Day Trips

One Day Excursions

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

While staying at Big Sur Lodge, you can enjoy One Day Excursions to nearby sites, activities, and towns such as:


A Visit to Andrew Molera State Park - 4.7 miles north

Scenic Horseback Riding with Molera Horseback Tours in Big Sur-6 miles north,

A Picnic and Walk at Point Lobos State Reserve - 24.6 miles north,

Golfing on the Monterey Peninsula - 38 miles north depending upon the golf course you choose. (See our Monterey Bay Aquarium packages on this website.)

Wine Tasting in downtown Carmel-by-the Sea - 28 miles north (Our Front Desk can purchase a Wine Walk Passport for you in advance of your visit giving you entry and access to nine wine tasting rooms in Carmel.)

Shopping in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Carmel Crossroads Shopping Village and the Carmel Barnyard Shopping Center -28 miles north

A Visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium at Cannery Row-33 miles north (Our Front Desk can purchase Aquarium tickets for you in advance, a two day pass for the price of one day or visit their website at:

A Walk along Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf - 33 miles north

A Walk, Run, or Bike Ride along the Monterey Recreational Trail that extends from Monterey through Pacific Grove to Asilomar - 33 miles north

A Drive through the Seventeen Mile Drive in Pebble Beach - 30 miles north


A Visit to the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur - 3.22 miles south,

A Visit to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - 11.05 miles south

A Visit to Limekiln State Park - 29 miles south

A Visit to Sand Dollar Beach for a picnic in San Simeon - 33 miles south

A Visit to Jade Cove - 36 miles south

A Visit to Hearst Castle in San Simeon - 65 miles south,

NOTE: All distances are from Big Sur Lodge.