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Beat the summer heat and head to Monterey for refreshing temps and invigorating coastal breezes!

Enter to win a summer trip to gorgeous and inspiring Monterey. The prize package includes a two-night stay at Portola Hotel & Spa conveniently located in downtown Monterey near Old Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoy a stroll through the Path of History or rent a surrey and enjoy the sights along the Monterey Bay Recreation Trail leading to Cannery Row. Here you will find the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium with an array of sea otters, jellies, puffins and their newest exhibit "Tentacles."

Right down the street is Monterey Mirror Maze and Highway One Golf Games where you can test your sense of direction and golf game by black light!

After all that fun, it will be time to refuel. Point Pinos Grill in charming Pacific Grove has what you need: fresh, local ingredients and a great view of the Pacific Grove Golf Links. If you have time, take a quick tour of nearby Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest continuously-operating lighthouse on the west coast.

Next up, kayaking on the Bay with a rental from Monterey Bay Kayaks. You are guaranteed a close encounter with sea otters, seals and sea lions not to mention the amazing view of Monterey's coastline.

After the adventure on the bay head over to Carmel-by-the-Sea and browse the unique shops and boutique wine tasting rooms. Round out your summer escape to Monterey County with a tasty gourmet burger and chilly milkshake or float at 400 Degrees Gourmet Burgers and Fries.

There are plenty of other summer adventures for indulging nearly every interest. See our "Top 10 Reasons to Visit Monterey County this Summer" and create your own itinerary.

Prize packages includes:

  • One (1)$250 Visa gift card for travel expenses
  • Two (2) night hotel stay at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey
  • Two (2) passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Two (2) passes to Monterey Mirror Maze & Highway One Golf Games
  • Two (2) kayak rentals from Monterey Bay Kayaks
  • One (1) $50 gift card to Point Pinos Grill in Pacific Grove
  • One (1) $50 gift card to 400 Degrees in Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Total value equals $1,000.00

 *Contest ends June 25, 2014

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