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Things to do in Big Sur

Headed to Big Sur, CA? Big Sur is known for its beautiful coastline and has become one of the most popular destinations in California’s Central Coast. Whether you’re headed from Carmel or San Francisco, there’s always something to see or do in Big Sur. The breathtaking parks and ocean views have become a favorite spot for weddings, corporate retreats and more.

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Here are just a few of the best places to visit in Big Sur:

Bixby Creek Bridge – Bixby Bridge is a popular tourist spot and one of the most photographed brides in California. Bixby Bridge is located 13 miles south of Carmel on SR 1.

Garrapata State Park – Located 18 miles north of Big Sur, Garrapata State Park offers 2 miles of beachfront and beautiful coastal hiking. The park is also a great spot to see California sea lions, harbor seals, and gray whales in the coastal waters.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park – Home to 300 ft tall redwoods, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park has hike in camping areas and is considered one of the best places to pitch a tent in the Pacific Coast. The underwater area is also a popular place for scuba diving. Reserve Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park transportation in Big Sur today.

Limekiln State Park – Named for the lime kilns used for harvesting limestone in the area, Limekiln State Park is now a favorite camping ground on the Big Sur coast. The park still has a half-mile trail that leads to the lime smelting ruins. Limekiln State Park has 31 campsites with 11 sites with ocean views.

Pfeiffer Beach – A hard to find beach in Big Sur, Pfeiffer Beach is one of the local favorites in Big Sur. Known for huge boulders off the shore and lavender sand, it’s a can’t miss beach. Beware of the narrow road going to and from Pfeiffer Beach. Book a beach shuttle with Monterey Airbus.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park – Considered the “mini Yosemite,” Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has both a hotel, the Big Sur Lodge, and campground. Campground accommodates hikers, bikers, car campers, and RVers

Hotels in Big Sur

Staying in Big Sur? We can provide transportation to hotels and inns throughout the area. Here a few of the top places to stay in Big Sur:

  • Big Sur Lodge - 47225 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Big Sur River Inn - 46800 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Deetjen's Big Sur Inn - 48865 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Glen Oaks Big Su - 47080 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Post Ranch Inn - 47900 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920

If you’re headed to Big Sur for a wedding or corporate event, reserve a Monterey Airbus today. Reserve transportation from San Francisco, San Jose, Monterey, and more… our Big Sur shuttles are waiting!