What can I say about this place, you have to experience it yourself, you have to feel it, this place has a certain energy I swear you are automatically smiling here. Not only is it pristine and beautiful, the people here are the most welcoming and helpful.
You come here to relax though, probably camp out somewhere, I think there’s a one bar in town if that is your plan but you’ll probably just want to chill by the beach in such a peaceful place. You will probably be doing all daily activities, hiking, running, surfing, not much to do at night over there anyway because once the sun goes down, its dark dark dark!
We camped or I should say “Glamped” out at Pfeiffer State Park with Wifi, showers, BBQs, etc; if you are planning a late bonfire probably not the right place, we got kicked out for chatting at night so I would check out some of the other not so packed parks. Other than that, great place to check out with your significant other or friends.
5 things you MUST do in Big Sur
-See McWay Falls; 80 ft waterfall that drops directly into the beach
-Check out Pfeiffer Beach
-Drive through Brixby Creek Bridge
-Check out the view at Nepenthe Cafe
-CAMP CAMP CAMP!
Things to do:
-Hiking (all over town) but I recommend hiking up to the waterfall on Pfeiffer State Park, take Oak Grove Trail and will take you up there.
-Visit McWay Waterfall;
-Monterrey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; 267 miles of one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems
-Visit the Dome Studio and Carabella Theater; artist Sofanya paints your essence through your unique color patterns.
-Visit Brixby Creek Bridge, you can hike down to the beach if you want
Where to stay:
-Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park; Tent $20 USD
-Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park; Tent $20 USD
–Post Ranch Inn; named #1 hotel in California. $600-1800 USD
–Glenn Oaks Motel $220-300 USD
Where to eat:
–Nepenthe; perched on the cliffs of big sur, great view and great food. $15 USD
-Cafe Kevah; a level up from Nepenthe, also great views of the mountains and coast, I highly recommend breakfast over here. $8 USD
-Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn $$$ 60+ USD