California’s Big Sur Makes Travel and Leisure’s 50 Best Places to Travel to in 2018

Every year Travel and Leisure curates a list of the best places in the world to travel to and this time, California's Big Sur made it as one of the 50 best destinations to discover in 2018.

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BIG SUR, CA - MAY 14: The peloton rides along California Highway 1 just past the Bixby Bridge during stage four of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California from Monterey to Cambria on May 14, 2014 in Big Sur, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Visit California / Alex Farnum
On the Big Sur coast of California, Bixby Bridge is one of the most photographed bridges in California due to its unique architecture and breathtaking setting.
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Visit California / Alexa Miller
The Waterfall Overlook Trail at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is one of the hidden gems of Big Sur. It's only a half-mile roundtrip hike overlooking the flawless views of McWay Falls.
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Big Sur is best known for its beautiful ocean and mountain views, inspiring many scenic drives on Highway 1.
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Any turnouts on Highway 1 in Big Sur is sure to be an amazing view during sunset hour.
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Pfeiffer Beach is one of the many beaches in Big Sur, except this one is filled with purple sand from the manganese garnet rocks in the cliffs.
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Big Sur's Highway 1 is California's coast-hugging drive, filled with stellar beach views on one side and mountain landscapes on the other. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The route of Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles, which passes through Big Sur, is a popular tourist destination. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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