09/28/2011 02:09 pm ET Updated Nov 28, 2011

Big Sur Roadtrip: Highway One, From LA To Big Sur

Long revered by artists and other adventurers, Big Sur is a dramatic triumph of natural beauty. The steep cliffs and hairpin curves that characterize the famed coastal stretch also make the drive north to Big Sur as much of an adventure as the destination itself. Autumn is an ideal time to explore this scenic byway, as the busy summer tourist season mellows and the falls colors peak. Your Big Sur road trip weekend starts now.

Big Sur Road Trip