The Monterey Peninsula is considered one of the most romantic places to visit in the world. Whether you're celebrating your wedding anniversary, honeymoon, or just a getaway, there are a lot of choices to surprise your special someone.

  1. Sailing: Charter a private sailing adventure with Carrera Sailing or Monterey Bay Sailing and watch the sun slip under the horizon while dolphins and sea otters play in the bay.
  2. Tandem Kayaking: Rent a kayak from Adventures by the Sea and paddle across the bay and enjoy the best ocean views.
  3. Wine Tasting: Choose from the downtown tasting rooms of Carmel-by-the-Sea or along Cannery Row in Monterey. You can even grab the Wine Trolley and let them take you to the scenic areas along Carmel Valley and Salinas Valley.
  4. Picnic: Pick up a picnic basket from your hotel or one of our many local wine shops and head out to the beach or a park for a relaxing afternoon.
  5. Hiking: Take trails that lead to waterfalls, down to the beach or up on ridges overlooking the Pacific. Map it yourself or go with Big Sur Guides for the full experience.
  6. Romantic Hotels and Inns: Choose from small, quaint B&B's to unique inns and four-star resorts. Click here for a variety of options.

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  7. Spa: Relax and unwind with a couples massage.
  8. Candlelight Dinner: From steakhouses to innovative French cuisine, enjoy a gourmet meal with the exemplary service for which the Peninsula is known.
  9. Live Music: Blues, rock, jazz, country - every night - somewhere - there are great places to go- many with terrific happy hour deals.
  10. Farmers Market: There is just something about holding hands, meeting friendly, local vendors and taking in the sights that is so much fun! Click here to see a list of markets in the area.