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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.

Nepenthe Restaurant Patio, Big Sur, CA

Nepenthe Restaurant – Big Sur, CA

By Courtney Hitchcock Without a doubt, the most iconic restaurant in Big Sur is Nepenthe. Family owned and operated since 1949, it was one of the first restaurant and bar, on this rugged coastline. The word ‘Nepenthe’ itself means “no sorrow” in ancient Greek and the restaurant definitely fulfills this promise. When you arrive at the top…

Pfeiffer State Beach – Big Sur, CA

By Courtney Hitchcock One of the best drives on the California Central Coast is through Big Sur. Deep gorges, cut through rugged mountains and pine forests that extend to the edge of sandy beaches. Cascading waterfalls, plunging into the sea below, are a glorious sight to see. California’s Central Coast is beyond compare in natural…