National Geographic lists Big Sur as one of the 50 Places in a lifetime to visit and for those that have been, it is of no surprise. The Big Sur coastline is one of dramatic plunging cliffs into the sea, aquamarine ocean pools, waterfalls, and green rolling hills. The famous Bixby Bridge is loved by photographers for its design and mesmerizing backdrop. It is one of the tallest single span concrete bridges in the world. Big Sur has fantastic hiking, both along the beach or in the 3 million acres of wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest. Dining options include both rustic and world class and accommodations include campgrounds to luxurious resorts and spas including Post Ranch and Ventana. No trip to the central coast is complete without a drive through the beautiful Big Sur area.