Actress Lea Michele found serenity in Big Sur.

She was eager to let her fans in on her relaxing trip, posting a photo of herself in an infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

Big Sur Highway 1 is known as one of the most scenic driving routes in the United States and maybe even the world, but travel like Michele and take a moment to pull over, rest and take in the views at a standstill.


Read on to find out the best places to stay in Big Sur.

Post Ranch Inn is most people’s pick for a luxury vacation to Big Sur. The five-star hotel boasts stunning views of both the ocean and mountains, an incredible spa and, of course, the famous infinity pool. The inn promises privacy and a relaxing experience with their free morning yoga and meditation sessions. They also do not charge a resort fee, meaning that breakfasts, activities, snacks, wifi and access to amenities are complimentary. Post Ranch Inn, however, is not a family-friendly destination as the minimum age to stay is 18. They also do not allow pets.

Pacific Hotel Monterey welcomes guests with a beachy charm. The hotel is the perfect place to stop for a few nights when traveling with children. It is located in close proximity to downtown Monterey, so this is the place to stay if you’re looking for things to do in the coastal town such as visiting Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium or Fishman’s Wharf. The hotel is also great for those working remotely, as it offers free wifi. The hotel also has a laundry room and a great gym.

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