There are a multitude of things to do while you're in Big Sur.
One of which is to simply "Do Nothing."

Sit by a stream and listen to the breeze drift through the redwoods. Lay on a beach and watch for whales and dolphins... your "do nothingness" is limited only by your imagination.

During winter the whole population of California Gray whales migrates twice past the central California coast. Once when going to the warm lagoons of Mexico to spawn and breed, and once again when returning to their feeding grounds in the frigid waters off the coast of Alaska.

During summer the coastal waters off of Big Sur are host to the largest mammals on earth, the Blue Whale. In addition, Humpback whales are sharing the waters as they enjoy the abundant krill. You can spot whales from most any point that you can see the ocean.

On land, enjoy our feathered friends the California Condors. Condors are commonly spotted soaring above the Big Sur Valley

If your interests are geared a little more towards strenuous activities then there are several places where you can take a day hike. Local day hikes include long beach walks, traversing deep into a redwood tree lined canyon, or climbing high up on a ridge top to capture the breathtaking panoramic views of the Big Sur valley.

Restaurant and Cafe Guide.
Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant
The Roadhouse
Cafe Kevah at Nepenthe
Nepenthe Restaurant
Village Pub
River Inn
Ripplewood Cafe
Ventana's Cielo
Post Ranch Inn
(831) 667-0520
(831) 667-2264
(831) 667-2344
(831) 667-2345
(831) 667-2355
(831) 667-2700
(831) 667-2242
(831) 667-2331
(831) 667-2200
Shopping for unique items made by local Big Sur artisans.
Garden Gallery (831) 667-2000 Heartbeat Gallery and Gift Shop
Henry Miller Memorial Library Local Color
Phoenix Gallery 
Chamber of Commerce Hearst Castle
The Henry Miller Memorial Library Heartbeat Gift Shop Gallery
The Phoenix Shop  
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