I hadn't been to Hearst Castle in years and my girls had never been. My oldest needed to visit a California landmark for a college class and we were going to be in the area so we made an afternoon of it. I had suggested visiting several years ago when the girls were younger but they never seemed interested. Now at 19 and 16 it was the perfect age for them to go. They both loved it and want to go back to tour other parts of this beautiful castle in the hills. We took the Grand Tour which show cased so much art and the grandeur of the castle. The grounds are lovely and the view is to die for. They were of course working on the Neptune pool which our guide told us was supposed to be finished in 4 months. We look forward to a return visit when the pool is finished. I'm really glad we waited to go when the girls were old enough to enjoy and appreciate the tour. The movie is a must, all though we had to leave halfway through because we had to head to the bus for the drive up the hill. I hope to view the entire movie next time before the tour. We did not have reservations which was not a problem for us we just had to wait a little bit. We chose not to make reservations because there is an $8.00 charge per ticket to reserve which I thought was crazy. It is a must see at least once in your life.
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