If you want to spend time in Big Sur, be sure to stay at Ragged Point Inn and ask for the room that sits right on the water. It is unforgettable- so beautiful, peaceful and amazing. I live just 45 mins from Ragged Point and would be happy to share more tips on the Big Sur area. If you want to really splurge, go to Ventana Inn. If you want something unusual and really fun, Treebones Resort has really cool Yurts. There are many places to enjoy lunch or dinner along the Big Sur Highway also.