Yosemite offers 5,400 parking spots and a free shuttle service, but there are few parking spots and no shuttle service in Big Sur.
Since the introduction of smart phones and social media, the popularity of certain Big Sur attractions like Bixby Creek Bridge, Pfeiffer Beach, Mc Way Falls, and the Pine Ridge Trail have dramatically increased.
Big Sur residents and business owners are concerned about the impact visitors are having on the region.
Traffic and parking is constantly bad during summer and holidays weekends and some visitors don't obey the laws.
Most current descriptions of the area refer to Malpaso Creek in Monterey County as the northern border.