Luxury Getaway in Big Sur: A 4-Day Vacation Guide
Bis Sur is a place that holds a special place in my heart. As a passionate traveler, I'm excited to share the wonders of this coastal paradise with you. Big Sur's unspoiled landscapes and serene atmosphere offer a truly magical retreat. Indulge in farm-to-table cuisine, breathe in the fresh ocean air and let the enchantment of Big Sur captivate your soul.
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Post Ranch Inn
This is bucket-list Big Sur: Chic clifftop cottages in a spectacularly romantic setting overlooking the Pacific.
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ALiLa Ventana Big Sur
Just off the PCH, this newly all-inclusive and ever-romantic getaway is spread over 160 secluded acres.
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Day 1: Arrival and coastal splendor
Hotel Stay: Check into the iconic Post Ranch Inn, a luxurious cliffside retreat renowned for its breathtaking views and serene ambiance. Indulge in a sumptuous suite or treehouse accommodation overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Excursion: Begin your journey with a scenic drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, stopping at picturesque viewpoints like Bixby Bridge and McWay Falls. Explore Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, immersing yourself in its towering redwoods and peaceful hiking trails.
Dining: Savor an exquisite dining experience at Sierra Mar, the renowned restaurant at Post Ranch Inn, offering panoramic ocean views and an innovative menu crafted with locally sourced ingredients.
Day 2: Relaxation and wellness
Enjoy another day of serenity at Post Ranch Inn, taking advantage of the resort's spa facilities, infinity pools, and private meditation areas. Reconnect with nature and indulge in pampering spa treatments amidst the tranquility of the surroundings.
Excursion: Embark on a rejuvenating hike along the Ewoldsen Trail, offering breathtaking vistas of the coastline and lush forests. Alternatively, opt for a blissful yoga session at one of Big Sur's renowned wellness retreats.
Dining: Delight in a gourmet dinner at Nepenthe, an iconic cliffside restaurant known for its stunning ocean views and delicious California cuisine.
Day 3: Adventure and exploration
Excursion: Embark on an exhilarating helicopter tour, soaring above the rugged coastline and marveling at the dramatic cliffs and hidden coves. Discover the natural wonders of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, including the iconic McWay Falls and the Overlook Trail.
Dining: Enjoy an exquisite farm-to-table dinner at Cielo, the fine dining restaurant at Ventana Big Sur, where you can savor locally sourced ingredients and exceptional flavors.
Day 4: Art and culture
Need to Know
Experience the epitome of luxury amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Big Sur. This pristine coastal region in California offers a perfect blend of tranquility, natural splendor and opulent experiences. Get ready for a 4-day luxury stay in Big Sur filled with captivating excursions, indulgent hotel stays, delightful dining and unforgettable sights. Let this vacation guide inspire your itinerary and make the most of your time in this breathtaking destination. Looking for more travel inspiration? Check out my guide, Experience Utah in Summer.
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