Dreamy evening walk...
...on Pfeiffer Beach located at the heart of Big Sur. Prepare for a ten-dollar entrance fee per visitor. It takes resources to preserve a much visited place like this.
Magnolias blooming at Deetjen’s, February 2016.
One more from Pfeiffer Beach, taking in the last rays of sun.
Helmuth and Helen Deetjen began welcoming guests traveling the coastal wagon road in the 1930’s. Today Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Big Sur in February, the Pacific Ocean seen from high up.

City Escape: Big Sur

The ocean view drive from San Francisco to Big Sur is something to experience, at least once in a lifetime.

The amazing pictures you see online taken on Highway 1 are almost always from this short lenght of the road. Towards Los Angeles, there is not too much to see.

Nature is the main attraction of Big Sur. Besides a couple of inns, there is basically just a gas station, a grocery store and a restaurant in town.

If you are into high-end luxury lodging, try Post Ranch Inn. If you want something simpler, and truly singular, Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn is the place to be.

We chose the latter, because...

And to see the sunset of your life, Pfeiffer Beach.