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Big Sur

Romantic Big Sur is calling! Discover its oceanfront, hiking, beaches, and more.

Explore lots to see and do in Big Sur—seaside views, hiking trails, and popular sights from Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park to McWay Falls.

Top Hotels in Big Sur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Big Sur Lodge
Big Sur Lodge
3 out of 5
47225 Highway One, Big Sur, CA
The price is $277 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Big Sur Station and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Big Sur Spirit Garden is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

4.1/5Very Good! (370 reviews)

"Everyone was nice and helpful. We will definitely return. Loved it there"…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Big Sur Lodge
Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only
Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA

Situated in Big Sur, this luxury resort is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Big Sur Spirit Garden and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Big Sur Station. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (325 reviews)

"Everything was perfect! The only thing my wife and I can think of is: For the cost of staying at Ventana, plus the Entertainment fee, the food should have been free! No joke!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only
Morning Glory Ranch, Full Ocean View Homestead w/ Infinity Pool and Hot Tub
Morning Glory Ranch, Full Ocean View Homestead w/ Infinity Pool and Hot Tub
Big Sur, CA
The price is $1,300 per night

Situated by the ocean, this cabin is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Limekiln State Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of New Camaldoli Hermitage and Silver Peak Wilderness. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (28 reviews)
Paradise

"This property is beautiful and peaceful. We spent our time birdwatching and trying to spot whales of the coast. It was the perfect place for a relaxing, recharge weekend."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Morning Glory Ranch, Full Ocean View Homestead w/ Infinity Pool and Hot Tub

Popular places to visit in Big Sur

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

4.5/5(540 reviews)

Hike, camp or picnic among the redwood trees, waterfalls and dramatic coastal cliffs that have inspired artists, poets and writers for the past century. 

Pfeiffer Beach
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Pfeiffer Beach

4.5/5(152 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Pfeiffer Beach, a popular beach in Big Sur. Amble around this romantic area's seaside, or seek out the hiking trails.

McWay Falls
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McWay Falls

5/5(20 reviews)

Walk to this pretty waterfall, stand at viewpoints with superb coastal views and spot varied wildlife in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, a popular green space in Big Sur. Amble around the area's seaside, or seek out its hiking trails.

Sand Dollar Beach
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Sand Dollar Beach

4.5/5(52 reviews)

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Sand Dollar Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Big Sur. Amble around this romantic area's seaside, or seek out the hiking trails.

Jade Cove
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Jade Cove

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Jade Cove, a lovely green space in Big Sur. Stroll along this relaxing area's seaside, or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Top things to do in Big Sur

4 Hour Summer Whale Watch - Sightings Guaranteed
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4 Hour Summer Whale Watch - Sightings Guaranteed

$75
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Monterey, Carmel & Pacific Coast Highway - Full Day Tour
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Monterey, Carmel & Pacific Coast Highway - Full Day Tour

$99
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)
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Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)

$40
Per adult
Scenic 17 Mile Drive Self-Guided Driving Tour
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Scenic 17 Mile Drive Self-Guided Driving Tour

$8
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
3-Hour Sea Car Tour
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3-Hour Sea Car Tour

$174
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
The Original Monterey Walking Tours : Guided Tours of Cannery Row 2 PM
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The Original Monterey Walking Tours : Guided Tours of Cannery Row 2 PM

$27
Per adult

Reviews of Big Sur

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 75.47169811320755%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 20.754716981132077%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 1.8867924528301887%
2 - Disappointing
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 21, 2020

Big Sur is a beautiul place to visit and stay, but Ventana was way too expensive! Do to this reason, probably won't return.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

The place is beautiful. Even with the bumps in the road I am happy that I went.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 26, 2019

Your cellphone coverage fluctuates : plan ahead !

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 23, 2019

I have anyways wanted to visit Big Sur and it did not disappoint. Truly magical!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 19, 2019

Thought Big Sur was a great place over all but was diluted through my bad experience at Big Sur Lodge

4/5 - Good

Traveler

Jul 17, 2019

Great place if your looking to go off the grid. If your a person that values your wifi, might not be for you?

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