My husband and I recently participated in the Big Sur Marathon (as 21-mile walkers). This Trip Plan shows some pictures from the trip, some of the sites we saw, and a restaurant I wish we'd tried out.
This blustery jewel of a state park is famous for its wind-blown cypress trees clinging to the rocky cliffs, and for its hundreds of barking, braying,... more
This aquarium is one of the best in the world, and the top reason to visit touristy downtown Monterey. Press your nose against the glass of a million-gallon... more
The best hiking in Big Sur isn't right along the coastline. Because the cliffs here tower a thousand feet high and drop precipitously to the pounding surf... more
Though currently surrounded by ranch-house subdivisions, the Carmel Mission was once the only building for miles around. Spanish missionary Father Junípero... more