With a rugged coastline on one side and majestic mountains on the other, Big Sur is one of the dreamiest drives in California – if not the world!
Famous for its narrow cobblestone lanes, little cottages dressed in flowers and plants, and enchanting shops that sell tons of local goodies.
Full of amazing scenic views, including the sea lions that you can spot (or at least hear!) frolicking in the rocks below.
Because of its unique location that features expansive vistas of the rugged Pacific coastline on one side and views of the canyon on the other, stopping to snap a few pictures at this emblematic spot is an absolute must.
Purple sand exists and you’ll find it on the northern end of Pfeiffer Beach along with a striking natural rock arch, twisting sand dunes, and hidden coves.
Set on the western slope of the Santa Lucia Mountains, a visit to this state park is all about hikes along the river amid redwood trees, conifers, maples, and more.
Think wonderful coast-side hikes, walks through charming forests and seeing the remains of a real shipwreck to get an idea of what a day spent here is all about.