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Weekend in Big Sur

Weekend in Big Sur

I was born and raised in the bay area and had never been to Big Sur. True story. I went on a what turned out to be a beautiful weekend in October. I recommend going this time of year. It's considered to be off-season, so hotel and restaurant reservations were pretty easy to snag. 

I stayed at the Ventana Inn. It was amazing. There are really only two hotels you can stay at in Big Sur. Ventana Inn and Post Ranch Inn. What's the difference? The views. At Post Ranch, you get insane views of the ocean and at Ventana, you get views the mountains. (There is no difference in price. They are both insanely expensive.) The best part about Ventana? They have a car service that takes you anywhere in the Big Sur Area. You never have to worry about an uber taking 20 minutes to get you or not drinking and driving. 

Of course we stopped at the Big Sur Bakery. It was as good as everyone says it is. I know this sounds like the world's most boring thing to pick from a menu, but I got a bran muffin and IT WAS TO DIE FOR. The seasonal breakfast was delish too. (You'll see it below.) 

There is plenty of seating on their sprawling, cute grounds. 

There is plenty of seating on their sprawling, cute grounds. 

Buy more than one of these bags of cookies. 

Buy more than one of these bags of cookies. 

Their seasonal breakfast. 

Their seasonal breakfast. 

I'm assuming this mailman is not afriad of heights. 

I'm assuming this mailman is not afriad of heights. 

The fire pit area that was used mainly for drinking wine and eating cheese. Ventana had the best wine + cheese hour that I have ever experienced. 

The fire pit area that was used mainly for drinking wine and eating cheese. Ventana had the best wine + cheese hour that I have ever experienced. 

The views from the restaurant at Ventana. 

The views from the restaurant at Ventana. 

Relaxing hammocks are scattered throughout the property.

Relaxing hammocks are scattered throughout the property.

There are free guided hikes every day. Our tour guide was awesome. He could name any and every bird flying through the sky. 

There are free guided hikes every day. Our tour guide was awesome. He could name any and every bird flying through the sky. 

Ventana views + the sunset.

Ventana views + the sunset.

That same sunset evolved into this. 

That same sunset evolved into this. 

We went to McWay Falls on a pretty foggy day. We were hoping the fog was going to break off, but it didn't. It was actually ok. 

The falls are still beautiful on a foggy day. 

The falls are still beautiful on a foggy day. 

We decided to leave the hotel and grab dinner at Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn. Every bite was well worth the pre-fixe price you pay. I wish I could remember all the fancy names of the meals we ate. You'll just have to look and admire them for their beauty. 

This fire going with the waves crashing behind you = most relaxing dinner ever. 

This fire going with the waves crashing behind you = most relaxing dinner ever. 

We ate breakfast at  Nepenthe . Go on the earlier side. It gets packed after 11am. 

We ate breakfast at Nepenthe. Go on the earlier side. It gets packed after 11am. 

Their infamous breakfast burrito. 

Their infamous breakfast burrito. 

We went back to the falls for a second time and caught it on a sunny day! One of the most beautiful views I've ever seen. 

We went back to the falls for a second time and caught it on a sunny day! One of the most beautiful views I've ever seen. 

The falls are so pretty you almost forget to look the other way. 

The falls are so pretty you almost forget to look the other way. 

I'm so glad I got to see Bixby Bridge before it closed. 

I'm so glad I got to see Bixby Bridge before it closed. 

Whatever it's Wednesday

Whatever it's Wednesday

Whatever it's Wednesday

Whatever it's Wednesday