Travel & Leisure has crowned Big Sur as the most beautiful destination in California and one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Located just two hours south of San Jose in Monterey County, Big Sur is a popular tourist spot that boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, an abundance of nature, and more. Visitors can explore the famous Bixby Bridge, which is frequently photographed by tourists and was featured in the opening credits of HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” The winding highway is also a popular driving route renowned for its stunning ocean views.
According to Travel & Leisure, “Even considering California’s 840 miles of monumental coastline, it’s hard to rival the beauty of Big Sur. Thick redwood forest, foggy canyons, and rocky cliffs tumbling into the Pacific define this area (the name refers to both the town and the coastal region), made all the more famous for its freewheeling NorCal vibes and Old Hollywood history.”
Other destinations that made Travel & Leisure’s list of beautiful places in the world include Crater Lake in Oregon, USA, Lake Como in Italy, and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Big Sur’s recognition as the most beautiful destination in California is well-deserved and is sure to attract even more visitors to this stunning location.