In general, the best time to visit Big Sur is from November through March. There are fewer tourists during this period of the year and it allows you to get away from the traffic on Highway 1 without having a long drive. Although there still can be some traffic on Highway 1 if you’re arriving at night or in inclement weather conditions, I have found that with a little planning it’s not really an issue.
How do I find my way around?
Big Sur is very easy to navigate with a GPS or smartphone app such as Google Maps or Waze. However, if you don’t own either of these devices then here are several resources that will help: