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Photo Credit : Bryan Siders             Nepenthe Restaurant -Big Sur, California

Photo Credit : Rachel Hinman

Photo Credit : Marc Levin

Photo Credit : Marc Levin

Photo Credit : Marc Levin               Fire Pit -Enjoy Cool Evenings Next To The Fire                      

Photo Credit : HarshLight             View From Nepenthe Restaurant- Big Sur             

Photo Credit : Cody Long              Bixby Creek Bridge- Near Big Sur                

Photo Credit : Kwang Cho              Pacific Coast Highway Near Big Sur                  

Photo Credit : Erin Buonocore         McWay Falls- Cascades 84 ft. on to sandy beach at Big Sur              Nepenthe - Big Sur, California

No visit to the central California coast would be complete without a trip

to Big Sur. Many believe Big Sur to be the most beautiful coastal area in the

entire state. Nestled on the border of the Los Padres National Forest, there is

abundant lodging and camping. To many California residents, this is a great escape

on a hot summer day where local Big Sur daytime temperatures range from 

75-85 degrees. Evenings can be quite cool and bringing appropriate attire is


Nepenthe Restaurant- At one time, a home of Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, it

has been owned by the same family since the 1940's. The food and service at Nepenthe

are excellent; however, during peak times getting a table may not be easy.

Our favorite appetizer- Laura Chenel Goat Cheese and Roasted Whole Garlic-Delicious!

For Dinner we would recommend either the Diver Scallops or the Nepenthe Steak

(8oz. Filet Mignon) Both are superb.

Do be prepared for a higher tab, as dinner for two can easily exceed one-hundred

U.S. dollars. The views, the setting and the food are guaranteed to give you a

memory that most will come to cherish.