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Old Coast Road, Big Sur

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Where to stay in Big Sur

Secluded resorts, inns, and lodges are located off Highway 1. Some offer weary drivers a safe resting place, while others are exclusive resorts for long-term getaways. The latter require advance reservations. Camping is another popular alternative, with many campgrounds accessible from the highway.
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  • After doing the whole PCH from San Fran to San Diego, this part by far the MOST scenic. The web blogs and tour books cannot say enough about how AWESOME some of the sights you will see on one of the m...  more »
  • A great and somewhat challenging drive in parts takes you along this beautiful stretch of highway. There are a number of veiwing points but aim to stop at Bixby bridge which is great. The weather can ...  more »
  • Great detour from Bixby bridge. AWD recommended but not required when it's dry. Great nature and scenic views.  more »