Drive. Dine. Walk. Gawk. Find joy. Explore 735 gorgeous miles of the iconic road with these essential stops along the way. (Editor's note: The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, connecting north and south Big Sur, is currently closed due to storm damage. For more information on how to enjoy Big Sur this season, check out our planning guide.)
Highway 1 takes a straight course alongside Tomales Bay, a nice change of pace after the dramatic (albeit supremely scenic) hairpin turns further south in Marin County.