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  • Big Sur for families

    • Mar 2018
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  • Big Sur Campground & Cabins

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    Campground

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  • Point Lobos State Reserve

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    Preserve

    While this secluded reserve features the beautiful sea cliffs typical of Big Sur, the real draw for families is the treasure trove of marine wildlife.

  • Sand Dollar Beach

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    Beach

    Living up to its name, this easy-access beach is a great place for little ones to find washed-up sand dollars, but they can also find beautiful polished stones

  • McWay Falls

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    Waterfall

    Located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ... The short hike from the highway is approximately 10 minutes long and easy for younger and older kids alike.

  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

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    Park

    Make a stop at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park to see this hidden gem before enjoying a family picnic. The easy, 1-mile hike amidst lush ferns and towering redwoods

  • Creamery Meadow Trail

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    Trail

    Spanning 4,800 acres, this state park has become a family favorite due to its easy hikes along flatter terrain, biking opportunities, and safer waters ideal for

  • Esalen Institute

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    Hot Spring

    “ideally, you're seated in the hot baths after midnight, listening to the ocean's roar crashing against the shore below while gazing at the milky way above.”—svanes

  • Partington Cove

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    Beach

    “unmarked trailhead opens to short steep hike to pristine cove, with a 60 ft. tunnel! look for metal gate on oceanside of highway 1, 5 miles south of nepenthe.”—svanes

  • Henry Miller Library

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    Bookstore

    “cultural gathering point for the community: outdoor film screenings, book readings, workshops & concerts among many events hosted here. and the library itself.”—svanes

  • Nepenthe

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    New American

    “built on land once owned by orson welles, the ONLY reason to go is for the spectacular view, which can also be had at cafe kevah (on same premises).”—svanes

  • Big Sur Bakery

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    Bakery

    “the best restaurant in big sur. quaint, woodsy backyard setting compliments a menu that speaks of handcrafted farm to table fare. also renown for their pizzas.”—svanes

  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

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    Park

    “essentially, an easy introduction to big sur's park system. redwoods, mellow trails (such as the pfeiffer falls & valley view trail), a lodge plus a gift shop.”—svanes

  • Point Sur Lightstation

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    Lighthouse

    “a place of mystery that is supposedly haunted, one of the few lighthouses on the pacific coast to remain in operation. sits atop a massive grass-covered rock.”—svanes

  • Bixby Creek Bridge

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    Bridge

    “jack kerouac wrote BIG SUR while staying nearby in cabin owned by lawrence ferlinghetti. to that, check out death cab for cutie's "bixby canyon bridge."”—svanes

Laura Miner

Laura Miner