Perhaps one of the most anticipated events occurred down the coast last weekend with the opening of the new Pfieffer Canyon Bridge. The bridge collapsed during the winter storms that pounded the coast from January through March earlier this year and Caltran has worked very hard over these past 7 months to get a new bridge in place, making more of Big Sur accessible from the Monterey area. Now travelers have access to the rugged coastline of Big Sur for almost 70 miles from Monterey.
The central coast of California is extreme in its rugged beauty. There's no better way to explore the region than with scenic road trip through the Monterey Peninsula. Highway 1 offers spectacular scenery and attractions along the way. Live the dreamy California lifestyle with the windows rolled down on exciting road trips that begin in Monterey, minutes away from our hotels. Highway 1, noted as one of the nation’s top scenic drives, extends the length of California’s coast. Take advantage of the winding two-lane highways turn-offs for photo opportunities and nature viewing. Book your stay at one of our hotels and experience the beautiful coast of Big Sur for yourself.