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Best things to do in Big Sur

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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: Beaches; State Parks; Outdoors
A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is the focal point of this park.
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: Lighthouses; State Parks; Outdoors
This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: Scenic Drives; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: Educational Sites; Spas; Cultural

Located off of a winding stretch of Highway 1 in beautiful Big Sur, California, this grandmother of all human potential centers offers workshops and retreats year-round.  Founded... more »

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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
The visitor information center at Big Sur.
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Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Located in Big Sur, this monastic retreat provides visitors with a chance to spend time in silence and solitude, seeking the... more » Owner description: Located in Big Sur, this monastic retreat provides visitors with a chance to spend time in silence and solitude, seeking the inner life. « less
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Ranked #13 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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