This past week, I got a message from the sweet Stephanie from Travel Break. It was an offer I couldn’t resist.
A day trip to Big Sur!
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Only a quick 3 hour drive from San Francisco, the scenic coastline makes for the perfect day trip to escape the city. It was amazing to take in the fresh air with Steph and get to enjoy one of the most iconic highways in the world, the Pacific Coast Highway.
We quickly stopped in Monterey, then went straight to Bixby Bridge and McWay Falls and then made our way back. The great thing about this route is there are many spots along the way you can choose to stop at whenever you like. Each bend has a new view, a new cliff, and sometimes a surprise in the water — like otters, seals, and whales! Take a look at our shots from….
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