How to travel California! San Francisco to Big Sur is your next weekend road trip! This was a last minute overnight trip so you can easily do it in a day, one night or make it longer if you have time. Add Epic Performance Bars to your road trip snacks here –
Then hit the road for these beautiful spots you cannot miss along the way:

Santa Cruz –
1) Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Monterey –
2) Pacific Grove coast drive (You can also do Pebble beach 17 mile but it will cost $$)
3) Cannery Row for food/walking around
*Cannery Row, made famous by author John Steinbeck’s novel for you lit lovers

Big Sur
4) Bixby Bridge
5) Pfeiffer Beach (go early for sunset because the parking lot fills up)
6) McWay Falls at Pfeiffer Burns State Park
7) Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn (for Sunday brunch perhaps?)
8) Big Sur River Inn (also potential Sunday brunch)
9) Big Sur Taphouse

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