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You guys, it’s the last stretch of the summer — so put down your Jack Kerouac novel and head out on one last adventure to this California gem: Big Sur. Its breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean and vast landscape of redwoods alone create for a magical escape that will stay with you long after your eventual trudge back to the city.
If you’ve never been, or have been itching for a return, we have your definitive guide to experience the best nuggets, both new and familiar, of the Highway 1-split region. Looking for a mystical token to pocket for spiritual luck? We know the place. In search of a rustic-chic inn to rest your mind, body, and soul? We’ll point you in the right direction. Click ahead and pack your bags, because this is how you end a summer on the best note possible.
Photographed by Jessica Velez.