Best time to visit Big Sur, CA

Big Sur, CA

6 THINGS TO DO IN BIG SUR, CA (FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 08)

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies

mid-November–mid-March • nature

Tens of thousands of North American monarchs head to California for their honeymoon, and wedding night falls on Valentine's Day

Calla Lily Valley

Calla Lily Valley

mid-February–mid-April • nature

One of the most scenic coastal areas in Big Sur

Big Sur Road Trip

Big Sur Road Trip

March–May | September–March • activity

Beautiful coastline, amazing forests, and gorgeous mountains—Big Sur has it all

Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals

December–March • nature

These seals with elephant noses roam the ocean searching for food, and go ashore to breed and molt

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

mid-December–mid-April (all year) • nature

From North to South, California observes the giant marine creatures migration every year

Prewitt Ridge

Prewitt Ridge

March–November (all year round) • activity

Watch the sea of clouds from one of the most beautiful camps in California

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Ice Plant Bloom

Ice Plant Bloom

May • nature

One of Pacific Grove's most prominent sights

Sunset at Keyhole Arch, Pfeiffer Beach

Sunset at Keyhole Arch, Pfeiffer Beach

mid-December to mid-January • nature

Winter in California can reveal some real magic of light

Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival

September 24–26, 2021 • event

Top names of jazz gather together in one place to share their talent among real fans. Don't miss one of the greatest jazz events in the world!

Beach Season

Beach Season

May–September • activity

A huge number of varied beaches with white sands and clear waters give you the chance to choose a perfect spot within the coastline of the Golden State

Cycling

Cycling

April–October • activity

Picturesque scenery, varied terrain, and gentle weather conditions attract cyclists to the Golden State

California Roots Festival

California Roots Festival

May 22–24, 2020 (online event) • event

Discover what California’s best fest can bring

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

February 08–14, 2021 • event

One of the most popular golf events in the world annually takes place in Northern California. The perfect green fields with a stunning ocean overview welcome top pros, as well as amateurs and a large number of celebrities

Sea Otter Classic

Sea Otter Classic

April 16–19, 2020 • event

Check out these fascinating racing competitions and one of the largest bike expos in the US—this event is a real celebration of cycling

Big Sur International Marathon

Big Sur International Marathon

April 26, 2020 • event

The most scenic run in the whole United States