Destination Guide: Big Sur, Pebble Beach, & Carmel
Before You Go:
Currency: US dollar
Plugs: The US uses A and B plugs, and operates on a 120V voltage
Time zone: Pacific Daylight Time
When to visit: Highway 1 is beautiful to visit year round. High season is April-October.
How many days: 5-7 days.
Nearest airport: Monterey airport (regional) or San Francisco (2 hrs away), San Jose (75 min away), and Oakland (2 hrs away).
Getting around: Access to a car is a must in order to explore everything there is to see along Highway 1.
Local history: Spanish explorers sailed past Big Sur in 1542. It remained a Spanish (and then Mexican) territory until 1848.
Fun fact: Electricity was not possible in Big Sur until the 1950’s!