A landslide may have hit the Big Sur region of California, but the area is once again welcoming travelers. Whether you have one day, or a whole weekend, here are a few things you need to know before driving California’s Big Sur.
If you’re in a rush, take the freeway. Big Sur is not something that can be seen in a day’s time! So, if you’re in a rush, take a different route! Between the cyclists and the highway’s single-lane, extra attention is definitely required.
Be a tourist, but don’t be afraid to get off the beaten path either. There’s a reason visitors flock to certain destinations. Between McWay Falls, Pfeiffer Beach, and the Waterfall Trail, there’s a full list of can’t-miss spots. However, there are plenty of other places you can venture off to. Forget about Google Maps and Highway 1 for a while and take the route less traveled.
Both ends of the region offer value. If you head to the north, you’ll hit Monterey County. Here, you’ll find Pacific Grove, a quaint town at the tip of the peninsula. There’s Carmel Valley, Asilomar State Park, and an abundance of beautiful beaches to choose from. And, if you end up traveling down south, we suggest checking out the towns of Cayucos and Morro Bay.
There is no wrong place to stay the night. But watch out, popular hotels book out months in advance. But luckily, every inch of Big Sur is special, especially in Monterey County. Check out Butterfly Grove Inn in Pacific Grove. Our beautiful cottage style inn is located right along the beautiful California coast.
Driving California’s Big Sur? If you stop up north, and need a spot to relax, say at our tranquil hotel, Butterfly Grove Inn, nestled in Pacific Grove. To make a reservation, give us a call at 831-250-8191.