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  • Running between Carmel and San Simeon, Big Sur is a rugged and mountainous section of California’s Central Coast

Even before Jack Kerouac hit the road for Big Sur, the area had already garnered its bohemian reputation as a refuge for artists from all walks of life. Coupled with the scenic views that adorn this stretch of rugged California coastline, Big Sur has long captured the American imagination as a romantic land where the wilderness of its natural environment fuses with the untamed human soul. Its jagged cliffs, rolling green hills, and crystal-clear inlets are west coast paradise marked by incredible golden hours and sunsets, best enjoyed from Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park after walking through its redwood groves. 

Topping every American road trip bucket list, the Big Sur Coast Highway is considered one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the world. Landscapes twist and turn in collaboration with the spirit of the unknown, giving you jaw-dropping scenes one after another. Marvel at the graceful arches of Bixby Bridge, an architectural wonder that complements its natural surroundings perfectly. Hiking paths allow you to plummet down dramatic drops to the water’s edge, following the trickle of McWay Falls as you dip into the Pacific to swim, surf, or simply watch the waves crash against the shore. Rise early in the morning to catch the fog that obscures the dramatic terrain into the mystery, adding a new dimension to its natural beauty. If you can tear yourself away from the seaside views, plunge into Big Sur’s artistic heart at the Henry Miller Memorial Library, where readings, art shows, and performances continue in the late writer’s coastal residence.

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  • Postcards Of California: San Francisco, Yosemite, Highway 1 to Los Angeles & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: What can you say about driving Highway One from San Francisco to Los Angeles, except that you absolutely must do it at least once. Driving south, with the Pacific at your right, the views opening ahead of you are breathtaking. The stretch between Carmel and San Simeone is delightfully rugged and dramatic, but is soon followed by whimsical tiny beach enclaves, worth a quick stop. 17-Mile Drive, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Malibu add their iconic names to a truly exquisite trip.
    8 Days
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    US$ 2,073
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives
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