AThere's plenty to do in Big Sur. Driving along the famous Highway 1 is one of the biggest highlights. So is hiking, camping, bird-watching, dining, shopping at an art gallery or a local festival. Make it a priority to see Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Andrew Molera State Park, Los Padres National Forest, Garrapata State Beach and Sand Dollar Beach. Tour the lighthouse and pay a visit to the Henry Miller Library.
AHike at your leisure in any of the 8 state parks in Big Sur. The best views are found at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (Valley View Trail), Andrew Molera State Park (Molera 8), and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (McWay Waterfall Trail & Ewoldsen Trail). Other state parks still worth checking out are USFS Pfeiffer Beach, Garrapta State Park, Point Sur State Historic Park & Point Sur Lightstation and Los Padres National Forest.