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Vacationist Hotel Deals: London, Big Sur, Vermont + Las Vegas

Book now on Vacationist, and you can stay in some of your favorite hotels and resorts for up to 40% off. SALE ENDS IN 2...

World’s Best Trip: Big Sur, California

How to take a World’s Best trip to Big Sur, California.

Vacationist Hotel Deals: London, Big Sur, Vermont + Las Vegas

Book now on Vacationist, and you can stay in some of your favorite hotels and resorts for up to 40% off. Sale ends in 2...

UnBEATable Soundtrack in New Kerouac Doc + Reasons to Reread "Big Sur"

Where did author Jack Kerouac go to escape the legend that came with his life "on the road?" Big Sur. He holed up in a...

America's Most Iconic Drives

Classic Americana combined with great scenic drives make for can’t-miss road trips across the country.

Best Hotels in California

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in California.

New Year's Resolution Trips

Looking to start 2011 on the right foot? Here, 12 trips to get you motivated.

America's Best Coastal Hotels

Book a room at one of these top waterfront properties from Georgia to California.

World's Strangest Beaches

Supersize dunes, hot mineral pools, purple sand: These beaches are as strange as they are beautiful.

Vacationist Hotel Deals: Manhattan, California, and the British Virgin Islands

We’ve got a mixed bag today: a stay at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City gives you coveted access to the blossoming gardens...
HOTELS

Treebones Resort

Nearly every Mongolian-esque yurt at this eco-resort has ocean views from the redwood decks and Adirondack chairs, but without the thread count or plumbing—the bathroom is a short walk... more ›


RESTAURANTS

Sierra Mar

Diners gaze out on the Pacific Ocean and rocky headlands from the Post Ranch Inn’s restaurant, Sierra Mar, perched on a secluded cliff 1,200 feet above the surf in Big Sur. Angled-glass walls... more ›


ACTIVITIES

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Deep within Los Padres National Forest, Pfeiffer Beach is a surreal mix of purple sand, giant redwoods, sycamores, and oaks. Offshore, a smattering of sea stacks are scattered like biscuit crumbs... more ›


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