Big Sur, California

Nik Sharma

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Big Sur. CA |A Brown Table

I’ve been meaning to share photos from my trip to Big Sur for a while but never got to it until now. With groundhog day done, it seems this is the best time to talk about spring and summer travel. Big Sur is a magnificent natural treasures that you must try to visit at least once if you can. In an ideal situation, you have one person to drive while you stare through the car seat window across the massive and spectacular stretch of land that meets the ocean. Big Sur is dramatic and colorful. From the plants that cover the landscapes, to the whales that you might see far into the deep blue ocean or the condors soaring in the sky, Big Sur is every bit a jewel of the west coast. 

Though, we didn’t spend the entire weekend at Big Sur, there are plenty of places you can rent and stay the entire weekend. We did however, make a mandatory stop at the famous Big Sur Bakery and we were glad we did! We had a small snack at the bakery and later ate dinner at the restaurant. We ordered the steak with shaved wasabi root, the shishito peppers and sea bass with risotto. You know your fish is cooked to perfect when it falls off like a soft buttery flake. For dessert, I got the lemon ice cream pie, it’s very lemony and citrusy with a delicious pistachio crust. 

Just a little tip, even though we made reservations online at the Big Sur Bakery’s website, their kitchen was closed when arrived for lunch. I highly recommend trying to call them up to make sure they actually have their kitchen open for the hours you want to visit . We did call in advance but couldn’t seem to catch a hold of them but they were very apologetic and nice. We ended up staying there for dinner which as I said before was well worth it! I’m going to stop talking and let you take a look at Big Sur.


Big Sur. CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur. CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur. CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur, CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur, CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur Bakery, CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur Bakery, CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur Bakery, CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur Bakery, CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur Bakery, CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur Bakery, CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur Bakery, CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur Bakery, CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur Bakery, CA |A Brown Table


Big Sur, CA |A Brown Table

4 Responses

  1. Have never returned to Big Sur after a fairly stressful drive thru the area when I was 16 (three kids prone to motion sickness in once car will do that) but am dying to go back. We wanted to go the camping route but maybe will bring a nicer (clean) set of clothes to stop by Big Sur Bakery 🙂

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