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Featured Events

Jul
30
2014

Carmel Bach Festival

Jul. 19-Aug. 2
The Carmel Bach Festival has a 75-year history of artistic excellence and community…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
Aug
22
2014

Sand City West End Celebration

Aug. 22-Aug. 24
The streets of Sand City come alive for the West End Celebration! Sand City is…more
Aug
23
2014

First City Festival

Aug. 23-Aug. 24
Experience a weekend of music, food, and fresh ocean air at the site of the iconic…more
Aug
27
2014

Monterey County Fair

Aug. 27-Sep. 1
The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition,…more
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Activities

Estate Experience

Stonepine Estate
Estate Experience 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage Accommodations …

Equestrian Encounter

Stonepine Estate
Equestrian Encounter 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage…

Estate Experience

Stonepine Estate
Estate Experience 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage Accommodations …

Estate Experience

Stonepine Estate
Estate Experience 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage Accommodations …

Equestrian Encounter

Stonepine Estate
Equestrian Encounter 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage…

Carmel Valley Wine Discovery

Stonepine Estate
Carmel Valley Wine Discovery 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage…

Enjoy the Wonders of the Wharf VIP Card

Old Fisherman's Wharf Association
The “Enjoy the Wonders of the Wharf VIP Card and Special Offers Campaign includes a…

Equestrian Encounter

Stonepine Estate
Equestrian Encounter 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage…

Carmel Valley Wine Discovery

Stonepine Estate
Carmel Valley Wine Discovery 2 Nights in One of Stonepine’s Houses or Cottage…
Apr 16, 2014
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Carmel Valley Wine Discovery

Stonepine Estate
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Elkhorn Slough Safari Tour, Moss Landing

Elkhorn Slough Safari Tour, Moss Landing

Moss Landing Itinerary

Moss Landing is a popular spot for antiquing, surfing and nature watching. It's located at the mouth of Elkhorn Slough, one of California's largest wetland areas and home to hundreds of species. With so much to see, it's easy to fill up a full day.  

Day One

Begin your stay by checking into your lodgings. The historic Captain's Inn at Moss Landing is right in the middle of the action in Moss Landing. Most bedrooms have a view of the water, and each guest is served a great morning breakfast. If you've got your RV, you can stay at the Moss Landing RV Park and cook up breakfast for yourself.

12:30pm
Call Elkhorn Slough Safari Nature Tours for a cruise inland to view the wildlife and waterways of Elkhorn Slough. Their knowledgeable guides will give you insight into this unique ecosystem as you slowly cruise through it on their extremely stable pontoon boats. Special onboard activities for children ensure the little ones won't get bored. Birders will especially enjoy this two-hour cruise, as Elkhorn Slough provides a home to hundreds of species of waterfowl and migratory shorebirds.

3pm
The hot handbags of Stella Page Design have been featured in Emmy gift bags and on the arms of celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore, Goldie Hawn, Jada Pinkett Smith, California's First Lady Maria Shriver and Salma Hayek. Visit the one-of-a-kind design studio and showroom, where Stella Page Design's unique bags are crafted.

6pm
The Haute Enchilada Art Cafe is both a dining destination and an art gallery. It's known throughout the area for its elegant take on both Mexican and traditional cuisine, and is a perfect "date night" location. The Haute Enchilada also has occasional live performances; you may be lucky enough to catch a singer-songwriter.

Day Two

10am
Moss Landing's Kayak Connection gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the seals, sea otters, sea lions, herons, egrets and other wildlife that reside in Elkhorn Slough. If you've never been kayaking before, you've found the perfect place to get your start. The sheltered slough is one of the calmest spots on the Pacific Coast to begin your kayaking education.

2pm
All that kayaking is likely to leave you with a whale of an appetite. Stop for lunch at the Whole Enchilada, Moss Landing's favorite Mexican restaurant. It's just a short stroll from the docks, and the menu is loaded with landlubber Mexican favorites and a diverse range of seafood with a Mexican twist.

3pm
Avid birders know that the Moss Landing area is one of the best birding areas in California. There are over 450 potential bird species to spot. Head back out to the slough and see what winged animals have migrated to the area.

8pm
End your day with dinner at the famed Phil's Fish Market, featured on Food Network's Road Tested and Throwdown with Bobby Flay. It's a locals favorite and an international legend. Phil DiGirolamo actually defeated Bobby Flay when both prepared cioppino on Throwdown - have a bowl and find out why!

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