Three Days: Monterey to Big Sur

I arrived in Monterey late on Thursday, and departed Saturday afternoon. I spent plenty of time wandering and enjoying the beautiful scenery. These are my favorite kinds of trips – the kind where you wander and explore organically, without having any plans or deadlines. It’s incredibly refreshing and fun.

Day One:

  1. Arrive in Monterey, check into the Intercontinental Hotel.
  2. Walk from Cannery Row to Lovers Point along the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail… enjoy watching the seals and pups!
  3. Dinner at The Beach House at Lover’s Point. Definitely recommend – excellent service and good food with a fantastic view.

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Day Two:

  1. Drive to Carmel-by-the-Sea
  2. Wander the galleries, and explore the beaches near Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Day Three:

  1. Drive to Big Sur (at least up to where Route 1 is closed due to road closure)
  2. Stop everywhere along Route 1 to take in the view! Pro-tip: Pack a lunch and plenty of water so you can focus on the view and enjoying yourself!

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Thank you so much for visiting! Tell me – what your favorite picture from my short little trip is!

 

Two Days: Sedona, AZ

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Day One

  1. Wake up bright and early head to the Village Grind for coffee and breakfast.
  2. Drive leisurely around, stopping at grocery for snacks and water (hiking essentials)
  3. Stop by local craft and farmers’ markets. Pick up a few adorable pieces of Navajo pottery (artist spotlight coming soon!)
  4. Afternoon hike at Grasshopper Point (bring swimsuit to enjoy swimming hole)
  5. Watch sunset over Sedona from Airport Overlook (get there early to get a good spot to watch!)
  6. Dinner at The Hudson (seriously amazing food and drinks)

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Day Two

  1. Sunrise at Bell Rock – hike and breathe it all in. (Pack a little breakfast to forget to eat because you’re busy taking pictures)
  2. Pick up lunch and snacks at the Village Grind (because you like their sandwiches that much), sit by the hotel pool while reading and eating.
  3. Make one last leisurely drive around Sedona, before heading the Phoenix for the airport
  4. Stop at a few of the outlooks on the way to Phoenix to take in the scenery!

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