The Only Fresh Water Waterfall feeding the Ocean anywhere...
Carmel has some great art and jewelry stores. If you loved Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey is the place for you! The best thing in Monterey is the
aquarium. But if it's coastal beauty, nature, and wild animals you want... Big Sur is the place for you.
Our Editor (in fur) enjoys the Big Sur area beaches...
Merely 30 minutes from Carmel, you can see beautiful ocean beaches, waves, and tall redwoods. Big Sur takes a little more planning as it is
more oriented to camping and cabins than family-type hotels.
However, if your day trips take you south to the coast, Big Sur is everything you've seen about California on the winding highway 1 car