Friday, January 05, 2007

Hearst Castle at Night at Christmas

I've always enjoyed touring the castle. As castles go, it is one of the best I've toured. However, with the exception of the indoor pool, there is absolutely no benefit to doing a night time visit. In fact, if anything, I would say there are way more negatives than positives. Now, if you have done 5 or 6 day tours, by all means do one at night for the fun of it.

The Christmas decorations were a treat. We were disappointed that these were all indoors, which means that they would have been just as cool during the day. The tour at Christmas also includes some local folks dressing up in period costume and "acting" as if they are visitors to the estate during the 30's. Another nice touch. Visiting at Christmas gets a 9. Visiting at night - 2.

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