Recreation in Out of Area South
Please support these businesses that support Friends of Hearst Castle. Below is a partial list of things to do while you visit the Central Coast and Hearst Castle. For a complete listing go to our Members Directory.

Dodgers Dream Foundation Program
The Dodgers Dream Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and the Los Angeles Times in Education each year join forces for the annual Team Think Blue Program, which helps students throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange counties improve their literacy and language arts while encouraging the development of a healthy and active lifestyle. Visit Dodgers Dream Foundation Program Website

Santa Barbara Zoo
With 400 animals on 30-plus acres the Santa Barbara Zoo is an amazing experience. See elephants, gorilla’s, lions, and penguins. Feed the giraffes, take a train ride, or visit the zoo's newest resident - a life-size, adolescent Tyrannosaurus Rex that runs, roars, snorts, blinks, growls… and even poops. Visit Santa Barbara Zoo Website

Skydive Santa Barbara
Welcome to Southern California's premier dropzone, Skydive Santa Barbara! We are the only dropzone in California to feature 270 degree panoramaic ocean views on every jump. Additionally we are the only skydiving center in the Los Angeles area to offer tandem jumps from 18,000ft, the highest tandem jump in the world. Visit Skydive Santa Barbara Website

Cygnet Theatre Company
Believing in the power of theatre to startle the soul, ignite debate and embrace the diversity of the community in which it serves, Cygnet Theatre Company is fearlessly committed to the dissection, examination and celebration of the human story through the medium of live theatre. Visit Cygnet Theatre Company Website

Colonial Crafts
Colonial Crafts invites you back to the glory days of rail travel, into a world of starched linens and fine china aboard an exclusive private rail car. Tours operate from Los Angeles and travel to all Amtrak destinations. Visit for details of two 2013 exclusive events at Hearst Castle. Visit Colonial Crafts Website

Balboa Park
Start your time in Balboa Park with a stop at the Visitors Center which has the most current and comprehensive information about the Park’s activities and attractions. Open from 9:30am-4:30pm daily, the Visitors Center offers brochures, maps, audio tours, free guided tours of the Park, transportation information, and dining advice. Visit Balboa Park Website

Ganna Walska Lotusland
Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer and socialite, purchased the estate in 1941 and spent the next 43 years creating Lotusland. The spectacular collections of exotic plants throughout the 37-acre property are a very personal expression of Walska. Lotusland is a nonprofit botanical garden and opened to the public in 1993. Visit Ganna Walska Lotusland Website

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