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Located inside Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. A great place to pick up Big Sur souvenirs, with some local crafts and the largest selection of Big Sur T-shirts and sweatshirts. Open daily 8am-8pm. www.bigsurlodge.com (831) 667 3100 $
(2.5 miles south) Located at Ventana Inn. Small fine-art gallery inside a converted shipping container with a sweeping view of the ocean. Showcasing local painting and photography. Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-6pm. https://www.ventanabigsur.com/activities/glass-house-gallery (831) 667 2787
(3.5 miles south) Located at Nepenthe restaurant. Large, two story world-market style gift shop with local and international art, boutique clothing, books, jewelry, bodycare, textiles, and more. Open daily 10:30am-7pm. www.phoenixshopbigsur.com (831) 667 2347.
(3.7 miles south) Beautiful art gallery showcasing the work of several generations of the Hawthorne family as well as other local fine artists utilizing glass, wood, metal and stone. The building itself is architecturally stunning. Open daily 10am-6pm. www.hawthornegallery.com (831) 667 3200.
(4 miles south) Just down the road from Nepenthe on the east side of the highway. Henry Miller Library is an eclectic bookshop and event space, run by a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting the works of one of Big Sur’s most famous residents. They host a variety of events throughout the year from short-film festivals to book signings to live music. www.henrymiller.org (831) 667 2574
(6.5 miles south) Nestled against the cliffs with ocean views, this multilevel, newly-renovated gallery and restaurant is housed in repurposed antique redwood water tanks and is visually gorgeous. Local and American fine art, jade, and sculpture, as well as a café. Open 11am-6 pm daily. www.coastbigsur.com (831) 667 2301