Do you miss Big Little Lies as much as we do? HBO's recently wrapped series, starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, and Alexander Sarsgård, has transcended hit TV show and entered the territory of cultural phenomenon. It's also put the gorgeous setting of the show—the sleepy but beautiful fishing village of Monterey, California, and its surrounding communities—back on the bucket list travel map in a big way.
If you weren't ready to hop on a plane after the first episode's opening credits alone, the intrigue about BLL's beautiful and mysterious setting—that of the rugged central California coast known for its breathtaking bluffs and views of the Pacific—certainly grew on you as the series, and drama, unfolded.
And sure, when it comes to the romantic lives of the main characters on Big Little Lies, there's a lot to be desired. But that doesn't mean you can't find newlywed bliss in their low-key locale, in a part of California that is known for its relaxed vibes as much as it is for its quaint shopping, delicious restaurants, and activities—from horseback riding and hot air balloon rides to surfing and sailing and private cooking classes—which are perfect for couples.
To get you started on your search for the ultimate central California coast honeymoon, you'll want to concentrate on a few key communities, like Half Moon Bay, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Big Sur, and of course, Monterey.