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Bixby Creek Bridge: Our most recommended tours and activities

California Audioguide for Self-Drivers

1. California Audioguide for Self-Drivers

Complete your road trip around California with an audio guide featuring 169 locations and 3 hours of audio in 1 app. Listen to the recordings as you take in views at Yosemite, Mt. Whitney, and Zabriskie Point, experience the unique cultures of Silicon Valley, Santa Monica, and Hollywood, and drive down Highway 1. Feel at ease taking in the views while the app uses GPS to find your location and suggest stops. From famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge to lesser-known gems like Moss Landing, appreciate the wealth of beauty and history in California with detailed audio descriptions.   Stop and start your journey as often as you please, there’s no constraints once you download the app and activate your audio guide. If there’s a specific site you’d like to visit, manually choose audio guides from the built-in map or from a list.

Big Sur California: Pacific Coast Highway Self-Drive Tour

2. Big Sur California: Pacific Coast Highway Self-Drive Tour

Set off on an adventure along the California coastline, between Monterey and Pismo Beach. Explore at your own pace, with this self-guided experience. Simply download the app and begin your road trip. Stop to discover monuments and towns along the route, spending as much time as you like at each location. The app tracks your route and the audio guide plays automatically. Listen to stories and advice at every point of interest. Admire the landscapes of Garrapata State Park, Pfeiffer Canyon, McWay Falls, and Ragged Point. Drive over the famous Bixby Bridge and spot seals at San Simeon. Enjoy the freedom to skip ahead, take it slow, and snap as many photos as you like.

Big Sur: Sightseeing Tour with 4 to 5 Stops

3. Big Sur: Sightseeing Tour with 4 to 5 Stops

The natural beauty of Big Sur is something that must be seen firsthand. This northern section of the coast, where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean, is only a short drive from Monterey and is perfect for a half-day, scenic tour. Enjoy several stops for sightseeing along the Big Sur Coast where we visit the famous Bixby Creek Bridge, Hurricane Point, the River Inn, Nepenthe Restaurant (no dining) and the Big Sur Lodge. Along the way, we admire the spectacular scenery, marine wildlife and also go on a short, guided nature walk in the Redwood Forest.

From San Francisco: Carmel, Monterey & Big Sur Private Tour

4. From San Francisco: Carmel, Monterey & Big Sur Private Tour

Explore the Big Sur and Monterey areas of California at your own pace, and avoid the hassle of organized bus tours. Traveling by private car, enjoy the comfort of seeing the places you want to see without worrying about your departure or arrival time. Learn more about the famous landmarks with a reliable service, offering maximum security and, most of all, the best level of hospitality in the industry. Following a pick-up from your accommodation in San Francisco (pick-ups in other cities in the Bay Area are available on arrangement), get recommendations on the best places to stop to take pictures or explore further; you decide where you want to go. Take a scenic drive from San Francisco to Carmel and Big Sur via State Route 1, the north-south highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of California. Travel the forested road of 17-Mile Drive. Discover the Mission District and Monterey Bay Aquarium. See all the sights of Fisherman's Wharf. Drive down to the Big Sur Bixby Creek Bridge, and marvel at the flora and fauna of Poit Lobos State Reserve south of Carmel before your return to San Francisco.

Santa Maria - Monterey: Pacific Coast Self-Driving Tour App

5. Santa Maria - Monterey: Pacific Coast Self-Driving Tour App

Explore the stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Maria and Monterey on a self-guided driving tour. Start anywhere along the route and enjoy a scenic drive along the California coast. Let your audio guide transform your scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure on one of the most scenic drives in the world! Along the way, you’ll pass through and learn about some of the cities and small towns nestled along the coast including Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and its Bubble Gum Alley, historical Cambria, Morro Bay and the Morro Rock, the super small hamlet of Lucia, Big Sur, Carmel-by-the-Sea & more! Pass through or take a break at some of the amazing coastal state parks and nature reserves like Ocean Dunes Natural Preserve, Monarch Butterfly Groves, San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, Marino Reserve, the Hearst San Simeon State Park and McWay Falls. If you are looking for a museum like no other, there’s the famous Hearst Castle! Hear about, and hopefully see some amazing sea animals at one of the Whale Trail sites and the Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and viewing spots. Make sure to keep an eye out for Sea Otters along the shoreline. Stop and wonder at Morro Rock, Cayucos Pier and one of the most photographed sites in California, the Bixby Creek Bridge. Learn some history of the area and its original inhabitants, and hear about the early settlers at the Piedras Blancas Light Station and Whaler’s Cove. As well as the incredible flora and fauna that make this coastal area home today, you’ll hear about the dangers and challenges nature poses to this incredible highway.

Monterey and Big Sur Discovery: Private Tour from San Jose

6. Monterey and Big Sur Discovery: Private Tour from San Jose

Embark on a captivating full-day private tour from San Jose to uncover the coastal marvels of Monterey and Big Sur. Your day starts with convenient pickup, introducing you to a journey brimming with mesmerizing sights and stunning landscapes. Begin by discovering Monterey’s allure, a city renowned for its marine life and history. Continue to Bixby Creek Bridge, an iconic marvel offering panoramic ocean views. Delve into Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park’s natural haven with lush landscapes and redwoods, a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Witness Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park’s awe-inspiring McWay Falls cascading from a cliff into turquoise waters, epitomizing the California coast’s breathtaking splendor.

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What people are saying about Bixby Creek Bridge

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 22 reviews

It was a truly amazing trip, all in all! Fred (our driver) offered a top class service when it came to giving us info, stoping for pictures, offering advice regarding stops & so on. we even went to apple hq at cupertino, on our way back! highly recommended

Our guide, Evan Oakes, was very knowledgable about the area and provided us with a great deal of insight and information. Those places he stopped at were appreciated. He was pleasant/enjoyable/timely picking us up.

We had a fun time. Definitely plan extra time to do all the suggested detours. We ran out of time and would have loved to see more. Its amazing

Our guide was nice. He took us to some really great places to get great pictures and ideas for a next trip.