Going to BIG SUR…what are some not to miss places/trails?

We are camping at Pfeiffer Big Sur late August and wanted to know of some great trails to check out (we will have our 3 year old little guy with us)…also, what restaurants are good? I heard about Nepenthe, is that good? We will also be heading to Monterey/Pacific Grove for the day. We’ve already been to the aquarium, so we won’t be doing that this time. Also, is it true that Pfeiffer State Beach is a nude beach or is that a rumor? If it’s true, is it still suitable for our family to visit?
Also…if you’ve been, what do you think of the campground itself. We’re staying in campsite #123 in the south sites if you’ve camped around that area. I haven’t been to Big Sur since I was a little girl…but I remember it being absolutely stunning!
Okay, just one more question…I think. We are driving from So. Calif (near Pasadena)…We are planning to take the 101 to SLO, then Hwy 1 the rest of the way, which according to mapquest takes about 6 hrs. Now, if we decide to take Hwy 1 the entire way, say from maybe Ventura County on up, do you know about how much longer it may take? We love the California coastline and want to make the most of our excursion.


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