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Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 1:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gorgeous Getaway: Ventana Big Sur Reopens

The Alila Resort's extensive and elegant refresh stayed true to its rustic, ocean-view'd setting.View gallery »

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Thursday, Sep 4, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: 2015 Big Sur Foragers Festival

Tickets on Sale: 2015 Big Sur Foragers Festival

Mushroom mavens learn the intricacies of gathering the goods for supper. Read »

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hiking the Carmel Highlands

Hiking the Carmel Highlands

A Hyatt deal sends you out to the trails with a picnic and a guide, too. Read »

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Sur Photo Safari

Big Sur Photo Safari

Snap gorgeous pics of the coast then bed down at Ventana Inn & Spa. Read »

Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Surfing Days at the Ventana Inn

Surfing Days at the Ventana Inn

A Big Sur lodge teams up with Billabong on a water-nice package. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Sur Condor Tours

Big Sur Condor Tours

Mighty wing span, mighty flight; people are booking up the oh-so-popular condor outings at Big Sur. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Sur's Stunning Hikes

Big Sur's Stunning Hikes

Wildflowers, waterfalls, and, oh yes, the beach. Find your ideal day stroll. Read »

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Condor Viewing Tour

California Condor Viewing Tour

Tours were suspended with the closure of Highway One at Big Sur; now they're back on. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Good Riding Near Big Sur

Good Riding Near Big Sur

See Monterey announced that Big Sur is again "accessible from the south." Read »

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Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.