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Beautiful drive

I've driven north and south along this coastal road many times but in late Fall the weather is... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Windhoek, Namibia
So much beauty to take in!

Big Sur is big. There's a lot of viewpoints to check out and there isn't just one perfect spot to... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
New York City, New York
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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

I've driven north and south along this coastal road many times but in late Fall the weather is beautiful and we had blue skies. Late Fall is the best time to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank B G
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Big Sur is big. There's a lot of viewpoints to check out and there isn't just one perfect spot to take it all in. I recommend driving down the Pacific Coast Highway and make multiple stops along the way including the Bixby Bridge, McWay Falls...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank jacksonlo
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The Big Sur was impressive. You can spend days here immersed in the magnificent nature. There are multiple parks and trails and excellent hiking areas. The beaches are beautiful. Would love to be back to explore this region properly.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Big Sur was just a group of vista points for us on this trip. I would love to see more of the park and hike some of the trails. Even though we stayed at the coast, the views are fantastic. It's why HWY 1 is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Frank D
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Every corner brings a new "wow" - this is a wonderful drive. Go midweek, when you can hope not to be in a long procession of vehicles, and set aside several hours for the drive too. This isn't one to hurry.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kirsty C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

It has been a few years since we were able to take the coast highway all the way through from Cambria to Carmel, but we heard it had opened so away we went. They have done a great job of repairs on the road and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The views as you drive the highway 1 are breathtaking at every turn. Not to be missed. The ocean and the mountains both quite stunning!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sagar_Sriramagiri
Reviewed 17 July 2018

My wife and I recently hiked the Buzzard Point Trail. It was challenging, with a big elevation gain. But the view from the top was wonderful. The walk through the forest on the way up was also quite nice.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank reutheralan
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Talk about the quintessential North American Roadtrip! Carmel to Big Sur is STUNNING! The drive from Carmel is breathtaking. We made it our activity for the day, stopping often to get out and see the coast. The changing climate zones are incredible. Bixby Bridge is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank pisapie
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Books have Big Sur has a must drive route. It's definitely a must drive. You get beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and the coast. I never realized or knew how beautiful the California coast actually is. Definitely worth the drive!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Caleb J
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