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Address: Big Sur, CA
Activities: Driving

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What a spectacular view of the California coast. If you're lucky enough to be the passenger instead of the driver, you'll get a chance to enjoy the scenery. My favorite place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a spectacular view of the California coast. If you're lucky enough to be the passenger instead of the driver, you'll get a chance to enjoy the scenery. My favorite place to pull over and enjoy the view is from Hurricane Point - the Bixby Bridge is due north and the Big Sur Lighthouse is due south.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This would get a five star anywhere else but given there are so many great opportunities along the PCH there are better places to spend your time. It is a beautiful unpaved 10 mile road through the hills and forest. The El Sur Ranch has everything fenced off with regular signage to "go away" so you are limited to the... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We only drove a mile or so on this old road to capture views of Bixby Bridge with the Pacific in the background. It was stated on signs not to drive this road after rains, but unfortunately California is not having much of that.

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Amazing new perspective on the ocean in Big Sur! It took us a little over an hour to drive the 10 miles (but we made quite a few stops to take pictures and stand in wonder of the huge redwoods overgrowing into the road). And seeing the Bixby Bridge in its fulness with the ocean behind it is just awesome!... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

From the Worlds largest green forest to awesome peak views. Breath taking views, the ride up the coast is a don't miss. Big Sur and Highway One Winners. Take the trip that rivals any in view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Narrow, windy unpaved road through most amazing scenery- redwood forests, mountains, ocean view. Make sure driver- and passengers-have nerves of steel!

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Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Spiritual. Old giants have their own energy to share. Unforgettable peace and tranquility. My second favorite place to be.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Big Sur Is wonderful. It gets in your blood, like no other place on earth. From the crashing waves far below on rocks, to the hikes under the redwood trees, Big Sur is magic! The Old Coast Road follows an old road, that was made before the Highway 1 was built. You get to see a glimpse of the way... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The art galleries, view and food. A very unique combination. The galleries have a combination of beautiful glass work, woodwork, jewelry, unusual bird houses, pottery, something for everyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My wife and daughter along with a couple of our friends and I drove the Old Coast Road on Memorial Day weekend. We took our Toyota 4wd's and had a blast. The road is not technical but is rutted and recommend airing down for a smoother ride. We took our camping equipment (i.e: chairs, table, bar-b-que, cooler) and enjoyed a... More 

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Address: Big Sur, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur

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