Big Sur: Waterfalls, Hiking & Restaurants in a Stunning Setting
Nearby is Big Sur, one of the most breathtaking vacation destinations in America. Known for its sweeping views of mountains, valleys, beaches and the Pacific Ocean. Hiking trails lead visitors to famed waterfalls like McWay Falls and Pfeiffer Falls. All summer long, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park features activity programs, including Junior Rangers and Ranger cubs programs for the kids. Take a guided nature walk or even a moonlight tour, or visit the Molera Ranch House Museum and California Condor Discovery Center. When you're done, you can sink your teeth into some of California's finest restaurants.
Big Sur International Marathon
Big Sur Jade Festival
Big Sur Harvest Fair
Which Hiking Trails Should I Check Out?
The most popular hiking trail at Julia Pfeiffer Burns Big Sur State Park is McWay Waterfall Trail. Measuring in at just .64 mile, it's the shortest Big Sur trail - but it's also its most essential. Hikers will enjoy both northern and southern Coastal views while winding towards the most iconic image of Big Sur: the 80-foot McWay Falls, splashing from the creek of the same name to the edge of the sea.
What Is There to Eat at Big Sur?
There are over a dozen restaurants in Big Sur, ranging from casual pubs to elegant gourmet dining rooms. Sierra Mar is a winner of Wine Spectator's prestigious Grand Award. Nepenthe boasts a view of 50 miles of coastline. Big Sur Roadhouse features California cuisine and fresh, local ingredients. The Fernwood Bar & Grill is a family-friendly spot with local seafood, hand tossed pizzas and microbrews.