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California Trip for Big Sur Marathon

California Trip for Big Sur MarathonTrip Plan

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outdoors + nature

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.

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See + Do Point Lobos State Reserve, Big Sur + Monterey

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

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Monterey Bay Aquarium
See + Do Monterey Bay Aquarium, Big Sur + Monterey

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

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See + Do Hiking, Big Sur + Monterey

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

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Carmel Mission
See + Do Carmel Mission, Big Sur + Monterey

Though currently surrounded by ranch-house subdivisions, the Carmel Mission was once the only building for miles around. Spanish missionary Father Junípero... more

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Eating Marinus, Big Sur + Monterey

The long-running star of the Monterey Peninsula's food scene, Marinus uses ingredients from the backyard (the adjacent inn grows much of its own produce) or... more

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