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Big Sur Travel Guide

Big Sur is a long stretch of undeveloped, rugged, gorgeous coastline in Central California. Many say it’s the most beautiful part of the state’s famously beautiful coastline as the mountains come right up the coastline and sharp cliffs plunge down to hidden beaches that are often difficult to reach but well worth the difficult trek down.

Things to Do in Big Sur

It’s a popular spot for travelers driving down the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from the Bay Area down to Southern California. Many will stop and hike to a campsite where they will stay overnight, hike the mountains, walk the beaches and finish up around the campfire at night.

Best Time to Visit Big Sur

The best time for camping is from late spring through the summer and into the early fall. The winter months are also beautiful but often cool and foggy.

Price and Availability Index in Big Sur

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Big Sur is in August, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Big Sur is in the high season in July. Big Sur has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Big Sur tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Big Sur tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Big Sur

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Big Sur. The warmest months in Big Sur are April and June, when temperatures reach 115 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 24 ˚F. The wettest month in Big Sur is January with 6.27 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Big Sur

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate VRBO, Airbnb, Glamping Hub and more. AllTheRooms has 396 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Big Sur, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Big Sur comes in at $106 per night. A typical accommodation in Big Sur costs on average $909 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 72 accommodations in Big Sur that have WiFi. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 4 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Big Sur by car, be sure to choose from 70 accommodations that provide parking. 4 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 20 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 5 providers in Big Sur, including 40 places to stay from VRBO, 26 accommodations from Airbnb and 20 places to stay from Glamping Hub

208 of our places to stay in Big Sur have been rated by previous guests. They rated 75% as excellent or good. 48 accommodations allow instant booking.

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