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In the News (Fri 22 Mar 19)

  Big Sur Chamber of Commerce, Big Sur Lodging, Accommodations, Camping
Big Sur was voted "Best Place to Play Hookie," and "Best Romantic Getaway." Big Sur is also home of the "Best Marathon in North America" and the "Best Hotel in North America." Adding to our 'best of' list, Big Sur is now home to the "Best Restaurant in California," per the Zagat Survey.
The Big Sur Chamber of Commerce extends congratulations to three of their members; Post Ranch Inn, Ventana Inn and Spa, and Highlands Inn, Carmel, for garnering some of the highest rankings in the Travel and Leisure top 500 hotels in the world.
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org (831) 667-2100
www.bigsurcalifornia.org   (833 words)

 Big Sur
Big Sur sits along the california coast, two and a half hours south of San Francisco, five and a half hours north of Los Angeles, and a world and a half removed from both.
The postcard appearance that is Big Sur’s trademark comes from a union of the Pacific Ocean with the Santa Lucia Range.
Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant The candied ginger scones are a must-sample in the bakery.
www.viamagazine.com /top_stories/articles/bigsur05.asp   (660 words)

 Big Sur
Big Sur, as almost every photographer knows, is the spiritual home to 20th Century American landscape photography.
And, whereas there was a time when every photographer and his dog was shooting there regularly, and fine art as well as commercial images of this lonely stretch of Pacific Coast were ubiquitous, in recent years it seems to have fallen out of favour, potentially making it fresh again.
Carmel, the start of Big Sur if you’re heading southward, is about a two hour drive by expressway south of San Francisco airport.
www.luminous-landscape.com /locations/big-sur.shtml   (2926 words)

 Big Sur Arts Initiative - Big Sur, California, 831 667 1530
The Big Sur Arts Initiative is moving downstairs from it's current location in the Village Shops adjacent to the River Inn.
The Big Sur Arts Initiative is pleased to announce the arrival of new Executive Director Karen Blades, who begins at BSAI on September 17th.
We wish Jill Crawford good luck on all her new adventures and are deeply grateful for her contributions to the organization for the past three years.
www.bigsurarts.org   (273 words)

 Big Sur California - USA Tourist
Historically, the name Big Sur, was derived from that unexplored and unmapped wilderness area called El Sur Grande which lies along the coast south of Monterey.
Big Sur's south coast is famous for its jade reserves, and Jade Cove is a popular spot for beachcombers and rockhounds.
In the winter Big Sur is blessed with the annual Gray Whale migration.
www.usatourist.com /english/places/california/bigsur.html   (1264 words)

 Big Sur
To describe Big Sur as paradise or Eden is an understatement.
Big Sur is truly a place to get away from it all and experience all that Mother Nature has to offer.
The governing body for Big Sur is the Monterey County Board of Supervisors.
www.mpcc.com /community/BigSur.asp   (280 words)

 Big Sur Beach Guide, Big Sur California
Location-Directions: The park is 37 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1, and 12 miles south of Pfeiffer Big Sur.
Big Sur's south coast is famous for its jade reserves, and Jade Cove is a popular spot for beachcombers and rockhounds.
This rocky Big Sur beach is a favore for surfers, photographers and anglers.
www.bigsurcalifornia.org /beaches.html   (1224 words)

 Recorrido EEUU Recorrido - Big Sur California - USA Tourist
Big Sur se localiza a lo largo de la Carretera Escénica Uno, aproximadamente a 240 km al sur de San Francisco y a 480 km al norte de Los Angeles.
Mientras que las playas de Big Sur dificilmente se parecen a las vastas franjas de arenas bañadas de sol, que se encuentran por doquier en la costa del sur de California y a las cuales existe un fácil acceso, ofrecen al visitante una gran variedad de posibilidades de recreación.
Big Sur es bello y de temperatura agradable todo el año.
www.usatourist.com /espanol/places/california/bigsur.html   (1631 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Big Sur (Flamingo Modern Classics): Books: Jack Kerouac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
By the time of writing "Big Sur" Keoruac had developed this style of spontaneous writing and had a certain confidence in his work that payed remarkable dividends.
His discriptions of the coastal retreat "Big Sur" are lively and poetic.
Big Sur is a very personal novel, a cry from a man on the edge of a alcohol induced nervous breakdown.
www.amazon.co.uk /Big-Sur-Flamingo-Modern-Classics/dp/0586091572   (1202 words)

 Big Sur Travel: City of Big Sur California Tourism Guide
Big Sur is located 147 mi (237 km) south of San Francisco, along the Pacific Ocean coast.
The term Big Sur generally refers to the town of Big Sur and its surrounding area.
The Big Sur International Marathon, held annually in April is the largest rural marathon in the world.
www.bigsur-worldweb.com   (216 words)

 LitKicks: Big Sur
He began with the collegiate and post-collegiate adventures of 'The Town and the City' and 'On The Road' and continued with the soul-searching journeys of 'The Dharma Bums' and 'Desolation Angels' and the sordid romantic misadventures of 'The Subterraneans.' 'Big Sur' marks the end of this fifteen-year cycle.
Though he left Big Sur early, he did manage to salvage some kind of spiritual meaning out of his stay there, if only because he so badly needed to believe he was having a spiritually meaningful experience.
Duluoz is deeply upset, and can't help but feel like the victim of a cruel cosmic joke: as he was trying to commune with nature in Big Sur, nature was dealing him a new and unexpected tragedy.
www.litkicks.com /BeatPages/page.jsp?what=BigSur   (2065 words)

 Paddling Big Sur, California @ National Geographic Adventure Magazine
Now with better gear and paddling techniques available, Mendenhall contends that Big Sur is more accessible to less experienced kayakers, at least when accompanied by guides, and is ideal in September, when the winds settle and the conditions can be calm and perfectly, well, pacific.
Their Andrew Molera–Point Sur Adventure covers one of the calmer stretches of coast and includes views of the Santa Lucia Range and two short hikes ($75; www.bigsurkayakadventures.net).
Swing by the Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant (www.bigsurbakery.com) for coffee and a potato frittata served in the gardens overlooking Mount Manuel.
www.nationalgeographic.com /adventure/0509/sports/paddling_big_sur.html   (1018 words)

 Big Sur travel guide - Wikitravel
The rugged coastline of Big Sur is breathtaking.
Big Sur is also known as a destination for the "Merry Pranksters" in the 1960s.
It's the big rock jutting from the shoreline like it was thrown there by a giant.
wikitravel.org /en/Big_Sur   (332 words)

 Jack Kerouac's Big Sur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Towering cliffs, fog-banked canyon, roaring surf and the little cabin near the meadow and creek: Jack Kerouac went to Big Sur to escape his clamorous fans and the resulting circus of his life in Long Island.
Alone in the Big Sur cabin, he is able to shake off his demons here and there.
In a desperate grasp for sanity, Jack takes her and her young son, along with his friend Dave and girlfriend, to the Big Sur cabin --just in time for Jack's delirious crisis.
www.angelfire.com /or/rainblessed/BigSur.html   (946 words)

 Big Sur R. mouth page
Upstream from the mouth the Big Sur River curves to the south and then winds into the Santa Lucia Mountains where almost all of its watershed is protected within the Ventana Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest.
Sur reservation and lighthouse, the connecting private land between, and offshore waters to 12 nautical miles.
Sur that is also off-limits to the public -- have produced a wide variety of other rarities (e.g., MTY's first Common Grackle during the few years when BSOL interns resided there).
www.montereybay.com /creagrus/bsrm.html   (2216 words)

 Virtual Guidebook to the Big Sur Coast
A cut-off curve on the coast highway, southern Big Sur coast.
The town of Gorda, southern Big Sur coast.
Villa Creek, one of the steepest canyons on the Big Sur coast.
virtualguidebooks.com /CentralCalif/BigSurCentralCoast.html   (553 words)

 Amazon.com: Big Sur: Books: Jack Kerouac,Aram Saroyan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Big Sur is the story of Kerouac's mental and physical breakdown while on "retreat" at Lawrence Ferlinghetti's cabin at Big Sur.
Kerouac's Big Sur, written after his mega-success with On The Road, could be argued as a very dark, depressing read.
BIG SUR is one of the top four of the Beat works.
www.amazon.com /Big-Sur-Jack-Kerouac/dp/0140168125   (2006 words)

 Big Sur, a complete history and guide by Tommie Kay Lussier
The natural and cultural history of Big Sur is outlined from geologic times through the present in the Tommie Lussier's Complete History and Guide.
In his 1957 book Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, Miller writes of his Big Sur neighbors: "I have talked of Big Sur as if it were a place apart, having little or no connection with the world.
Big Sur's homes are as varied and unconventional as their inhabitants.
www.bigsursource.com /history.html   (1336 words)

 Monterey | Carmel | Big Sur | California | Hotels | Restaurants | Real Estate
The charming California coastal towns surrounding the Monterey Bay — Carmel, Pacific Grove, Monterey and to the south, Big Sur — comprise a sublime stretch of beach littered with bed and breakfast nooks and high-end hotels.
Big Sur, on the other hand, is relatively unspoiled.
Its rocky beaches and stunning vistas have drawn naturalists and new age gurus, oceanographers and itinerant campers.
www.monterey-carmel-bigsur.com   (555 words)

 Big Sur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the early to mid-twentieth century, Big Sur's relative isolation and natural beauty began to attract a different kind of pioneer - writers and artists, including Robinson Jeffers, Henry Miller, Edward Weston, Richard Brautigan, Hunter S. Thompson, and Jack Kerouac.
The many climates of Big Sur result in an astonishing biodiversity, including many rare and endangered species such as the wild orchid Piperia yadonii.
A common "foreign" species is the Monterey pine (Pinus radiata), which was unknown in Big Sur until the late 19th century, when many homeowners began to plant it as a windbreak.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Big_Sur   (2998 words)

 Big Sur Technologies
By aligning ourselves with best-of-breed partners, Big Sur Technologies is able to provide customers consistent support.
Big Sur's performance as a top network integrator continues to draw recognition.
To meet the demand and growth, Big Sur is broadening its Engineer and Sales Base.
www.bigsurtech.com /index.html   (69 words)

 Big Sur - Story of A Coastal Wilderness - Pelican Network
Ninety-five per cent of Big Sur is the fold-upon-fold of Ventana Wilderness, rare biology, incredible geology that most people do not ever see.
he village of Big Sur is demurely strung along the Redwood-lined road in the Big Sur Valley south of Molera.
last novel, Big Sur, the telling of man's ferocious relationship with nature, was written from three trips to this canyon.
www.pelicannetwork.net /bigsur.html   (1406 words)

 Home Page
Located among majestic Coastal Redwood trees along the pristine Big Sur River, Big Sur Campground and Cabins offers camping and lodging with the emphasis on Family.
Enjoy tent and RV camping on the forest floor as you watch the kids inner tube by in the cool water.
Featuring a fun-filled playground, basketball court, river activities and hot showers, Big Sur Campground and Cabins is the perfect getaway for families of all sizes and kids of all ages.
www.campingfriend.com /BigSurCampgroundandCabins   (132 words)

 Big times in Big Sur - Travel - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
BIG SUR, Calif. -- This region called Big Sur is California's inspirational stretch of highway, beckoning the adventurous spirit with the promise of something found nowhere else on the planet.
There is no town called Big Sur, although there is a postal code by that name.
The name is said to come from "el sur grande," Spanish for "the big south" or from "el pais grande del sur," "the big country of the south." In this derivation, it was south of Monterey, Calif.
www.washtimes.com /travel/20060707-084209-3823r.htm   (654 words)

 A Guide to California's Big Sur
I have tried to emphasize in these pages information that would be most important and useful for visitors to have in hand well before arrival in the Big Sur region.
The Activities, Facilities, and Services section of this guide groups each type of activity, facility, and service together, showing where in the Big Sur region each is available, with links to the Along the Highway pages of the guide.
The list includes visitor services in Big Sur such as lodging accommodations, camping, restaurants, picnic areas, ranger stations, and gift shops; "views" such as scenic vistas, wildlife viewing, and waterfalls; activities such as hiking and backpacking, highway and trail bicycling, fishing, and hot springs; and places of historical interest and spiritual emphasis.
jrabold.net /bigsur   (332 words)

 Big Sur Lodge Map & Directions
Big Sur is located on the coast of Central California between San Luis Obispo and Monterey.
Our lodge is 26 miles south of Carmel in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
To view a comprehensive map of the Central Coast region visit the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce website.
www.bigsurlodge.com /map_directions.html   (172 words)

 Big Sur River Inn Big Sur, Restaurant Menu
The Big Sur River Inn has a full service restaurant and bar featuring dining in the historic dining room or outside dining on the deck, the lawn, or along the bank of the Big Sur River.
The River Inn is famous for people sitting in the willow chairs letting the smooth current of the Big Sur River cool their feet while live music fills the air.
Join us in Big Sur as fall leaves blanket the trails and streambeds and we are blessed with some of the best weather of the year.
www.bigsurriverinn.com /html-v/restaurant.html   (1213 words)

 Big Sur CA tourist guide featuring Incredible Scenic Photos
Of course, one of the most favorite past-times of Big Sur, is to do nothing.
The best time to visit Big Sur for great weather and less tourists is in the Fall, otherwise, just prepare for great weather and lots of people in the Spring and Summer.
The good thing is that because Big Sur is so big, that even with a lot of people, you probably won't see many when hiking in the mountains or beaches.
www.monterey-carmel.com /Big_Sur_CA.htm   (248 words)

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