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Where Should We Stay in Big Sur?

The relaxing destination of Big Sur is a great choice if you've been thinking about a vacation with the kids. The beaches, camping sites, and forests are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Fly into King City, CA (KIC-Mesa Del Rey), which is located 25.6 mi (41.2 km) from the city center. You can use Expedia to get a hotel in Big Sur that has all the amenities your family wants, whether that's a swimming pool or free breakfast.

When Should We Visit Big Sur?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family vacation. You can use these tips to plan when to grab the kids and head to Big Sur.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and June, with an average temperature of 86°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, November, and February, with an average temperature of 38°F
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 0.64 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.25 inches

What Should We See and Do in Big Sur?

While you and the family are vacationing in Big Sur, you might want to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors at spots such as Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Limekiln State Park, and McWay Falls. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like McWay Cove and Partington Cove.

Big Sur is also well-known for its:
  • Camping
  • Forests
  • Beaches
  • Riverfront

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Frequently asked questions

What's Big Sur like for family-friendly vacations?
The relaxing destination of Big Sur is a good choice if you’ve been considering a getaway with your kids. The beaches, camping sites, and forests are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation spot. Arrange a flight into Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), which is located 39.1 mi (62.9 km) from the city center.
What's the seasonal weather like in Big Sur?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 68°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 52°F. Average annual precipitation for Big Sur is 12 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Big Sur?
While you are visiting Big Sur, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Limekiln State Wilderness and John Little State Natural Reserve. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities like Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, McWay Falls, and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.