Roadtrip: The Best Of Big Sur

With longer days and warmer weather hitting the coast, it has us daydreaming about driving down Highway 1 and exploring Big Sur. Fuel up your car, pack your camping supplies and snacks, and start blasting your favorite playlist. We’ve gathered a few of the best adventures around Big Sur to help make your road trip unforgettable.

1. Capture McWay Falls

You can't head to Big Sur without at least snapping one shot of this icon. Be the envy of your instagram followers. Learn More.

Photo: Stephen Bellrichard

2. Explore Highway 1

If you’re headed south down Highway 1, or up for a short drive, be sure not to miss some of the highlights en route to the Bixby Bridge. Learn More.

Photo: Blake Maitoza

3. Camp on Prewitt Ridge

Skip the crowded campsites and views of the campground bathrooms. This spot gives you a front-row seat to beautiful sunsets over the Pacific. Learn More.

Photo: Explorer

4. Catch a Sunset at Pfeiffer Beach

Head to this pink sand beach to catch a sunset through the beach’s picturesque rock formation. Learn More.

Photo: Explorer

5. Hike at Andrew Molera State Park

Stretch your legs on this 8.8 mile loop hike through a wide variety of landscapes including a secluded beach surrounded by driftwood. Learn More.

Photo: Explorer

6. Swim in the Big Sur River Gorge

Need to cool off on a warm day? Take a dip in this beautiful granite river gorge. Learn More.

Photo: Explorer

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