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48510 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920-9549

 (831) 667-2345

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"MUST eat or have drinks at Nepenthe in Big Sur!"  See More

"Nepenthe and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park may be closed."  See More

"Don't miss Nepenthe for breakfast, lunch or dinner for sunset."  See More

"MUST eat or have drinks at Nepenthe in Big Sur!"  See More

"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 in the city."  See More

"Henry Miller Memorial Library Nepenthe : order the Ambrosia burger, and don't miss the Phoenix gift shop."  See More

"Nepenthe has the best view and McWay Falls is a must see."  See More

"As for another dinner place, Nepenthe, offers outstanding views and food."  See More

"Easiest place to stop and get the feel of the area is Nepenthe, a restaurant on the ocean side."  See More

"Stop and eat at Nepenthe, the view is gooooorgeous and the food is great."  See More

"For food, try Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant or Nepenthe ."  See More

"Stop for lunch at Nepenthe or Post Ranch Inn."  See More

"If you're going to stop in Big Sur, have a drink and a snack (or a meal) at Nepenthe."  See More

"That's quite the epic trip Mark! So I'm going to start with where I think you can skip. I think a lot of the tip-top of Northern California you can skip. I don't think the Nor Cal coastline really gets awesome until Fort Bragg in Mendocino County, where the coastline gets really dramatic. Stop at Glass Beach, which is really interesting and if you love beer, North Coast Brewing Company, which is one of my favorites. Continue down the coast past Point Arena and Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum and Sonoma County, which is a lot of people think for its wineries, but has great offbeat beaches as well. Sonoma County is my favorite California wine region, especially Healdsburg. From there, onto San Francisco. Between SF and L.A., the best coastal portion is between Santa Cruz and Morro Bay. I wrote a guide about traveling through that section here: >"  See More

"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."  See More

"There's Nepenthe restaurant in Big Sur; grab a seat next to the window if you can and stare at the ocean."  See More

"Nepenthe is a famous Big Sur restaurant with amazing views."  See More

"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)."  See More

"Someone else already mentioned Nepenthe for a meal."  See More

"In Big Sur you have the choice to go Old School, at Nepenthe, or upscale at Post Ranch Inn."  See More

"I'm not an expert in this 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."  See More

"Oh, and don't miss Nepenthe restaurant in Big Sur."  See More

"Plan to stop at Nepenthe in Big Sur."  See More

"In Big Sur I have only camped so 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."  See More

"Or you could go to the classic Nepenthe in Big Sur."  See More

"Lunch at Nepenthe, which does the same thing as Deetjen's, only outdoors, and with an amazing view."  See More

"A great restaurant to stop at in Big Sur is Nepenthe."  See More

"Better than Nepenthe which I found really expensive for the food you eat, there is this hidden terrace (above the main road) at a hotel restaurant called Ventana Inn & Spa."  See More

"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."  See More

"If you're hungry at all, be sure to stop by Nepenthe in Big Sur as well."  See More

"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."  See More

"Then you will drive through Big Sur and stop off Nepenthe for a drink and great view."  See More

"Not sure what your timing is like, but if you can swing it, make sure to drive to Big Sur and grab a drink at Nepenthe."  See More

"Pismo Beach beach Marisol At the Cliffs Resort has a nice happy hour and a lovely ocean view. In downtown Pismo near the pier you can rent surfboards/boogie boards/wetsuits if you wanna try those water sports out. Splash Cafe is know for its clam chowder it's always packed and has a real local feel, there is another in San Luis Obispo that is just as good and less crowds but not by the ocean. It also has delicious bread and pastries. Avila Beach is a really cute, really small beach town, at the end of the main road is Port San Luis and there you can rent kayaks and paddle boards to explore around the cliffs out to a tiny beach, a 5 minute walk will take you to a cute lighthouse and a really pretty view. If you happen to stay in San Luis Obispo there are lots of hikes with pretty views also, of my favorites are Bishop Peak. If you like wine tasting head to Paso Robles tons of wineries you can check out your options at >"  See More

"Nepenthe - Definitely check out Nepenthe next time you're in Northern Cali."  See More

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