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Address: Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA
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Big Sur and Steve Copeland's Big Sur Guides and Hiking - Perfection

We met Steve Copeland in 2014 on our first visit to Ventana Inn and Big Sur, and he took us on a wonderful hike around the Inn's amazing grounds. This year, we went on a private... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We met Steve Copeland in 2014 on our first visit to Ventana Inn and Big Sur, and he took us on a wonderful hike around the Inn's amazing grounds. This year, we went on a private hike with Steve to some secret spots, beautiful hiking, stories and history! He is a treasure.

1 Thank SteveOtto1021
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We did the "Big Sur" route - starting from Monterey and drove South to Hearst Castle in July 15 and it took us took 7 hrs. This included: - 1hr breakfast stop at the wonderful River Inn - real traditional place with lovely fireplace, outside deck area, fire pit outside, and wooden seats placed in the river so you can... More 

3 Thank expressive-one
Watsonville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I take this every time I go! Invaluable info. Filled with length, maps, etc Can purchase at any book store or at Nepenthe store.

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife and I did a hike with Greg several months ago and it was worth every cent. We met at the Ventana Inn and after a short drive we stopped for a hike through the Redwoods to some waterfalls. Greg was a very knowledgeable guide who pointed out all of the interesting local Flora and Fauna along the hike.... More 

Thank Dane H
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Like other's have said, this is simply beautiful. Take as much time as you can to really enjoy the sights and sounds on offer. We had lunch at Nepenthe, which was busy but worthwhile, and we sat and stared at the magnificent views from the restaurant for a couple hours. There is so much to see and do, a review... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It occurred to me while watching the elephant seals that those guys know how to rest! In our three day trip around the Big Sur area I just felt so strongly that the most precious thing we have is time. I saw many, many people rushing in and out of there cars on the coastal highway and honestly, I was... More 

4 Thank tamarah01
Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

While exploring the coastline we decided to go for a hike at Andrew Molera park. Wow! Views were absolutely spectacular! Bring your bathing suit as there's a swimming spot, sunscreen, camera. The path at the far right of the parking lot forks, allowing you to go up on the mountain or straight to the swimming hole.

2 Thank Terry B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is one of the most spectacular highways in the United States. The views of the ocean are breathtaking and the roads are winding but not difficult to drive. Take your time, plan to stop when possible and hike a trail or two, and you will not be disappointed. South of Big Sur is Carmel and Monterrey, which are wonderful... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very nice highway 1, driving with a view !!! Coastal view!! You can stop at a Resto called Nephente!! With overlooking the ocean and if you're a couple who enjoys cocktails, it's a thumbs up!! But beware!!! No drunk driving:) lol!!!

1 Thank Thesz
Huntingdon. UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

California’s Big Sur coastline is often regarded as one of the most spectacular drives in the World. In different seasons, what you ‘get for your money’ changes from spring’s green and grassy slopes, through to the brown of late summer punctuated only by the green trees. In winter, wild storms can see up to 100 inches of rainfall in the... More 

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