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Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort, is an iconic resort ensconced in the heart of the California Central Coast’s rugged landscape, perched at the edge of the continent overlooking the majestic Pacific coastline.

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Ventana Big Sur Announces Multimillion Dollar Resort
Reimagination with Fall 2017 Opening
July 27, 2017

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Your year in travel where to go in 2018
AFAR
Your year in travel where to go in 2018
December 19, 2017

Big Sur is once again open for business following last spring's debilitating mud slides, and autumn is an especially luminous time to explore this legendary stretch of central California coast, some 20 miles south of Carmel. Big Sur's magic lies in its untamed wilderness.

Celebrating the local food and drink of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Couties
Edible Monterey Bay
Celebrating the local food and drink of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Couties
December 19, 2017

Did you know that although carrots can be grown practically year-round in the Monterey Bay area, they are the tastiest when harvested and eaten in winter? is is because carrots, like parsnips, convert their starches to sugars when it turns cold, an adaptation that protects their cells from freezing when the temperature drops—and makes them an especially flavorful as well as beautiful seasonal vegetable for your winter menus.

What's Hot
C Magazine
What's Hot
November 01, 2017

Big Sur’s majestic coastline, with its con- fluence of sea, sky and mountainous redwood forest, has long lured the curious and creative, beckoning travelers from around the world. But that all came to a standstill last winter when mudslides transformed the rugged paradise into an inaccessible island of sorts.

2017 Readers Choice Awards
Conde Nast Traveler
2017 Readers Choice Awards
November 01, 2017

And the beloved Ventana Big Sur reopened last month as America's first reosrt by Alila, the high-end brand known for its dreamy retreats in Bali. 

A Hotel Veteran Lands in Big Sur and Rattles a Local Legend
Elle Decor
A Hotel Veteran Lands in Big Sur and Rattles a Local Legend
November 01, 2017

"There is still, in the streets." So wrote Jack Kerouac in Big Sur, his oft-cited though perhaps least famous tome...

The Top 20 Places to Travel in 2018
Architectural Digest
The Top 20 Places to Travel in 2018
October 31, 2017

Where should you be traveling in 2018? We consulted travel experts, got the inside scoop on the hottest new cultural institutions and hotels opening, and scoured the globe for the most exciting emerging destinations. From idyllic islands and remote mountainous regions to bustling metropolises, these 20 destinations are at the top of our list for 2018.

The Essential Road Trip Itinerary for California's Highway 1
Vogue
The Essential Road Trip Itinerary for California's Highway 1
October 22, 2017

When Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge collapsed earlier this year, Big Sur came to a bit of a halt, California's crown jewel was now divided into what the locals referred to as the north and south, indicating which side fo the overpass you were on.

Top Resorts in Northern California
Conde Nast Traveler
Top Resorts in Northern California
October 15, 2017
Next Great Stop: California
Martha Stewart Weddings
Next Great Stop: California
October 15, 2017

Now's the time to head due west for your honeymoon. The perfect mix of laid-back and luxe, big Sur...

These are the Hotel Exhibitionists are Flocking To
Architectural Digest
These are the Hotel Exhibitionists are Flocking To
October 09, 2017

Craving relaxation and freedom? Some hotels take these needs to the next level, offering opportunities for a completely unrestricted stay.

How to Spend It
Financial Times
How to Spend It
October 01, 2017

Architecture are collectable and vintage design pieces, with each room boasting a clutch of unique details, from bespoke tile work to original art...

Big Sur tourism grapples with Pacific Coast Highway closure
Travel Weekly
Big Sur tourism grapples with Pacific Coast Highway closure
September 28, 2017

Even as 35 miles of the Pacific Coast Highway reopened in California's Monterey County following a landslide that has cut off some of the state's most scenic and popular stretches of coastline for more than two months, the.....

Big Sur is Back in Business - and Better Than Ever
Bloomberg
Big Sur is Back in Business - and Better Than Ever
September 08, 2017

When a million tons of rocks tumbled down the coast of Big Sur, Calif., on May 20, the landslide added 13 acres of land to the region and buried scenic Highway 1 in 40 feet of dirt and gravel—the equivalent of 800 Olympic-sized.....

The World’s 9 Most Beautiful Cabin Hotels
Architectural Digest
The World’s 9 Most Beautiful Cabin Hotels
September 07, 2017

A log cabin is sort of the architectural equivalent of a grilled cheese—warming, comforting, nostalgic, simple, and if done well, perfect. Fortunately for the travel lovers among us, cabin-style lodges have seriously upped their.....

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