Big Sur MOST SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES IN THE WORLD
Big Sur is one of California’s most popular tourist destinations. Cone Peak is a mile above sea level making it the highest coastal mountain in the lower 48 states. And Big Sur enjoys a year-round mild climate. Summers are sunny and dry, and winters are typically wet and cool. There’s a reason 3 million tourists visit Big Sur each year. The section of Highway 1 that runs through Big Sur is widely considered as one of the most scenic driving routes in the United States, if not the world. These breathtaking views were one reason that Big Sur ranked second among all United States destinations in TripAdvisor’s 2008 Travelers’ Choice Destination Awards. So if you like natural beauty, hiking, back packing, mountain climbing, and other active outdoor recreation, Big Sur is sure to enthrall…And whatever you do don’t miss out on seeing one of only a few waterfalls on the Pacific Coast that plunges directly into the ocean. Few spots rival this extravagant display of mother nature.