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Rocky cliffs, lush mountains, coastal redwood forests and
hidden beaches combine to create an epic backdrop for
recreation, romance and relaxed exploration. Hike trails
through fragrant forests to scenic overlooks and beaches.
Grab a table with a view, soak in the surroundings and
settle into euphoric state of relaxation. This bucket-list
worthy destination with its charming, eclectic populace
and cosmic vibe makes for some unforgettable moments.
No exploration of California’s central coast is complete
without a sojourn to Carmel-by-the-Sea. This quaint town
is a delightful fusion of art galleries, boutiques, hotels,
white-sand beaches, fine restaurants and whimsically
styled homes. Make time to wind down its charming, historic
streets and courtyards for a storybook ambiance
that can be appreciated by romantics of all ages.
Sun-kissed days make Carmel Valley one of Monterey
County’s prized wine appellations, and the perfect rustic
wine country getaway. Whether you set off on a self-directed
tasting adventure or sign up for a guided tour, you
can sip your way down Carmel Valley Road, the main artery
of the lush countryside. Dine at award-winning restaurants
with menus crafted to showcase local vintages. Get active
at one of Carmel Valley’s championship golf courses, tennis
courts or fitness clubs that offer day use.
Right next to Monterey Regional Airport, Del Rey Oaks is nestled between the coastal sublimity of Monterey and the lush bounty of Salinas. The locals will be happy to regale you with tales of nineteenth century vigilante Matt Tarpy over a glass of some locally procured Syrah in the Del Rey Oaks restaurant that bears his name, Tarpy's Roadhouse. After you’re well and satiated, you might want to give your metabolic rate a wake up call with a leisurely stroll along the nature trail in the Frog Pond Preserve.
In addition to the Monterey Bay and its bounty, sand
and wind are two natural resources that make Marina a
favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts and hugely
popular with hang gliding pilots and captains of colorful
parasails, kites and wind-propelled craft of every imaginable
shape, size and design. Escape to Marina, a local gem
and authentic California beach town.
Monterey has a robust and remarkable history attracting
visitors from around the world since the 1700s. Today,
restaurants, boutiques and attractions like the Monterey
Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Old Fisherman’s Wharf
have helped Monterey continue as a favorite international
What started out as a wharf in 1866 is now a bona fide destination. In addition to a quaint fishing village vibe, the area features several antique shops, art studios, fresh seafood markets and delightful restaurants all within strolling distance of each other. Take a look at a sample Moss Landing itinerary for ideas on how to spend a quiet getaway weekend.
Pacific Grove (P.G. to the locals) has a classic Main Street
feel. With one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses
in the country and a classic 1932 Neville golf
course, Pacific Grove holds many old-fashioned charms.
Its status as one of the top Monarch butterfly migrating
spots has earned it the nickname of “Butterfly Town, USA.”
Experience the awe-inspiring, harmonious marriage of
golf course topography and coastal majesty at Pebble
Beach. From the famed 18th hole of Pebble Beach Golf
Links® to 17-Mile Drive® and The Lone Cypress™, a visit
here will leave you spellbound. Even before the first commercial
automobiles came along, historic 17-Mile Drive®
was one of Monterey County’s top scenic drives. It began
as a carriage road in the early 1880s, and since then has
been lauded for its magnificent scenery.
At first blush, agriculture and literature might seem to be
an incongruous pair, but not in Salinas. As the county seat
of Monterey, it is a vibrant agribusiness hub and is most
famous for being the ancestral home of Nobel Prize laureate
John Steinbeck and the nationally renowned National
Steinbeck Center Museum.
Noshing on locally grown delicacies, such as artichokes,
at The Steinbeck house—boyhood home of Mr. Steinbeck
and now a favorite eatery is a must. Plan ahead to attend
one of the many Salinas festivals or events such as the
California Rodeo Salinas or the California International
Airshow. Traveling by train? Salinas is home to Monterey
County’s only Amtrak station.
Sand City is blessed with an abundance of, well, sand. But this isn’t your garden-variety beach sand. We’re referring to spectacular dunes formed during the Pleistocene era at the tail end of the last ice age somewhere in the neighborhood of 6,000 to 15,000 years ago. These dunes are the highest found on California's Central Coast.
Seaside began with the Hotel Del Monte in 1880 and was
later used by the military. The former site of Fort Ord is
now an up-and-coming destination complete with two
previously “off-limits” golf courses, an easy entrance to
Fort Ord National Monument and some of the best beach
access on California’s Central Coast.
In Spanish the word “soledad” means solitude. And back when the area was populated by cows and Spanish friars it was an accurate description. But today, Soledad is a vibrant community that can surprise the uninitiated. Options galore await the oenophile at Soledad wine tasting rooms. Learn about California's history with a Soledad family mission trip. The nearby Pinnacles National Park and the Arroyo Seco campground in the Los Padres National Forest offer exciting outdoor recreation opportunities.