Big Sur is a very worthy road trip destination for anyone who loves to be outdoors and experience nature. The rugged stretch of coastline has stunning beaches and mountains and also some really great restaurants. Just try not to be in a rush to get there because there are a lot of cool places to stop on the drive from San Francisco. Oh, and in case it wasn’t clear: you’re taking Highway 1. Sure, it takes a little longer, but the views of the Pacific Ocean, rocky bluffs, sandy beaches, towering redwoods, and vibrant green hills make it worth the extra time spent on the road.