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Big Sur

Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  Big Sur
(4.1/5 based on 6,000+ reviews for top 20 attractions)
Things to do: nature, beaches, sightseeing

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1. The isolated "ranchos" and eccentric vacation homes in the area draw creative types and writers seeking refuge. Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, and Hunter S. Thompson all lived in the area for a time and helped infuse it with a mysterious and creative vibe. Add Big Sur and other destinations in United States to your travel itinerary using our United States trip builder.
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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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