Come to romantic Big Sur and enjoy its oceanfront, hiking and beaches.

Come to romantic Big Sur and enjoy its oceanfront, hiking and beaches.

Known for

Hiking, Nature and Sea

Top hotels in Big Sur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Big Sur Lodge
3 out of 5
47225 Highway One, Big Sur, CA
£231
per night
22 Oct-23 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (264 reviews)

"The lodge is in a beautiful area and the cabin was clean and comfortable. Lots to do and see and the lodge provides you with helpful information upon arrival. There was no air con which was not ideal for the day time but it cooled down at night so wasn’t too bad - the staff also gave us additional ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019

Big Sur Lodge
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Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA
£779
per night
15 Oct-16 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (287 reviews)

"Simple but luxurious. Our stay here has been wonderful and would return. Staff is excellent."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2019

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort - Adults Only
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Morning Glory Ranch, Full Ocean View W/private Pool & Spa
HC 67 box 1694, Big Sur, CA
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Everything was beautiful. Very peaceful. This is a rare find."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2018

Morning Glory Ranch, Full Ocean View W/private Pool & Spa

Popular things to do in Big Sur

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

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

McWay Falls
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McWay Falls

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

Point Sur Lighthouse
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Point Sur Lighthouse

Spot sea life and admire the breathtaking coastal scenery of the Big Sur region from the top of this 19th-century lighthouse.

Partington Cove
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Partington Cove

Follow a winding trail through a scenic canyon to a remote bay, which served as a loading harbor for tanbark in the late 1800s.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find a spectacular window into life both above and below the waves.

Fisherman's Wharf
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Fisherman's Wharf

Take a whale tour, admire the ocean views from seafood restaurants and browse the souvenirs for sale in this thriving marina.

Top activities in Big Sur

4 Hour Summer Whale Watch
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4 Hour Summer Whale Watch

£41

Look for whales as they spend time in the waters of the Pacific Ocean off of California on this half-day whale watching cruise from Monterey.

Monterey, Carmel & Pacific Coast Highway - Full Day Tour
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Monterey, Carmel & Pacific Coast Highway - Full Day Tour

£71

Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and visit Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea before returning to San Francisco.

Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)
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Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)

£32

We are a winetasting pass that is partnered with 400 wineries on the West Coast and is good for 365 days from date of purchase THE WINERIES we work with: 400+ winery partners in California, Washington, & Oregon. Regions include Napa Valley, Sonoma &

Monterey & Carmel-by-the-Sea Explorer
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Monterey & Carmel-by-the-Sea Explorer

£79

The experiences you’ll have on tour from San Francisco to Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea are extraordinary – starting with the Pacific coastline that you’ll trace on the drive south to Monterey.

Whale Watching Monterey Bay Tour
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Whale Watching Monterey Bay Tour

£40

Sea Goddess Whale Watching promises a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience. Our whale watching tours depart from Moss Landing, right at the mouth of the Monterey Bay Canyon, one of the largest underwater canyons in the world! This nutrient-rich zone attracts all types of marine life, making Moss Landing the best place for whale watching tours in the entire Monterey Bay.

Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour
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Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

£75

Meet at the Sunset Cultural Center in Carmel to begin your 3-hour walking tour of this lovely coastal town, an artist’s colony that is a foodie’s delight. With your small group, learn about Carmel’s history and architecture as you follow your knowledgeable guide through hidden passageways and tiny plazas even many locals don’t know about.