Main Event Travel Guide
Big Sur remains one of the great natural beauties of the California coast. Every year visitors flock to Monterey Bay to enjoy the sights of Big Sur and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Big Sur is known for its beautiful beaches and picturesque mountain hikes. Carmel-by-the-Sea, or more commonly just Carmel, is a charming village known for great boutique shopping and wine. If you’re looking for things to do in Big Sur and Carmel, let Main Event be your guide.
The most popular time to visit is from Spring to Fall, usually between April and October. This is because this is when the weather is best, but any time is really a great time to visit Monterey Bay. However, you may find that some businesses may not open off peak season though.
Things to do in Big Sur
Sitting high above the surf, Big Sur is made up of the 90 miles between Monterey Bay and San Simeon. The Pacific Coast Highway is the main road and the scenic drive has become an iconic fixture. From the cliffs, the highway provides spectacular views of the coastline. Let Main Event Transportation handle the drive along Big Sur and take in the scenery for yourself!
If you’re looking for things to do in Big Sur, our Main Event travel guide is a great place to start:
- Limekiln State Park
- Andrew Molera State Park
- Visit Point Sur lighthouse
- Esalen Institute
- Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
- Henry Miller Library
- Pfeiffer Beach
Things to Do in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Carmel is a summertime spot in Monterey Bay known for its charming inns and great shopping. It’s also home to art galleries, beaches, wineries, and bed & breakfast destinations. Carmel is a popular place for family getaways and romantic weekends.
Learn more about Carmel-by-the-Sea with out travel guide:
- Carmel Mission
- Local wineries and tasting rooms like Bernardus and Boekenoogen Wines
- Shopping & antiques on Ocean Avenue
- Carmel Beach
- Art Galleries
If you’re traveling to Monterey Bay, let Main Event be your guide. We offer charter car services and airport transportation to Big Sur, Carmel, and more.