Big Sur: McWay Falls

On day two of our road trip, we headed to Big Sur. It's roughly a 1 hour 45 minute drive from San Simeon. The two way road on Highway One is incredibly scenic -- however it is also very twisty and narrow, so take an anti-nausea pill before you head out if you're sensitive like I am!

Big Sur is a must for nature lovers. In fact, when I think of the word "wanderlust," I immediately envision Big Sur. There aren't any strip malls, large gas stations, or typical offices around. Instead, you're surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and a dense forest of trees and waterfalls on the other side. It's a raw gem.

Our first stop {and one of the highlights of Big Sur} was to see McWay Falls at the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It's that view you see on Instagram all the time -- you know, the classic Big Sur postcard shot. Unfortunately, our shot wasn't as "Instagram worthy" due to the gloom and rainy weather. It was gorgeous in person though!

People say that you aren't allowed to go on the beach, but we saw some writings ("MICHAEL JACKSON" and "JESUS LOVES YOU") and rather large footsteps in the sand! 

Big Sur became to be a retreat for artists and writers in the 50s and 60s. These days, latter-day hippies and city-dwellers alike visit Big Sur to recharge their energy and to self-reflect. It's kind easy to see why people are drawn to this place.

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  1. What an incredible place! Sounds and looks amazing. I wonder why you're not allowed the beach?

  2. So, so gorgeous! Love that first pic! I seriously want to visit California one day! Just need to drug Brandon to get him on the plane! haha