Nepenthe, Big Sur, California

34 Mentions on Trippy

48510 Highway 1

Big Sur, CA 93920-9549

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(831) 667-2345

  • 3 mentions in 2 day road trip: San Francisco to LA Pacific Coast Hwy - must see places?

    • Fritzi L.

      Fritzi L. said, "...are both luxury properties, but very friendly to tourists. In Big Sur you have the choice to go Old School, at Nepenthe, or upscale at Post Ranch Inn. The area is spectacular, so I hope you have a sunny day...." See More

    • Pamela G.

      Pamela G. said, "...There are numerous pull offs and'll have your pick. I would say it rivals the Amalfi Coast.Someone else already mentioned Nepenthe for a meal...and that's a great choice. The food is ok, but the view and location is spectacular. I..." See More

    • Krista G.

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      Krista G. said, "...way into Big Sur. An idyllic retreat, Big Sur presents the opportunity to dine on cliffs over looking the ocean ( Nepenthe ), witness a picturesque sunset (Pfeiffer State Beach) and witness some amazing crafts (Coast Gallery & Cafe). Be sure..." See More

  • 3 mentions in California Road Trip: Santa Barbara to Oregon Border

    • Krista G.

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      Krista G. said, "...old redwood tree, which is amazing in itself) is home to an amazing selection of Henry Miller's work.Henry Miller Memorial Library Nepenthe: order the Ambrosia burger, and don't miss the Phoenix gift shop. :)Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Andrew Molera..." See More

    • John M.

      John M. said, " also great and has more reasonable prices. Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant is a great stop for some delicious treats. Nepenthe has the best view and McWay Falls is a must see. Don't forget to grab a shot of the..." See More

    • Michael D.

      Michael D. said, "...They book quick, call now. The restaurant in the park is very very good. Surpsingly so. As for another dinner place, Nepenthe, offers outstanding views and food. A bit pricey however. Further up the coast, the Elk Cove Inn &..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Roadtrip from San Francisco to Santa Barbara to Las Vegas - what to see?

    • Valerie A.

      Valerie A. said, "...the prettiest places in California. Especially, McWay Falls, it seriously looks like somewhere out of a fairytale. Stop and eat at Nepenthe, the view is gooooorgeous and the food is great. I suggest stopping somewhere in San Luis Obispo, that's..." See More

    • Devera W.

      Devera W. said, "...You really should stop in Big Sur. Easiest place to stop and get the feel of the area is Nepenthe, a restaurant on the ocean side. Great views. Google Big Sur and you will find all you need to know...." See More

  • 2 mentions in 30 days by car around: SF, Portland... and then ?

    • Peter D.

      Peter D. said, "...Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to see one of the most beautiful waterfalls. Have a light meal and a drink at Nepenthe -- get a seat outdoors on the very top level for the best view of the scenery. Yosemite Valley..." See More

    • Steve H.

      Steve H. said, "...I urge you to drive either up, or down highway one to Big Sur. Preferably in a convertible. Stop at Nepenthe. Find the one lane road down to Pfeiffer Beach . Stay at Ripplewood Resortif you can. I can't over..." See More

  • 2 mentions in What are the must-see stops along highway 1 between San Francisco and LA?

    • Valerie A.

      Valerie A. said, "...find a campsite there because I know sites fill up fast! If you're hungry at all, be sure to stop by Nepenthe in Big Sur as well. Great food and a breathtaking view! Stop by the world famous Pebble Beach Golf..." See More

    • Mathilde B.

      Mathilde B. said, "...most of the above!! Do not forget Point Lobos State Reserve such a poetical & revitalizing place, it's wonderful! Better than Nepenthe which I found really expensive for the food you eat, there is this hidden terrace (above the main road)..." See More

  • 1 mention in Road trip North to Southern California from Colombia

    • debra b.

      debra b. said, "...trip but the one place I ALWAYS recommend people go for a meal or drink, (especially at sunset) is the restaurant Nepenthe in Big Sur, California - (831) 667-2345. It's on highway one, very windy road. If you spend a night..." See More

  • 1 mention in Recommended cities for California coastal road trip?

    • Alex P.

      Alex P. said, "...Make sure to take your time driving through Big Sur, (the most beautiful coastline in California) and stop by Nepenthe for a great lunch with a view. The highways are all in great shape, nothing to worry about. Also, check out..." See More

  • 1 mention in Road trip from LA to Seattle

    • Carla D.

      Carla D. said, "...Hearst was Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery which was cool and free, and quick. - MUST eat or have drinks at Nepenthe in Big Sur!! - There are lots of fun/funky hotels, inns and camping sites in Big Sur but not..." See More

  • 1 mention in 12 days in USA - where to travel?

    • Fritzi L.

      Fritzi L. said, "...and mission), see San Luis Obispo (great wine, did you see the movie Sideways?) Hearst Castle, drive Big Sur, stop at Nepenthe and Post Ranch Inn, Visit Carmel By the Sea, Point Lobos Monterey, then into SF for a few days..." See More

  • 1 mention in What to see along Highway 1?

    • Peter D.

      Peter D. said, "...If you're going to stop in Big Sur, have a drink and a snack (or a meal) at Nepenthe. A seat on the upper deck level is worth a wait if there is one...." See More

  • 1 mention in Road trip up the CA coast

    • Candida R.

      Candida R. said, "...Plan to stop at Nepenthe in Big Sur. I consider Big Sur God's Country. Heavenly views and great food. Also has a great place to shop. Research hotels. They go from pricey to affordable "funky spots". Cayucos is a great beach..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best places to visit in Monterey and Big Sur during a quick two day trip?

    • Krista G.

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      Krista G. said, "...before Bixby Creek Bridge , is my favorite beach in Big Sur. For food, try Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant or Nepenthe. Nepenthe is the best on a clear day, where you can often see whales migrating from the coast...." See More

  • 1 mention in Any "must see" places to go to while staying in California?

    • Kelli M.

      Kelli M. said, "...the dirt parking lots and people parked hard to miss but it's about 4.5 miles past Hearst Castle . Eat at Nepenthe good food, good beer, even better view, a bit pricey but even if you just stop in for the..." See More

  • 1 mention in Road Trip from Los Angeles to Vancouver - Spots I can't miss?

    • Matt B.

      Matt B. said, "...seashore I've ever seen.Breakfast at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn. Amazing food in an atmosphere that captures the relaxed lifestyle perfectly.Lunch at Nepenthe, which does the same thing as Deetjen's, only outdoors, and with an amazing view.Dinner at the Post Ranch..." See More

  • 1 mention in Leisurely trip up the coast of California -- Suggestions?

    • Nancy S.

      Nancy S. said, "...but Harmony is a charming tiny hamlet with a great glassblower and potter in residence with storefronts. Oh, and don't miss Nepenthe restaurant in Big Sur. Pricey but a real bucket list kind of experience...." See More

  • 1 mention in Two places to stop and sleep from Santa Monica to San Francisco?

    • Fritzi L.

      Fritzi L. said, "...night in Morro Bay, scenic, good restaurants, affordable hotel rates. Next morning, you will drive Big Sur. Stop for lunch at Nepenthe or Post Ranch Inn. Be sure to take in the 17 Mile Dr along Pebble Beach. There is a..." See More

  • 1 mention in Places to see in Northern California

    • Shauna H.

      Shauna H. said, "...was in Napa to photograph area and ended up making an offer on the property. They now have 13 separate locations. Nepenthe- Definitely check out Nepenthe next time you're in Northern Cali. The family history at the Nepenthe Restaurant is..." See More

  • 1 mention in Cali Road Trip Recommendations

    • Julie S.

      Julie S. said, "...I can't give any recommendations there for hotels (I believe they are all pretty spendy) - but a lunch stop at Nepenthe is fun for beautiful cliffside ocean views. Big Sur also has Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and McWay Falls..." See More

  • 1 mention in Oakland to Los Angeles, where to stay and places to eat?

    • Fritzi L.

      Fritzi L. said, "...of the dish. All his seafood is super fresh. Skip the crowds in Monterey. Or you could go to the classic Nepenthe in Big Sur. If you are going upscale, the Post Ranch Inn. So many beautiful things to see on..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best places to stop and see driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

    • Nisah C.

      Nisah C. said, "...birds of all kinds, jellyfish, etc. Its great. In Big Sur, its the thing to do...very touristy at this point, but Nepenthe is the place to stop for great views. Expect a crowd. In Santa Barbara, the downtown Farmer's Market is..." See More

  • 1 mention in Driving From SF to LA- what are the best things to see and do?

    • Spencer S.

      Spencer S. said, "...spending most of your time in Big Sur. Grab some pastries at Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant, glass of wine at Nepenthe while enjoying one of the best views on the west coast. Pfeiffer Beach is my favorite beach stop (for..." See More

  • 1 mention in California - 14 days itinerary on the coast?

    • Andrea A.

      Andrea A. said, "...weekday. You should aim to hit Solvang in the morning as they have great Danish bakeries in this cute town. There's Nepenthe restaurant in Big Sur; grab a seat next to the window if you can and stare at the ocean...." See More

  • 1 mention in Where to stay half way between S.F. and L.A.?

    • Jason W.

      Jason W. said, "...for a most incredible 11/2 hour hike, Point Reyes National Seashore-breathtaking! Then you will drive through Big Sur and stop off Nepenthe for a drink and great view. All in all the above is a good few hours, and I hesitate..." See More

  • 1 mention in Pacific Coast Highway drive during late January

    • Valerie A.

      Valerie A. said, " is so beautiful, especially through Carmel Valley and Big Sur. A great restaurant to stop at in Big Sur is Nepenthe. You have a gorgeous view and great food to eat! It would be perfect for your family. If..." See More

  • 1 mention in How Does One Get to Big Sur Via Train and How Does One Get Around?

    • Fritzi L.

      Fritzi L. said, "...Once you get to Big Sur there are a variety of options. Nepenthe is a famous Big Sur restaurant with amazing views. Post Ranch Inn is a very upscale lodging choice with a famous dining room. Deetjen's Big Sur Inn is..." See More

  • 1 mention in Romantic restaurant and hotel in Carmel

    • Serena M.

      Serena M. said, "...timing is like, but if you can swing it, make sure to drive to Big Sur and grab a drink at Nepenthe. The views are unbelievable...." See More

  • 1 mention in Vancouver to Los Angeles, what are the places to stop and see?

    • Spencer S.

      Spencer S. said, "...coastal portion is between Santa Cruz and Morro Bay. I wrote a guide about traveling through that section here: Highlights: Nepenthe for the views. Pfeiffer State Beach for an offbeat beach. McWay Falls Hearst Castle Rd The other part of..." See More