Travel Tuesday: Big Sur

Big Sur Travel Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, all. New developments here – I live in SF again! And while I miss Austin oh so much, it’s lovely to be back in beautiful NorCal. Saturday morning I woke up to my alarm reminding me it was time to try and reserve a spot at the hot springs in Big Sur. 50 minutes and 90 busy signals / re-dials later, we were booked. (The things we do??) 

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But it’s worth it. Carmel + Big Sur are two of the most beautiful places in the bay area, and we really don’t take advantage of them enough. Some absolute must-dos:

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stay @

Treebones resort – glamping at its finest along the coast (needs reservations well in advance) 

explore 

(Nude) hot springs @ esalen {as mentioned above}– 

The very exclusive esalen institute opens their doors nightly to the public to enjoy their famed hot springs. To preserve the experience of other bathers, they only allow a maximum of 20 reservations per night. The experience is indescribable. 

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eat

Big Sur Bakery – 

We came for breakfast, lunch and dinner and loved every version of this restaurant. Their back patio is nice for a sunny day, and the inside is perfect for a chilly cozy evening. 

drink 

Nepenthe – 

The views! This place is worth a stop at least for one drink 

Post Ranch Inn Patio – 

Perfect way to enjoy the hotel without having to spend the $$ to stay the night

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hike – 

mcway waterfall trail 

ewoldsen trail 

many other awesome hikes found here