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  • Big Sur to Santa Barbara
    Liani Johnson
    5 May 18, 2014

    This trip would give you beachess and hiking... there are a few cheaper areas to find accommodations in. Camp grounds have log cabins that can be very romantic for a getaway.

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  • Big Sur to Santa Barbara
    Annalee
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    The most magnificent, exciting, awe inspiring drive is along the coast, in and out of the cliffs, in Big Sur. Your knuckles will be white by the end of it with all of the near-death turns around the cliffs, but it is worth every second. There is no other view like it.

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    Psyko
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    5 Jun 06, 2013

    sexy drive! wind, water, earth n shit. badass.

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    Riccardo Benussi
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    5 Dec 17, 2012
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    April Brandenburg
    5 Jul 31, 2011
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    Eran Kampf
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    4 May 11, 2011
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    Craig Kellar
    4 Jul 27, 2011
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    Zhen Tang
    4 Nov 01, 2012
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    Wendy Domingo
    4 Oct 28, 2011
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    Rachael Frucht
    5 Sep 29, 2011
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    Michael Gilfillan
    5 Jul 23, 2011
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    Molly Freedenberg
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    5 Oct 20, 2013
    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersArt & Design LoversOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness
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4.5 out of 5
12 member's reviews
151,496 people visited Big Sur to Santa Barbara

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From the wild cliffs and dramatic parklands of Big Sur to the Mediterranean influence of Santa Barbara, the California central coast seems as if it was tailor-made for a road trip. Take Highway 1 through the Point Lobos State Reserve to see wildlife (both in the ocean and on dry land) and wildflowers, then hike out to the beachfront waterfall at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. To the south you'll ... read more
find Hearst Castle, the largest private home ever built in the US, now open to visitors. Stop in collegiate San Luis Obispo, especially on Thursday evenings for the farmers market, and wind your way to sophisticated Santa Barbara, where art galleries, upscale Mexican restaurants and boutique shopping await.

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