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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Monterey, California offers a wide variety of attractions for visitors to enjoy including wineries, state parks and an aquarium. The Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park should be at the top of your must-see list when you stay in the area. The park features a campground, hiking trails and visitor center. Learn more about the natural beauty of California by visiting this wondrous area of the state.

Hotels near Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in Monterey, CA provide luxury services and amenities, not only providing you with comfortable accommodations but a means of relaxation. One option for your stay is the Carmel Valley Ranch.  The full service resort offers everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Dine at the Valley Kitchen, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. When the weather is nice, head outdoors to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Additional dining can be access at the River Ranch Café and the Clubhouse Grill. Spa services can be reserved at the Spa Aiyana, located on-site. Relax every day, enjoying a new treatment during your visit.

Also offering dining and spa services is the Ventana Inn & Spa Big Sur Hotel. Every meal is provided for you and your fellow travelers at The Restaurant at Ventana. After lunch, schedule a massage or facial at the Spa at Ventana. The full-service spa is ready to handle your every relaxation need. The hotel is an adult-only property, helping you to relax fully as you spend time on-site or return from a full day of relaxation. Every guest room includes a patio or private deck for you to revel in your surroundings.

Things to Do

The rugged landscape of the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is filled with giant redwood trees, sycamores, oaks and more, with open meadows and babbling brooks. Many animals call the forest home, including birds and black-tail deer, which you can see as you explore the many hiking trails of the area. Hikers will find many different scenic trails with campsites offered along the Big Sur River.

When you arrive at the park, you can visit the Big Sur Station which is the visitor center of the park. Let the park official’s help you learn the best trails and scenic areas to explore. The Big Sur Lodge offers dining options at the café, a grocery store and gift shop. Pick up souvenirs or items for a picnic as you explore the hiking trails.

One of the most popular trails is the Valley View. This trail leads out from the east fork to a beautiful waterfall reaching a height of 60 feet. The miles of trails in the park also meet trails of the Ventana Wilderness of Los Padres National Forest.

Getting Around

The state park can be found on Highway One, 26 miles south of Carmel. A vehicle must be used to reach the park, with hiking trails completed on-foot.

Additional Info

Use the hotels near Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in Monterey, CA to rest up after enjoying the trails of the state park. Consider visiting additional attractions in the area such as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.