When we booked the hotel from the comfort of our San Diego home without any knowledge of the size of Yosemite National Park and the roads in and out, it seemed like a 10 minute drive each way. That didn’t actually work.
I have yet to go to Europe, but I can’t imagine it would have anything on this place. What makes Hearst Castle so incredible is that it wasn’t built by centuries old monarchies or on the backs of peasants. It was simply one man’s dream, and through hard work and decades of commitment, it stands today as a living American marvel.