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