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Big Sur

Everything is big in the 90-mile stretch of California coastline known as Big Sur. From the mountains that seem to dive into the Pacific Ocean, the night sky crowded with glittering stars, the epic surf, and the views that go on forever and have to be seen to be believed. Big Sur should not be missed.

The natural beauty of Big Sur is a great place to get away from it all and the size of the area means that you can often hike in total solitude. Numerous hiking trails run through the area, from a gentle coastal walk past redwoods and the 80-foot McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, to the mountainous terrain of Los Padres National Forest.

The area famously inspired such artists and writers as Ansel Adams and Jack Kerouac and is still home to a large artistic community. You will find dozens of galleries and studios throughout the area, and the Henry Miller Memorial Library hosts a varied schedule of readings, workshops, concerts and film screenings.