“Every time I come, I’m still amazed at the breadth California has. Big Sur, Yosemite, the desert… I love it.”
– Theo James
Big Sur is one of the most beautiful destinations in Northern California, drawing millions of visitors a year. Its rugged scenic coastline starts about 30 miles south of Monterey and stretches 90 miles to the San Luis Obispo County line. It’s about a 2 1/2 hour drive from San Francisco International Airport via Highway 1.
“Big Sur”- Apple’s New Operating System – Fall 2020
Apple announced it’s new Big Sur Operating System at their annual WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) in June 2020. This web page has info on the “physical” Big Sur – located about 2 hours south of Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Fun Big Sur Attractions
Famous for its year-round outdoor recreational activities – the sun shines over 300 days a year – Big Sur offers visitors countless attractions. Enjoy scenic hiking during a Spring, Summer or Fall trip. Must-see sights along Big Sur Coast include: McWay Falls (a stunning 80-ft-tall waterfall dropping onto a pristine beach, just a short walk from Hwy 1 and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park), Ewoldsen Trail (considered one of the best day hikes in Big Sur), Pfeiffer Beach (famous for its purple sand), and Bixby Creek Bridge (an iconic architectural landmark and one of California’s most photographed bridges).
Top resorts in this year-round vacation destination offer fabulous coastal views, gourmet dining and rejuvenating spa treatments. And if you’re looking for a fun place to eat, check out our favorite Big Sur restaurant – Nepenthe. Famous for its tasty Ambrosiaburgers, the casual outdoor dining area overlooks miles of breathtaking coastline. On a clear sunny day, you can’t beat the views!
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The Best Time To Visit Big Sur
With over 300 days of sunshine, Big Sur is pretty much a year-round destination. Peak season runs from April to October. During busy Summer months, the coast can be foggy in the mornings so be sure to wear layers.