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1 full day with 2 little ones on our backs!!

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1 full day with 2 little ones on our backs!!

We are outdoors people and are visiting Big sur for first time with our young ones next week with our 5 year and 7 month old. WE will be carrying them on our back carriers whenever we are out of the car and want to know where to go and where to eat family frendly. We also want a to know where to find tide pool in the Peninsula area.. Any help out there? Thanks

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1. Re: 1 full day with 2 little ones on our backs!!

You're going to love Big Sur! I would recommend:

1. Lunch at Nepenthe - gorgeous views, causal, kid-friendly. Delicious Ambrosia Burger and great soups and salads.

2. McWay Falls - it's a beautiful spot where a waterfall drops into a cove of turquoise water. It's a short walk from the parking lot, so it will be easy even with kids on your backs. It's located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, which is about 8 miles south of Nepenthe.

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2. Re: 1 full day with 2 little ones on our backs!!

If you're looking for hiking spots, there are many. Andrew Molera State Park has trails for hiking and horseback riding along the Big Sur coastline.

Pfieffer-Big Sur State Park has a moderate trail leading to a waterfall and Julia Pfieffer Burns State Park a few miles south of Big Sur has a trail that leads to a viewing spot for the famous McWay Falls that drops on to the beach below.

As for family friendly dining, I don't think that will be an issue with most Big Sur restaurants. I usually recommend Nepenthe because of it's fabulous Big Sur views and children are very welcome there. There are several more affordable options within Big Sur, such as the River Inn and others inland from the coast, but Nepenthe, although on the expensive side, is an experience.

As for tidepools on the peninsula, you want to visit Point Lobos State Reserve. You will find many trails here along with the tidepool areas you seek. Just a reminder: NEVER turn your back on the ocean when close to the shore. Many visitors to this area have lost their lives because they forget to pay attention to what the ocean is doing around them. It is not uncommon for waves to come out of nowhere and take people out to sea. A woman on her honeymoon was swept of the rocks at Asilomar in Pacific Grove a few years ago and her new husband almost drowned trying to save her. She did not make it. So have a wonderful time, but please be careful.

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