One of the reasons we decided to stay in Cambria for our weekend getaway was because of its proximity to Hearst Castle. While I had stopped by Hearst Castle before, I had never taken the time to join one of the tours. This time around, we planned ahead and took a morning tour of the the upstairs suites. The tour inside lasted about 40 minutes and then we were able to roam the grounds outside for as long as we liked. Our tour guide had a lot of personality and gave us a great deal of insight into the history behind William Randolph Hearst and his historic mansion. I think my favorite parts of our visit was the indoor Roman Pool and the spectacular views of the coast from the grounds surrounding the mansion.