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Jul
22
2014

Carmel Bach Festival

Jul. 19-Aug. 2
The Carmel Bach Festival has a 75-year history of artistic excellence and community…more
Jul
23
2014

Feast of Lanterns

Jul. 23-Jul. 27
For over one hundred years the citizens of Pacific Grove have celebrated its…more
Jul
27
2014

Moss Landing Antique Fair

Jul. 27
Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world the last Sunday of July.…more
Aug
2
2014

Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Aug. 2
The Salinas Valley Half Marathon begins at the historic Soledad Mission, established…more
Aug
11
2014

Monterey Auto Week

Aug. 11-Aug. 17
Classic automobiles take over the Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Auto Week and…more
Aug
12
2014

Concours On The Avenue

Aug. 12
Sixth Annual Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours On The Avenue......Carmel's world famous…more
Aug
14
2014

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Aug. 14-Aug. 17
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a cornerstone of Monterey…more
Aug
15
2014

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally

Aug. 15
The colorful 20th Annual Pacific Grove Concourse Auto Rally will be held on Friday,…more
Aug
16
2014

Concorso Italiano

Aug. 16
A celebration of Italian style, featuring the most spectacular display of Italian…more
Aug
17
2014

Concours d'Elegance

Aug. 17
This spectacular event exhibits some of the most unique pre-war and post-war cars,…more
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Pinnacles National Monument

Pinnacles National Monument

Soledad

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.

Soledad Mission

For the family that is interested in history, Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad (the Soledad Mission) is a perfect stop on a family mission trip. Soledad is also within easy reach of the well-preserved Mission San Antonio de Padua in southern Monterey County.

Pinnacles National Park

Soledad is the closest town to the breathtaking Pinnacles National Park and a perfect jumping-off point for a Pinnacles National Park vacation. If you're planning on hiking or birding at Pinnacles National Park, you can camp at Pinnacles Campground, or stay at one of Soledad's conveniently located hotels.

Soledad Hotels

Soledad hotels are within an easy drive of all the area attractions. Its motels, the Soledad Motel 8 and the Valley Harvest Inn, are great for visitors on a budget. For the visitor who prefers luxury, the Inn at the Pinnacles, nestled in the midst of vineyards, offers wine tasting every evening, a full breakfast every morning, and easy proximity to Pinnacles National Monument.   

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