5.05.2018

BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA


When my sisters and I decided to spend three days in San Francisco celebrating a 34th birthday, I knew this was my chance to finally see Big Sur. It was a quick trip, but in our typical long weekend fashion, jam packed with explorations, food and drink.

After a brief stop in San Jose to visit friends, drink Ridge wine at its source, and devour some local tacos, we headed south along Highway 1. I was not prepared for the beauty of the mountains, oceans and looming redwood trees, and the stunning views along the whole drive. We saw purple sand at the andrew molera beach, and the waterfall at mcway, before ending the day at an adorable cabin nestled in the redwood forest. The following day we headed north, stopping in Capitola to see the candy coloured houses and ano nuevo national park to see the sea lions, before settling into our hotel (and oceanside fire bit) in Half Moon Bay.

WHAT WE DID // 
ridge winery
pfeiffer big sur state park
andrew molera state park – short side trail to a hidden beach with purple sand
stroll through the redwood forests
drinks at nepenthe
mcway falls
stay at glen oaks big sur
capitola
ano nuevo national park
stay at ritz carleton, Half moon bay
barbara’s fishtrap

WHAT WE MISSED //
big sur bakery
monteray
carmel by the sea
point lobos national park
santa cruz
pescadero
mount eden vineyard