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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Spiritual Seekers
- 88%Adventure Travelers
- 70%Green Travelers
- 70%Budget Travelers
- 60%Family Travelers
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- Big SurMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 8Nov 25, 2013
The best thing to do here is befriend a local and find spots that only locals know. Or if you're really an adventurist, park on the side of the road and hike inland for a couple of miles and camp. You'll be amazed at what you find.
- Big SurMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersAdventure TravelersNov 23, 2013
This remote seaside wilderness will make you slow down and take in all the wonder. It's a long and winding road with numerous stops to check out the views. Take your camera and take your time.
- Big SurMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Nov 04, 2013
Commune with the cliffs dropping in to the sea or visit the renowned Esalen Institute for a yoga workshop. Or just hike to your heart's content. Big Sur is known for its particular quality of peaceful living and majestic nature.Recommended for
- Big SurOct 19, 2013
Clinging to a wind-blown, rocky coastline south of Santa Cruz, Big Sur has a bohemian past (just visit the Esalen Institute and the Henry Miller Library for a taste) and plenty of nature for hikers, beachcombers and wildlife lovers (visit Andrew Molera State Park to learn about endangered California condors at the educational center and possibly spot one soaring by the beach). Detour down the twisty, one-way narrow road to Pfeiffer Beach, where the sand is tinged with purple, and pull over at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to walk out to see McWay Falls, California's only coastal waterfall that drops into the ocean when the tides are right. Don't forget to visit the redwood forest in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park either, then wind down around sunset with drinks around the fire pit on the outdoor deck at Nepenthe, once co-owned by filmmaker Orson Welles and screen siren Rita Hayworth.
- Big SurMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersOct 16, 2013
One of the most beautiful and magical places I've ever seen. The scenery is so beautiful and breathtaking that is impossible to not be amazed by mother nature. Lots of options on things to do, like hiking, surfing, walking at the beach etc. Just the perfect place to unwind and connect with nature.
- Big SurMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 24, 2013
One of the most beautiful places on earth - giant, steep mountains cascading into the sea, with a narrow strip of road carved into the side looking down upon crashing waves. You will want to stop again and again for pictures, especially if you are there in the late afternoon as the sun is dropping.
- Big SurMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jul 11, 2013
I just visited Big Sur for the first time last week and it was fantastic! The views are breathtaking. We had perfect weather and the fog moved in and out, so we saw a bit of everything. The people in Big Sur are also very friendly.
Avg. Rating:89 Reviews
Big Sur BeachesEven during the summer, Big Sur's beaches are subject to generally cool weather. Sunny days are sporadic as a blanket of seasonal fog often hugs the coastline, dropping the temperature in the process. To be prepared, bring a change of warm clothes. Also, bring a pair of sturdy shoes. Big Sur's beaches require at least a short hike. Private property and Big Sur's steep terrain makes most of its coastline inaccessible to the public but about a dozen are open.