Big Sur, CA Guide: Free & Cheap Things to Do

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Big Sur is one of the few places on Earth where redwoods grow within sight of cacti. Its name is derived from the Spanish term “el sur grande” which means “the big south”. And while it’s not technically a city, Big Sur is a very important region in the central coast of California. During my 2009 West Coast Expedition, I was grateful to have the opportunity to visit some of the gems within Big Sur.

There are many cheap and free things you can do during your visit to Big Sur, CA, and I’ve written about some of them on Byteful Travel. A list of them is below.

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