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Big Sur at California
Big Sur
Category: Attractions
Big Sur, Monterey, California 831-667-2100

Get Away To California's Beautiful Big Sur

Travel south along Highway 1 from BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn for about an hour and you'll find yourself in Big Sur. This giant swath of land along the Central Coast is approximately 90 miles long, running from San Simeon to Carmel. It extends 20 miles to the east where the Santa Lucia Mountains stand tall. As for activities, you'll have plenty from which to choose. Discover great hiking in Big Sur's state parks. Make your way to the Pacific Ocean for some serious beachcombing. And keep an eye out for California Gray Whales, which can be seen migrating beginning in December.



  • Big Sur River Run
  • Halloween Bal Masque
  • Big Sur Harvest Fair


  • Beachcombing
  • Whale Watching
  • Hiking
  • Big Sur Discovery Center
  • Lighthouse Tours
  • Dining


  • What Are Some Top Big Sur Beaches?

    No matter what your interests, you’ll find a beach to match it. Garrapata State Park boasts a secluded beach that offers amazing views and lots of opportunities to spot sea lions, seals, and sea otters. Andrew Molera State Park is home to a beach that’s ideal for surfing and surf fishing. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park delivers a beach that’s rich in tide pools. And Sand Dollar Beach is the place to come for collecting jade.
  • What Are Popular Hikes In Big Sur?

    You’ll find a wide range of hikes that all ages will like. One of the easiest and prettiest is the McWay Waterfall Trail. It's a little over a half mile round trip and the view of the falls is stunning. Another water fall awaits you when you travel the 2-mile Pfeiffer Falls/Valley View Trail, which takes you through giant redwoods. Mostly flat, the Limekiln Trail features a few creeks and historic limekilns along the pleasant 3-mile journey.

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