paradise In Pasadena
  4. 4 12-hour layover in Honolulu: What to do?
  5. 5 Dinsey Wolrd - another "what resort" question
  6. 6 Tudor city -special help/info
  7. 7 Scottsdale, Sedona, Grand Canyon
  8. 8 Coffee shop or dinner recommendations for Fullerton/Anaheim area?
  9. 9 Utah 2
  10. 10 Trip Report Xmas in Key West: Come on Vacation, Leave on Probation
  11. 11 Trip Report Short New York City Weekend Trip report March 2015
  12. 12 Good restaurants near Griffith Observatory?
  13. 13 Planning to see chicago with a big family
  14. 14 Notom-Burr or Rt 12 from Capitol Reef to Bryce
  15. 15 TOWING SCAM IN WASHINGTON, DC
  16. 16 must see and do's in Maui?
  17. 17 3 or 4 days north of San Francisco with kids
  18. 18 Canyon Rides horseback tour of Bryce Canyon
  19. 19 New York City - apartment locations
  20. 20 Boston to see Sargent works
  21. 21 Best ( not cheapest) way from EWR to Upper West Side
  22. 22 Moving from Salt Lake City UT to Dallas TX
  23. 23 Murray Hill NYC restaurants
  24. 24 San Jose Airport to Paso Robles
  25. 25 Girls' Getaway
View next 25 » Back to the top