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Monterey Bay Aquarium

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2008 EVENT SCHEDULE 800-327-SECA / www.laguna-seca.com www.ticketmaster.com

MONTEREY FESTIVAL OF SPEED May 16-18

The weekend features Round 5 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, along with open-wheel Races from Cooper Tires Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda and Formula BMW Americas. Additional races and festivities will be announced soon. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca / www.grand-am.com /

RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX July 18-20

The combination of the prestigious MotoGP World Championship and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has created one of the world’s great racing events, where the top riders in the world are racing the fastest two-wheeled machines on one of the world’s most demanding and scenic circuits. / www.rebullusgrandprix.com /

35th ROLEX MONTEREY HISTORIC AUTOMOBILE RACES Aug. 15-17

Presented by Toyota North America’s premier vintage event pays tribute to the history of motor racing, automobiles and the people who made and raced them. See over 400 of the finest racing and sports cars entered in 14 race groups spanning every era of motorsports history. / www.montereyhistoric.com /

CORONA AMA SUPERBIKE FINALE Sept. 27-28 Featuring the season finale for AMA Superbike, Supersport, Superstock and Formula Xtreme classes on track, while off-track highlights include fan parties, rider autograph sessions and, of course, Corona Beach offering a beer garden, beach volleyball and live music. / www.amasuperbike.com /

MONTEREY SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS Oct. 17-19

Short of taking a trip to France, the best way to see the high-speed, high-tech Le Mans Prototypes and GT cars of the American Le Mans Series, patterned after the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans, is in this Saturday afternoon into evening four-hour endurance challenge. / www.americanlemans.com /


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Food, Fun... Fandango Restaurant

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Augustina Leathers

AUGUSTINA’S

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The Old Fisherman’s Grotto


Peter Butler II, Sotheby’s International Realty

To view these and other fine properties please visit

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Fish Hopper, The

Walking distance to Monterey Bay Aquarium on Historic Cannery Row, serving fresh fish, shell fish, steaks and pastas. Full bar with exotic flaming drinks.

On Cannery Row (831) 372-8543

Old Fisherman’s Grotto is a must visit restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf. Some of our featured dishes are the Macadamia Crusted Halibut, Hawaiian Swordfish with Jumbo Shrimp, Filet Mignon, Ultimate Seafood Pasta, live Crab and Lobster and of course our famous Clam Chowder. We proudly follow the Seafood Watch program guidelines of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We will not serve any seafood that is over fished or is harmful to the environment in its harvesting.

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Table of Contents Welcome to Monterey County

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History

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Family Fun

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Nature & Recreation

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Shopping

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Wineries

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Dining

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Arts & Entertainment

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Cultural Events & Nightlife

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Spas, Health & Beauty

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Weddings

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Travel & Touring

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Real Estate & Professional Services

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2008 Calendar of Events

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Index: Category and Members of MCCVB

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Monterey County Map: Fold-Out Map

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Monterey Land & See is published annually by Bay Publishing Company, 395 Del Monte Center #103, Monterey, CA 93940; (831) 373-8949, Fax (831) 373-0290. Š 2008 Bay Publishing Company. Art Direction & Design: Levi DeKeyrel Photo courtesy Kodiak Greenwood

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Hesselbein’s Jewelers


Armin C. Hansen, Men of the Sea, 1920, oil on canvas, gift of Jane and Justin Dart

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CloseUp Kenzo Okada Through March

From Martinez to Siqueiros Latin American Artists from the Permanent Collection Through March

Paintings in the 90s Selections from the Permanent Collection February – May MontereyNOW Peter K. Brooks April – June

The Monterey Cypress Celebrating an Icon Through June

American Horizons The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh June – September

Asian Ceramics from the Permanent Collection Through May

CloseUp Evelyn McCormick July – November

Men, Ships and the Sea Masterworks of California Paintings by Armin Hansen and William Ritschel January – June

Miniatures November – December

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Monterey Museum of Art

Elkhorn Slough Photographs by Michael Kenna February – August 559 Pacific Street & 720 Via Mirada Monterey, CA 93940 831.372.5477

www.montereyart.org Gustavo Ramos Rivera, Ritos Subterranos, 1979, mixed media on canvas, gift of Edgar and Margarita Hertzka


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Willy’s Smokehouse

SLOW-SMOKED BARBECUE • FRESH SEAFOOD AWESOME SANDWICHES, SALADS & STEAKS TASTY DESSERTS • GREAT KIDS MENU We also feature a Full-Bar, Outdoor Patio & plenty of room for large parties

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WELCOME TO MONTEREY COUNTY

Life in Monterey County is unlike life anywhere else. The towering redwoods. The crashing surf. The fertile earth. Intact sights and unspoiled wildlife. A foggy mist that gently veils the coast while quenching the valleys. These exceptional qualities join together, delivering a sense of timelessness. A sense of reconnection. It’s as if the very air itself is alive. For centuries, artists and poets, explorers and novelists have been drawn here. An embodiment of the quintessential California spirit, Monterey County continues to invite exploration of its coves and cypress groves, historic towns, world-renowned aquarium and exceptional wine country. As the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we encourage you to share in our good fortune. When you want to re-energize, tee off on our breathtaking courses or charge your batteries at a peaceful spa. When ready to refuel, stop in at a restaurant to sample local fare that connects you to our agricultural bounty and environmentally sustainable ocean. And when you want to indulge, explore the Monterey County character in a glass of award-winning wine. We invite you to discover the Monterey County lifestyle and its vibrant atmosphere through the pages of this guide. Let us be the first to welcome you to the place that landscape artist Francis McComas called “the greatest meeting of land and sea…”


WELCOME TO MONTEREY COUNTY Where We’re Located

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Monterey County is situated along California’s stunning central coast. The northern edge of the county is about 75 miles south of San Francisco International Airport, and the southern county line is about 275 miles north of Los Angeles International Airport.

Our slice of the California coast is consistently mild, with an average temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Spring and autumn bring warm, clear days and cool nights; January and February are cooler, and bring the occasional shower. Expect coastal fog during summer months, with a misty layer that burns off in the afternoon. Inland temperatures are more extreme, with summer daytime highs in the 90s. Early autumn is the coast’s sunniest time of year, but inland regions are bright and warm throughout the year.

Visit our website at www.montereyinfo.org or call our toll-free number: 877-MONTEREY. Once you’re here, stop by one of our visitor centers:

Getting Here Monterey is served by Monterey Peninsula Airport (daily commercial service to Los Angeles (LAX and Ontario), San Francisco, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and San Diego), Amtrak and Greyhound. California Highways 1 and 101 run through the county, and Interstate 5 is a short drive east. Getting Around Rental cars and limousine services are available, and an efficient bus service operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit reaches almost every corner of the county. See schedules and routes at www.mst.org. Taxis can be called to any location.

What to Wear We recommend dressing in layers so you’re comfortable no matter where you go. In the valleys, you’ll want less; on the coast, you’ll want more. Generally, light- to medium-weight clothing is appropriate, but in winter, jackets and raincoats also are a good idea. Maps Turn to the last page of this guide for a map of the county. Additional maps are available at www.montereyinfo.org.

Monterey County Visitors Centers Maritime Museum 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940 (888) 221-1010 Open daily 9 a.m - 5 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, Dec 25, Jan 1, Easter Lake El Estero at Franklin & Camino El Estero Monterey, CA 93940 Summer: Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., April-October: Sundays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Winter: Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., November-March: Sundays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, Dec 25, Jan 1, Easter MCCVB Offices For meeting planners, media and administrative business: Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau PO Box 1770, Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 657-6400, Fax (831) 648-5373 Please note: The MCCVB and Bay Publishing have made every effort to ensure that the information in this guide is accurate and up-to-date. We are not responsible for errors or omissions in the materials sent to us for inclusion in the guide. Please contact events or advertisers directly before traveling to be sure dates and facilities have not changed.

Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau Partners

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County of Monterey

City of Monterey

City of Marina

City of Seaside

City of Sand City

City of Pacific Grove

City of Carmel-bythe-Sea

City of Del Rey Oaks

City of Soledad

City of Salinas

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MONTEREY COUNTY INSIDER TIP Watch for Insider Tips throughout the guide from locals and visitors who know and love Monterey County!

Monterey County The wonder of Monterey County continues to surprise first-time visitors and regulars alike. Our region offers dozens of great restaurants, hundreds of places to visit and quite literally thousands of things to do. You’ve likely heard about some of our famous spots—the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf, Big Sur, and Pebble Beach. With some of our other, well-kept secrets such as sunny Carmel Valley, antiques-crazy Moss Landing, the vast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Salinas Valley’s rugged Pinnacles National Monument, there’s always something new to discover.

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M O N THeadings EREY COUNTY Inside Getting Oriented Monterey County sits just south of California’s beachfront community of Santa Cruz and just north of San Luis Obispo. To the east, the county includes the verdant Salinas Valley, a lush growing region bound by the Santa Lucia and Gabilan mountains. Highway 101 is the county’s major thoroughfare. Our other highway, the world-famous California Highway 1, clings to the sheer cliffs of Big Sur, passes surf-pounded rocks at Point Lobos and skirts sandy beach towns of Seaside, Marina, and Moss Landing, along the edge of the Monterey Peninsula.

INSIDER TIP Visitors love to ask me questions... How cold it the water? — The water rarely gets to 60 degrees, wetsuits are a must. Aren’t you afraid of sharks? — The only sharks I see are in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. How was the Surfing? — Fun & Beautiful! -Wayne Holden, Local Surfer & Photographer

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Big Sur From Carmel Valley heading south, Highway 1 twists and turns along the cliffside toward Big Sur, one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the world. That the road even exists here at all is a testament to local engineering. The Ventana Mountains plunge virtually straight into the sea, with little coastal shelf on which to place a roadbed. Beginning in 1919, Highway 1 took 20 years to build from start (in San Juan Capistrano) to finish (in Mendocino County). Since then, however, the road has drawn birders, bicyclists, marathon runners, movie stars and more. The best way to get to know Big Sur is through its state parks and reserves. The first park south of Carmel is Point Lobos State Reserve, a jewel-like series of turquoise coves and craggy points where weathered Monterey Cypress trees have been twisted by the wind. If the mist can have the power of persuasion, if the salt water can be your muse, it will happen here. In this park, artist Francis McComas once described Monterey County as the “greatest meeting of land and sea.” After just a short visit, you’ll experience first-hand what he meant. Point Lobos isn’t the only park worth seeing along Big Sur. Other notables are Pfeiffer-Big Sur State Park, beloved for the two-mile Valley View trail that passes a waterfall that tumbles 80 feet onto a sandy, deserted beach, and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, where inland trails run through redwood groves to a pioneer-era mill. All told, the area’s half-dozen parks offer trails and picnic tables, beaches and campsites. For a stronger dose of luxury, Big Sur also accommodates with cozy cabins, inns, and unparalleled resorts.

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Carmel The Carmel Development Company distributed its first brochure in May of 1903 addressed “To the School teachers of California and other Brain Workers at indoor employment.” Promoting “a seaside town on Carmel Beach in the pine forest alongside Carmel Mission,” artists, critics, musicians and novelists soon settled down, and were happy to shelter their friends from the big city of San Francisco after the earthquake of 1906. The newcomers were enchanted with what they found and settled in, sometimes for a season, sometimes forever. Poet Robinson Jeffers came to Carmel-by-theSea in 1914 and by 1919 had constructed for his family a sturdy home of stone known as Tor House, followed shortly thereafter by Hawk Tower. Among the many visitors that Jeffers entertained in 1925 was the young photographer Ansel Adams. Adams returned to the Carmel Highlands permanently in 1962 and spent hours roaming Big Sur and the shoreline in search of subjects. On some of those visits, Adams met and shot with another photographic genius, Edward Weston, who moved to Carmel in 1929. Weston’s last photographs, taken in 1948, were of Point Lobos.

Shopping & Dining in Carmel

Today, art galleries in Carmel are abundant. A sensible starting point for art novices is the Carmel Art Association’s gallery on Dolores Street. Formed in 1927, the association hosts regular exhibitions by living artists and historical retrospectives by artists from yesteryear. The Carmel Art Festival, held every spring, is one of California’s largest, most prestigious, open-air painting competitions. Though every artist has a favorite Carmel-area subject, nearly all of them tackle the creamy stonework and red tile roof of Carmel Mission Basilica at least once. Formally known as Mission San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo, it was the third mission built in Father Junipero Serra’s series of 21 missions. Built in 1771, the Franciscan missionary himself died there in 1784 and is buried before the high altar. Restored in the 1920s after decades of Plein air painter at Monastery Beach neglect, the mission’s museum includes the first library in California, containing 2,000 antique books and Jo Mora’s monument to Padre Serra.

Carmel Valley Broad near its outlet, narrowing sharply along Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley owes its existence to the modest Carmel River that burbles along the valley floor. This river, home to thousands of steelhead trout, waters a multitude of recreational areas. For hikers and mountain bikers, the big draw is Garland Ranch Regional Park, 4,500 acres of diverse terrain that includes oakclad canyons, waterfalls, Rumsien Indian habitation sites and old homesteads. Horseback riders craving a gallop across the hills can do so at several private ranches. Local elevation ranges from 200 to 2,000 feet.

Horseback across the Carmel River

Exercise in the Valley isn’t limited to high adventure; the area is a top choice for golf, as well. Some of the more popular courses include Rancho Cañada’s twins, East and West; Quail Lodge; and the Carmel Valley Ranch’s unique Pete Dye-designed course. For refreshment, stop by one of the region’s many wineries, the lynchpins of Carmel Valley’s status as one of Monterey County’s nine American Viticultural Areas. Each of these wineries—including Chateau Julien, the largest—boasts a tasting room. As they say in France, a votre santé! Visit our website at www.aliveistheair.com 29


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Del Rey Oaks

Beyond the sand dunes, farmland reigns supreme. The fertile soil of Castroville makes the city California’s undisputed artichoke capital. Castroville’s annual Artichoke Festival dates back to the late 1940s; the first Artichoke Queen was a Hollywood starlet named Norma Jean, who later went on to become Marilyn Monroe. Today, the festival celebrates 1,001 ways to cook the artichoke. Even the most accomplished chefs usually learn a tip or two.

Nestled among the lush hills east of Monterey and west of Salinas is Del Rey Oaks. A quiet community of less than 2,000 residents, Del Rey Oaks includes a verdant Frog Pond Preserve that invites visitors to explore its trails and discover its wildlife. The community also includes the Del Rey Oaks Golf Center, whose driving range tucked into a tranquil valley is a favorite among locals. And Stone Creek shopping center is a convenient stop at the junction of Highway 68 and Canyon Del Rey Blvd. Don’t miss an opportunity to stop in at nearby Tarpy’s Roadhouse for a succulent bite of FireRoasted Artichoke or Rock Lobster & Prawns. Next door, Ventana Vineyards’ tasting room beckons with a seemingly Del Rey Oaks Frog Pond Nature Preserve endless selection of award-winning wines.

Artichoke field in Castroville

Marina Sheltered from Monterey Bay breezes by towering sand dunes, Marina is an intimate coastal community featuring luxurious resorts with spa services and elegant accommodations, as well as clean, comfortable motels, campgrounds, and RV parks. Nature lovers enjoy Marina’s numerous parks and recreation facilities. 8,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management terrain is open to the public for mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking, while interpretive signs at Marina State Beach help visitors discover the unique plants and animals that inhabit the dunes. Marina’s skies are often filled with an array of hanggliders, paragliders, wind-sculptures, and kites of all sizes and degrees of complexity. A beachfront

Paraglider at Marina Beach

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launching pad is available if you bring your own hang-glider. If you have even loftier ambitions, Marina’s municipal airport offers sightseeing, helicopter, and skydiving flights. Each fall, Marina’s municipal airport celebrates its heritage when the Marina Air Faire gathers dozens of vintage planes, experimental, contemporary aircraft and retired “warbirds” and fighter training aircraft. This display also features living history from retired soldiers, sailors and airmen, as well as games and a chili cook-off. Another popular draw in Marina is the Annual Marina Air Faire annual Festival of the Winds, a celebration of the breezes that sculpt the town’s oceanfront dunes. The celebration features kite flying, hang gliding, wind-related art and science projects, giant kite demonstrations, and kite-making workshops, as well as live music and entertainment and food and vendor booths selling local treasures and delicacies. Marina is also home to one of the newest members of the California State University system. California State University-Monterey Bay opened in the fall of 1995 between Marina and the neighboring community of Seaside and is a thriving educational community that continues to expand its programs and accolades.

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MONTEREY COUNTY Monterey First established in 1770 by Father Junipero Serra and Gaspar de Portola, Monterey served as the capital of California from 1777 to 1849 under the flags of Spain and Mexico. California’s first constitution was drafted here in 1849. Since then, many of the state’s other firsts have occurred in Monterey—the first theater, brick house, publicly funded school, public library, and printing press. For decades, the town was famous for its fisheries. More recently, it has established itself as a cultural hotspot, as well. Take the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Rated as the nation’s No. 1 aquarium in the Zagat Survey U.S. Family Travel Guide and by Parents Magazine, and as a Top 10 destination in the United States by TripAdvisor®, this acclaimed facility puts “landlubbing” guests closer to sea life than any other aquarium on earth. Stand at the base of a towering, three-story kelp forest. Peer up at a dramatic wave crashing overhead. All of this, as well as the aquarium’s newly renovated Splash Zone family exhibit and its popular Wild About Otters special exhibit is tucked into a building styled after the old Hovden Cannery, which dominated Cannery Row for 90 years. Did somebody say Cannery Row? Back in the olden days, this part of the downtown Monterey area was where fish processing companies canned fish fresh off the boats. John Steinbeck wrote two books set in and around this industrial Mecca (Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday for you booklovers). Since then, however, the “Row” has changed considerably. Today the stretch is home to galleries, shops, fine restaurants and a brand-new IMAX theater. There’s stellar nightlife, too, though it’s considerably cleaned up from the flophouses Steinbeck so lovingly described. Fisherman’s Wharf has changed with the times, as well. In the 1800s, this part of town was the epicenter of Monterey’s whaling industry. Now, visitors climb aboard modern vessels and journey out to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to admire and appreciate the whales. These cruises, dubbed whale-watches by some, might lead to a glimpse of magical creatures from the deep: gray whales, humpback whales, blue whales or orcas. Visitors also are guaranteed to see harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters and numberless seabirds, all nearly without leaving the wharf.

Exotic jelly on display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Photo courtesy Monterey Bay Aquarium

The must-sees don’t Steinbeck Plaza on Cannery Row stop there. The Monterey Museum of Art has a fine display of early California paintings, while the Maritime Museum of Monterey presents nautical artifacts ranging from the tiny insignia from a Navy officer’s uniform to the massive Fresnel lens from the Point Sur Lightstation. To celebrate the area’s Photo courtesy Kerrick James/MCCVB military history, check out the Presidio of Monterey museum, which chronologically guides visitors through the historic stages of Monterey’s military development. Monterey’s Path of History is a self-guided tour that highlights ten fascinating buildings in the Monterey State Historic Park and passes more than 40 historic sites and structures. When Monterey was designated as a Preserve America City in 2005, the award solidified what those of us who live here have known for years: the city has gone to great lengths to restore and preserve its historic buildings. For starters, there are 32 noteworthy adobe and wood-frame buildings around town, including the Royal Presidio Chapel, the oldest church in California in continuous use; Colton Hall, where the California state constitution was drafted; and Pacific House, now a museum and anchor of the Monterey State Historic Park. Also, the Mexicanera Custom House still guards the foot of Monterey’s Maritime Museum Fisherman’s Wharf. Visit our website at www.aliveistheair.com 31


M O N THeadings EREY COUNTY Inside Moss Landing The Moss Landing Harbor is the number one commercial fishing harbor in Monterey Bay and is a year-round port of safe refuge for recreational boaters and commercial vessels, offering more than 600 permanent and temporary slips. Partnering with marine research and education, the Moss Landing Harbor District provides full public access to the environment.

The surrounding Elkhorn Slough (pronounced “slew”) is an estuary, one of America’s rarest ecological systems. The area harbors the largest tract of tidal salt marsh in California outside of San Francisco Bay. Visitors can view the slough’s sea otters, seals, great blue herons and snowy egrets; curlews and sandpipers are easily viewed from a flat-bottomed sightseeing boat. Another way to experience these creatures is to hike along the marsh on trails that start at the museum of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Moss Landing is home to two important marine research labs, a nautically themed bed and breakfast, and a dozen or more antique shops. On the last Sunday of July, antique dealers from all over the state drop by to participate in the Moss Landing Antique Fair. Regardless of the type of ancient piece you’re looking for, you’ll probably find it here.

Pacific Grove Once upon a time in Pacific Grove, you couldn’t have ordered a sundowner at all – not even wine. The town’s founders, the Methodist Church, disapproved. The teetotal outlook of Pacific Grove’s founders was finally eased in 1969, to the relief of today’s award-winning gourmet restaurants. Annual Butterfly Parade, Pacific Grove

Elkhorn Slough

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And don’t miss the Feast of Lanterns, a summer festival that has celebrated Pacific Grove’s local history and culture for more than 100 years. This muchanticipated event culminates with a lantern parade to the beach and fireworks over the Monterey Bay.

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A sweet innocence pervades “America’s Last Hometown,” the moniker affectionately bestowed upon the community that locals refer to as “P.G.” In autumn, when the Monarch butterflies return, it is also known as “Butterfly Town, USA.” Its oldest, smallest houses tend to be cheerful Victorian gingerbread. Even local celebrations recall a bygone era. The Good Old Days festival introduces bonneted and starched-collared residents celebrating spring in the style of their ancestors, while October’s Butterfly Parade brings out every child in town to march in honor of the returning Monarchs. Missed the parade? Go see the real insects in the Butterfly Sanctuary (from October through March). 32

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On the Recreation Trail in Pacific Grove

Kayaking near Lover’s Point, Pacific Grove


MONTEREY COUNTY Pebble Beach Revered by golfers and golf enthusiasts around the world, Pebble Beach began its rise to fame as a humble resting spot for Del Monte Hotel guests out for a day trip on 17-Mile Drive, opened in 1881. By 1919, an elegant hotel had been constructed, complete with Pebble Beach Golf Links. In time, other courses joined: first Spyglass Hill, then The Links at Spanish Bay. Today, Pebble Beach adds 135 holes of remarkable golf across ten square miles, a matchless setting for championship tournament play. The AT&T National Pro-Am (formerly the “Crosby Clambake”) has been played here since 1947. The U.S. Open has visited four times and will return in 2010.

Spanish Bay bagpiper

Teeing off in Pebble Beach

If you’re not a whiz with a golf club, spend your time at Pebble Beach riding on horseback to the sandy shore through the hushed groves of Cypress Point links or luxuriating in a facial or massage at The Spa at Pebble Beach. Another great way to enjoy the area: sipping your favorite drink on the patio of The Inn at Spanish Bay, listening to a bagpiper while the sun sets over the Pacific.

Salinas When the Spanish first settled in Monterey County, a large slough ran through it, prompting the settlers to name the area Salinas, a Spanish name meaning “salt marsh.” In 1822, Mexico seceded from Spain, and the newly independent government granted large tracts of land to settlers. Two of these ranchos were Sausal and Nacional. Adjoining parts of these ranchos became Salinas City after California became a U.S. territory. The Spanish names have remained, and continue to serve as a reminder of the first settlers to the area.

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Today, Salinas is a thriving community – the heart of the Salinas Valley and the “Salad Bowl of the World” – that is as proud of its history as it is of its promising future. And decidedly the most recognized Salinas icon is its hometown son, celebrated author John Steinbeck. Both the National Steinbeck Center museum and The Steinbeck House, Steinbeck’s boyhood home, pay homage to the literary icon. The National Steinbeck Center is an impressive destination for all ages, featuring interactive exhibits based on the author’s novels. Films and plays based on the author’s books play on multiple screens, and pages from Steinbeck’s original manuscripts are on display for all to see. Don’t miss the adjacent Rabobank Agriculture Museum, featuring a montage of Salinas Valley history presented through photos, interviews and photographs of the communities Steinbeck included in his epic novels, East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath. Hands-on exhibits explore modern day issues such as food safety, genetic engineering, labor relations, water conservation, nutrition and more. In 2007, the Los Angeles Times named the Center number one of “The Golden 15”, a list of California locations visitors must visit to grasp the wonder of the state. The Steinbeck House, a classic Victorian listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is open for lunch daily, serving a prix fixe menu. The House also includes a mustsee bookshop selling Steinbeck novels (in multiple languages), memorabilia, and gifts.

National Steinbeck Center Museum Photo courtesy Kerrick James/MCCVB

The Steinbeck House

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M O N THeadings EREY COUNTY Inside A walk through historic Oldtown Salinas yields inviting boutiques, bright day spas, beloved local eateries, and even Monterey County wine-tasting. On the first Friday of every month, experience First Fridays, a free monthly art walk. The event features local artists as well as light refreshments, live music, and special promotions. Salinas hosts the annual California Rodeo, one of the top rodeos in the nation. Cowboys and cowgirls demonstrate their roping and riding skills in four days of adventure at the crowdpleasing event. Other popular Salinas events include the California International Air Show, the Steinbeck Festival and the Salinas Parade of Lights.

The Salinas Valley

California Rodeo Salinas

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Situated along Highway 101, the Salinas Valley contains some of America’s a Bengal tiger and a growing number of elephants. most valuable farmland, acres upon acres of soils that produce salad greens and Wild Things also recently launched E.A.R.S. strawberries almost year-round. Farmers in this area grow tender vegetables (Elephants of Africa Rescue Society), a non-profit such as broccoli, broccolini (also known as broccoli rabe), Brussels sprouts, organization dedicated to supporting projects carrots, celery and fennel. Out of all the produce, lettuce is king. Monterey aimed at securing a safe habitat for wild, African County’s delicate lettuces appear on grocery shelves from Portland, Maine, animals and dedicated to providing a sanctuary to Portland, Oregon. If you’ve eaten a salad in the last week, chances are the for their captive cousins with a special focus on lettuce came from here. elephants. Looking for an off-beat adventure? A visit to the Salinas Valley isn’t complete Adults can book a stay at Vision Quest Ranch’s without wine. Vineyards account for more bed & breakfast, which features authentic safari The Farm’s field art towers over visitors than 40,000 acres of Monterey County bungalows. Definitely a one-of-a-kind experience, farmland, and most of them are here. but the icing on the cake is the elephant that Vintners in the area grow a number of delivers breakfast in the morning! popular varietals, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon Rising along the east side of the Salinas Valley and Pinot Noir, to name a few. Loop are 24,000 acres of wild and remote beauty—the through Salinas wine country by driving Pinnacles National Monument. The park’s craggy south on Highway monoliths and spires 101, then head north of golden stone are the Wild Things & Vision Quest Ranch again on River Road; vestiges of an immense, Bed & Breakfast you’ll pass dozens of ancient volcano. Thirty vineyards, wineries miles of trails are the only and tasting rooms in way into the mountains, what many bill as a but alert walkers may wine-lover’s excursion be rewarded by spotting to heaven. acorn woodpeckers, bats, mountain lions or Also located on River coyotes. The park is home Road, Wild Things to 400 species of bees, (at the Vision Quest and a resident population Ranch), is home to of the endangered a number of exotic California condors, which animals that have were released into the appeared in movies and wild in the earlier part of television, including a this decade. Photo courtesy Kerrick James/MCCVB 500-pound African lion, 34

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MONTEREY COUNTY Sand City

An artist’s enclave resides in Sand City

This small oceanfront community is in the midst of a renaissance. Over the past several years, Sand City has welcomed an influx of creative minds. A burgeoning artists’ colony has transformed warehouses left over from the city’s railroad days into studios and galleries. Several festivals, including the annual Artists Equity Open Studios Tour and the West End Celebration, showcase these studios and encourage visitors to drop by and meet the artists. West End Celebration

Seaside The first town to the north of Monterey is the bustling city of Seaside. When coastal fog blankets the rest of the Monterey Peninsula, the sun is often still shining in Seaside. The city’s inland hills were home to the U.S. Army base of Fort Ord until the base closed in 1993. Today, outdoor enthusiasts rave about the miles of recreation trails that snake across the grounds of the former base, offering walking, hiking, and biking among the natural habitat – just minutes from the heart of the City.

“If you like to fly kites, Seaside Beach is the best for kite flying or even just watching.”

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There are other parks, too. Laguna Grande Park hosts neighborhood picnics as well as vibrant music festivals every summer. Roberts Lake, a popular turnaround spot on the Recreation Trail, is a great place to catch glimpses of peregrine falcons and different species of waterfowl. Steady beachside sea breezes welcome kite-flying and hang-gliding. For those looking to explore the highways, the newly renovated Seaside Auto Center offers the largest selection of vehicles in the county. Flavorful dining opportunities also abound in this community that celebrates it diversity with authentic cuisine from around the world. The award-winning Bayonet & Black Horse golf courses boast panoramic views of the spectacular Monterey Bay. A Fairmont Resort Hotel soon will be constructed on this one-of-a-kind site to offer luxury accommodations as well as premier golfing. A slew of new upscale retail developments, luxury accommodations and multimillion dollar renovations will also debut in the next few years.

Kite flying on a sunny weekend

Seaside also is home to California State University-Monterey Bay, the Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute, and the Monterey College of Law, making it an important part of the Monterey Peninsula’s world-renowned educational community.

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MONTEREY COUNTY Soledad Farther south along the Highway 101 corridor is Soledad, one of the fastestgrowing cities in California. This city’s history is rooted in agriculture, and is visible through a historic downtown flanked by generations of family farms. Today, while some Soledad farmers grow vegetables, most of them specialize in wine grapes. Local wineries include Marilyn Remark, Boyer, Blackstone, Pessagno, Manzoni Estate, San Saba, Chalone Vineyard, Hahn Estates/Smith & Hook Winery, Paraiso Vineyards, and Scheid Vineyards.

Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

The most visible historic landmark is the town’s namesake, the historic Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad. This Spanish-style structure sits peacefully in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains, the range that separates Salinas Valley from the Big Sur coast. Founded The heart of the Salinas Valley Wine Corridor in 1791 by Father Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, the mission continues to celebrate cultural traditions such as the annual Mission Nuestra Señora de Soledad Grape Stomp Festival, Soledad Community Parade and Fiesta in June, and a barbecue with mariachi bands in October.

Now that you’ve had a quick tour of Monterey County, read more in the pages that follow. This guide points you toward the very best that Monterey County has to offer. But don’t take our word for it—get out there and see for yourself.

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HISTORY

History, like redwoods and mist, is everywhere in Monterey County, and it’s available to explore on foot, by car or on a guided tour. A sturdy adobe house, a roof of red clay tiles, even a fence of grey slats slanting lazily among morning glories: all of these tell stories from the past. The region’s historical record can be broken out into five periods: Pre-contact and Early European Exploration; Spanish arrival; Mexican arrival; American arrival; and Modern Development. For each time period, we’ll try to guide you to sites that illuminate the past.

Early Days of European Exploration For millions of years, the Central California coast belonged to bears and mountain lions, coyotes and condors. Its plentiful acorns were harvested by deer and other critters. The earliest humans, the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen peoples, made huts, baskets and boats of tule reeds. Though none of those highly perishable objects remains, archaeologists have traced a few of their habitations by finding the grinding stones used to prepare acorns. The easiest of these sites to reach is in Carmel Valley’s Garland Ranch Park, while more remote remains are found in the Ventana Wilderness. We can only imagine the surprise of the native people at seeing three small ships tack into an inlet of Monterey Bay. The year was 1602; their visitor was Sebastian Vizcaíno. Vizcaino was assigned by the Spanish viceroy, the Conde de Monterrey, to find safe harbors where the galleons plying the Manila-New World trade could refit. Once he arrived in Monterey, he never left. 40

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In 1769, Don Gaspar de Portolá, governor of Baja (Lower) California, led the first land expedition north to establish a string of presidios (forts) along the coast. In 1770, accompanied by a group of Franciscan friars led by Father Junipero Serra, he found Vizcaíno’s Monterey. On June 3, Portolá chose a site for a new presidio and its attendant mission, named for San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo.

Original capitol of California, the State Constitution was written in Monterey’s Colton Hall

In the 1790s, when new fortifications were built on the heights above the harbor, Portola decided to build the Royal Presidio Chapel in town, and built it in stone on the site of the first structure. Today the structure is the only chapel associated with a presidio in California. It also is a National Historic Landmark, the seat of Monterey’s bishop and (coincidentally) the smallest cathedral in the United States. For his part, Padre Serra did not stay in Monterey for long. The soil did not suit farming and the soldiers were a bad influence on the converts, so he founded a mission near the Carmel River and named it the Carmel Mission Basilica. He also established three other Franciscan missions nearby: Missions San Antonio and Soledad in southern Monterey County, and Mission San Juan Bautista in neighboring San Benito County. The missions are said to have been a day’s horseback ride in distance from one another. When he died in 1784, he was buried at the mission in Carmel.

Spanish, Mexican & American Arrivals Spanish and Mexican settlers came next. In 1776, three months before America declared independence from Britain, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza led a party of 240 people (plus horses, cattle, and mules) from Sonora to Monterey. His path can be followed by exploring the Anza National Historic Trail. In 1822, when Mexico declared its independence from Spain, Monterey became the region’s capital. During this time, the Mexican army seized the missions and their wealth, and redistributed the property as the great land-grant ranches called “ranchos.” Soon vast herds of cattle were grazing the sunny grasslands. Descendents of these creatures still walk the hills near Toro Park Recreation Area, a great picnic and hiking stop between Monterey and Salinas. Mexican sovereignty lasted a generation. In June 1846, General John Fremont and an assembly of American settlers declared independence again. A month later, Commodore John Drake Sloat seized the city of Monterey for the United States. The Mexican governor surrendered without a fight. Under the American flag, the city of Monterey became the center of West Coast politics. In 1849, California’s Constitutional Convention was held at the newly completed Colton Hall; in 1850, California became the thirty-first state. Old Monterey still has dozens of adobe and wood buildings from this period. Colton Hall itself offers concerts, tours and living history programs.

Monterey, 1846

Custom House near Fisherman’s Wharf

Carmel Mission Basilica

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Turning the Last Century

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Although Monterey County missed its chance to house the new state’s capitol (which moved closer to the gold fields of Sacramento), local residents nevertheless made a fortune as the 1860s progressed. Whaling, the marine equivalent of the gold rush, brought almost as much wealth. Whalebones were pounded into paths leading to the splendid homes of sea captains (visit the Old Whaling Station, next to the First Brick House, in Heritage Harbor to see one of the few such paths that remain), and the state hurried to build lighthouses to guide ships up the Big Sur coast. These lighthouses still are icons today. Tours of the Point Pinos Lighthouse and Point Sur Lightstation bring those dangerous days of seafaring to life. North of Monterey, at the mouth of Elkhorn Slough, Captain Charlie Moss set about transforming a railhead into a busy port by building a 200-foot wharf from which he shipped salt and wheat to San Francisco. At Moss Landing, you can see the remains of the salt pans; the bright blue Captain’s Inn is the former headquarters of the Pacific Steamship Company Moss founded. Throughout the 1870s, immigrants from Portugal, Italy, China, Spain and Japan flocked to the area to work in the burgeoning fishing industry. In the 1880s and 1890s, another wave of religious settlers appeared: the Methodists. These people came not to convert, but instead to relax and rejuvenate their own souls. The group settled happily into Pacific Grove with tents and built Chautauqua Hall. The historic bed & breakfast inns of “P.G.” are charming reminders of bygone retreats in this part of the county. Around the start of the twentieth century, Monterey developed its own knack for tourism. The elegant Hotel Del Monte (now the Naval Postgraduate School) welcomed thousands of people a year, including presidents and movie stars. This facility also introduced the first golf course west of the Mississippi—the Del


H I S T O RY Monte Golf Course—and a splendid carriage route called 17-Mile Drive. The coastal part of the drive is unchanged, down to the Lone Cypress, a famous tree that appears to cling to the edge of the world against the backdrop of the Pacific. The 1920s saw sardines and salmon replace whale oil as marine gold, and a new wave of immigrants streamed into town to work the boats and canneries. In the fertile Salinas Valley, refrigerated boxcars spurred a similar boom in agriculture, enabling farmers to ship produce quickly and make sure it arrived as fresh and crisp as the day it was picked. The farm workers who picked and packed the lettuce, celery and strawberries came from Mexico, the Philippines and Dust Bowl states such as Oklahoma. It was an eclectic crew. Perhaps nobody described this time better than John Steinbeck. In novels such as Cannery Row and East of Eden, Steinbeck outlines how the boom of Cannery Row fell into bust in the late 1940s after processing nearly a quarter-million tons of sardines a season in its peak wartime years. Today, the row of canneries has been replaced by shops, restaurants and galleries. But the imagery of Steinbeck’s novels lives on.

To learn more about Monterey’s historic sites, visit www.historicmonterey.org. Check the State Parks website for park tour times. Monterey State Historic Park 20 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940 831-649-7118 www.parks.ca.gov/mshp

Lighthouse lamp, Maritime Museum

Old Monterey’s Path of History There’s no better way to discover Old Monterey’s history than to live it. With this in mind, the city has established a special Path of History using yellow-and-brown tile markers set in the sidewalks. Begin at any point on your own, or join a guided walk at Pacific House in Custom House Plaza. Some of the buildings on the tour include California’s First Theatre, Cooper-Molera Adobe, the Larkin House, Casa Soberanes and Stevenson House; along the way, you’ll also see Casa Serrano, the House of Four Winds, the PerryDowner House and Costume Collection, and Colton Hall.

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H I S T O RY History Museums & Historic Properties In addition to the properties open to visitors through Monterey State Historic Parks, Monterey County has several other museums and historic sites to explore. José Eusebio Boronda Adobe 333 Boronda Rd Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 757-8085 www.mchsmuseum.com

First Mayor’s House of Salinas City 20 Station Pl Salinas, CA 93901 (415) 381-6737 www.firstmayorshouse.org

Colton Hall Museum & Old Jail Pacific & Jefferson St Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 646-5648 www.monterey.org

Presidio of Monterey Museum Cpl. Ewing Rd Lower Presidio Historic Park Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 646-3456 www.monterey.org

Monterey County’s lighthouses are more than just beautiful structures; since the day these structures were built, the buildings have helped save the lives of men at sea.

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Monterey County Agriculture & Rural Life Museum at San Lorenzo Park

Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-7118 www.parks.ca.gov/mshp

Perhaps Monterey County’s most famous son is novelist John Steinbeck, author of Cannery Row and The Grapes of Wrath. Today, his birthplace in Salinas is open as a cozy informal restaurant; nearby, the National Steinbeck Center museum explores his life and works. Many other writers have spent time here, including Henry Miller (in Big Sur), poet Robinson Jeffers (in Carmel), and Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote “Treasure Island” and stayed in Monterey’s French Hotel. Pick up a copy of the “Scenes For Your Senses” literary and film map at the visitor center upon arrival to explore these sites and more or visit www.montereyinfo.org to preview a copy online. One Main St Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 775-4721 www.steinbeck.org

5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-2608 www.montereyhistory.org

Pacific House Museum

Lighthouses

National Steinbeck Center

Maritime Museum of Monterey

1160 Broadway King City, CA 93930 (831) 385-8020 www.mcarlm.org

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132 Central Ave Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 424-2735 www.steinbeckhouse.com

Robert Louis Stevenson House 530 Houston St Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-7118 www.parks.ca.gov/mshp

Robinson Jeffers Tor House

26304 Ocean View Ave (Between Stewart Way & Bay View Ave) Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 624-1813 www.torhouse.org

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Point Sur Lightstation Situated 361 feet atop a volcanic rock outcropping, this lightstation has been part of the Big Sur coast for 110 years. The lightstation itself is accessible via a one-mile hike that climbs 300 feet and ends with a 65-step staircase. Volunteers lead guided three-hour tours on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. In the summer, tours also are available on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Finally, don’t miss the moonlight tours, held on selected evenings April through October. For more information, call 831-625-4419 or visit www.pointsur.org. Point Pinos Lighthouse Built in 1855, the lighthouse sits on the northernmost tip of the peninsula, a dangerous point of land for sailors who mistakenly believed they had reached the Monterey Bay. The building, Frensel lenses and prisms are all original, and the facility still works today, making it the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast. The structure recently was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Tours are available on Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 831-648-5716 or visit www.pgmuseum.org/lighthouse.htm.

Big Sur, CA 93920 (831) 667-2574 www.henrymiller.org

INSIDER TIP “Read Cannery Row – only about a 3 hour read, but my personal favorite Steinbeck novel. Then you can actually go there and be immersed in a sense of place.” - Brad Herzog, Local Author

Point Sur Lightstation in Big Sur Photo courtesy Levi DeKeyrel

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H I S T O RY Missions The missions, founded in part by religious missionaries, were at the center of California life until the 1820s. Their museums and artifacts tell the story of the first settlers, including their beliefs and customs. Three are located in Monterey County: Mission San Carlos Borremeo del Rio Carmelo This mission in Carmel was founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1770 as the second of the 21 missions across the state. The building was dedicated in 1797 and after Father Serra died in 1784, his body was buried here. Artifacts, clothing and vestments of the church are on display in the museum. Mission San Antonio de Padua This mission, located ten miles northwest of King City, was founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1771 as the third of the 21 missions. This mission remains an active parish. Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Founded in 1791, this Soledad mission was founded as the thirteenth of the 21 missions. The Museum Chapel that stands today was built in 1828 and restored in 1954. At the rear of the quadrangle, the ruins of the original adobe can be seen. Anza National Historic Trail For another walk through history, visitors can follow many miles of the route taken by Don Juan Bautista de Anza in the 1770s during his famous journeys escorting the colonists who would settle Alta (Upper) California in the name of Spain. Maps of the route are available from the Visitor Centers and at Pacific House Museum in Monterey State Historic Park. Additional information can be found at www.nps.gov/juba. Sights along this trail include:

• Lake San Antonio Recreation Area in Monterey, a rural countryside laced with trails for hiking and riding. • Mission San Antonio de Padua northwest of King City, where expedition camp No. 85 is located. • San Lorenzo County Park in King City, which provides interpretive information about the trail corridor and the cultures of the area. • Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad in Soledad. • Presidio of Monterey in Monterey, featuring expedition camps No. 88 and 90, as well as the Royal Presidio Chapel. • Mission San Carlos Borremeo del Rio Carmelo in Carmel, which includes expedition camp No. 89, an extensive museum and interpretive information. • Toro Park in Salinas, which includes informative interpretive signs about the expedition overall.

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Take a tour of Pacific Grove’s Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest active lighthouse on the West Coast. Turn it into a day trip with a drive to Big Sur to the Point Sur Lightstation.

Pet sharks, rays and starfish in hands-on touch pools at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Climb a full-size 1956 steam engine or rent a paddleboat at Lake El Estero’s Dennis the Menace Playground, designed by Dennis the Menace creator Hank Ketcham. Or, catch air at the nearby skateboard park.

Explore the places where John Steinbeck lived and wrote through interactive exhibits and multi-sensory stage-set activity centers at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas.

Take a whale-watching or sightseeing cruise after visiting candy shops on Fisherman’s Wharf. Don’t forget to savor a steaming bread bowl of rich clam chowder while you’re there.

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Have your picture taken at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. movie set on Cannery Row and then experience Cannery Row’s early history in the Cannery Row Wax Museum.

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Tour the famed and fabulous 17-Mile Drive and picnic in the company of seals, otters and other marine life at Seal Rock Picnic Area.

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Let curiosity and creativity flourish at MY Museum – an entertaining, interactive children’s museum that includes MY Pizzeria, the Pet Vet area and the Creation Station.

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At Point Lobos State Reserve, hike to the cove that, according to local legend, inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and discover whaling industry relics at the Whaling Cabin.

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Rollerblade, bike or ride a four-wheeled surrey along the waterfront Recreation Trail, which runs 18 miles through Pacific Grove, Monterey, Seaside and north to Castroville.

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Watch our national symbol—the bald eagle—at Lake San Antonio in Southern Monterey County, where you also can enjoy playgrounds, beaches and water sports.

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Build sandcastles at Carmel’s famed white sand beach. Fly a kite and watch the waves from the sand dunes of Marina, Seaside, & Sand City.

Stop by the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and discover Exhibits featuring the native plants, animals, geology, and aboriginal populations of Monterey County. Don’t forget to pay a visit to “Sandy,” the life-sized sculpture of an adult female gray whale resting in front of the building.

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Pack a picnic and head to Marina State Beach to watch hangliders soar on brisk coastal breezes. Stroll along the boardwalk that stretches through the Marina Dunes Natural Preserve.

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Explore more than 50 miles of trails on 7,200 acres of the former Fort Ord Army Base in Seaside.

INSIDER TIP “Dennis the Menace Park is so fun. I always have to play on the train and I like the climbing wall.” – Nathan, Local Kindergartener

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Explore one of California’s largest coastal wetlands by pontoon boat and discover sea otters, sea lions and a variety of birds on an Elkhorn Slough Safari nature tour.

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Get a taste of what life was like in the early days of old Monterey on Monterey’s “Path of History,” a walking tour of more than 40 adobes, historic buildings and sites, including the Pacific House Museum.

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Take to the trail on horseback in scenic Carmel Valley, Big Sur or Pebble Beach. Explore the nature trails and wildlife at Del Rey Oaks’ Frog Pond Preserve. Satisfy your sweet tooth on a tour of Monterey Bay Chocolates on Fremont Street in Seaside. Play an intergenerational game of golf at the Peter Hay 9-hole pitchand-putt course at Pebble Beach

Golf Links.

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Take a walk on the wild side with lions, tigers, birds and reptiles at Wild Things exotic animal ranch in Salinas.

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Pack a picnic and head for the playground at San Lorenzo Park in King City, and tour the turn-ofthe-century schoolhouse and train depot.

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Check out some of the highspeed auto racing action at historic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.


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The most successful family vacations engage grown-ups and kids alike in a state of intergenerational wonder. Since the local environment teems with natural beauty, Monterey offers amusements that make parents smile and attractions that will have the young ones begging for more. Start the morning with a long hike around Point Lobos State Reserve’s wildflower-lined trails, then picnic near the Whaling Museum for lunch and a light dose of history. An alternate itinerary follows the Path of History through downtown Monterey with lunch at nearby Fisherman’s Wharf, where youngsters can watch vocal sea lions and playful otters while everyone eats. For a dose of larger animals head to Wild Things, a wild animal park in Salinas. This is a one-of-a-kind spin on the traditional zoo and is home to three 500-pound African lions, a Bengal tiger and a black bear named Brandy. These critters are the Lassies of today; the center is a training ground for animals that star in film, TV and live productions. More than 100 animals live at the compound in all. Daily tours begin at 1 p.m., with an additional tour at 3 p.m. in the summer. Occasional after-dark tours are available in October and February. Another kid-friendly spot is Monterey’s Dennis the Menace Park, a playground with swings and slides and a host of other diversions. The park was designed by a man who really knew kids: Hank Ketcham, creator of the comic strip, “Dennis the Menace.” Elsewhere, kids love the opportunity to gently stroke a baby shark or manta ray at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. With thousands of fish and interpretive exhibits, the aquarium is a great place for a family to spend the entire day. Toddlers and little ones in particular will love the facility’s Splash Zone, which is jam-packed with super-size sea creatures. Other Monterey museums and historic sites are just as intriguing. At MY Museum, for instance, hands-on activities such as filming a TV program and running a country store are great ways for youngsters to get creative. In Monterey State Historic Park, young children will discover arrowheads and Spanish doubloons at Pacific House, while older kids appreciate open-air activities like the paddleboats of Lake El Estero and the skateboard park. Visit our website at www.aliveistheair.com 47


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Neighboring communities have plenty to offer to families, too. The soft sands of Carmel Beach and the small, sheltered cove at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove offer excellent environments for building big, family-sized sandcastles. There’s also a seven-mile pontoon boat safari through Moss Landing’s Elkhorn Slough. The Monterey Recreation Trail is another great way to explore the county. Rent a bicycle built for four—known in these parts as a four-seater surrey—at Custom House Plaza or Cannery Row and pedal from one end of the “Rec Trail” to the other. The route is terrific for wildlife watching, since the area’s sea otters, sea lions, pelicans and harbor seals frequently are visible from the path. If the fog rolls in, retreat to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, one of the best places to learn about all those fascinating creatures you’ve seen during your walk. In Parkfield, the “Earthquake Capitol of the World,” kids will love knowing they’re in the heart of temblor territory. This town is constantly monitored by the United States Geological Survey, as it experiences a significant earthquake (6.0 or higher on the Richter scale) every 22 years or so. Today, the town features the largest array of earthquake monitoring equipment in the world. En route to a place like Parkfield, indulge a snack-attack by stopping by The Farm, just off Highway 68 between Salinas and Monterey. Here visitors can pick everything from strawberries to artichokes. Every season yields a different flavor of vegetable picking. Strike a pose for a family snapshot beneath the giant silhouettes of farmers that make The Farm visible for miles.

INSIDER TIP “Plan your visit to the Aquarium for the afternoon, when you’ll find fewer visitors. Also, the fall and winter months, excluding holidays, are our least busy.” - Talma Taormina, Aquarium Volunteer/Retired Elementary School Teacher

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Families will enjoy the National Steinbeck Center, a museum that explains the life and times of John Steinbeck. The museum takes visitors through life-size exhibits of his books, including a model Red Pony and old Model T Ford. Children also can design their own crate label or vote for their favorite vegetable in the Center’s Rabobank Agriculture Museum. Learning never seemed so fun.


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2004 Fairgrounds Rd. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-5863 Fax: (831) 372-8248 www.montereycountyfair.com

Monterey County Parks Department PO Box 5249 Salinas, CA 93915 (831) 755-4895 Fax: (831) 755-4914 www.co.monterey.ca.us/parks

Monterey County Youth (MY) Museum 601 Wave St. #100 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-6444 Fax: (831) 649-1304 www.mymuseum.org

National Steinbeck Center

One Main St. Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 775-4721 (831) 775-4720 Fax: (831) 796-3828 www.steinbeck.org

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Wild Things

400 River Rd. Salinas, CA 93908 (831) 455-1901 Fax: (831) 455-1902 www.wildthingsinc.com

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Santa Cruz Beach/Boardwalk

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Winchester Mystery House

525 S. Winchester Blvd. San Jose, CA 95128 (408) 247-2000 Fax: (408) 247-2090 www.winchestermysteryhouse.com

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One-of-a-kind Recreation With miles upon miles of open landscape and sunshine that warms the soul, Monterey offers boundless recreational activities. Horseback riding, golfing, rock-climbing, car-racing, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, whale-watching and birding are just some of the recreational opportunities in the county, and there probably are hundreds more. A fringe benefit of engaging in these activities here is that the natural setting serves as a stunning backdrop. Around every corner, the views just get better.

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Pebble Beach Golf Links

San Carlos Beach, Monterey

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While Pebble Beach certainly is the most famous golf course in Monterey County, the region has more than 20 courses ready to welcome golfers at every playing level, 50 miles of fairways and more than 280 fabulous holes to play, including three of the nation’s top 100 golf courses.

With a resource like the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary just off shore, it’s no wonder people flock to Monterey County to see the sea. Step aboard a powerful motor yacht to venture beyond the bay’s embrace in search of blue, humpback or gray whales. Take a fishing charter to find albacore, salmon or lingcod. For those who’d rather stay close to shore, rent a kayak and explore harbors and coves at sea level. Who knows what might pop its head out of the water for a good look at you?

Another way to experience these critters is to visit them in their own environment. Scuba Diving Magazine rated Monterey among the Top 10 North American dive sites, and more than 65,000 scuba divers and snorkelers dipped into Monterey Bay last year. Experiences on these immersions vary, but many divers report seeing a variety of nosy critters poking around the undersea kelp forests of Monterey Bay. On some days, there is so much wildlife down below that the kelp beds appear busier than city streets.

Included in this bunch are two sets of “twin” courses, in Carmel Valley at Rancho Cañada East/West, and in Seaside at Bayonet and Black Horse, formerly reserved for military personnel at Fort Ord. Elsewhere, Quail Lodge is a wonderfully walkable course designed by Robert Muir Graves, while another inland course, Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, was designed by the father-son team of Robert Trent Jones Senior and Junior. There are other courses, too. At the oceanfront Spanish Bay, for instance, onshore breezes make club selections tricky. In the more forested glades of Poppy Hills or Spyglass Hill, tree trunks are the biggest obstacle. To avoid these hazards, beginners can take lessons from a PGA pro at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. For practice, golfers on every level can head over to the Del Rey Oaks Driving Range. For more information, visit the Monterey Golf Association’s website at www.golfmonterey.org.

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Tidepooling & Swimming At certain times of year, some of these animals even can be spotted in the tide pools left behind by the retreating sea. Strap on some old shoes and inspect these pools to marvel at hermit crabs, owl limpets and turban snails, sea stars and purple sea urchins. The golden rule of tidepooling? Look at the critters – don’t touch. The sea is their home. Beaches along Monterey’s coast are ideal for long walks, but they aren’t especially suitable for swimming. Local water temperatures hover around a chilly 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius), and many area beaches are prone to dangerous riptides and currents. On hot summer days, kids enjoy splashing about in sheltered areas such as Monterey State Beach and Seaside State Beach. Other popular beaches include Carmel Beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea and Marina State Beach in Marina. All beaches are free and open to the public. Big Sur beaches can be accessed at most of the California State Parks along Highway 1.

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The only daily trips led by Marine Biologists. We have been featured on National Geographic Television and the Blue Planet - Discovery Channel “The Best Whale Watch on the Bay.” Plenty of time to spend with whales & dolphins, 28 years experience with individuals and groups. Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Killer Whales & Dolphins Find us in the red building at 84 Fisherman’s Wharf

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N AT U R E & R E C R E AT I O N Boating & Sailing

Kayaking

Sport Fishing

The sheltered waters of the Monterey Bay are a great spot for boating. Several sailing charter boats operate from Monterey and Moss Landing, offering cruises, lessons and bareboat rentals to aspiring and experienced skippers alike. Lake San Antonio, located at the southern end of Monterey County, offers year-round boating and waterskiing opportunities from its launching ramps, plus overnight camping in an RV or tent.

Many local businesses offer kayak rentals for anywhere between two hours and a day. Rentals are available with and without guides. Most of the guides who go out with kayakers have experience as naturalists and guides, so they can point out critters and historic sites with ease. Most outfitters also offer waterproof drysuits or wetsuits to keep paddlers warm. Rental companies are based at Cannery Row, Monterey State Beach, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove and the Elkhorn Slough.

Sport fishing is available year-round from Monterey and Moss Landing harbors. Depending on the season, the catch can contain salmon, albacore, rock cod, lingcod, halibut or rockfish. Fishing also is available at Cachagua Community Park and Los Padres Reservoir in Cachagua, Marina State Beach and Open Space Preserve in Marina, Arroyo Seco Recreation Area on the edge of the Ventana Wilderness (about 15 miles from King City), and at Lake San Antonio near Jolon.

Kayaking with friends

Whale watching on the bay Photo courtesy Sanctuary Cruises

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Flightseeing & Skydiving

The biggest stars of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary are, without question, its whales and dolphins. The blue whale, the world’s largest, reaches 100 feet and 90 tons at maturity, and can be seen just off shore at the right time of year. Also common in the winter months are gray whales, which migrate past Monterey on their way from Alaska’s Bering Sea to the calving lagoons of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Humpback whales usually begin appearing in early May, back from the winter in Hawaii and looking for food. Other species include minke whales, orcas, Pacific white-sided dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, and Dall’s porpoise.

Discover the jewel-toned waters of the Monterey Bay from the perspective of a seagull. Local aerial sightseeing tours using state-of-the-art private aircraft operate out of the Monterey Peninsula Airport. To loft like a gull, head for the Marina Municipal Airport for skydiving flights – there are lessons for beginners and flights for experts.

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Kites of All Sizes Considering all of the fabulous beaches in Seaside, Sand City and Marina, there’s ample space to fly a kite. For those who prefer those full-size kites known as hang-gliders, get a running start at the launching pad atop the Marina State Beach dunes.

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Birding Monterey County was named America’s “Birdiest” County by the American Birding Association after dedicated birders spotted a record 250 species on one weekend in May 2005. “Twitchers,” as these people are known, can join walks in the county’s varied habitats or go out to sea in search of shearwaters, brown pelicans and mergansers. Lake San Antonio is the largest bald eagle winter habitat in Central California. From November to April each year, up to 50 bald eagles descend on the area for some rest and relaxation.

Quality horseback riding on the Central Coast

Beginners Welcome Beach Rides & Trail Rides Horsedrawn Carriages Pony Rides & Petting Zoos Lessons & Ranch Parties Horse Boarding Open all year!

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Hiking & Walking Boots were made for walking in towns such as Carmel and Pacific Grove, where an assembly of trails offer everything from gentle strolls to strenuous hikes. At one end of the spectrum is the flat and paved Monterey Recreation Trail that follows the coastline from Castroville to Pacific Grove. Slightly more rugged are the trails of the former Fort Ord and the seven miles of trails in Point Lobos State Reserve, a 1,250-acre preserve right on the ocean, just south of Carmel. Other great hiking spots include Garland Ranch Regional Park, 541 acres flanking the Carmel River and extending into the southeastern Santa Lucia mountain range; Jacks Peak County Park, just above the city of Monterey; Big Sur, which offers dramatic hikes through redwood forests to waterfalls; and Pinnacles National Monument, which has 30 miles of mountain paths through the remote backcountry outside Soledad.

Monterey & Elkhorn Slough

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A unique Monterey Bay and Elkhorn Slough Sea Kayaking Experience!

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N AT U R E & R E C R E AT I O N Horseback Riding Bridle paths in Monterey County wind through remote, scenic and sometimes rugged areas. Many stables offer escorted trail rides, suitable for families with kids as well as experienced riders. Several stables offer rides along beaches in Big Sur, Moss Landing or Pebble Beach. Own your own horse? Explore the miles of trails criss-crossing the former Fort Ord Army base, meander through the towering redwoods of Big Sur…options abound!

Rock Climbing

Horeseback in Pebble Beach

From indoor rock climbing in Sand City to the volcanic spires at the Pinnacles National Monument and bouldering at Garrapata State Park, the climbing around Monterey Bay will leave you breathless. Guided outdoor climbing is available.

Wheeled Sports Roll right along with cycling, roller-blading and skateboarding on various trails around Monterey County. The bayside Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail is designed to accommodate rollerbladers, bicyclists and pedaled surreys that seat two or four people. Bicycle rental companies located along the trail can set up visitors with gear, including tandems and baby-trailers. For more strenuous mountain biking, head for the trails of the former Fort Ord, Toro Park or Garland Ranch Park in Carmel Valley. Skateboarders also have their own dedicated park with 8,000 square feet of ledges, half-pipes and ramps, right next to Dennis the Menace Playground in Monterey’s El Estero Park.

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Monterey Sports Center For indoor workouts, head to the Monterey Sports Center, located at 301 E. Franklin St., off Del Monte Avenue and adjacent to the City of Monterey parking garages. The facility is open daily and features two indoor heated pools (complete with a 112-foot water slide), a full weight training center, a cardio fitness center, two studios and personal trainers by appointment. For additional information, call 831-646-3700.

INSIDER TIP “The former Fort Ord permits cyclists access to spectacular bike trails. It’s absolutely beautiful with several canyons, oak trees and views of the Salinas Valley.” – Doug Horner, Research Professor/Avid Biker

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El Estero Park Parcourse Exercise Course The free parcourse at El Estero Park follows a 1.2 mile path around Lake El Estero. The course has 18 exercise stations in all, and the stations are organized into clusters that inspire a certain type of exercise: warm-up, muscle stretching, muscle strengthening, cardiovascular conditioning and cool down. Participants are suggested to combine their workouts with walking, jogging or running between stations.


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Jogging There is no better place on Earth to jog than Monterey County. In addition to the Recreation Trail, joggers and runners love exploring the soft sands of Monterey or Del Monte Beach, Seaside State Beach, Carmel Beach, or Carmel River Beach. Boardwalks also thread the dunes at Marina State Beach and Pebble Beach, and they make for great running paths.

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Adventures by the Sea 299 Cannery Row www.adventuresbythesea.com

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Oakland

(877) 433-8735 (270) 837-9541 (F)

Carrera Sailing 66 Fisherman’s Wharf www.sailmontereybay.com

Monterey

(831) 375-0648

Chris’ Fishing Trips 48 Fisherman’s Wharf #1 www.chrissfishing.com

Monterey

(831) 375-5951 (831) 645-9055 (F)

Elkhorn Slough Safari/Guided Nature Boat Tours PO Box 570 www.elkhornslough.com

Moss Landing

(831) 633-5555

Gardiner’s Resort 114 Carmel Valley Rd. www.gardiners-resort.com

Carmel Valley

(800) 453-6225 (831) 659-2492 (F)

Holman Ranch 60 Holman Rd www.holmanranch.com

Carmel Valley

(831) 659-2640 (831) 659-6055 (F)

Kayak Connection 2370 Highway 1 www.kayakconnection.com

Moss Landing

(831) 724-5692 (831) 761-2379 (F)

Land Rover Experience Driving School Quail Lodge, 8205 Valley Greens Dr. www.landroverusa.com/drivingschools

Carmel Valley

(831) 620-8854 (831) 625-5450 (F)

Lets Go Sailing 57 Vista Dr montereygosail.com

Moss Landing

(831) 235-1486

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca-S.C.R.A.M.P. 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway www.laguna-seca.com

Monterey

(800) 327-SECA (831) 373-0533 (F)

Monterey Bay Aviation 514 Airport Way www.montereybayaviation.com

Monterey

(831) 375-2359 (831) 373-2352 (F)

Monterey Bay Equestrian Center 19805 Pesante Rd. www.montereybayequestrian.com

Salinas

(831) 663-5712

Monterey Bay Kayaks 693 Del Monte Ave. www.montereybaykayaks.com

Monterey

(800) 649-5357 (831) 373-0119 (F)

Monterey Bay Sailing 78 Old Fishermans Wharf www.montereysailing.com

Monterey

(831) 372-7245 (831) 643-9107 (F)

Monterey Bay Whale Watch 84 Fisherman’s Wharf www.montereybaywhalewatch.com

Monterey

(831) 375-4658 (831) 372-3128 (F)

Monterey Birding Adventures PO Box 692 www.montereybirdingadventures.com

Moss Landing

(831) 632-2473

Monterey Express Diving Charters 32 Cannery Row www.montereyexpress.com

Monterey

(831) 915-0752 (831) 649-4562 (F)

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Snorkeling

Whale Watching

Scuba

Sky Diving

Rock Climbing

Nature Tour

Sailing

Kayaking

Inline Skating

Horseback Riding

Birding

Fishing

Airplane Tours

Boating/Charters

Surrey Rental

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Bicycle Rental

RECREATION

Auto Racing

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Monterey Sailing 32 Cannery Row #J www.montereysailing.org

Monterey

(831) 372-9463 (831) 372-9464 (F)

Monterey Whale Watching 96 Fisherman’s Wharf #1 www.montereywhalewatching.com

Monterey

(800) 200-2203 (831) 372-3708 (F)

Pacific Yachting & Sailing 790 Mariner Park Way www.pacificsail.com

Out of County

(800) 374-2626 (831) 423-4260 (F)

Pebble Beach Equestrian Center Portola Rd. & Alva Ln. www.ridepebblebeach.com

Pebble Beach

(831) 624-2756 (831) 624-3999 (F)

Randy’s Fishing & Whalewatching 66 Fisherman’s Wharf #1 www.randysfishingtrips.com

Monterey

(800) 251-7440 (831) 372-7445 (F)

Sanctuary Cruises 7881 Sandholdt Rd. www.sanctuarycruises.com

Moss Landing

(831) 917-1042 (831) 643-0128 (F)

Sanctuary Rock Gym 1855-A East Ave. www.rockgym.com

Sand City

(831) 899-2595 (831) 899-2597 (F)

Shearwater Journeys Serving Monterey County www.shearwaterjourneys.com

Out of County

(831) 637-8527

Skip Barber Racing School, LLC 1023 Monterey-Salinas Highway www.skipbarber.com

Monterey

(831) 657-4620 (831) 657-4626 (F)

Ventana Wildlife Society Andrew Molera State Park www.ventanaws.org

Salinas

(877) 897-7740 (831) 455-2846 (F)

Trail at Point Lobos State Reserve

Photo courtesy Kerrick James/MCCVB

Tennis

Snorkeling

Whale Watching

Scuba

Sky Diving

Rock Climbing

Nature Tour

Sailing

Kayaking

Inline Skating

Horseback Riding

Birding

Fishing

Airplane Tours

Boating/Charters

Surrey Rental

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Point Lobos State Reserve Thousands of sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, and seabirds can’t be wrong, which makes the crashing surf at Point Lobos State Reserve a great place to spend a day. The reserve offers silvered cypress trees, wave-pounded boulders, and miles of pathways through wildflower meadows. Rangers and docents lead guided walks throughout the year; there’s also diving (by reservation only) in Whalers Cove and Bluefish Cove. For more sedentary activity, explore the Whalers Cabin Museum. The reserve is open daily with extended hours in summer; vehicle entry fee $8. Visit our website at www.aliveistheair.com 59


Restrooms

Picnic Areas

Watchable Wildlife

Swimming

Boating / Kayaking

Diving

Fishing

Bike Trails

Equestrian Trails

Hiking Trails

RV sites w/o Hookups

Phone Numbers

RV sites w/Hookups

Monterey County & State Parks

Campsites

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County Parks - www.co.monterey.ca.us/parks Jacks Peak Park

Monterey

(831) 755-4899

Lake San Antonio

near King City

(831) 755-4899

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257

2043

Lake Nacimiento

So. Monterey County

(805) 238-3256

343

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303

Laguna Seca Recreation Area

Monterey

(831) 755-4899

169

102

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San Lorenzo Park

King City

(831) 385-5964

99

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Toro Park

Salinas

(831) 755-4899

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Big Sur

(831) 667-2315

Asilomar State Beach

Pacific Grove

(831) 646-6440

Carmel River State Beach

Carmel

(831) 624-4909

Garrapata State Park

Big Sur

(831) 624-4909

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Big Sur

(831) 667-2315

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Limekiln State Park

Big Sur

(831) 667-2403

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Marina State Beach

Marina

(831) 384-7695

Monterey State Beach

Monterey

(831) 384-7695

Monterey State Historical Park

Monterey

(831) 649-7118

Moss Landing State Beach

Moss Landing

(831) 384-7695

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Big Sur

(831) 667-2315

Point Lobos State Reserve

So. of Carmel

(831) 624-4909

Salinas River State Beach

Moss Landing

(831) 384-7695

Seaside State Beach

Seaside

(831) 384-7695

Zmudowski State Beach

Moss Landing Area

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Pacific Grove

(831) 648-3130

Carmel Beach

Carmel

(831) 620-2020

Carmel City Park

Carmel

(831) 624-3543

Del Monte Beach

Monterey

(831) 646-3860

Devendorf Park

Carmel

(831) 624-3543

Elkhorn Slough

Moss Landing

(831) 728-2822

Garland Ranch Regional Park

Carmel Valley

(831) 648-5730

George Washington Park

Pacific Grove

(831) 648-3130

Jewell Park

Pacific Grove

(831) 648-3130

Laguna Grande Park

Seaside

(831) 899-6270

Locke-Paddon

Marina

(831) 384-4636

Lovers Point Park

Pacific Grove

(831) 648-3130

McAbee Beach

Monterey

(831) 649-6690

Natividad Creek Park

Salinas

(831)758-7217

Roberts Lake

Seaside

(831) 899-6270

San Carlos Beach

Monterey

(831) 646-3860

Sherwood Park

Salinas

(831) 758-7351

Veteran’s Memorial Park

Monterey

(831) 646-3865

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N AT U R E & R E C R E AT I O N View along the Headlands Trail, Andrew Molera State Park

INSIDER TIP “The Monterey Peninsula is our favorite ocean getaway. It offers great activities for us and the children, especially clean, safe beaches.” – The Deleon family, Visitors from the San Francisco Bay Area

Andrew Molera State Park The Big Sur River and miles of trails wind through Andrew Molera State Park, emptying into the Pacific at a remote beach with primitive campsites. The beach is relatively undeveloped, perfect for hiking, fishing and beachcombing. An outfitter here also presents visitors with an opportunity to enjoy the area on horseback, covering the rangeland like the vaqueros of yesteryear. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset; vehicle entry fees vary.

Pinnacles National Monument

Pinnacles National Monument

Rising out of the chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains east of Highway 101 is Pinnacles National Monument, the spectacular remains of an ancient volcano. The park’s massive monoliths, spires, sheer-walled canyons and talus passages remain as evidence of millions of years of erosion, faulting and tectonic plate movement. More than 30 miles of trails wind through nearly 24,000 acres of diverse wildlands in this day-use park. Hikers come to feast their eyes on spring wildflowers and a diverse group of wildlife that includes California condors, bats, deer and mountain lions. Be warned: temperatures in the Pinnacles can reach 115 degrees, so be sure to bring water.

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GOLF On the Monterey Peninsula

GOLF in the

Del Monte Forest Private/ Public

Golf Course

Par Rating Slope

Yardage

Driving Range

Green Fee

Phone

The Links at Spanish Bay The Inn at Spanish Bay 2700 17-Mile Dr

Public

72

74.1

146

6821

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$240 + cart

(800) 654-9300

Pebble Beach Golf Links The Lodge at Pebble Beach 1700 17-Mile Dr

Public

72

73.8

142

6737

Yes

$475 + cart

(800) 654-9300

Peter Hay Golf Course The Lodge at Pebble Beach 1700 17-Mile Dr

Public

27

725

Yes

$20

(831) 625-8518

Poppy Hills Golf Course 3200 Lopez Rd

Public

72

74.2

144

6833

Yes

$195 + cart

(831) 622-8239

Semi-Private

72

75.5

147

6953

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$315 + cart

(800) 654-9300

Yardage

Driving Range

Green Fee

Phone

Spyglass Golf Course Spyglass Hill Rd & Stevenson Dr

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Carmel Valley Private/ Public

Golf Course Carmel Valley Ranch-Golf Course Carmel Valley Ranch One Old Ranch Rd

Par Rating Slope

Public

70

70.5

138

6234

Yes

$165-220

(831) 626-2510

Members & Guests

71

71.4

128

6449

Yes

$175-200

(831) 620-8808

Rancho Ca単ada (East)

Public

71

69.8

122

6125

Yes

$60 + cart

(831) 624-0111

Rancho Ca単ada (West)

Public

71

71.4

125

6357

Yes

$70 + cart

(831) 624-0111

Yardage

Driving Range

Green Fee

Phone

The Golf Club at Quail Lodge 8205 Valley Greens Dr Rancho Ca単ada Golf Club (East & West) Carmel Valley Rd,1 Mile East of Highway 1

GOLF in the

Monterey Area Private/ Public

Golf Course

Par Rating Slope

Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses 1 McClure Way Bayonet

Public

72

74.5

137

7084

Yes

$55-115

(831) 899-7271

Black Horse

Public

72

73.8

135

6527

Yes

$55-115

(831) 899-7271

Del Monte Golf Course 1300 Sylvan Rd

Public

72

71.5

127

6357

No

$110 + cart

(831) 373-2700

Laguna Seca Golf Ranch 10520 York Rd

Public

71

70.7

128

6161

Yes

$60 + cart

(831) 373-2863

Monterey Pines Golf Course 1250 Garden Rd

Public

69

66.9

114

5629

Yes

$26 + cart

(831) 656-2167

Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links 77 Asilomar Blvd

Public

70

67.5

118

5727

Yes

$40-45

(831) 648-5777

Pasadera Country Club 100 Pasadera Dr

Private

71

71.5

139

6299

Yes

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(831) 647-2400

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Surrounded by Giants, when

we aim higher.

With many of the world’s most famous golf courses in our neighborhood, Bayonet & Black Horse aims high to offer a memorable experience at an affordable price. Both courses have played host to PGA Tour Qualifying, the California State Amateur and The First Tee Open - a PGA Champions Tour event. Be sure to come play Bayonet & Black Horse – and see how high we’ve aimed.

Call 831-899-PAR-1 for reservations www.bayonetblackhorse.com

Monterey Bay’s Premier Golf Superstore If It’s Golf...We’ve Got It !!

We are a full service Golf Center…

Golf Mart Superstore 2040 Fremont Blvd. Seaside (831) 583-1000 OPEN: Mon-Fri 9-7 Sat 9-6 • Sun 10-5

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Distinctive and Fun! When the hunt is on for that very special ‘something,’ start your search here. The fine shopping centers and speciality stores mentioned here have a treasure-trove of unusual items that make perfect gifts for those back home and mementos of your Monterey County visit for yourself. And should you need a warm jacket for a breezy morning walk, sturdy shoes that don’t mind some sand, sunglasses, and a large leather bag to bring home all your new treats, these merchants are the first place to turn! 64

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SHOPPING BY THE SEA Augustina’s For the ultimate in wearable art, Augustina’s designer clothing is hand beaded, hand painted, or hand knit. Top designs by Fabrizio Gianni, Missoni, Roberta Scarpa, Kippys and Loro Piana Cashmere. Augustina’s features the largest selection and guarantees the best price in North America of Paula Lishman, the original hand knit fur. Other top fur designers like Zuki, Michael Kors, Zac Posen, and Zandra Rhodes. Augustina’s also features jewelry collections by Leslie Greene, Jude Frances, Rhonda Faber Green, and Peace & Love. Established in 1987. Open daily 10am - 6pm. Located on Ocean Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. (888) LISHMAN

Augustina Leathers Leather is always in style, and no wardrobe is complete without the basics like a fine leather jacket and sleek leather pants from Lyn Leather. For custom designs and tailoring, the in-house design studio creates one-of-a-kind couture for men and women in leather and suede. Exquisite designer purses by Judith Leiber, Jane August, and Kotur; Hats by Charlie Tweddle. Augustina Leathers also carries Northern California’s largest collection of Comstock Heritage buckle sets, make of sterling silver and 14K gold. Established in 1987. Open daily 10am - 6pm. Located on San Carlos & 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. (888) 626-6353

The Barnyard Shopping Village A memorable shopping and dining experience awaits you at the Barnyard Shopping Village. Stroll through our fragrant, sun-splashed gardens and charming colorful barns. Discover 8 exceptional award winning international restaurants, offering relaxed indoor and outdoor dining. Over 40 owneroperated boutique shops and galleries blend beautifully to create a shopper’s paradise. Plenty of free parking. Easy access from Highway 1. From Highway 1, take Carmel Valley Road, turn right on Carmel Rancho Boulevard, then right on Carmel Rancho Lane. (831) 624-8886. Visit www.thebarnyard.com for more information.

Cannery Row Shopping on Cannery Row is an ocean-view treasure hunt that invites you to explore over 100 specialty shops and national brands. The variety is boundless and includes fine jewelry, art galleries and studios, gourmet foods and wines, apparel, accessories, and outlet stores. www.canneryrow.com

Carmel Plaza Located on the famous Ocean Avenue, Carmel Plaza emulates a European shopping village in a three-story plaza. Recently completing its renovation, Carmel Plaza offers shoppers an ambiance of lush landscaping, trickling fountains and comfortable seating vignettes. Boasting such retail names as Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Anthropologie and Wilkes Bashford, Carmel Plaza provides a luxury shopping experience to every discerning traveler at over 40 stores. The Concierge Center at Carmel Plaza also offers assistance for travelers with any of their traveling needs. (831) 623-1385 www.carmelplaza.com

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SHOPPING BY THE SEA Charms by the Bay Charms by the Bay jewelry collection is one of Monterey’s unique shopping experiences. We feature a complete selection of charms next to a beautiful collection of designer fine jewelry. Our jewelry includes Australian opals, colorful gemstones and sea life, crafted by famous designers such as Kabana, Steve Douglas, Aviani and Christophe Danhier. We’re located in the heart of historic Cannery Row and are open every day. (831) 640-6565 www.charmsbythebay.com

China Art Center Housed in the historical China Art Center building, we offer the discriminating collector a wide array of the finest Asian art available. You’ll find genuine Han and Tang Dynasty artifacts, paintings by world famous artists, screens, furniture, carpets, cloisonné, snuff bottles, netsuke stone and woodcarvings, and jewelry. Established in 1942, and owned and operated by a single family, the authenticity of the antiques is guaranteed. Located on Dolores between 7th and Ocean. (831) 624-5868

Coach of Carmel Coach is a leading marketer of fine accessories and gifts for women and men. The Coach Factory Store in Carmel features a full selection of discontinued and slightly imperfect handbags, business and travel cases, watches and various small leathergoods and accessories. Located on Ocean Avenue and San Carlos in Carmel. (831) 626-1777 or visit us at www.coach.com.

The Crossroads Jeweler With a combination of classical training, superior craftsmanship and outstanding design capabilities, Sarkis Sakiz produces old world, modern and custom jewelry designs of breathtaking beauty. Sarkis works in platinum, white gold and yellow gold to produce jewelry in a range of styles and influences- from simple classics to fanciful filigree works each produced with the unique level of quality that only 40 years of expertise can bring. The shop features a remarkable collection of gemstones and certified diamonds and prides itself on the personal relationships it develops with its clients. Call Sarkis and let him turn even your simplest vision into a stunning reality. Open 10am - 5pm Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Located on San Carlos between 5th & 6th in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831) 624-3044, www.crossroadsjewelers.com

Del Monte Center Del Monte Shopping Center, located at the intersection of Highway 1 and Munras Avenue, features 85 unique shops, restaurants and eateries, and a luxury spa and fitness center, plus Macy’s, Whole Foods Market and Century Theatres. New to Del Monte Shopping Center are P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Banana Republic,White House/Black Market, and Jamba Juice. In 2008, Islands, Lalla Grill, Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma will join the great range of offerings. The spacious, open-air shopping center offers comfortable seating, beautiful landscaping, and ample parking for shoppers. For more information on store listings, movie times, weekend entertainment, and special events, please call 1-888-I-SHOP-DM (888-474-6736) or visit www.delmontecenter.com. 66

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SHOPPING BY THE SEA The Golf Mart With 12,000 square feet of floor space, Golf Mart is Monterey’s largest golf shop. Carrying all the major manufacturers in the golf industry combined with 2 hitting stalls, an ultimate golf simulator, computer club fitting, and a vector launch monitor, Golf Mart insures that you receive the finest service in purchasing your next set of golf clubs. Golf Mart also offers a wide selection of men’s & ladies clothing and golf shoes. Golf Mart takes trade-ins on your old set of clubs and offers its famous 90-day satisfaction guarantee. 2040 Fremont Boulevard, Monterey (831) 583-1000

Hesselbein’s Jewelers, Inc. For more than 175 years, the Hesselbein family has created fine jewelry in Europe, passing the art of design from father to son. It was 38 years ago that Art Hesselbein opened his first store serving the central coast. Also featured at Hesselbein’s are the finest in Swiss watches by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, Breguet, and Ebel; pearls by Mikimoto; jewelry by Roberto Coin, Chimento, JB Star, Faberge, Wellendorff, Aaron Basha, Memoire and more... 143 Crossroads Boulevard, Carmel (831) 625-2522

Khaki’s Men’s Clothier of Carmel “The Best in Men’s Clothing” – Voted by Esquire Magazine as one of the best men’s stores in America. One mile south of downtown Carmel on Highway 1, in the Barnyard Shopping Village. Premier men’s collections including Robert Talbott, Luciano Barbera, Ermenegildo Zegna, Canali, Zanella, Isaia, Paul & Shark, Etro, Scott Barber, and Bills Khakis. Professional wardrobe consultants will make your shopping experience a “true delight.” Complimentary gift-wrapping and we will ship. Located at 3744 The Barnyard Shopping Village, (831) 625-8106, www.khakisofcarmel.com.

Knitting by the Sea Knitting by the Sea brings you an extraordinary collection of imported and domestic yarns for your knitting and crochet enjoyment. We specialize in luxury fibers and fun-loving novelty yarns. We carry all necessary accessories, many buttons, and have patterns and books, too. Individual lessons are available by appointment. We ship daily. Located on 5th near Junipero in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831) 624-3189

Kocek Jeweler, Inc. Carmel’s oldest established jeweler featuring acclaimed designer Kirkor Kocek. Original and exclusive hand-crafted jewelry, manufactured on the premises. Our extensive inventory suits a variety of budgets. We invite you to stop in and see what an enjoyable experience shopping for fine jewelry can be! Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, San Carlos between Ocean & 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, (831) 624-8485 csmithgg@aol.com.

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SHOPPING BY THE SEA Marita’s Boutique Marita’s carries women’s size clothing and accessories that are feminine, fashionable and elegant in sizes small to 3X. You’ll find a great collection of well known designers including Art to Wear, Cynthia Ashby and Flax. Our very knowledgeable sales consultants will make your visit a fun and delightful shopping experience. Visit us at 551 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove, (831) 655-3390. Or shop online at www.maritasboutique.com.

Masaoka Glass Design Studio Located in Carmel Valley Village, the Masaoka Glass Design Studio & Gallery showcases a variety of art glass vases, platters & jewelry, hand blown ornaments, pumpkins and other unique gift items. Owner Alan Masaoka’s stained glass business, Masaoka Glass Design, is highly regarded for its architectural stained glass window commissions, which integrate distinctive designs with the finest materials available to create windows of unparalleled brilliance and quality. Masaoka’s welcoming personality, the exceptional artwork, and, if you’re lucky- a chance to watch the glass blowers in action- make it well worth the drive! Located at 13766 Center Street in the Center Street Plaza in Carmel Valley Village (behind Wills Fargo Restaurant). (831)659-4953 www.alanmasaoka.com

Monterey Bay Aquarium Gift & Bookstores The Monterey Bay Aquarium Gift & Bookstores offers a unique collection of gifts and souvenirs modeled on the aquarium’s award-winning exhibits and the wonders of the ocean. Many items are also educational and entertaining as well as eco-friendly; some purchases even directly assist disadvantaged coastal populations around the world. Inside the Gift & Bookstores you’ll find cuddly plush animals; interesting books, music and DVDs; fun toys; beautiful collectibles; a variety of apparel and more. Located inside the worldfamous Monterey Bay Aquarium (admission required) at 886 Cannery Row in Monterey. Call us toll-free at (877) MOLA-MOLA/(877) 665-2665 or email us at giftstore@mbayaq.org.

Silver Feather From sterling silver jewelry to pottery and sculpture, you will find a vast array of fine art from North American Indians throughout the United States. Open 10am - 6pm Monday through Saturday, 10:30am - 5pm on Sunday. Located on Dolores and 6th Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. (831) 624-3622

Sockshop Socks are a work of art! See our collection of fantastic socks for men, women and children - all sizes! There’s a huge selection of ever-changing accessories. Visit us in Monterey on Cannery Row, in Pacific Grove inside the American Tin Cannery and in Carmel-by-the-Sea at Ocean and San Carlos in the Doud Arcade. (831) 624-6044

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SHOPPING BY THE SEA Stitches by the Bay A premiere needlepoint gallery featuring hand-painted canvases by America’s leading needlepoint artists. Stitches boasts the largest collection of threads on the central coast. Marvelous classes, workshops and private lessons are always available. Throughout the year, stitching retreats are offered at Mission Ranch and Old Saint Angela’s Inn lead by June McKnight, a nationally recognized needlepoint teacher and author. Colleen and Alex Greenlee are the new shop owners. Stitches is conveniently located in historic Cannery Row at 380 Foam Street, or contact us at (831) 373-5518 or www.stitchesbythebay.com.

Thomas Kinkade Galleries Thomas Kinkade Galleries of Carmel and Monterey are widely recognized as the foremost authority on the artist’s work. Originals, limited editions and collectibles are also presented. Five locations on the Monterey Peninsula. Three in Monterey, 361 Lighthouse Ave, 400 Cannery Row and 685 Cannery Row. In Carmel, the galleries are located on Ocean between Lincoln and Dolores and on Dolores at the Tuck Box Tea Room. (831) 655-5520 or www.kinkadegalleries.com.

Two Sisters Designs Looking for something unique or even “made in Carmel”? Two Sisters Designs features fabulous ladies accessories, jewelry, wearable art and gifts for the home and garden at prices you won’t believe! You’ll find their working studio tucked in the back of one of Carmel’s charming courtyards. Pantiles Court, Dolores between 5th & 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea (831) 625-1203.

Wine from the Heart Wine from the Heart features wines from small premiere boutique wineries that produce the highest quality wines from California. We carry a fine selection of custom glassware, wine art by Dan Koffman, gifts, cheeses, chocolates and other gourmet foods, as well as beautiful gift baskets for a picnic on the beach or any occasion. Come meet local owners, nancy and Antonio Rodriquez, who offer down-to-earth advice on wine, and love to share their passion for Monterey and fine wine. 241 Alvarado Street, Monterey (831) 641-9463 www.winefromtheheart.com.

Woodies of Carmel Inspired by the passions of Chris and Becky DeSmet Sollecito, Woodies of Carmel is the ultimate shopping experience for people who love cars or the Island lifestyle. Here you can find more than 1,000 Hawaiian shirts, automotive art, neon automotive signs, pedal cars, plus more clothing, gifts and fun home accessories. Come in to browse and you could leave with a sofa shaped like a car that will make the kids’ playroom. If by some chance you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, we’ll try to find it for you. Open 10am - 6pm Monday - Saturday, Sunday 12pm - 5pm. 114 Crossroads Boulevard Carmel, Highway 1 at Rio Rd, (831) 626-9064 www.woodiesofcarmel.com.

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Monterey County abounds in natural beauty, but many of the area’s shopping destinations offer spectacular sights, as well.

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SHOPPING Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel Valley

Marina

Carmel-by-the-Sea is an exclusive shopping enclave bursting with charming boutiques, fine art galleries, and luxury retailers. The open-air courtyard of Carmel Plaza, at the top of Ocean Avenue, emulates a European shopping village. With its recent renovation, the facility offers shoppers lush landscaping and trickling fountains as they explore more than 40 stores, including Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Anthropologie, Bottega Veneta and Wilkes Bashford. The Concierge Center at Carmel Plaza also offers assistance for travelers with any of their needs. The facility even caters to canine companions: don’t miss the dogfriendly “Fountain of Woof.”

Carmel Valley features shopping, too—just off Highway 1, two charming shopping villages are well worth exploring. First, discover the Barnyard Shopping Village. Situated on more than six acres, the open-air shopping village delivers a unique, upscale boutique environment nestled into cascading levels of breathtaking gardens lined with red brick pathways. Located only one mile south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Barnyard Shopping Village boasts 50 locally owned and operated shops, eight international restaurants and cafés, as well as a variety of professional services. Retail shops include couture men’s and women’s clothing, brilliant jewelry, chic shoes, exquisite art, children’s toys and upscale salons and spas. Discover the shops, indulge in the cuisine, enjoy the annual events and unwind in the lavish gardens.

With the late 2007 debut of a new 368,000-square foot community retail center, Marina has recently established itself as one of the most convenient shopping stops on the Monterey Peninsula. The Dunes on Monterey Bay community center is part of the 400acre master-planned community of the same name currently in development on the former Fort Ord Army base. The project is one of the largest mixed-use developments in the region, and the retail tenant roster includes some of the leading names in retail: Best Buy, Kohl’s, Old Navy, REI, and Target. Additional shopping, as well as restaurants and entertainment, are on the horizon as Marina continues its development of the hundreds of acres of former government land. A handful of mixed-use development projects, are under way and expected to make significant progress in 2008.

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Nearby, stop in at The Crossroads, known by locals as “a must-see for serious shoppers”. This shopping center features gift shops, sporting goods stores, Photo courtesy Kerrick James/MCCVB florists and professional services. Along a flower filled Boulevard, friendly shopkeepers present the finest in fashion, jewelry, gifts, specialty food and services to fill visitors’ every need. The Crossroads also offers a fine selection of award-winning dining on the Monterey Peninsula, with plenty of pet-friendly outdoor seating! Further inland (about 11 miles) on Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley Village is home to a dozen specialty stores, some of which sell fine wines, hand-thrown pottery, sculpture, and designer apparel, to name a few.

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Monterey Old Monterey’s main thoroughfare, Alvarado Street, is notable for its Farmers’ Market, one of the largest in California. The market takes place every Tuesday, rain or shine. The town’s independent bookstores, home furnishing shops, and bright boutiques complement a trafficfree mall beside the Monterey Conference Center. In this mall, art galleries sit next to wine shops and an intimate café.


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Cannery Row

Heading toward Cannery Row, the New Monterey area is jam-packed with inviting booksellers, consignment and sporting goods shops. Cannery Row itself, once the heart of Monterey’s canning industry, is now a bustling shopping district. There are more than 150 stores along the six-block stretch of the Row between Reeside and David Avenues. These shops sell local art, old-fashioned candy, specialty food items and wine. The Row certainly has come a long way from its fishy beginnings.

On the other side of Monterey, toward Highway 1, is Del Monte Center. With more than 85 shops, the center surrounds a beautiful garden and 04FSA0023 TwoTags-Monterey.qrk 9/23/04 11:37 AM picturesque walkways. Macy’s and Mervyn’s are anchor stores for this mall, while other temptations include Photo courtesy Kerrick James/MCCVB Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft, GAP, the Bombay Company, White House|Black Market, Chico’s, and Whole Foods Market. There also are restaurants aplenty, including P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, and California Pizza Kitchen leading the charge. At one end of the center, the 13-screen Century Cinemas movie complex offers digital sound and stadium seating—a perfect diversion to reward the kids after a patient afternoon of shopping.

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Moss Landing Years ago, Moss Landing was once a major rail and shipping hub for whale oil, salt and produce. Today, this sleepy little hamlet appears to have more antiques than residents. Two exits directly off Highway 1 lead visitors to 24 shops specializing in antiques and collectibles. Among the specialty items: Depressionera glassware, silverware from the old Del Monte Hotel, jewelry, movie memorabilia, paintings, first-edition books and much more. On the last Sunday in July, the town transforms itself for the Moss Landing Antique Fair, when 200 vendors descend on the village with an incredible assortment of items. Enjoy some of the region’s best seafood at one of a handful of eateries—and watch local fisherman unload their catch while you wait!

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SHOPPING Pacific Grove The shopping district along and surrounding Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove features charming stores selling pine furniture, baked goods, home goods, books, and fashion – seasoned with antique shops, art galleries and gift boutiques. Later, indulge in more retail therapy at the historic American Tin Cannery, a one-of-a-king shopping and entertainment center located steps from the rocky shores of the Monterey Bay. Built in 1927, the structure originally housed the American Can Company and today is home to nearly 30 shops and restaurants.

Pebble Beach

American Tin Cannery, Pacific Grove

Sure, Pebble Beach is known for its golf, but the area has exquisite shopping, too. Pebble Beach merchandise, golf apparel and mementos all can be found at the parade of shops near The Lodge at Pebble Beach. The stores are worth a look, especially after a fulfilling day on the greens.

Although Sand City claims a population of less than 300, the town is a thriving spot for shopaholics. Vendors in the mall behind the dunes peddle music, beach towels, charcoal, swim suits, kites, books, sunblock and snacks—everything a family could need for a day of picnicking, sunbathing or bicycling. Two neighboring shopping centers cater to everyday needs with an array of recognized retail offerings such as Target, Borders Books, and Costco, in addition to a handful of convenient eateries.

Salinas Along the Highway 101 corridor, shopping runs the gamut from the historic Oldtown Salinas architecture to the unique boutiques, restaurants and A Taste of Monterey wine visitors center near the National Steinbeck Center. The city’s Northridge Mall, is anchored by Macy’s, Sears and JC Penney; Harden Ranch, another shopping area, features Pier I and Target.

Elkhorn Farm & Mercantile

8850 B Highway 1 Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 633-4768 Fax: (831) 633-6553 www.bestroadsidestop.com

The Hearth Shop

486 Del Monte Center Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 375-1252 Fax: (831) 646-1333 www.thehearthshop.com

Cameras/Photo Lab Green’s Camera World

472 Alvarado St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 655-1234 Fax: (831) 655-2410 www.greenscameraworld.com

Drug Stores

Seaside

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Home Furnishings

Sand City

Seaside’s brand-new City Center shopping center anchors a downtown area that features authentic cuisine from around the world. While the foundation of the Seaside business community is made up of small family-owned establishments, national retailers and restaurant groups also value the city’s prime location and access to Highway 1. Home Depot, Chili’s, Starbucks, and Cost Plus currently have outposts here and new retail developments will debut in 2008 and coming years. Seaside is also the place to purchase a car, with an auto center that boasts the largest selection of vehicles in the region. Although it was one of the country’s first auto malls, a recently completed $21 million renovation welcomes today’s consumer to buy, lease, and service their vehicles at the Seaside Auto Center.

Trotter’s Antiques

Carmel Drug Store

Northridge Mall, Salinas

Ocean & San Carlos Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 624-3819 Fax: (831) 626-3819

Antiques

Gems, Minerals & Appraisal Services

Cannery Row Antique Mall

Gems by the Sea

China Art Center

Jewelry

471 Wave St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 655-0264 Fax: (831) 655-0265 www.canneryrowantiquemall.com Dolores btwn 7th & Ocean Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 624-5868 www.chinaartcenter.com

Moss Landing Village

PO Box 307 Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 633-5843 (831) 760-0952 Fax: (831) 633-5407 www.hauteenchilada.com

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550 Wave St. #3 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 375-5545 Fax: (831) 375-5502 www.gemsbytheseamonterey.com

The Crossroads Jeweler

San Carlos btwn 5th & 6th Carmel-by-the-Sea CA 93921 (831) 624-3044 www.crossroadsjewelers.com

Hesselbein’s Jewelers

143 Crossroads Blvd Carmel CA 93923 (831) 625-2522 Fax: (831) 625-5331


SHOPPING Kocek Jewelers

San Carlos btwn Ocean & 7th Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 624-8485

Wilke’s

San Carlos btwn 5th & 6th Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 626-3048 Fax: (831) 626-6340

Leather Coach

San Carlos & Ocean Ave. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 626-1777 Fax: (831) 626-9559 www.coach.com

Retail Clothing & Footwear

Carmel Plaza

Ocean & Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 624-1385 (831) 624-0137 Fax: (831) 624-1214 www.carmelplaza.com

The Crossroads Shopping Village

Highway 1 & Rio Rd. 243 Crossroads Blvd Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 625-4106 Fax: (831) 624-3217 www.crossroadsshoppingvillage.com

Del Monte Center

1410 Del Monte Center Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-2705 Fax: (831) 373-8675 www.delmontecenter.com

Gilroy Premium Outlets

Ocean Ave. btwn San Carlos & Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 624-2401 Fax: (831) 624-9902 www.augustinaleathers.com

681 Leavesley Rd. Ste. 175 Gilroy, CA 95020 (408) 842-3729 (408) 842-3732 Fax: (408) 842-3734 www.premiumoutlets.com/gilroy

The Golf Mart

Northridge Mall

Khaki’s Men’s Clothier of Carmel

Specialty Shops

Augustina Leathers

2040 Fremont Seaside, CA 93955 (831) 583-1000 Fax: (831) 583-1000 www.thegolfmart.com 3744 The Barnyard Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 625-8106 Fax: (831) 625-6515 www.khakisofcarmel.com

Lucy

320 Del Monte Center Monterey CA 93940 (831) 372-0942

Marita’s Boutique

551 Lighthouse Ave Pacific Grove CA 93950 (831) 655-3390 Fax: (831) 655-1524 www.maritasboutique.com

Shopping Centers, Dept. Stores & Outlets American Tin Cannery

125 Ocean View Blvd Pacific Grove CA 93950 (831) 372-1442 www.americantincannery.com

The Barnyard Shopping Village

PO Box 222465 Carmel, CA 93922 (831) 624-8886 Fax: (831) 622-0923 www.thebarnyard.com

796 Northridge Mall Salinas, CA 93906 (831) 449-7227 Fax: (831) 449-6756 www.shop-northridge-mall.com

Bittner Fine Pens & Paper

Ocean Ave. at San Carlos Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 626-8828 Fax: (831) 626-8810 www.bittner.com

Brinton’s

546 Carmel Rancho Shopping Center Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 624-8541 (866) 624-8541 Fax: (831) 624-1650 www.brintons.com

Charms by the Bay

685 Cannery Row #111 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-6565 www.charmsbythebay.com

Chualar Canyon Ranch Supply

340 El Camino Real South Suite 37 B Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 596-9902 (831) 754-2302 Fax: (831) 771-0337

Crystal Fox Gallery

381 Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940 (800) 277-8539 (831) 655-3905 Fax: (831) 655-3905 www.crystal-fox.com

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Monarch Knitting & Quilts

Seek & Find… The ZEN of Carmel shopping

529 Central Ave Pacific Grove CA 93950 (888) 575-9276 (831) 647-9276 www.monarchknitting.com

Nevada Bob’s Golf

399 Lighthouse Ave. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-5576 www.nevadabobs.com

Quock Mui Tea Room & Boutique

380 Foam St Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 655-2033 Fax: (831) 647-8423 www.wavestreetstudios.com

Silver Feather Trading Co. Dolores & Ocean Carmel-by-the-Sea CA 93921 (831) 624-3622

• International Restaurants • Gifts • Services • Women’s and Men’s Fashion Boutiques • Salons • Spas

www.TheBarnyard.com 831.624.8886

Highway One to Carmel Valley Road, right on Carmel Rancho Blvd.

Sockshop (Carmel)

Ocean Ave & San Carlos Doud Arcade Building Carmel-by-the-Sea CA 93921 (831) 624-5909 Fax: (831) 484-1817 www.sockshoponline.com

Sockshop (Monterey)

649 Cannery Row Monterey CA 93940 (831) 372-8901 Fax: (831) 484-1817 www.sockshoponline.com

Sockshop (Pacific Grove)

125 Ocean View Blvd Pacific Grove CA 93950 (831) 649-1853 Fax: (831) 484-1817 www.sockshoponline.com

Stitches by the Bay

380 Foam St Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-5518 Fax: (831) 373-7148 www.stitchesbythebay.com

Two Sisters Designs

Del Sol

660 Cannery Row #109 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 375-4786 Fax: (831) 375-4781 www.delsol.com

Ghirardelli Chocolate

Steinbeck Center 660 Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-0997 Fax: (831) 373-1200 www.ghirardelli.com

Homescapes Carmel

S.E. Corner 7th & Dolores Carmel-by-the-Sea CA 93921 (831) 624-6499 Fax: (831) 659-9990 www.homescapescarmel.com

Knitting by the Sea

5th Ave near Junipero Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 624-3189

Lewis & More British Store & Antiques 251 Alvarado Mall Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-3158 Fax: (831) 372-3009 www.lewisandmore.com

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Pantiles Court Eastside Dolores near 5th Ave. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 625-1203 www.twosisters1.freeservers.com

Woodies of Carmel

114 Crossroads Blvd. Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 626-9064 www.woodiesofcarmel.com


WINERIES

Gold Medal Grapes Monterey County is one of the largest wine-producing regions in the state. Just as the area’s winning combination of soil and climate gives way to big, beautiful redwoods, so, too, is it perfect for vines and grapes. Internationally acclaimed vintners lavish care on the vines, then shepherd the precious elixir from grape to bottle with painstaking attention to detail. The results win prize after prize in wine-tasting competitions around the world. Across the county, more than two dozen wineries open their tasting room doors every week, welcoming visitors with genuine warmth. Some of these rooms even pour a variety of wines. To plan a wine country trip, call the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association at 831-375-9400, or visit the Web site at www.montereywines.org.

Wine History If wines could choose terroir, they’d choose to live in Monterey County. Here, grapes luxuriate in perfect conditions composed of superb soils, warm sunshine and cool ocean breezes. Viticulturists agree that because the climate in Monterey County is so temperate, local grapes take up to 60 days longer to ripen than grapes from other wine growing regions. Because the grapes stay on the vines longer, they are flavorful and complex, characteristics that translate into deeper, richer and bolder wines overall. This kind of flavor is in demand—nearly 70 percent of Monterey County grapes are purchased by wineries outside the area.

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we got wine! More than 200 years ago, the Spanish padres planted the region’s first wine grapes at the San Antonio Mission. Today, the county produces more than 40,000 acres of wine grapes, making it one of the largest vinifera growing regions in California. This land is carved up into nine different wine growing regions: Monterey The Monterey AVA appellation is the largest in the county and encompasses a wide range of growing microclimates. Conditions depend on the particular location’s proximity to the climatic influence of Monterey Bay. More than 50 percent of the overall appellation is planted with Chardonnay. Other varietals, such as Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling also thrive. Taken as a whole, the appellation has one of California’s longest, gentlest ripening seasons, which translates into bold and fruity flavors in the wine.

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Arroyo Seco

The Spanish padres first planted vineyards in Carmel Valley in the 1800’s. Commercial grape growing began in 1968 with 40 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon planted in the Cachagua region. In 1983, a stretch of 19,200 mountainous acres of Carmel Valley were granted their own AVA designation. Today, more than 70 percent of the well-drained gravelly terraces of the district are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. The wines are rich and flavorful.

First planted in 1962, the geography of this area extends from a steep and narrow canyon to the benchlands around the Salinas River near the towns of Soledad and Greenfield. Pinor Noir grapes prosper in the canyon, while the valley floor is better for Cabernet Sauvignon. Integral to this area’s soil composition are large, alluvial cobblestones which store and release heat and promote excellent drainage. Chardonnay is perhaps the most famous wine from these parts.

Santa Lucia Highlands

Chalone

Approved in 1991 as a unique AVA, the vineyards in this region are situated on southeast-facing terraces of the Santa Lucia mountain range overlooking the Salinas River Valley. The area receives intense morning sunshine before the afternoon maritime breezes come in and cool things down. With this in mind, varietals such as Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir flourish here.

This appellation is located at an elevation of 1,800 feet in the Gavilan Mountain range near the Pinnacles National Monument. Many of these Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir varietals date back to 1919, making them the oldest producing vines in the county. Today, the combination of unique soil and mountainous climate (with temperatures that range from 110 to 50 degrees) enable this area’s grapes to produce wines of high quality in a classic old world style.

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San Lucas For more than 150 years, land in this part of the county was used for cattle grazing. Then, in 1970, vineyards were planted. The vines have thrived ever since. Today, nearly 8,000 acres is cultivated to grow Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Typified by warm days and cool nights, daily summer temperatures can range from 100 to 40 degrees. As a result, wines from this area possess brilliant colors, abundant flavors, and distinctive fruit aromas.

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Hames Valley One of the youngest registered wine growing regions of Monterey County, Hames Valley was approved in 1994 as its own AVA. This region is sheltered from the strong winds of the Salinas Valley, making it much warmer than the majority of Monterey County’s other appellations. The weather patterns are similar to that of the county’s southern neighbor, Paso Robles. In these conditions, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes thrive, producing hearty, earthy wines.

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A Taste of Monterey Wine & Gift Center 700 Cannery Row www.tastemonterey.com

Monterey

(831) 646-5446 (831) 375-0835 (F)

A Taste of Monterey Wine & Gift Center Oldtown Salinas 127 Main St. www.tastemonterey.com

Salinas

(888) 646-5446 (831) 375-0835 (F)

Bargetto Winery 700 L Cannery Row www.bargetto.com

Monterey

(831) 373-4053 (831) 373-4803 (F)

Baywood Cellars Tasting Room 381 Cannery Row #C www.baywood-cellars.com

Monterey

(831) 645-9035 (831) 645-9345 (F)

Bernardus Vineyards & Winery 5 W. Carmel Valley Rd. www.bernardus.com

Carmel Valley

(800) 223-2533 (831) 659-1676 (F)

Blackstone Winery 850 S Alta St. www.blackstonewinery.com

Gonzales

(831) 675-5341 (831) 675-5438 (F)

Chalone Vineyard 32020 Stonewall Cyn Rd Highway 146 www.chalonevineyard.com

Soledad

(831) 678-1717 (831) 678-2742 (F)

Chateau Julien Wine Estate 8940 Carmel Valley Rd. www.chateaujulien.com

Carmel Valley

(831) 624-2600 (831) 624-6138 (F)

Chateau Sinnet Winery & Vineyard 13746 Center St. www.chateausinnet.com

Carmel Valley

Chateau Sinnet Winery & Vineyard a1184 Broadway www.chateausinnet.com

(831) 659-0360 (831) 659-2171 (F)

Seaside

(831) 394-6090

Galante Vineyards 18181 Cachagua Rd. www.galantevineyards.com

Carmel Valley

(800) GALANTE (831) 624-3200 (F)

Hahn Estates/Smith & Hook Winery 37700 Foothill Rd. www.hahnestates.com

Soledad

(831) 678-4555 (831) 678-0557 (F)

Heller Estate 69 W Carmel Valley Rd. www.hellerestate.com

Carmel Valley

(831) 659-6226 (F)

Joullian Vineyards 2 Village Drive Suite A www.joullian.com

Carmel Valley

(866) 659-8101 (831) 659-2802 (F)

Paraiso Vineyards 38060 Paraiso Springs Rd. www.ParaisoVineyards.com

Soledad

(831) 678-0300 (831) 678-2584 (F)

Scheid Vineyards 1972 Hobson Ave. www.scheidvineyards.com

Greenfield

(831) 386-0316 (831) 383-8601 (F)

Silver Mountain Vineyards 381 Cannery Row Ste. Q www.silvermtn.com

Monterey

(831) 644-9609 (831) 644-9608 (F)

Taste Morgan 204 Crossroads Blvd www.morganwinery.com

Carmel

(831) 626-3700 (831) 626-3758 (F)

Terranova Fine Wines 315 Calle Principal www.terranovafinewines.com

Monterey

(831) 333-1313 (831) 649-4124 (F)

Ventana Vineyards 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy #10 www.ventanawines.com

Monterey

(831) 372-7415 (831) 375-0797 (F)

Wine From The Heart 241 Alvarado St. www.winefromtheheart.com

Monterey

(831) 641-9463 (831) 641-9465 (F)

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San Bernabe

San Antonio Valley

Thanks to a number of microclimates, the San Bernabe growing region has a rich tradition of producing outstanding wine grapes from the world’s largest, most diversified vineyard. The area was approved as an appellation in 2004, and today, approximately 5,000 acres are planted with 20 varietals, including Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. The area features well-drained soils, outstanding water quality, and a climate that neatly blends warm daytime temperatures and late afternoon winds.

As far as wine appellations go, the San Antonio Valley is Monterey County’s rookie, formally sanctioned as an AVA in 2006. The area is situated in a bowlshaped valley in the southernmost area of the county—a spot where winemaking dates back to the 1700s. The soil found here is comprised of gravelly loam and clay, and temperatures tend to be higher than they are in other appellations. These conditions create a perfect environment for Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah.

Monterey County wines

Winemaker’s Tour at Chateau Julien One carefree way to explore Monterey’s wine country is by shuttle. Climb aboard the Grapevine Express, a relaxed, indulgent wine tour offering a flexible, hop-on-hop-off schedule Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. The shuttle conveniently stops in downtown Monterey, along Carmel Valley Road, and in Carmel Valley Village. The all-day pass, valid for unlimited boardings, is $4.50, with a discount fare of $4.25 for seniors (65+) and disabled travelers. For more information, call (888) MSTBUS1; or visit www.mst.org. Or, explore wine country at your own pace—Ag

A Carmel Valley vineyard Photo courtesy Bernardus Vineyards

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Venture Tours & Consulting is a local tour company specializing in agriculture education, wine-tasting and sightseeing tours of the Monterey Bay region of California. Tours include visits to wineries, vineyards and vegetable farms and involve discussions about wine making, grape growing and the agricultural practices of the local area. Regardless of how you explore wine country, don’t forget to pack your free Monterey Wine Country Map and Regional Guide. Order one from the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association website (www. montereywines.org) or pick one up in the MCCVB visitors center.


DINING

Dining in Monterey County is an experience unlike any other. The fertile earth and abundant ocean come together to create a virtually endless supply of fresh produce, meat and fish. The food is rich, succulent, and perhaps most importantly, healthy. At a time when environmental concerns have moved to the forefront, it’s important to note that harvesting practices are sustainable, too. Chefs from all over the world come to Monterey County to cook. Restaurants in the area span the gamut from bistros to Indian restaurants, sushi bars to coffee cafes. There’s even an abundance of restaurants that cater to dogs and dog owners—truly the spirit of Monterey County.

Starting with the Basics Monterey’s unparalleled culinary tradition sprouts from a perfect mix of climate and geology that combine to nurture produce of all kinds. Warm, sunny days, ocean breezes and mild nights combine with the region’s sandy loam soil to provide the perfect climate for growing almost any type of produce. There’s also the bountiful sea, long a source of food (and profit) for residents of the area. In addition, a veritable United Nations of nationalities has settled in the county over the years, bringing chefs and traditions from Japanese, Mexican, French, Italian, Filipino and Portuguese cultures into one wonderful spot, creating the ultimate fusion food.

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International Restaurants at the Barnyard

Voted  “Carmel’s Best Pizzeria” yearly since 1988. This casual Italian trattoria features innovative pizza & traditional Italian fare. Delivery, Salad Bar, Outdoor Patio, Private Party Room, Beer/Wine.

831.626.5454 Hola! Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Come enjoy our lively atmosphere. Our bar features over 100 types of Tequilas! Executive Chef Felipe Cisneros has created a great menu featuring regional dishes such as Arroz con Camarones & Pollo en Mole, plus traditional Mexican favorites. Hours: Sun-Thurs 11 - 9, Fri-Sat 11 - 9:30

831.626.1814 Carmel’s favorite is back! Come share our table.

Celebrated Chefs Today, Monterey County proudly welcomes some of the most famous chefs in the world. Of the hundreds of restaurants in Monterey County, small and large, a surprisingly large number have been honored with the food industry’s highest awards, including DiRoNa (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) and Wine Spectator awards for excellence. Of California’s 19 Wine Spectator 2005 Grand Award winners, five reside inside the county, and 16 others received the Award of Excellence prize, which celebrates both fine food and handsome settings.

Specializing in Hunan Szechuan Cuisine.

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Banquet room available • Carry out • Beer & Wine M-F Lunch 11-2:30 • Dinner 4:30 • Sat. & Sun 12 - 9 Closed Tues.

831.626.7288

Pieces of Heaven Gourmet Chocolates made on the premises, Dipped Fruits, Truffles, Fudge, Dreyers Ice Cream, Caramel Apples, Gift Baskets and Wedding Favors.

831.625.3368

www.thebarnyard.com

Highway One to Carmel Valley Road, turn right on Carmel Rancho Blvd., then right on Carmel Rancho Lane

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This culinary history dates back to the county’s earliest settlers, the Ohlone Indians (Ohlone means “abalone eaters”). Years later, Spanish settlers brought with them the flavors and fruits of the Mediterranean. Mexican settlers brought their cuisine, including the tomato. As the fishing industry developed, new workers from Italy, Greece and Portugal arrived, bringing with them a knack for seafood preparation and memories of cucina rustica and homemade wine. In recent history, Asian cultures so identified with Monterey’s canning and fish salting industries provided yet another subtle twist to the region’s cuisine, bringing seasonings like ginger and lemongrass to cooking pots already redolent with garlic and herbs.

Foodies who visit the area know to look for names like Cal Stamenov, whose top-notch Marinus was named “Top Restaurant South of San Francisco” by the Zagat Survey. The delightful Fandango in Pacific Grove, owned by the Bains and recognized by Zagat and DiRoNA, or industry innovator John Pisto’s awardwinning Whaling Station and Blue Moon, are consistent culinary draws, as well. Chef/COO Bert Cutino and President/CEO Ted Balestreri, welcome travelers from around the world to The Sardine Factory, awarded “Best Wine List in the World” by Wine Spectator 21 years in a row.


DINING Banquets at Their Best Monterey County is a favorite of both brides and business executives, and the area’s catering staffs have become adept at accommodating large groups for banquets and receptions. These food industry workers may never divulge how they manage to prepare 500 servings of chicken with Monterey Pinot Blanc sauce, but the dishes are second to none. Many local restaurants have private dining rooms for small- to mid-sized groups, and a good number of these rooms are suited to birthdays and receptions. Hotels also can accommodate large groups by using a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces; historic homes and gardens are a popular alternative for outdoor affairs.

Cornucopia of Wonder Monterey County, and in particular the Salinas Valley, is perhaps known best as the “Salad Bowl of the World.” The county is one of the nation’s leading agricultural producers, and the third largest agricultural economy in California. A temperate climate, rich soils, and unparalleled infrastructure

What’s in Season When and Where Monterey County farmers produce other commodities, including fruits and nuts, field crops, livestock and poultry, and seed crops. It may be difficult to envision 8,000 tons of cilantro, 7,400 tons of raspberries or 30 million roses, yet Monterey County farmers produce that much every year. Here’s a quick seasonal guide to which crops peak when and where the produce can be found: When

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Broccoli Leeks Brussels sprouts Green onions Asparagus Artichokes Cauliflower Artichokes Strawberries Romaine & Leaf lettuces Spinach Fennel Iceberg lettuce Wine Grapes Broccoli Celery Brussels sprouts Iceberg lettuce Onions

Northeast of Salinas, River Road west of Chualar Southern end of the county, near Greenfield Along Highway 1, south of Moss Landing Near Old Stage Road, east of Salinas West of Highway 101, south of Gonzales Many acres surrounding Castroville Northeast of Salinas, River Road west of Chualar Many acres surrounding Castroville Along Highway 1 and San Juan Grade Road Due east of Highway 101, between River Road and Spreckels Blvd. Southeast of Salinas, along Highway 101 Along Highway 1 and Route 183 Due east of Highway 101 Salinas Valley and Carmel Valley Northeast of Salinas, River Road west of Chualar East of Highway 101, north and south of Chualar Along Highway 1, south of Moss Landing Due east of Highway 101 West of Highway 101, south of Greenfield

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Seafood Watch At the time of publication, the following Monterey County eateries were members of the Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Restaurant Program:

A program of Monterey Bay Aquarium, Seafood Watch is designed to raise consumer awareness about the importance of buying seafood from sustainable sources. The program recommends which seafood to buy or avoid and helps consumers to become advocates for environmentally-friendly seafood and publishes a handy wallet-sized guide to “best-choice” fish. Seafood Watch is also partners of the Seafood Choices Alliance, where, along with other seafood awareness campaigns, it provides seafood purveyors with recommendations on seafood choices. Ultimately, Seafood Watch’s mission is to empower consumers and businesses to make choices for healthy oceans. Participating Seafood Watch restaurants pledge to not serve items from the Seafood Watch “Avoid” list and train wait staff about their seafood choices. Seafood Watch assists restaurants in these efforts, providing materials, answering questions and helping with staff training. The program is open to any Monterey Bay area restaurant that serves seafood, as well as past participants in the Aquarium’s annual Cooking for Solutions event. Cooking for Solutions spotlights celebrity chefs—selected and recognized by the Aquarium for their leadership in promoting cuisine that protects the health of the ocean and the soil—who create gourmet dishes, host food and wine adventures, and present cooking demonstrations that feature sustainable seafood and organic ingredients. For more information about Seafood Watch and Cooking for Solutions, visit www.montereybayaquarium.org. 86

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Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove Café Beach Restaurant, Monterey Beach Resort, Monterey The Duck Club Grille, Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey Fandango, Pacific Grove The Fish Hopper Restaurant, Monterey The Fishwife, Pacific Grove and Seaside Hula’s Island Grill & Tiki Room, Monterey Montrio Bistro, Monterey Old Fisherman’s Grotto, Monterey Pacifica Bar & Café, Embassy Suites, Seaside Passionfish, Pacific Grove Portola Café & Restaurant, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey The Sardine Factory, Monterey Schooners Bistro, Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey Taste Café & Bistro, Pacific Grove Turtle Bay Taquería, Monterey & Seaside TusCA Restaurant, Hyatt Regency, Monterey


C OME FOR THE MOOD. S TAY FOR THE FOOD.

JACKS features an inspired menu, elegant atmosphere and outdoor fireside dining overlooking Custom House Plaza. JACKS is located inside the Portola Hotel & Spa, where Alvarado Street meets the Bay. Reservations are suggested.

831-649-2698 PORTOLAHOTEL.COM

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No matter how full your life is, there’s always room for beer. Peter B’s Brewpub — featuring 10 Micro-Beers, Brewed on Premises Full Bar ; Single Malt Scotches and Specialty Martinis, 13 Flat Screen Sports HDTVs • Billiards • Full Menu 11am to 11pm Heated Outdoor Seating • 2 Hours Free Parking

2 Portola Plaza

Monterey, California

(831) 649-2699

Located on the alley behind Portola Hotel & Spa, where Alvarado Street meets the Bay.


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American Black Bear Diner - Carmel 12 Carmel Ctr. Pl. www.blackbeardiner.com Black Bear Diner - Salinas 805 W. Laurel Dr. www.blackbeardiner.com Brophy’s Tavern San Carlos & Fourth, NE Corner www.brophystavern.com Carmel Mission Inn Restaurant 3665 Rio Road www.carmelmissioninn.com Characters Sports Bar & Grill Monterey Marriot Hotel 350 Calle Principal www.marriott.com Club XIX Lodge at Pebble Beach 1700 17-Mile Dr www.pebblebeach.com

Carmel

(831) 624-9640 (831) 624-9644 (F)

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(831) 624-2476 (831) 624-1055 (F)

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(800) 348-9090 (831) 624-8684 (F)

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(831) 647-4023 (831) 372-2968 (F)

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(831) 625-8519 (831) 644-7960 (F)

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(831) 775-0491

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(800) 338-3564 (831) 373-4258 (F)

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(831) 372-0160 (831) 372-0162 (F)

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(831) 384-2854

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(831) 372-1655

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(831) 655-4947 (831) 655-0191 (F)

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(831) 657-6625 (831) 375-3960 (F)

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(831) 645-9036 (831) 645-9014 (F)

Monterey

(831) 624-6436 (831) 626-4163 (F)

Monterey

(831) 648-8880 (831) 648-8241 (F)

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(831) 622-5445 (831) 626-1574 (F)

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(831) 648-5774

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(831) 375-1400 (831) 375-2636 (F)

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(831) 647-7500 (831) 644-7956 (F)

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(831) 625-8535 (831) 625-8598 (F)

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(831) 624-2233

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(831) 424-2735 (831) 757-5806 (F)

The Windmill 1155 Front St.

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(831) 678-1775

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Three Flags Café Monterey Marriott Hotel 350 Calle Principal www.marriott.com

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(831) 649-4234 ext. 1115 (831) 372-2968 (F)

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Courtyard Café 17225 El Rancho Way Crazy Horse Restaurant/Bay Park Hotel 1425 Munras Ave. www.bayparkhotel.com Denny’s - Downtown Monterey 300 Fremont St. www.dennys.com Denny’s - Marina 110 Reservation Rd. www.dennys.com Denny’s - North Monterey 2137 Fremont Blvd. www.dennys.com Jersey’s Monterey 711 Cannery Row Knuckles Historical Sports Bar Hyatt Regency Monterey 1 Golf Course Dr. www.hyattregencymonterey.com Lallapalooza Restaurant 474 Alvarado St www.lalla-palooza.com Mission Ranch Resort Restaurant 26270 Dolores St. www.missionranchcarmel.com Montrio Bistro 414 Calle Principal www.montrio.com Pacific’s Edge Restaurant Highlands Inn - 120 Highlands Dr. Highway 1, 4-Miles So of Carmel www.highlandsinn.hyatt.com Point Pina Grill at Pacific Grove Golf Links 77 Asilomar Blvd Rosine’s Restaurant 434 Alvarado St. www.rosinesmonterey.com STICKS Bar & Grill The Inn at Spanish Bay 2700 17-Mile Dr. www.pebblebeach.com Tap Room The Lodge at Pebble Beach 1700 17-Mile Dr. www.pebblebeach.com The Forge In the Forest SW Corner of 5th & Junipero www.forgeintheforest.com The Steinbeck House 132 Central Ave. www.steinbeckhouse.com

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Toasties Restaurant 702 Lighthouse Trailside Café 550 Wave St. www.trailsidecafe.com Willyis Smokehouse 95 Prescott Ave www.willysmoke.com

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American Regional Buzzards Backyard BBQ 2030 Fremont St. Club Del Monte Naval Postgraduate School One University Circle, Room 55 www.mwr.nps.navy.mil/club Duck Club Grill at Monterey Plaza Hotel Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 400 Cannery Row www.montereyplazahotel.com Tarpy’s Roadhouse 2999 Monterey Salinas Highway. www.tarpys.com

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(831) 656-2170 (831) 656-3677 (F)

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(831) 646-1620 (831) 644-9302 (F)

Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant & Bakery Mission btwn Ocean & 7th www.patisserieboissiere.com

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British Britannia Arms Pub & Restaurant 444 Alvarado St. www.britanneaarms.com The Crown & Anchor 150 W Franklin St. www.crownandanchor.net The Mucky Duck 479 Alvarado St.

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(831) 625-8577 (831) 622-8798

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(831) 642-0736 (831) 642-0604 (F)

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(831) 884-2414 (831) 884-2415 (F)

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California Cuisine Big Sur Lodge Restaurant 47225 Highway 1 www.bigsurlodge.com Big Sur River Inn Restaurant Big Sur River Inn Highway 1 at Pheneger Creek www.bigsurriverinn.com Cafe Beach at Monterey Beach Resort 2600 San Dunes Dr www.montereybeachresort.com Cielo at Ventana Inn Ventana Inn & Spa Highway 1 www.ventanainn.com Citronelle Carmel Valley Ranch Resort One Old Ranch Rd. www.wyndham.com Culinary Center of Monterey 625 Cannery Row www.culinarycenterofmonterey.com

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(831) 625-9500 (831) 624-2858 (F)

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Serving traditional dishes with a pinch of adventure, EstĂŠban is the ideal place to socialize with friends over signature cocktails, tantalizing Sangria and delectable dishes.

Mediterranean tapas and Spanish-inspired cuisine Open 7 days a week

Located next to the historic Casa Munras hotel in the heart of downtown Monterey 700 Munras Avenue, Monterey 831.375.0176

www.estebanrestaurant.com


Dishes Bistro & Grill 330 Reservation Rd. Edgar’s Quail Lodge www.quaillodge.com Golf Club Grill Carmel Valley Ranch Resort One Old Ranch Rd. www.wyndham.com JACKS Restaurant & Lounge Portola Plaza Hotel at Monterey Bay 2 Portola Plaza www.portolahotel.com Marinus at Bernardus Lodge 415 Carmel Valley Rd. www.bernardus.com Massaro & Santos On the Pier 32 Cannery Row at Breakwater/Coast Guard Pier www.massaroandsantos.com Nepenthe/Cafe Kevah 48510 Highway 1 www.nepenthebigsur.com Pacific Café Embassy Suites on Monterey Bay 1441 Canyon Del Rey Rd. www.embassy-suites.com Pacific Grille Hilton Garden Inn Monterey 1000 Aguajito Rd. www.monterey.stayhgi.com Portola Restaurant at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey Bay Aquarium 886 Cannery Row www.montereybayaquarium.org Rio Grill 101 Crossroads Blvd. www.riogrill.com Schooners Bistro Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 400 Cannery Row www.montereyplazahotel.com Stokes Restaurant & Bar 500 Hartnell St. www.stokesrestaurant.com Terrace Grill at La Playa Hotel 8th & Camino Real www.laplayahotel.com The Covey Restaurant Quail Lodge 8205 Valley Greens Dr. www.quaillodge.com The Grill on Ocean Avenue Ocean Ave. btwn Dolores & Lincoln www.thegrillcarmel.com The Restaurant at Los Laureles Lodge 313 W Carmel Valley Rd. www.loslaureles.com Wickets Bistro at Bernardus Lodge 415 Carmel Valley Rd. www.bernardus.com

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(831) 620-8860 (831) 624-4621 (F)

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(831) 624-2569 (831) 624-5370 (F)

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(831) 659-2233 (831) 659-0481 (F)

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Continental Anton & Michel Mission btwn Ocean & 7th www.antonandmichel.com Sierra Mar Restaurant at Post Ranch Inn Post Ranch Inn www.postranchinn.com Taste Cafe Bistro 1199 Forest Ave #5 www.tastecafebistro.com Whale Watcher Café Gorda Springs Resort Highway 1 www.bigsurgordasprings.com

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Introducing TusCA Ristorante at Hyatt Regency Monterey. Tuscan cuisine blended with modern California style for a new flavor all its own. For reservations, call 831 657 6675 or visit opentable.com.


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EuroAsian Roy’s The Inn at Spanish Bay 2700 17-Mile Dr www.pebblebeach.com

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(831) 647-7423 (831) 647-7417 (F)

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French Bouchee Restaurant Mission St Between Ocean & 7th www.boucheecarmel.com Fresh Cream Restaurant 99 Pacific St. #100C www.freshcream.com L’Escargot Mission at 4th www.escargotcarmel.com

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(831) 626-7880 (831) 626-7883 (F)

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(831) 375-9798 (831) 375-2283 (F)

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Ice Cream ColdStone Creamery 1470 Del Monte Ctr. www.coldstonecreamery.com

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Island Grill Hula’s Island Grill & Tiki Room 622 Lighthouse Ave. www.hulastiki.com

Monterey

(831) 655-4852 (831) 655-0854 (F)

Italian Cantinetta Luca Dolores btwn Ocean and 7th www.cantinettaluca.com Carmel’s Bistro Giovanni San Carlos btwn 5th & 6th www.dagiovannis.com Casanova Restaurant 5th St. Between Mission & San Carlos www.casanovarestaurant.com Cibo Ristorante Italiano 301 Alvarado St. www.cibo.com da Giovanni Lincoln St btwn 5th & 6th www.dagiovannis.com Il Fornaio Ocean & Monte Verde www.ilfornaio.com Joe Rombi La Mia Cucina 208 17th St www.joerombi.com Louie Linguini’s 660 Cannery Row www.louilinguinis.com Peppoli The Inn at Spanish Bay 2700 17 Mile Dr. www.pebblebeach.com The Loose Noodle Pasta House 538 Lighthouse Ave. TusCA Ristorante at Hyatt Regency Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Conference Center One Old Golf Course Rd www.tuscaristorante.com/opentable.com Tutto Mondo Trattoria Dolores St. Between Ocean & 7th St. www.mondos.com

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(831) 626-5800 (831) 622-0890 (F)

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(831) 622-5100 (831) 622-9095 (F)

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(831) 373-2416

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(831) 648-8500 (831) 647-8869 (F)

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(831) 647-7433 (831) 647-7417 (F)

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Japanese Robata 3658 The Barnyard

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(831) 375-2411 (831) 375-1365 (F)

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(831) 372-3456 (831) 372-2673 (F)

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(831) 372-3265

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(831) 624-4395 (831) 624-4750 (F)

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Seafood Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria 57 Fisherman’s Wharf #1 www.pisto.com Blue Moon Seafood Bistro 654 Cannery Row www.pisto.com Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 720 Cannery Row www.bubbagump.com Bullwacker’s Restaurant & Pub 653 Cannery Row www.bullwackers.com Cafe Fina 47 Fisherman’s Wharf www.cafefina.com Chart House 444 Cannery Row www.chart-house.com Domenico’s on the Wharf 50 Fisherman’s Wharf #1 www.domenicosmonterey.com

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make the region an ideal place to grow cool-season vegetables, berries and flowers. Monterey County also commands nearly 90 percent of the packaged salad and pre-cut fresh vegetable market. In short, agriculture is big business here. Local crops include dozens of vegetables. The top five crops in 2006 were leaf lettuce ($360 million), head lettuce ($444 million), strawberries ($440 million), nursery ($340 million), and broccoli ($234 million). Another big crop: Artichokes. Castroville ranchers introduced artichokes to Monterey County in 1924; today one out of every two artichokes across America comes from Monterey County. Castroville celebrates this crop every May with the annual Artichoke Festival. Growers elsewhere in the Salinas Valley reckon that they grow 70 percent of the nation’s celery. Another popular crop: broccolini, a cross between broccoli and a Chinese kale known as Gai Lan.

Seeing for Yourself Perhaps the best place to experience Monterey County produce and the people who grow it is a farmer’s market. The county has a number of regular farmer’s markets, including those in Old Monterey, Monterey Peninsula College, Salinas, Marina, and Carmel. These outdoor markets provide an opportunity to purchase fruits and vegetables straight from the folks who grow them. Many of the outdoor markets also feature booths selling freshly prepared seafood, barbecue and foods from around the world.

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Salinas Valley Fish House 172 Main St. Stillwater Bar & Grill The Lodge at Pebble Beach www.pebblebeach.com The “C” Restaurant & Lounge at The Intercontinental 750 Cannery Row www.intercontinental.com/montereyic The Fish Hopper 700 Cannery Row www.fishhopper.com The Sardine Factory 701 Wave St. www.sardinefactory.com

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(831) 375-4604 (831) 375-0391 (F)

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(831) 655-3311 (831) 655-3454 (F)

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(831) 372-7562 (831) 372-1932 (F)

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(831) 775-0175 (831) 753-9623 (F)

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(831) 624-3811 (831) 622-8746 (F)

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(831) 375-4500 (831) 375-4501 (F)

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Fishwife at Asilomar Beach 1996 1/2 Sunset Dr www.fishwife.com Fishwife Seafood Café 789 Trinity Ave. www.fishwife.com Flaherty’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill 6th btwn Dolores & San Carlos www.carmelsbest.com Isabella’s at Wharfside 60 Old Fisherman’s Wharf www.wharfsiderestaurant.com Old Fisherman’s Grotto 39 Fisherman’s Wharf #1 www.oldfishermansgrotto.com PassionFish 701 Lighthouse Ave www.passionfish.net Rappa’s Seafood Restaurant 101 Fisherman’s Wharf #1 www.rappas.com

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Steakhouse A. J. Spurs at Marina Dunes Resort 3295 Dunes Dr. www.ajspurs.com Carmel Chop House San Carlos and 5th www.carmelchophouse.com Gilbert’s Seafood Grill 30 Old Fisherman’s Wharf www.gilbertsseafoodgrill.com Hog’s Breath Inn San Carlos btwn 5th & 6th www.hogsbreathinn.net Jack London’s West side of Dolores btwn 5th and 6th www.jacklondons.com Rocky Point Restaurant 10 Miles South of Carmel, Highway 1 www.rocky-point.com Steakhouse Sixty8 1200 Olmstead Rd. www.steakhousesixty8.com Whaling Station Prime Steaks & Seafood 786 Wave St. www.pisto.com Wills Fargo Dining House & Saloon 12 Miles E. of Highway1 on Carmel Valley Rd. www.willsfargo.com

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(831) 883-9479 (831) 883-9673 (F)

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(831) 625-1199

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Another place to dig a little deeper into the agricultural history of the area is the National Steinbeck Center’s Rabobank Agriculture Museum, which provides facts and figures in a fun and interesting setting. A handful of farms and processing facilities also offer tours where visitors can see specifically how vegetables are cultivated and prepared. Most of these tours require reservations; others are available during seasonal special events.

A Squid by Any Other Name... Squid is common in the waters off Monterey Bay. On a busy night, there might be a dozen boats on the bay, trolling for these giant cephalopods. Much of the local catch goes to Japan. Some is sent to fish markets in San Francisco. A decent amount of the squid stays right here in Monterey, heading to local restaurants to be used in fried calamari and squid salads. Properly prepared, squid is tender yet firm—a pure white patty with a simple flavor. Perhaps no fish is more representative of Monterey Bay.

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Large Parties Welcome Banquet Room Children’s Menu Carry Out • Full Bar

655-0324 Seafood abundance in Monterey Bay

Lunch -11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner - 3:30pm to 9:00pm

1199 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove www.tasecafebistro.com

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Calendar of Delights “If you’re eating out, ask for the sand dabs, petrale sole and king salmon – they’re usually locally caught and very fresh.” – Joe Aliotti, Local Fisherman

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Norma Jean’s Restaurant Mediterranean Cuisine

Downtown Monterey 2 blocks from Alvarado Serving Breakfast and Lunch Open 6:30

Moo-ving on Up

271 Bonifacio Plaza, Monterey 646-1620 Visit our Seaside Location 394-7798

Phone: 372-3265 • Fax: 372-3235 2339 N. Fremont, Monterey Open for Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast on Weekends

Walking distance to Monterey Bay Aquarium on Historic Cannery Row.

On Cannery Row

(831) 372-8543 Live Crab & Lobster and of course our famous Clam Chowder. We proudly follow the Seafood Watch program guidelines of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We will not serve any seafood that is over fished or is harmful to the environment in its harvesting.

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Taste buds, rejoice—throughout the year, Monterey County has a number of festivals to celebrate food and culinary lifestyle. The annual events calendar is liberally seasoned with fairs and festivals, from January’s Valley of the World Wine and Food Festival in Salinas to November’s Great Wine Escape Weekend. In between come the Pinnacles and Monterey wine festivals (April); the Castroville Artichoke Festival and Cooking for Solutions (May); the Carmel Art and Wine Festival (June); TomatoFest (September); and the Old Monterey Seafood and Music Festival (October).

39 Old Fisherman’s Wharf #1

(831) 375-4604

www.montereysdining.com

Call 1-877-MONTEREY for information

It has been said that a region comes of age when it has a food named after it. For Monterey County, then, Monterey Jack cheese was a ticket to the top. Cheese experts say this tasty snack, which dates back to the 1700s, is the only cheese native to California. With this in mind, it is as much a part of Monterey’s history as anything else. The first Jack-like cheese dates back to the time when Spanish Franciscan friars from Mexico settled in the area. Somewhere in the intervening century, the cheese became known as “Jack cheese.” One theory suggests that the name was derived from the “housejack,” a vice-like contraption used to apply pressure to the cheese. History also links the name to an entrepreneur by the name of David Jacks, who arrived in Monterey County during the late 1800s. Among his other ventures, Jacks began a dairy with Swiss and Portuguese dairymen. Together they produced and marketed the white cheese, which he christened with his own name, “Jack’s Cheese.” It was exported out of the county, and soon became known as “Monterey Jack.” To this day, the tasty white cheese turns up on menus throughout the county, with specialty shops such as The Cheese Shop at Carmel Plaza and restaurants featuring various flavors. It has become a Monterey icon. And it’s scrumptious.


DINING Lunch at Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur

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A choice of heated outdoor patio or inside seating area to enjoy the fine Indian cuisine and firegrilled kabobs made in a traditional clay oven. The only Hookah bar and lounge in the Monterey Bay area. Vast selection of wine, spirits, and beer. Delicacies are tailored to accommodate all levels of spice lovers, from mild to hot. With warm hospitality and unique atmosphere, Indian Summer will be an unforgettable experience. Lunch: 11am-2:30pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dinner: 5-10pm Quick bites & Hookah drinks til 12:30 am 831-372-4744 220 Olivier St, Monterey

Experience the fresh, creative ambiance o f C i t r o n e l l e. Acclaimed chef Michel Richard, chosen by the James Beard Foundation as Outstanding Chef in 2007, introduces his Citronelle restaurant to Carmel Valley Ranch. Opening in February 2008, Citronelle features a light fusion of French and Californian influences, private dining rooms and wine vaults. Citronelle is the most recent enhancement to the multi-million dollar transformation of Carmel Valley Ranch.

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Art of All Kinds For centuries, artists in just about every genre have been inspired by Monterey County’s crashing surf, towering redwoods and the fog that comes and goes at will. Today, the county literally abounds with artistic expression, from music to theater to painting and more.

Music & Theater Monterey County has one of the busiest music calendars in all of California. Dance is well served, too, with the SpectorDance festivals and renowned companies such as Pilobolus and Paul Taylor coming to the county several times a year. Many of these performances take place in the historic Sunset Center. This building dates back to 1931, and since then, it has evolved from Carmel-by-the-Sea’s first schoolhouse auditorium to the cultural heart of the Central Coast. Following an extensive remodeling in 2003, the Center became the only theater between San Luis Obispo and San Jose to house state-of-the-art acoustics. Today the facility is enjoyed by locals and tourists as the Monterey Peninsula’s center for the visual and performing arts. Pacific Repertory celebrates 100 years of local live theater, with performances in Carmel’s Golden Bough and Forest Theaters, while The Western Stage in Salinas is the only theatrical school authorized to adapt works by John Steinbeck to the stage. The fine new theater at California State University Monterey Bay offers a wide-ranging program of special events, while SpectorDance’s studio in Marina presents two dance festivals every year.

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Carmel Historical Art Dealers Association

George Stern Fine Arts 6th between Dolores & San Carlos (800) 501-6885 2 www.sternfinearts.com William A. Karges Fine Art 6th & Dolores (831) 625-4266 3 www.kargesfineart.com

Ocean Ave

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James J. Rieser Fine Art Dolores between 5th & 6th (831) 620-0530 1 www.rieserfineart.com

Thomas A. McGlynn (1878-1966)

Dolores St

Over 50 years combined experience selling the finest Early California, American and Contemporary paintings. The members of the Carmel Historical Art Dealers Association invite you to visit our galleries and view collectible art from the rich history of the Monterey Peninsula, California and beyond.

“View of Monterey”

San Carlos Ave

19” x 21” Oil on canvas

3 6th Ave

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A R T S & E N T E R TA I N M E N T Art Galleries Blagojce Fine Art Collection 16B E. Carmel Valley Rd Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (831) 277-0056 www.blagoart.com

Carmel Art Association

Dolores St btwn 5th & 6th Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 624-6176 Fax: (831) 624-7790 www.carmelart.org

James J Rieser Fine Art

Dolores btwn 5th & 6th Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 620-0530 (866) 620-0530 Fax: (831) 620-0530 www.rieserfineart.com

Masaoka Glass Design 13766 Center St Ste G2 Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (831) 659-4953 www.alanmasaoka.com

Plein air painting in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Visual Arts Carmel-by-the-Sea may be the most famous place to find art in Monterey County, but it certainly doesn’t hold a monopoly on art. Works on display all around the county range from classical masters to modern sculpture, sometimes tucked in surprising places. The artistic scene stretches from Big Sur, where Henry Miller’s paintings are on display at the local library, to the slightly industrial setting of Sand City, a secret haven for artists who work on a large scale. Marina has an interesting sculpture garden amid the live oaks and chaparral. To learn about sculpting in metal, take a tour of the nearby Monterey Sculpture Center, where artists can bring their creations to be cast in bronze.

Stitches by the Bay

INSIDER TIP “Be sure to get off the main roads when touring the galleries in Carmel. There are a lot of independent galleries in the hidden courtyards and on side streets. You may even be able to meet and buy art directly from the artist.” – Steven Whyte, Local Sculptor

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425 Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 655-1267 (831) 648-3308 www.mpaf.org

Simic Gallery

San Carlos btwn 5th & 6th Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 624-7522 Fax: (831) 626-1154 www.simic.com

Studio One

#12 The Village Shops Big Sur, CA 93920 (831) 646-9000 www.bigsurarts.com

Thomas Kinkade Gallery 361 Lighthouse Ave Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 655-5520 www.kinkadegalleries.com

Arts & Crafts Instruction/ Workshops 380 Foam St Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-5518 www.junemcknight.com

Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation Gallery

Gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Venture Gallery

260 Alvarado Mall Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-6279 www.venturegallery.com

Museums Carmel Mission Museum Store 3080 Rio Rd Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 624-3600

Fax: (831) 624-8050

Monterey Museum of Art

559 Pacific St Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-5477 Fax: (831) 372-5680 www.montereyart.org


© 2007 Thomas Kinkade

A R T S & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

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© 2007 Thomas Kinkade

© 2007 Thomas Kinkade

Carmel, Sunset on Ocean Avenue

Spirit of Christmas

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Stillwater Cottage

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STUDIO IN THE GARDEN Ocean Avenue S/S btwn Lincoln & Dolores

STEINBECK PLAZA 685 Cannery Row 2 Blocks from the Aquarium

831-626-6700

831-655-2600

TUCK BOX GIFT GALLERY Dolores Street At Tuck Box Tea Room

STUDIO ON THE BAY Monterey Plaza Hotel 400 Cannery Row 831-655-3783

831-625-9600

www.kinkadegalleries.com

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Monterey County arts

Art That Stands Still

Monterey in the Movies

The County offers other kinds of art, as well, especially of the oil, watercolor and Ektachrome variety. These artists and photographers display their work all over the county, in galleries, in studios and at crafts fairs. Many of these people are transients, coming and going with the tides. Others have come and stayed, forming artist communities in Carmel, Pacific Grove, Big Sur and Sand City. A select number of these artists over the years were among the state’s brightest notables: Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Armin Carl Hansen and E. Charlton Fortune. Just think—one of the artists at the modern-day plein air painting competition could be the next big thing.

Monterey County has played a leading or supporting role in nearly 200 films, including Captain January, National Velvet, Turner and Hooch, A Summer Place, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Many of these movie sites can be seen during a two-hour guided coach tour with Monterey Movie Tours. A good number of these movies and movie sites also are found on the “Scenes for your Senses” literary and film map, offered at the MCCVB visitor center.

Spoken Word With a literary legacy such as Monterey’s, it’s no surprise that the county has a lively spoken word community including poetry readings and lectures. Pick up a copy of the Monterey Herald’s weekly “Go” section and check out weekly listings for the Henry Miller Library, Jeffers Tor House, National Steinbeck Center and the Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel, which offers occasional readings, drama, and art exhibits. One great resource for spoken word events in Monterey County is Monterey Bay Poetry, found online at www.montereybaypoetry.com.

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Monterey on the Marquee

Photos courtesy of the Monterey County Film Commission

The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938

The Graduate, 1967

Anna Karenina, 1935

Hotel Del Monte, 1897

Bandits, 2001

I Cover the Waterfront, 1933

Basic Instinct, 1992

Intermezzo, 1939

The Candidate, 1972

Johnny Belinda, 1948

Cannery Row, 1982

Jonathan Livingston Seagull, 1973

Captain January, 1936

Junior, 1994

Play Misty for Me, 1971

Captains Courageous, 1937

Lassie Come Home, 1943

Ramona, 1916, 1927

Clash by Night, 1952

The Love Bug, 1969

Rebecca, 1940

The Color Purple, 1985

Monterey Pop, 1969

Rose of the Golden West, 1927

The Count of Monte Cristo, 1934

The Moon Is Down, 1943

The Sandpiper, 1965

Doctor Dolittle, 1967

The Muppet Movie, 1979

See America First, 1915

Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935

Sleeper, 1973 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, 1986 A Summer Place, 1959 Suspicion, 1941 They Drive by Night, 1940 Tortilla Flat, 1942 Treasure Island, 1934 The Trial of Billy Jack, 1974

East of Eden, 1955 Escape to Witch Mountain, 1975

National Velvet, 1944

Turner and Hooch, 1989

Forever Amber, 1947

Of Mice and Men, 1939

Valley of the Moon, 1914

From Here to Eternity, 1953

One-Eyed Jacks, 1961

Vertigo, 1958

Ghost & Mrs. Muir, 1947

The Parent Trap, 1961

We Were Soldiers, 2002

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CULTURAL EVENTS & NIGHTLIFE

A Night on the Town Going out in Monterey County is nothing if not fun. Whether an ideal night on the town consists of dinner and a movie or drinks and dancing, theater, bars, restaurants, music clubs, moviesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the towns of Monterey County have it all. Of course, the best entertainment in town is totally free: the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind California sunset. Prime sunsetwatching spots include the crescent of Carmel Beach at the foot of Ocean Avenue, the redwood-laced cliffs of Big Sur, and the dunes of Marina.

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Brophy’s Tavern San Carlos & Fourth, NE Corner www.brophystavern.com

Carmel-bythe-Sea

(831) 624-2476 (831) 624-1055 (F)

Characters Sports Bar & Grill Monterey Marriot Hotel 350 Calle Principal www.marriott.com

Monterey

(831) 649-4234

Club Octane/Hippodrome 321d Alvarado St. www.cluboctane.com

Monterey

Cypress Lounge Embassy Suites 1441 Canyon Del Rey Rd. www.montereybay.embassysuites.com

11am- 2am 7 Days a week

11:30 am2:00 am

(831) 646-9244 (831) 646-9939 (F)

9pm-close

Seaside

(831) 393-1115 (831) 393-1113 (F)

4pm - midnight

Esteban at Casa Munras Hotel Casa Munras Garden Hotel 700 Munras Ave. www.estebanrestaurant.com

Monterey

(831) 375-0176 (831) 375-1365 (F)

11:30am 10:00pm

Knuckles Historical Sports Bar Hyatt Regency Monterey 1 Golf Course Dr. www.hyattregencymonterey.com

Monterey

(831) 657-6625 (831) 375-3960 (F)

M-F 4pm-2am, S-S 11am-2am

Lallapalooza 474 Alvarado St www.lalla-palooza.com

Monterey

(831) 645-9036 (831) 645-9014 (F)

S-Th 4pm-11pm F&S midnight

Lounge at the Sardine Factory 701 Wave St. www.sardinefactory.com

Monterey

(831) 373-3775 (831) 373-4241 (F)

Sun 5pm-10pm, M-Th 5-10:30pm, F+S 5-11pm

Peter B’s Brew Pub Portola Plaza Hotel at Monterey Bay 2 Portola Plaza www.portolahotel.com

Monterey

(831) 649-4511 (831) 649-4115 (F)

11am-1:30am daily

Safari Club at the Bay Park Hotel Bay Park Hotel 1425 Munras Ave. www.bayparkhotel.com

Monterey

(800) 338-3564 (831) 373-4258 (F)

S-F 4:30pm10:30pm, Sa 5pm-12am

Schooners Bistro Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 400 Cannery Row www.montereyplazahotel.com

Monterey

(831) 372-2628 (831) 646-5937 (F)

11:30am midnight

STICKS Bar & Grill The Inn at Spanish Bay 2700 17-Mile Dr. www.pebblebeach.com

Pebble Beach

(831) 647-7500 (831) 644-7956 (F)

Terrace Lounge at the Lodge at Pebble Beach The Lodge at Pebble Beach 1700 17 Mile Drive www.pebblebeach.com

Pebble Beach

(831) 624-3811 (831) 625-8411 (F)

The Mucky Duck 479 Alvarado St.

Monterey

(831) 655-3031

11:30am - 2am daily

The Planet Ultra Lounge & Restaurant 2110 North Fremont St www.theplanetmonterey.com

Monterey

(888) 373-1449 (831) 373-4865 (F)

W-Su 8pm-2am

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C U LT U R A L E V E N T S & N I G H T L I F E Monterey Jazz Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds

British owned & operated Photo courtesy Monterey Jazz Festival

Traditional British Food at Affordable Prices

Lively Arts: Music Monterey County is home to many exciting festivals that focus on music, including the Monterey Jazz Festival in September, the Monterey Bay Blues Festival in June, and the Carmel Bach Festival every summer. The Monterey Symphony brings world-class chamber music to town, and a host of local ensembles and concert promoters bring world-class chamber music to Carmel as well.

Cultural Organizations & Events Arts Council for Monterey County

PO Box 7495 Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 622-9060 Fax: (831) 622-9061 www.artsformontereycounty.org

Big Sur Arts Initiative

The Village Shops #12 Big Sur, CA 93920 (831) 667-1530 Fax: (831) 667-2066 www.bigsurarts.org

California Summer Music

3152 Forest Lake Rd. Pebble Beach, CA 93953 (415) 753-8920 Fax: (415) 753-8934 www.csmusic.org

Carmel Bach Festival

PO Box 575 Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 624-2046 (831) 624-1521 Fax: (831) 624-2788 www.bachfestival.org

Castroville Festivals, Inc.

PO Box 1041 Castroville, CA 95012 (831) 633-2465 Fax: (831) 633-0485 www.artichoke-festival.org

Karaoke, Live Music and Quiz Nights Big Screen TV for all Sporting Events Including English Premier League, NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB and PGA Golf

24 Beers on Tap! Full Bar!

Monterey Bay Blues Festival

Monday-Friday Happy Hour 4-7pm!

1201 Echo Ave. Seaside, CA 93955 (831) 394-2652 Fax: (831) 393-8273 www.montereyblues.com

Open 7 days • 11am - 2am 444 Alvarado • Monterey

Monterey History & Art Association

www.britanniaarms.com

5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-2608 Fax: (831) 655-3054 www.montereyhistory.org

656-9543

Pacific Repertory Theatre

Monterey Jazz Festival

PO Box JAZZ Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 373-3366 Fax: (831) 373-0244 www.montereyjazzfestival.org

SpectorDance

3343 Paul Davis Dr. Marina, CA 93933 (831) 384-1050 Fax: (831) 384-1051 www.spectordance.org

Theaters Live CSU Monterey Bay-World Theater

100 Campus Center Bldg 28 Seaside, CA 93955 (831) 582-4580 Fax: (831) 582-4582 www.csumb.edu/worldtheater

Monte Verde btwn 8th & 9th St. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93922 (831) 622-0700 (831) 622-0100 Fax: (831) 622-0703 www.pacrep.org

Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.

San Carlos at 9th Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 620-2040 (831) 620-2048 Fax: (831) 624-0147 www.sunsetcenter.org

Wave Street Studios

774 Wave Street Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 655-2010 Fax: (831) 886-5766 www.wavestreetstudios.com

INSIDER TIP

Cultural Council for Monterey County San Carlos St. & 9th Ave. Carmel, CA 93921 (831) 622-9060 Fax: (831) 622-9061 www.culturalmonterey.org

First Night Monterey, Inc.

PO Box 185 Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 373-4778 Fax: (831) 642-9860 www.firstnightmonterey.org

“If you can’t score tickets to the Jazz Festival, hang out at the Hyatt in Monterey. A lot of the festival musicians jam there at night.” – Julie Capili, Local Jazz Singer

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SPAS, HEALTH & BEAUTY

Celebrating Indulgence In a picturesque environment that calms the soul naturally, Monterey County spas pride themselves on relaxing even the most stressed customers. Together, these facilities have made the county into a world-class spa destination. The spas and treatments, however, are all entirely different.

The Spa Experience Monterey offers both day spas and resort spas. Day spas can be beauty salons that have added treatment rooms to accommodate services or have incorporated spa services into their existing facilities. Some day spas are elaborate facilities with several treatment rooms offering a range of services. Resort spas are part of a resort or hotel and generally offer more extensive and luxurious facilities. Overnight accommodations as well as many other activities are usually available, as well. Services at these facilities can be purchased a la carteâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a perfect option for brides or wedding party members who want to look their best before the Big Day. Be sure to ask if your spa offers any specials, too.

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Massage Facials Relax A timeless echo of ancient beauty masteries with remedies for body, mind and soul. A holistic approach to spa therapies. Photo courtesy Quail Lodge

Types of Treatments Today’s spas employ highly skilled and educated practitioners who hold certifications in certain specialties that might include cranial-sacral work, Shiatsu, Reiki, aromatherapy, and Swedish, sport or La Stone massage. A full spa menu may offer many of these different styles of massage, as well as several types of facials, body treatments, and beauty services. Other services may include Vichy showers and hydrotherapy in specialized tubs. Here’s a sampling: CHOCOLATE DECADENCE BODY TREATMENT – The decadence of rich, dark Belgian chocolate and ground Kona coffee combines the potent antioxidant power of tannins with Vitamins E, B and hydrating cocoa butter. An exfoliating scrub is followed by a wrap and a facial scrub, with a polish of cocoa shea butter to keep skin at its best. TRAVELER’S OXYGEN FACIAL – Using 87 different minerals, pure vitamins A, E, C, and medical-grade oxygen, this treatment refines and “tightens” the skin while assisting the regeneration of precious collagen and elastin.

GREEN TEA & GINGER SEAWEED WRAP – After a citrus herbal scrub to open up the pores, this treatment revolves around a specially formulated mud containing green tea and extract of ginger root. The experience ends with a light massage and a quick rubdown with a moisturizing blend of essential oils and protein. HARVEST CRUSH – The benefits of the vineyard are meant for the skin, too. Grape seeds provide anti-oxidant benefits and just the right amount of exfoliation for renewing and polishing the skin. Finish with a therapeutic massage with warmed grape seed oil. MONTEREY BAY SALT GLO – This treatment exfoliates the body with mineral salts and essential oils for smooth, healthy and renewed skin.

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201 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA Complimentary parking at the Portola Hotel & Spa

831/647-9000

www.spaontheplaza.com

Your Appointment When calling for a spa appointment, ask the reservationists to help suggest the best treatments. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Inquire about all of the oils and other materials used (to eliminate allergic reactions). Finally, be patient. A spa business can get busy at times, and it’s best to keep this in mind.

Wellness Centers Age Defy Dermatology & Wellness The Spa at Pebble Beach 1518 Cypress Dr Pebble Beach, CA 93953 (831) 622-6480 www.agedefy.com

RAIN DROP THERAPY – Start with a dip in a cleansing sea salt aromatherapy tub, then move to a soothing aromatherapy treatment that involves the application of organic essential oils. In the tradition of the Esalen Indians of the area, the body is annointed with a Californian sage “smudge stick”.

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Day Spas Aquablue Skin & Body Spa 229 Main St. www.aquabluespa.com

Salinas

(831) 422-2500 (831) 422-7900 (F)

Spa on the Plaza 201 Alvarado St. www.spaontheplaza.com

Monterey

(831) 647-9000 (831) 375-5214 (F)

The Body Suite, Day Spa 550 Wave St. #7 www.bodysuite.com

Monterey

(831) 375-4375 (831) 375-5274 (F)

Buzbee Studio 3 NE Mission at 4th www.buzbeestudio.com

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(831) 667-4222 (831) 667-0573 (F)

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Energia Spa at The Intercontinental 750 Cannery Row Monterey www.intercontinental.com/montereyic

(831) 375-4500 (831) 375-4501 (F)

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Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Conference Center- Spa 1 Old Golf Course Rd. www.hyatt.com

Monterey

(800) 233-1234 (831) 375-3960 (F)

24 hours, 7 days a week

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 400 Cannery Row www.montereyplazahotel.com

Monterey

(800) 631-1339 (831) 646-5442 (F)

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Carmel Valley

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The Spa at Pebble Beach 1518 Cypress Dr. www.pebblebeach.com

Pebble Beach

(888) 565-7615 (831) 622-6489 (F)

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Monterey

(831) 647-9000 (831) 375-5214 (F)

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WEDDINGS

Tying the Knot With its whispering surf and towering redwood groves, Monterey County has become one of the most popular wedding destinations in all of Northern California. The area has all the necessary components of a joyous and stressfree wedding week: Cozy rooms with four-poster beds and wood-burning fireplaces, intimate restaurants and all the practical elements of a perfect wedding: caterers, celebrants, banquet facilities and more.

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WEDDINGS You Can Afford Your on the Monterey Peninsula

All couples must obtain a marriage license before they can be married in Monterey County. Marriage licenses can be obtained from the County Clerk at the County Administration Building in Salinas at 168 W. Alisal St. The bride and groom must appear together with appropriate identification. Each license is valid in any California county for 90 days; existing California residents can obtain the license in their home counties in advance—just don’t forget it! The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau has a number of tools on its website that can simplify a wedding planning agenda. For more information, visit www.montereyinfo.org.

Entertainment/ Musicians DNA Dj’s

Serving the Monterey Peninsula (831) 901-4993 Fax: (866) 762-3313 www.dnz-djs.com

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Country Club Caterers of Rancho Cañada

4860 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 622-2466 Fax: (831) 624-8025 www.countryclubcaterers.com

Sound In Motion DJ’s

Lincoln Court Catering & Cooking Classes

Caterers

Michael’s Catering

3855 Via Nona Marie #202D Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 625-3300 Fax: (831) 625-3300 www.simdjs.com

Club Del Monte - MWR

1 University Circle Rm. 55 Monterey, CA 93943 (831) 656-2170 Fax: (831) 656-3677 www.mwr.nps.navy.mil

Call 1-877-MONTEREY for information

PO Box 221940 Carmel, CA 93922 (831) 626-9000 Fax: (831) 626-9000 www.wendybrodie.com 445 Reservation Rd. Ste. U Marina, CA 93933 (831) 884-2400 Fax: (831) 884-2401 www.michaels-catering.com


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Monterey Marriott

Rainbow Spirit Photography

Ceremonies

Randy Tunnell Conference Photography

350 Calle Principal Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 647-4005 Fax: (831) 375-4313 discovermontereymarriottmeetings.com

A By-The-Sea Wedding & The Monterey Stone Chapel

2999 Monterey/Salinas Highway, #3 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 375-8574 Fax: (831) 646-0971 www.montereyweddings.com

Life Celebrations

PO Box 22673 Carmel, CA 93922 (831) 625-6535 Fax: (831) 622-0962 www.lifecelebrations.org

Photographers/ Videographers A Cameo Production Photography

1129 Harrison St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 643-0139 (831) 915-4507 Fax: (831) 643-0139 www.acameo.com

Eagle Visions Photography

80 Laurel Dr. Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (831) 659-4445 Fax: (831) 659-4445 www.eaglevisions.net

Elegant Exposures

Serving the Monterey Peninsula Monterey CA 93940 (831) 521-4885 Fax: (831) 920-1553 www.elegantexposures.com

Kirk Kennedy Photography

238 Abbott St Salinas CA 93901 (831) 424-0965 www.kirkkennedyphotography.com

Laurie Giesen - “The People’s Photographer” Serving the Monterey Peninsula Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-0515 www.lauriegiesenphotography.com

McCartney Photographics

PO Box 1787 Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 375-3533 Fax: (831) 393-9847 www.mccartneyphoto.com

Moss Media

PO Box 3462 Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 277-8987 (831) 241-4548 Fax: (831) 392-1776 www.mossfoto.com

20471 Parrott Ranch Rd. Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (831) 659-7632 Fax: (831) 659-7632 www.rainbowspirit.com

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17 Elk Run Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-3101 Fax: (831) 649-0406 www.randytunnell.com

Robert Neimy Photography PO Box 2256 Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (800) 478-4704 (831) 659-9284 www.neimy.com

TGO Photography

Serving the Monterey Peninsula Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (831) 659-5040 Fax: (831) 659-3898 www.tgophoto.com

Wedding Reception Locations

Tucked away in Carmel Valley and surrounded by the Santa Lucia Mountains is Carmel’s hidden jewel: Gardiner’s Resort. You can have your affair outdoors within spectacular gardens that are filled with lush plants, exotic flowers and elegant gazebos. World-renowned for its superb cuisine and outstanding personal service.

Adventures by the Sea

285 Figueroa Ave Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-1807 Faz: (831) 372-4103 www.adventuresbythesea.com

Chateau Julien Wine Estate

8940 Carmel Valley Rd Carmel Valley, CA 93923 (831) 624-2600 Faz: (831) 624-6138 www.chateaujulien.com

Gardiner’s Resort

114 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (831) 659-2207 (800) 453-6225 Fax: (831) 659-2492 www.gardiners-resort.com

Holly Farm

9200 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 625-1926 Fax: (831) 625-1926 www.hollyfarm.com

Holman Ranch

PO Box 149 Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (831) 659-2640 Fax: (831) 659-6055 www.holmanranch.com

La Playa Hotel

8th & Camino Real Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 624-6476 (800) 582-8900 Fax: (831) 624-7966 www.laplayahotel.com

Call (800) 453-6225

or visit us online at gardiners-resort.com Monterey History & Art Association 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-2608 Fax: (831) 655-3054 www.montereyhistory.org

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

400 Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 646-1700 (800) 334-3999 Fax: (831) 646-0439 www.montereyplazahotel.com

Wave Street Studios

774 Wave Street Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 655-2010 Fax: (831) 886-5766 www.wavestreetstudios.com

Florists Swenson & Silacci

432 Alvarado St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 375-2725 Fax: (831) 375-2105 www.onlineflowers.com

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TRAVEL & TOURING

Want a Guide? For those visitors who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t confident (or comfortable) reading a guidebook while traveling, there are two options for tours around town: individual or with a group. While the group method is certainly recommended, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an undeniable plus to going it alone. Please check out the suggested itineraries in this section for ideas based on one, two or three day sightseeing.

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Limousines • Sedans • Vans • Mini Coaches with Chauffeurs ★ Corporate Service is Our Specialty ★

Air Service Reaching Monterey County couldn’t be easier. The Monterey Peninsula Airport offers more than 80 daily non-stop flights from major hubs in Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles (LAX and Ontario), Phoenix, San Diego, and San Francisco. The airport also features convenient connections from hundreds of other cities. Five main carriers – ExpressJet, United Airlines (United Express), American Airlines (American Eagle), US Airways and Delta Airlines/Connection and their worldwide affiliated partners make the trip easy. All told, the airport is located off Highway 68, just five minutes from downtown Monterey and 30 minutes from Salinas. Several rental car companies, including Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz, are conveniently located at the airport.

Amtrak Amtrak offers daily northbound and southbound service through Monterey County on the Coast Starlight. The train, which travels between Los Angeles and Seattle, glides along the Pacific coastal route, providing comfort, service and breathtaking scenery. Passengers can choose from three types of accommodations on the Amtrak Superliner II, and sleeper accommodations include standard, deluxe and family-sized options. For more information, visit www. amtrak.com.

Ground Transportation Of course, the easiest way to explore the more distant parts of Monterey County is by automobile. Many visitors bring their own vehicles; others rent or take taxicabs. Monterey-Salinas Transit offers bus service throughout the Peninsula and onward to destinations like Salinas and Big Sur. Between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, one of the most convenient ways to get around the Peninsula is to ride the Monterey Trolley. Trolleys run continuously from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on a circular route around downtown Monterey and Cannery Row.

2434 Del Monte Ave, Monterey 93940 (831) 649-0240 • 800-392-8724 • FAX (831) 649-3534 w w w.aitslimo.com

Airport & Airport Transfers Monterey Airbus

PO Box 2751 Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 373-7777 Fax: (831) 372-4772 www.montereyairbus.com

Monterey Peninsula Airport

200 Fred Kane Dr. #200 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 648-7000 Fax: (831) 373-2625 www.montereyairport.com

Aircraft Charter Service Central Coast Aviation Services Inc. 50 Mortensen Ave. Salinas, CA 93905 (831) 422-7488 www.ccasfbo.com

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T R AV E L & T O U R I N G

Tours • Airport & Golf Transfers Wine Tours • Weddings Arrow Luxury Transportation Co

2035 Del Monte Ave. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 646-3175 Fax: (831) 855-4756 www.arrowluxurylimo.com

Main Event Transportation, Inc.

2220 Del Monte Ave. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 646-5466 (831) 373-7777 Fax: (831) 372-4772 www.maineventlimousines.com

Monterey Checker Transportation, Inc. 561 Palm Seaside, CA 93955 (831) 646-1234 Fax: (831) 899-8923 www.yellowcab.com

Monterey-Salinas Transit Fax: (831) 758-2815

Monterey Jet Center

Monterey Peninsula Airport 300 Sky Park Dr Monterey, CA 93940 (888) MRY-2992 (831) 373-0100 Fax: (831) 373-0190 www.montereyjetcenter.com

Specialized Helicopters

150 Aviation Way Ste. 101 Watsonville, CA 95076 (831) 763-2244 Fax: (831) 761-2244 www.specializedheli.com

Ground Transportation American International Transportation Service 2434 Del Monte Ave. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-0240 Fax: (831) 649-3534 www.aitslimo.com

One Ryan Ranch Rd. Monterey, CA 93940 (888) 678-2871 (831) 899-2555 Fax: (831) 899-3954 www.mst.org

Pacific Monarch Ltd.

3346 Paul Davis Dr. Marina, CA 93933 (831) 883-8900 Fax: (831) 883-8909 www.pacificmonarchltd.com

Your Maitre d’ Limousine

PO Box 221696 Carmel, CA 93922 (831) 623-2800 (831) 644-1717 Fax: (831) 643-2900 www.yourmaitred.com

Baby Equipment Rental Tiny Traveler

Free Delivery Monterey Peninsula Cities (831) 484-3132 Fax: (831) 920-2255 www.tinytraveleronlinae.com

AMTRAK

584 Castro Street, #120 San Francisco, CA 94114 (800) USA-RAIL (510) 238-4369 Fax: (510) 433-5685 www.amtrak.com

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Scenic Byways With grand cliffs, crashing surf, delicate dunes and rolling farmland, these routes are among the most scenic in the nation. 17-Mile Drive Located entirely within the gated community of Pebble Beach, this worldfamous circuit has a host of notable sights: Seal and Bird Rocks, Restless Sea, the Lone Cypress and Spyglass Hill and Pebble Beach golf courses. There are several entrances; admission is $9 per car and free to walkers or bicyclists. Open from sunrise to 1 hour before sunset, no motorcycles. For more information: 831-624-3811 or visit www.pebblebeach.com.

River Road Wine Route This winding route through Salinas Valley mostly follows County Road G17. Seven wineries offer tastings along the way, many with panoramic views across the valley to the Gabilan Mountains. Chalone Vineyards, on the opposite side of the valley, is located on the way to the dramatically craggy Pinnacles National Monument, itself a scenic drive worth exploring (though you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drive very far into the park).

Enjoying the Recreation Trail in a surrey ride Highway 1 This ribbon of pavement runs the entire length of the county, mostly clinging to the coastline. Notable sights: sand dunes between Marina and Seaside, Carmel River State Beach, Bixby Bridge, Point Sur Lighthouse, redwood groves around Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and the Big Sur cliffs. 118

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Monterey Recreation Trail This trail represents 18 miles of paved bike path from Castroville to Pacific Grove much of it rated Grade A (meaning no major roads or railroads to cross). The section between Seaside and Cannery Row is very busy with surreys, roller skaters and joggers; elsewhere, the cyclists rule.


T R AV E L & T O U R I N G Highway 68

The Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach

This state thoroughfare runs from Asilomar Beach in Pacific Grove to Highway 101 in Salinas. Part of the historic DeAnza Trail, the route originally linked the California mission settlements during the Spanish colonial period. Today, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an easy drive with landscapes that range from cool, fragrant forest to rolling hills and wide-open vistas. Author John Steinbeck spent much of his youth exploring the lands surrounding this route and later detailed his admiration in praised works such as Pastures of Heaven. Carmel Valley Road The road begins as a four-lane route but soon gives way to a twisty two-lane blacktop that winds through vineyards and oak groves, narrow canyons and open pastures. Carmel Valley Road intersects Laureles Grade, another scenic drive. Allow two hours for the one-way journey from Carmel Valley Village to Greenfield.

Nacimiento-Ferguson Road This thoroughfare is perhaps the leastknown road in the county. It runs from the coast south of Lucia over the Coastal Range to Lake Nacimiento at Jolon. Along the way, it passes through pine forests and craggy spires. The road also bisects Fort Hunter-Liggett Army Base, so be prepared to show identification at base gates.

Highway 1, Big Sur coast

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“For an accessible, family-friendly hike I’d check out Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur. There are two amazing waterfalls -one trickles among the redwoods and the other drops dramatically into the ocean.” – Denise Klein, Local Mom of Young Kids & Hiker

Vistas

Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey

Monterey County certainly has its share of mountains, which means the region also has dozens of classic vistas. Among the finest vantage points in the county are Jacks Peak Park, which offers views of the bay north to Santa Cruz; Laureles Grade between the Salinas and Carmel Valleys; Toro Park, which surprises with views down the length of the Salinas Valley, and the Pinnacles National Monument, offering glimpses of the Salinas Valley’s bordering hills and lush fields.

This famous spot has seen bales of Chinese silks and barrels of Spanish wine, whalebones and fishing boats by the score. Fisherman’s Wharf in its various incarnations has been the focus of Monterey’s economic life for centuries. Today, the area is perhaps most notable for its seafood restaurants, souvenir shops, eco-tourism cruises, and the Wharf Theater.

Destination Marketing Organizations Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau

765 Wave St Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 657-6400 Fax: (831) 648-5373 www.montereyinfo.org

Tour Operators Adventures in Education & Student Touring

529 Central Ave Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 375-9831 Fax: (831) 375-9833 www.greatadventuretour.com

Ag Venture Tours

PO Box 2634 Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 761-8463 Fax: (831) 761-5461 www.agventuretours.com

On the Waterfront The maritime history of Monterey County is as rich as the local soil, and two harbors in particular have inspired historians over time:

Cannery Row

Cannery Row, Monterey Once called Ocean View Avenue, this two-mile section of waterfront was renamed after John Steinbeck’s novel assured its fame. The stretch begins at the Coast Guard Pier and ends at the Monterey Bay Aquarium; in between are cafés, bars and restaurants, several elegant hotels, a new IMAX theater and a host of shops. The Recreation Trail parallels the “Row” the entire way.

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Independent Sightseeing Ideas Everybody loves exploring a new area, and the beaches and redwoods of Monterey County are simply begging to be explored. Here are our suggestions for one-, two- and three-day itineraries in the area:

Three Days

One Day

Two Days

After breakfast in downtown Monterey, head toward Cannery Row. Next, check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium. From there, walk (or bike, or rollerskate, or surrey) to Fisherman’s Wharf. The Wharf is a starting point for Old Monterey’s Path of History, a selfguided walking tour that rambles past the Custom House, Colton Hall, Pacific House, Casa Serrano and the lovely Casa Soberanes. For those who prefer to drive, pile in the car and head south toward Carmel to cruise 17-Mile Drive, or go inland and visit the National Steinbeck Center.

Spend the first morning on Cannery Row, visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and learning about the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Next, spend the afternoon out whale watching or walk the Path of History through Old Monterey. On Day No. 2, explore Carmel Valley. This Free MST Trolley is the sunniest part of the coast, highly regarded for its sunsoaked golf courses, horseback riding, hiking trails and wineries. From here, it’s a quick shot to the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas.

Start your stay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and follow it up with an afternoon in Old Monterey. On Day No. 2, take the coast road to 17-Mile Drive and Pebble Beach, passing Seal Rock and Pebble Beach Lodge. Explore Carmel, poking into art galleries, antique shops and boutiques. Leave Carmel by way of Mission San Carlos Borromeo, the third of the missions founded in the 1770s. In the afternoon, roam Big Sur via Highway 1, pausing to hike or ride by horseback beside the Pacific Ocean. On Day No. 3, relax. Play a round of golf or try a body wrap at one of the region’s elegant spas. Spend the afternoon wine-tasting in Carmel Valley Village. Cap your roaringly good visit with a trip to Wild Things animal training ranch to meet Josef the Lion, the model for Disney’s The Lion King.

Elkhorn Slough Safari

Travel Guide & Info

Big Sur Guides

Big Sur, CA 93920 (831) 658-0199 www.bigsurguides.com

California Legacy Tours

66 Highway 1 Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 624-1010 Fax: (831) 624-1453 www.calegacytours.com

Carmel Walks

PO Box 975 Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 642-2700 www.carmelwalks.com

Central Coast Day Tripper of Pebble Beach

2921 Madrone Ln. Pebble Beach, CA 93953 (831) 657-9442 (831) 241-2526 Fax: (831) 657-9442 www.ccdaytripper.com

Earthbound Farm

7250 Carmel Valley Rd Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 625-6219 www.ebfarm.com

PO Box 570 Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 633-5555 www.elkhornslough.com

Discover Publications

PO Box 3144 Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 521-1685 Fax: (831) 643-0900 www.discover-montereycounty.com

Ghost Trolley

527 Hartnell St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 624-1700 www.ghosttrolley.com

Transportation Renting & Leasing

Monterey Bay Scenic Tours

1 Serrano Way Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-6278 Fax: (831) 392-0911 www.mbstours.com

Monterey Movie Tours

1 Serrano Way Monterey, CA 93940 (800) 343-6437 (831) 372-6278 Fax: (831) 392-0911 www.montereymovietours.com

Wine Trolley

527 Hartnell St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 624-1700 www.ghosttrolley.com

2 Wheels to Go

Serving the Monterey Peninsula (831) 655-9568 www.2wheelstogo.com

Budget Rent A Car

Monterey Peninsula Airport 200 Fred Kane Dr #105 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-1899 Fax: (831) 373-3841 www.budget.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1178 Del Monte Ave. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-6300 Fax: (831) 649-1686 www.enterprise.com

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Living Locally The communities of Monterey County are as diverse as the scenery that surrounds them. Carmel, born as an artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; colony, has intentionally quaint houses tucked beneath huge pines. In the south, toward Soledad and Greenfield, brand new townhouses spring up from the sun-kissed South County soil. New developments around Salinas often feature four bedroom houses with Spanish-styled stucco and red-tile roofs. One thing that is fairly constant, particularly around the Monterey Peninsula communities of Pebble Beach, Carmel, and to some extent Monterey itself, is price. Home prices, especially for large properties with ocean views, can be among the highest in the country.

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Historic adobe courtyard

How to Find the Help You Need

Real Estate Developers/ Commercial

Forget the Yellow Pages—all the numbers that visitors to Monterey County might need are right here. From colleges and universities to government agencies, publishers to financial professionals, non-profits to photographers and videographers, this list provides visitors with an exhaustive set of resources for a visit to the region. For additional contacts, call the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 831-657-6400, check with an information specialist at the visitor’s center, or visit the MCCVB online at www.montereyinfo.org. In a community as tight-knit as this, help is never too far away.

Dunes on Monterey Bay

100 12th Street Bldg #2863 Marina, CA 93933 (831) 384-0220 www.dunesonmontereybay.com

Pebble Beach Company

PO Box 1767 Pebble Beach, CA 93953 (831) 625-8444 Fax: (831) 625-8412 www.pebblebeach.com

Real Estate/Property Management A.G Davi Real Estate

484 Washington St. Ste.D Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-2222 Fax: (831) 373-3536 www.agdavi.com

Century 21 Scenic Bay Properties

496 Pearl St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 648-7271 Fax: (831) 648-7270 www.c21scenicbayproperties.com

Coldwell Banker Del Monte Realty

Junipero near 5th Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 626-2222 Fax: (831) 626-2220 www.cbdmr.com

Sanco Solutions

PO Box 4065 Monterey, CA 93942 (888) 236-7741 (831) 521-0766 Fax: (831) 649-1151 www.mylayersoflight.com/sandy

Peter Butler II Sotheby’s International Realty

200 Clock Tower Pl Ste. D 100 Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 622-4845 Fax: (831) 625-8886 www.peterbutlerproperties.com

Retirement Community Carmel Valley Manor

8545 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 624-1281 (800) 544-5546 Fax: (831) 622-4543 www.cvmanor.com

Park Lane - Classic Residence by Hyatt

Carmel-by-the-Sea

200 Glenwood Circle Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-0101 Fax: (831) 377-0863 www.hyattclassic.com

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R E A L E S TAT E & P R O F E S S I O N A L S E R V I C E S Brochure Display Services Certified Folder Display Inc.

PO Box 1490 Seaside CA 93955 (831) 901-1083 Fax: (831) 393-2199 www.certifiedfolder.com

Education Anderson Foreign Language Center 700 Cass St. Ste. 104 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-3242

Monterey County Office of Education County Superintendent of Schools PO Box 80851 Salinas, CA 93912 (831) 755-0301 (831) 755-0303 Fax: (831) 755-6473 www.monterey.k12.ca.us

Downtown Monterey

POM - Army Community Service

Banking & Finance Professional Services Architects The Paul Davis Partnership

286 El Dorado St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-2784 Fax: (831) 373-7459

Attorneys

Chicago Title Insurance & Trust

250 Bonifacio Pl. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 375-2262 Fax: (831) 646-8544 www.chicagotitle.com

First National Bank of Central California 495 Washington Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 373-4900 Fax: (831) 646-9748 www.1stnational.com

DLI FLC-POM Army Community Service Bldg. 4260 Presidio of Monterey, CA 93944 (831) 242-7652 Fax: (831) 242-7662 www.pom-ima.montereyarmy.mil

Government AMBAG

PO Box 809 Marina, CA 93933 (831) 883-3750 www.ambag.org

Fax: (831) 883-3755

Monterey County Bank

City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

225 Crossroads Blvd. Box 434 Carmel, CA 93923 (800) 866-4036

601 Munras Ave. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-4600 Fax: (831) 649-8609 www.montereycountybank.com

Monte Verde btwn Ocean & 7th Ave. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 620-2000 Fax: (831) 620-2004 www.ci.carmel.ca.us

Audio\Visual Equipment

Monterey Credit Union

City of Del Rey Oaks

Rabobank N.A.

City of Marina

Vericomm Credit Card Processing Services

City of Monterey

D. Mitchell Taylor, Attorney at Law

Wave Street Studios

774 Wave St Monterey CA 93940 (831) 655-2010 Fax: (831) 886-5766 www.wavestreetstudios.com

Auto Service & Repair Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monterey Auto Repair

870 Abrego Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-5854 Fax: (831) 372-5369

501 E. Franklin Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 647-1000 Fax: (831) 647-1290 www.montereycu.com 599 Lighthouse Ave. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-5010 Fax: (831) 649-5018 www.community-bnk.com

11 Lorraine Ct. Seaside, CA 93955 Fax: (831) 899-7190 www.vericommprocessing.com

Wells Fargo Bank

399 Alvarado St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 333-9442 Fax: (831) 333-9508 www.wellsfargo.com

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650 Canyon Del Rey Rd. Del Rey Oaks, CA 93940 (831) 394-8511 Fax: (831) 394-6421 www.delreyoaks.org Marina City Hall 211 Hillcrest Ave. Marina, CA 93933 (831) 384-7324 Fax: (831) 384-9148 www.ci.marina.ca.us Pacific & Madison St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 646-3760 Fax: (831) 646-3793 www.monterey.org

City of Pacific Grove

300 Forest Ave. Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 648-3100 Fax: (831) 375-9863 www.ci.pg.ca.us


R E A L E S TAT E & P R O F E S S I O N A L S E R V I C E S City of Salinas

200 Lincoln Ave. Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 758-7201 Fax: (831) 758-7368 www.ci.salinas.ca.us

City of Sand City

One Sylvan Park Sand City, CA 93955 (831) 394-3054 (831) 394-6700 Fax: (831) 394-2472 www.sandcity.org

City of Seaside

440 Harcourt Ave. Seaside, CA 93955 (831) 899-6700 Fax: (831) 899-6227 www.ci.seaside.ca.us

City of Soledad

248 Main St. Soledad, CA 93960 (831) 678-3963 Fax: (831) 678-3965 www.cityofsoledad.com

County of Monterey

168 W. Alisal St. Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 755-5065 Fax: (831) 755-5081 www.co.monterey.ca.us

Moss Landing Harbor District

7881 Sandholdt Rd. Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 633-2461 Fax: (831) 633-1201 www.mosslandingharbor.dst.ca.us

Transportation Agency for Monterey County

55-B Plaza Circle Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 775-0903 Fax: (831) 775-0897 www.tamcmonterey.org

HR Management, Consulting & Training TPO Human Resource Management 60 Garden Ct. #100 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 647-7292 Fax: (831) 658-0201 www.tpohr.com

Marketing & Media Riddell & Riddell Advertising

PO Box 3144 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 521-1685 (831) 646-0351 Fax: (831) 643-0900 www.discover-montereycounty.com/

Steve Ellzey - Senior Television Account Executive 1550 Moffett Salinas, CA 93901

Medical Facilities Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

PO Box HH Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 624-5311 Fax: (831) 624-0497 www.chomp.org

Moving & Storage Cardinale Moving & Storage Inc.

11360 Commercial Parkway Castroville, CA 95012 (831) 632-4100 Fax: (831) 632-4109 www.cardinalemoving.com

Non-Profit Assocaiations & Events Association of Mayors for Monterey County

211 Hillcrest Ave. Marina, CA 93933 (831) 884-1278 Fax: (831) 384-9148 www.ci.marina.ca.us

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Big Sur, CA 93920 (831) 667-2100 www.bigsurcalifornia.org

Cannery Row Business Association 65 Prescott St. Heritage Rail Car Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-6690 www.canneryrow.org

Historic Garden League

Carmel Chamber of Commerce

San Carlos btwn 5th & 6th Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (800) 550-4333 (831) 624-2522 Fax: (831) 624-1329 www.carmelcalifornia.org

Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce PO Box 288 Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (831) 659-4000 Fax: (831) 659-8415 www.carmelvalleychamber.com

CSUMB Foundation

100 Campus Ctr Bldg 29 Seaside CA 93955 (831) 582-3500 Fax: (831) 582-4714 www.csumb.org

Fishermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharf Association

PO Box 465 Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 649-6544 Fax: (831) 649-4124 www.montereywharf.com

210 Olivier St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-3364 www.historicgardenleaque.org

Marina Chamber of Commerce PO Box 425 Marina, CA 93933 (831) 384-9155 www.marinachamber.com

Monterey County Film Commission PO Box 111 Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 646-0910 Fax: (831) 655-9250 www.filmmonterey.org

Monterey County Golf Association

3200 Lopez Rd. Pebble Beach, CA 93953 (831) 625-2035 Fax: (831) 626-5421 www.golfmonterey.org

Monterey County Hospitality Association PO Box 223542 Carmel, CA 93922 (831) 626-8636 www.mcha.net

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1129 Harrison St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 643-0139 (831) 915-4507 Fax: (831) 643-0139 www.acameo.com

Eagle Visions Photography

80 Laurel Dr. Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (831) 659-4445 Fax: (831) 659-4445 www.eaglevisions.net

Elegant Exposures

Serving the Monterey Peninsula Monterey CA 93940 (831) 521-4885 Fax: (831) 920-1553 www.elegantexposures.com

Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association 400 Camino Aguajito Ste. 1 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 375-9400 Fax: (831) 375-1116 www.montereywines.org

Monterey Culinary Arts Foundation 625 Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 333-2133 Fax: (831) 333-2127 www.culinarycenterofmonterey.com

Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

380 Alvarado St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 648-5360 Fax: (831) 649-3502 www.mpcc.com

Moss Landing Chamber of Commerce PO Box 41 Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 633-4501 www.mosslandingchamber.com

Naval Postgraduate School

Naval Postgraduate School 1 University Cir. Bldg 220 Monterey, CA 93943 (831) 656-2186 Fax: (831) 656-3064 www.nps.edu

North Monterey County Chamber of Commerce 10719 Merritt St. Castroville, CA 95012-3422 (831) 633-2465 Fax: (831) 633-0485 www.northmontereycountychamber.org

Old Monterey Business Association 321 Alvarado St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 655-8070 Fax: (831) 655-8072 www.oldmonterey.org

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Oldtown Salinas Association PO Box 2325 Salinas, CA 93902 (831) 758-0725

Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce Corner of Central & Forest Ave. Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (800) 656-6650 (831) 373-3304 Fax: (831) 373-3317 www.pacificgrove.org

Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce PO Box 1170 Salinas, CA 93902 (831) 424-7611 Fax: (831) 424-8639 www.salinaschamber.com

Seaside & Sand City Chamber of Commerce

505 Broadway Avenue Seaside, CA 93955 (831) 394-6501 Fax: (831) 394-1977 www.seaside-sandcity.com

Soledad-Mission Chamber of Commerce 635 Front Street Soledad, CA 93960 (831) 678-3941 www.soledad-missionchamberofcommerce.com

TEAMS-The Educational Arts & Media Society 774 Wave Street Monterey CA 93940 (831) 655-2010 Fax: (831) 886-5766

Pet Services Carmel Dog Parties

Serving Monterey County Carmel CA 93921 (831) 601-1624 Fax: (888) 601-1115 www.carmeldogparties.com

Call 1-877-MONTEREY for information

Kirk Kennedy Photography

238 Abbott St Salinas CA 93901 (831) 424-0965 www.kirkkennedyphotography.com

Laurie Giesen - “The People’s Photographer” Serving the Monterey Peninsula Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-0515 www.lauriegiesenphotography.com

McCartney Photographics

PO Box 1787 Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 375-3533 Fax: (831) 393-9847 www.mccartneyphoto.com

Moss Media

PO Box 3462 Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 277-8987 (831) 241-4548 Fax: (831) 392-1776 www.mossfoto.com

Rainbow Spirit Photography

20471 Parrott Ranch Rd. Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (831) 659-7632 Fax: (831) 659-7632 www.rainbowspirit.com

Randy Tunnell Conference Photography 17 Elk Run Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 649-3101 Fax: (831) 649-0406 www.randytunnell.com

Robert Neimy Photography PO Box 2256 Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (800) 478-4704 (831) 659-9284 www.neimy.com


R E A L E S TAT E & P R O F E S S I O N A L S E R V I C E S TGO Photography

Serving the Monterey Peninsula Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (831) 659-5040 Fax: (831) 659-3898 www.tgophoto.com

Public Relations/ Advertising Armanasco Public Relations, Inc

456 Washington St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-2259 Fax: (831) 372-4142 www.armanasco.com

Brickman Marketing

395 Del Monte Center #250 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 633-4444 Fax: (831) 633-4499 www.brickmanmarketing.com

ClearChannel Radio

903 N. Main Salinas, CA 93906 (831) 755-8181 Fax: (831) 755-8193 www.clearchannel.com

Experience Communications, LLC

PO Box 223800 Carmel, CA 93922 (831) 626-4400 Fax: (831) 309-3341 www.experiencecom.com

Hospitality Information Centers, Inc. PO Box 17192 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151 (530) 544-4455 (800) 246-4455 Fax: (530) 544-0449

Publications/ Publishers Bay Publishing Company

395 Del Monte Center #103 Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-8949 Fax: (831) 373-0290 www.baypublishing.com

Carmel Magazine Inc

126 Clock Tower Pl. Ste.103 Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 625-9922 Fax: (831) 626-3613 www.carmelmagazine.com

Horizon Guides

903 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 845-6383 Fax: (510) 845-1474 www.horizonguides.com

MenuClub, Inc

3566 S. Higuera St. Ste. 103 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 543-8090 Fax: (803) 543-8174 www.menuclub.com

Monterey Bay Wine & Travel

885 Abrego St. Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 754-2677 Fax: (831) 373-8098

The Monterey County Herald

PO Box 271 Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 372-3311 (831) 646-4303 Fax: (831) 646-4394 www.montereyherald.com

Monterey County Weekly

668 Williams Ave. Seaside, CA 93955 (831) 394-5656 Fax: (831) 394-0409 www.montereycountyweekly.com

Monterey Peninsula Homes Magazine Real Estate Media Group P O Box 2652 Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831) 625-6191 Fax: (831) 625-1584 www.homesmagazine.com

Surreel Elements

326 White Ct. Marina, CA 93933 (831) 760-0567 www.surreelelements.com

Great Homes TV

405 Melrose Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 469-8142 Fax: (831) 425-1329 www.greathomestv.com

Travels With Romney

405 Melrose Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 469-8142 Fax: (831) 425-1329 www.travelswithromney.com

Travel Videos Monterey Memories

TravelHost of Monterey Bay PO Box 1913 Monterey CA 93942 (831) 688-8497 (831) 254-7000 www.travelhostmonterey.com

28040 Robinson Canyon Rd. Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 626-1600 (831) 624-7813 www.montereymemories.com

TV/Video Production

Via Magazine, the AAA Travelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Companion

150 Van Ness Ave. 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94102 (800) 468-7563 Fax: (415) 552-5825 www.viamagazine.com

Walkabout Map & Guide

3180 Imjin Rd. Ste. 149 Marina, CA 93933 (831) 531-4710 (831) 655-5570 Fax: (831) 582-9546 www.locavox.com

Wine Country This Week

Television Shows

255 W Napa St. Sonoma, CA 95476 (707) 938-0780 Fax: (707) 938-3634 www.winecountrythisweek.com

Dunbar Productions

405 Melrose Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 469-8142 www.greathomestv.com/dunbar%20productions/ dunbarproductions.html

Utilities Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency 5 Harris Ct. Bldg. D Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 372-3367 (831) 645-4604 Fax: (831) 372-0519 www.mrwpca.org

Cal-American Water Company

50 Ragsdale Dr., Ste. 100 Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 646-3208 (831) 646-3216 Fax: (831) 375-4367 www.calamwater.com

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What’s Happening There’s always something happening in Monterey County. Between the area’s wine and food festivals, motor sports events, Living History Days and theater festivals, it’s hard for visitors (or locals, for that matter) to ever complain about having nothing to do. What follows is a comprehensive calendar of events. These listings are just the beginning; for even more up-to-the-minute ideas about the hundreds of events held here every year, visit our online calendar at www.montereyinfo.org.

Day & Night, Around the Calendar The Monterey County calendar is jam-packed with special events. Some of these shindigs are famous around the world—the Monterey Jazz Festival, for instance, has been swinging since 1957 with stars like Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett and Herbie Hancock. Others have more regional appeal—Marilyn Monroe was the first Artichoke Queen at the Castroville Artichoke Festival back in 1948. This list of events is comprehensive but by no means complete; for upto-the-minute news and information about events across the county, visit www.montereyinfo.org.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Recurring Events in Monterey County A number of events in Monterey County happen all year. Here is a sampling of some of the highlights: Monday-Friday Avery Art Gallery at Seaside City Hall 831-899-6700 www.ci.seaside.ca.us 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday Featuring new exhibits each month, the Avery Art Gallery features a diverse array of local artwork. Tuesdays Old Monterey Market Place Alvarado St., Monterey 831-655-8070 www.oldmonterey.org 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. April to October 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. October to March Vendors at this weekly market offer fresh produce, food, arts, crafts and collectibles. Thursdays Farmer’s Market Monterey Peninsula College, lower parking lot Monterey: 831-728-5060 www.montereybayfarmers.org 2p.m. to 6 p.m. Vendors at this weekly market sell fresh produce and flowers.

Saturdays Oldtown Salinas Marketplace Salinas: 831-758-0725 www.oldtownsalinas.com More than 60 local vendors at this weekly market sell certified/organic produce and flowers, fresh fish, international food and restaurants, bakery and specialty foods, arts and crafts, jewelry, and assorted gifts. Sundays Everyone’s Harvest – Marina’s Certified Farmers’ Market 215 Reservation Road: 10am to 2pm Marina: 831-384-6961 www.everyonesharvest.org 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nearly 30 vendors at this market include local farmers selling fresh quality fruits and vegetables, beautiful cut and potted flowers, olive oil, organic eggs and unique gifts from small-scale family farmers and local independent businesses.

Y ear R ound E vents Third Thursday Open House at Monterey Museum of Art Pacific Street, Monterey 831-372-5477 www.montereyart.org 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Held on the third Thursday of every month, this event welcomes the public into the Monterey Museum of Art for a free evening in the galleries, as well as complimentary hors d’oeuvres and music.

Monterey State Historic Park Monterey: 831-649-7118 www.parks.ca.gov/mshp Throughout the year, docents at Monterey State Historic Park lead free guided tours to and through historic buildings and gardens. Tours also are available for special events and weddings in the Memory Garden and Custom House Plaza. Various tours are offered; call 831-649-7118 for tour times and schedules.

Historic Garden League Tours Casa del Oro Garden Monterey: 831-649-3364 www.historicgardenleague.org During this regular event, visitors can explore several gardens associated with Old Monterey adobes and other historic buildings. Reservations required.

Robinson Jeffers Tor House and Hawk Tower Tours Carmel: 831-624-1813 www.torhouse.org 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays Now a National Historic Landmark, Robinson Jeffers Tor House and Hawk Tower are open for hourly tours throughout the year. Call for reservations; tours are limited to six people (no children under 12).

Farmer’s Market display

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Celebrities gather at the AT&T Pro-AM Pebble Beach

January Valley of the World Wine & Food Festival Salinas 831-595-3341 www.salinasrotary.org This event is an annual wine-tasting and auction featuring award-winning local wines and restaurants. Proceeds benefit a range of Monterey County charities.

February AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Pebble Beach 800-541-9091 www.attpbgolf.com The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is a 72-hole PGA Tour golf championship with 180 top tour professionals and 180 star-studded celebrity amateurs competing headto-head. International Flavors Marina 831-384-9155 www.marinachamber.com Mark your calendars for Marina’s International Flavors event at the Stillwell Community Center. The 2008 event focuses on decadent chocolate, gourmet culinary creations and wine from local vineyards. A Day of Romance in Old Monterey Monterey 831-649-7118 www.parks.ca.gov/mshp This annual event features presentations at Larkin House, CooperMolera Adobe, Diaz Adobe and the Sherman Quarters. The presentations feature romantic stories presented by historic characters from 19th century Monterey, as well as food, music, and dancers in period dress.

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Monterey County Wine Auction & Gala Monterey 831-375-9400 www.montereywines.org Indulge yourself with exquisite wines, gourmet cuisine and meet the winemakers—the names behind the labels—who will be hosting tables for the evening. Guests will have the opportunity to place bids on extraordinary wine auction items whose proceeds benefit scholarships for children of vineyard and winery employees, as well as The American Vineyard Foundation, University of California Division of Agriculture and National Resources Research. AMGEN Tour of California Countywide www.amgentourofcalifornia.com During this annual cycling event, the world’s top professional teams compete for the largest prize purse in America. Cheer the teams on at the exhilarating Stage 4 in Seaside, or gather along Highway 1 as the cyclists race to the finish line in San Luis Obispo. Seaside’s Black History Month Exhibit and Reception Seaside 831-899-6805 www.ci.seaside.ca.us Celebrate Black History Month with a display of 2-and 3-dimensional art by African-American artists along with youth poetry readings and performances. Avery Art Gallery at City Hall. Steinbeck’s Birthday Celebration Salinas 831-775-4721 www.steinbeck.org Join a hometown celebration as Salinas remembers the life and works of native son and Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.

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April

19th Annual Great Taste of PG Pacific Grove 831-642-4943 www.pacificgrove.org The fabulous food and wine event, to benefit PG PRIDE and Pacific Grove schools, will showcase the area’s finest restaurants and wineries along with a live & silent auction, on behalf of the Pacific Grove Unified School District, to be held in the Grand Ballroom of Inn at Spanish Bay. Hours are 4-7 pm.

Sea Otter Classic Cycling Festival Monterey 831-755-4899 www.seaotterclassic.com Regarded as the Bikestock of North America, this massive cycling event at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area features fun rides, road racing, mountain bike racing, BMX racing, kids events, and a consumer tradeshow that highlights the latest in cycling hardware, clothing and goods. Racers range from first-timers to Olympic champions.

Next Generation Jazz Festival Monterey 831-373-3366 www.montereyjazzfestival.org The Monterey Jazz Festival turns the spotlight on up-and-coming musicians who will form the vanguard of jazz music in coming decades. The newly expanded event features more performances and activities than ever before. Pebble Beach Food and Wine Pebble Beach 831-622-7770 www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.com Pebble Beach Food and Wine celebrates 35 celebrity chefs and 200 wineries during this unforgettable four-day event. Pairing internationally acclaimed wineries and chefs with California’s regional superstars, the event creates an unbelievable series of luxurious lunches, delectable dinners, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and one of the most remarkable rare wine auctions in the country.

Big Sur International Marathon Highway 1, Big Sur to Carmel 831-625-6226 www.bsim.org This marathon, consistently named the “Best Marathon in North America” by The Ultimate Guide to Marathons, follows one of the world’s most breathtaking routes along Big Sur’s rugged coastline. The race also includes a 21-mile power walk, 5kilometer run, 9-mile walk, 10.6-mile walk and marathon relay. 51st Annual Good Old Days Pacific Grove 831-373-3304 www.pacificgrove.org Celebrate a bygone era with a parade, Victorian fashion show, contests, street dance, and the California Police Motorcycle Competition. The event is also one of the county’s largest arts and crafts shows, with more than 225 arts and food vendors.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS May Festival of Speed Monterey 800-327-SECA www.laguna-seca.com It’s a double feature weekend when the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and Champ Car World Series converge on the Monterey Peninsula. Saturday features the ultra-competitive, wheelto-wheel action of the Grand-Am Daytona Prototype and GT cars in a 250mile race. On Sunday, it’s the return of the Champ Car World Series– the fastest racing cars currently competing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Robinson Jeffers Tor House Garden Party Carmel 831-624-1813 www.torhouse.org This annual party features afternoon tea, a silent auction, and gifts. Live music serenades artists painting in the gardens of Tor House, the coastal former home of poet Robinson Jeffers. Marina International Festival of the Winds Marina 831-384-9155 www.marinafestival.com Fly high at this annual festival, which celebrates kite flying, hang gliding and all sorts of wind-oriented activities. Workshops include kite-making and mobile-building. Carmel Art Festival Carmel 831-642-2503 www.carmelartfestival.org This outdoor art show at Devendorf Park features bronze, glass, stone, marbles and acrylic sculptures. Don’t miss the gallery events, lectures, receptions and demonstrations that accompany this festival. Pebble Beach Equestrian Challenge Pebble Beach 831-624-2756 www.ridepebblebeach.com Rated “A” by the American Horse Show Association, this horse show is perfect for practicing preparedness in the quest for equestrian excellence as trainers and riders.

Salinas Valley Fair King City 831-385-3243 www.salinasvalleyfair.com Enjoy the atmosphere of an oldfashioned county fair, complete with a carnival, bull-riding, craft and 4-H exhibits, music and more. The event also includes the Monterey Wine Competition Grand Wine Tasting. Cooking for Solutions Monterey 831-644-7561 www.montereybayaquarium.org Celebrity chefs gather at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a two-day extravaganza dedicated to sustainable seafood, gourmet organic cuisine, and organic wines. Past events have honored renowned chefs Martin Yan and Jacques Pepin, and have included visits by Jim Dodge, Jesse Ziff Cool, Mark Franz and Emily Luchetti. Castroville Artichoke Festival Castroville 831-633-2465 www.artichoke-festival.org Sample the many unique flavors of the artichoke in an atmosphere of fun. Musical entertainment is scheduled. 24 Hours of Adrenalin Cycle Race Monterey 416-391-2651 www.24HoursofAdrenalin.com This race is the fastest-growing mountain bike event series in North America. During the race, solo riders and teams compete to ride as many laps as possible in a 24-hour period.

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July

Mission San Antonio Fiesta Jolon-Fort Hunter Liggett Base, near Lake San Antonio 831-385-4478 www.sanantoniomission.com During this event, a fiesta mass and the distribution of St. Anthony’s bread is followed by a barbecue, games and live music.

Festival of Patriots Parade Seaside 831 899-6805 www.ci.seaside.ca.us Celebrate America’s independence with a parade featuring bands, clowns, military units, big balloons and community groups. Live entertainment follows the parade.

Cannery Row Block Party Monterey 831-649-6690 www.canneryrow.com Head to Cannery Row and enjoy a day of seaside entertainment and family fun. This annual event is a crowd-pleaser, continuous live musical performances, magicians, live animals, jugglers, face painting, and more!

Obon Festival Seaside 831-372-8181 www.seaside-sandcity.com This annual event at the Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple features Japanese food, cultural exhibits, and traditional dancing in honor of the spirits of the departed.

Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association Golf Tournament Monterey 831-375-9400 www.montereywines.org Join the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association for their Annual Golf Tournament. Golf side-by-side with the best! Hidden Gardens Tour Big Sur 831-667-1530 www.bigsurarts.org During this event, visitors can explore gardens throughout Big Sur, many of which feature musicians and artists as well.

Cinco de Mayo Festival Seaside 831-899-6805 www.ci.seaside.ca.us Celebrate Hispanic culture with a family-fun event. Latin bands, folkloric dancers, piñatas, and a wide range of children’s activities accompany the festival.

Monterey Bay Blues Festival Monterey 831-394-2652 www.montereyblues.com This festival brings 56 blues and R&B acts together on three stages over three days. It’s a rocking good time!

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Films in the Forest Carmel 831-626-1681 www.foresttheaterguild.org Weeknight screenings of favorite films for kids, families, and friends at the Outdoor Forest Theater. Bring a cushion and a cuddly throw—don’t forget the picnic basket and popcorn!

Hot Cars/Cool Nites –Last Friday of Each Month Seaside 831-899-6801 www.ci.seaside.ca.us Experience an evening of awardwinning antique cars, classic cars, and hot-rods, plus great music of the 50’s and 60’s.

June - July

Jazz at the Plaza Carmel 831-624-0138 www.carmelplaza.com Enjoy Friday evenings at Carmel Plaza and listen to the sounds of local jazz musicians while sipping a variety of local wine and cheese from The Cheese Shop. Community Fourth of July Parade Monterey 831-646-3866 www.monterey.org Independence Day celebrations begin with a gala parade down Alvarado Street, followed by a barbecue picnic and live music on the lawn of historic Colton Hall. Fireworks over the Monterey Bay end the day-long celebration. City Fourth of July Celebration Pacific Grove 831-373-3304 www.pacificgrove.org Join the Chamber of Commerce and celebrate the 4th with an oldfashioned, down-home barbeque in Caledonia Park. Enjoy great food, live entertainment and a chance to visit with your neighbors. Living History Day in Old Monterey Monterey 831-649-7118 www.parks.ca.gov/mshp During this event, visitors get to travel back in time and find out what life was like in the 1840s at the historic CooperMolera Adobe. Schedule includes activities and fun for all ages.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Valley Heritage Day King City 831-385-8020 www.mcarlm.org The King City Independence Day festivities include a parade featuring antique farm equipment, historic displays, a classic car show, and entertainment. Carmel Bach Festival Carmel 831-624-2046 www.bachfestival.org America’s preeminent festival of Baroque music will celebrate with 100 musicians from around the world, performing in venues including the Sunset Center, Carmel Mission Basilica, Church in the Forest, Pebble Beach, and All Saints Church. Antiques Show & Sale Pacific Grove 831-373-4441 www.pacificgrove.org St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church’s 49th Annual Antiques Show & Sale featuring 28 dealers. $5 donation for admission. Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix and MotoGP World Championship Monterey 800-327-SECA www.laguna-seca.com One of the top events in international motorcycling, the MotoGP World Championship races into Monterey when Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. California Rodeo Salinas Salinas 800-771-8807 www.carodeo.com The California Rodeo Salinas promises edge-of-your-seat thrills for the entire family, including steer wrestling, bull riding, calf roping, bareback bronco riding and barrel racing competitions.

Feast of Lanterns Celebration Pacific Grove 831-649-8737 www.feast-of-lanterns.org In keeping with tradition as old as the city itself, this is a community celebration featuring the Feast of Salads, P.G. birthday cake, pet parade, street dancing, pageant, fireworks, entertainment, and more!

August

Moss Landing Antique Street Fair Moss Landing 831-633-4501 www.mosslandingchamber.com Stroll through this historic fishing village to browse thousands of antiques and collectibles brought here by more than 200 dealers from all over the West Coast.

Steinbeck Festival Salinas 831-775-4721 www.steinbeck.org This annual festival consists of four days of films, speakers, panels, theater, and bus or walking tours, all celebrating John Steinbeck, Salinas’ famous son.

July - August Sunday Blues Seaside 831-899-6805 www.ci.seaside.ca.us Celebrate the 21st year of Blues and Art in the Park as “Sunday Blues” at Laguna Grande Park continues to entertain with local blues bands in this six week series. Free to the public! Evenings by the Bay Monterey (831) 648-4800 www.montereybayaquarium.org Summer nights are getting cooler— the Aquarium is open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Spend some extra time at your favorite exhibit, grab a bite at the Portola Café, and enjoy live music.

West End Celebration Sand City 831-582-3679 www.sandcity.org/arts/index.html The City of Sand City hosts this annual celebration of arts and history in the transformed area that has been dubbed “SoHo West.”

Carmel Valley Fiesta Carmel Valley 831-659-4502 www.carmelvalleykiwanis.com Shout, “Ole!” at this family-oriented fiesta that includes games, a dog show, a parade, good food and dance. Winemaker’s Celebration Monterey 831-375-9400 www.montereywines.org Nearly 45 Monterey County wineries will pour new releases and special wines at this event in Monterey’s Custom House Plaza. The schedule also includes educational seminars, barrel building, live music and a silent auction. Concours on the Avenue Carmel 831-620-2020 www.carmelcalifornia.com Carmel’s Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic while 14 blocks are filled with more than 130 collector cars built between 1946 and 1971. See rare cars not usually shown during Historic Car Week! Concorso Italiano Monterey County 425-742-0632 www.concorso.com A celebration of Italian style, featuring the most spectacular display of Italian automobiles in the world. Monterey County Fair Monterey 831-372-5863 www.montereycountyfair.com The annual County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibitions, entertainment, live music, amusement midway and delicious foods.

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The Barnyard Shopping Village, Carmel 831-625-8106 www.khakisofcarmel.com World-class cars, 18 premium vineyards, 8 restaurants and live jazz. 100% of the proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations. Italian cars, jazz, food and wine... don’t miss it! Concours Auto Rally & BBQ Pacific Grove 831-372-6585 www.pgautorally.org The colorful Annual Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, which has raised more than $80 thousand for nonprofit organizations on the Monterey Peninsula, draws 210 to 250 rally cars and more than 8,000 spectators. Monterey Historic Automobile Races Monterey 800-327-SECA www.montereyhistoric.com and www.laguna-seca.com From Bugattis and Alfa-Romeos to ‘70s and ‘80s rocket ships, the Monterey Historics at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is an annual event that brings out the best of auto racing’s past. Monterey Sports Car Auction Monterey 800-211-4371 www.rmauctions.com This famous, three-day sports car auction is one of the world’s largest, featuring 180 classic vehicles in all. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Pebble Beach 831-622-1700 www.pebblebeachconcours.net This spectacular event exhibits some of the most unique prewar and postwar cars, along with the latest in concept car designs. Jewish Food Festival Carmel Valley 831-624-2015 www.carmelbethisrael.org This festival is a celebration of Jewish foods and culture, and includes Klezmer music, crafts, cooking demos, folk dancing, art exhibits, and more.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS The First Tee Open Pebble Beach 831-649-1533 www.thefirstteeopen.com The Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach showcases the talent and character of young people who participate at The First Tee facilities worldwide. An official Champions Tour event, the tournament pairs one junior with a Champions Tour player and two amateurs.

September Corona AMA Superbike Finale Monterey 800-327-SECA www.laguna-seca.com This weekend event promises bigtime action both on and off the track, as all four classes of the American Motorcyclist Association’s (AMA) Superbike Championship put the wraps on the 2008 season. California International Airshow Salinas 831-754-1983 www.salinasairshow.com The California International Airshow has become one of the premiere aviation events on the west coast, attracting the top military and civilian aviation performers. United States Air Force Thunderbirds and other jet teams thrill attendees each year. Monterey Bay ReggaeFest Monterey 831-394-6534 www.mbayreggaefest.net Life’s a party at this two-day concert that attracts well-known and up-andcoming reggae artists to the Monterey County Fairgrounds. The festival also offers great island cooking, a Reggae Lounge and a Rastafari Museum of Culture. Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey 925-275-9255 www.montereyjazzfestival.org Come hear non-stop jazz at the oldest continuous jazz festival in the world. The celebration attracts all of the top names in jazz, and boasts art exhibits, jazz clinics and seminars, too. Seagate Triathlon at Pacific Grove Pacific Grove 831-373-0678 www.tricalifornia.com Olympic distance event consists of a swim course at Lovers Point, a bike course to Asilomar State Beach, and a run to Monterey Bay Aquarium. 1,600 Triathletes from all over the world. Sponsored by Tri-California.

Cherry’s Jubilee Monterey 831-759-1836 www.svmh.com This classic car show features more than 1,000 classic cars. Join the fun or sit back and watch the “show ‘n shine” cruises down Cannery Row. Carmel Mission Fiesta Carmel 831-624-8322 www.carmelmission.org/parish/fiesta.html

This annual party features a variety of international musical entertainment, children’s games, a farmer’s market, fabulous barbecue, and shopping galore. Old Monterey Seafood & Music Festival Monterey 831-655-8070 www.oldmonterey.org Kick back in the shadow of Custom House Plaza and listen to music while eating local fresh seafood including clam chowder, salmon, shrimp and sushi.

October Butterfly Parade & Bazaar Pacific Grove 831-646-6548 www.pacificgrove.org Local kindergarten children dress as colorful Monarch butterflies and welcome the returning insects. Older elementary school kids also join in and welcome the returning Monarch butterflies to their winter home. The parade is followed by a Butterfly Bazaar at Robert Down School. Wild Things Night Tours Salinas 831-455-1901 www.wildthingsinc.com See lions, and tigers and bears on a tour of the Wild Things animal ranch at night. During these tours, costumed tour guides tell myths about exotic wild critters. Refreshments follow with a photo opportunity with “spooky” Halloween animals.

Monterey Wine Festival Monterey 888-814-WINE www.montereywine.com Enjoy the finest wines from California and beyond at the Monterey Wine Festival. Tastings, educational seminars, and cooking demonstrations abound at various sites throughout Monterey. History Fest Monterey 831-372-2608 www.historicmonterey.org The annual History Fest showcases Monterey’s unique cultural heritage and historic resources. A variety of programs and activities include storytelling, films, art, museum exhibits, music, lectures, walking tours, and musical performances. Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation Fall Festival Carmel 831-624-1813 www.torhouse.org This annual event includes reenactments, special readings, guided beach walks and more, all to celebrate the life and works of early 20 century poet Robinson Jeffers. Fall Birding Excursion Moss Landing 831-633-5555 Climb aboard a pontoon boat to observe thousands of birds on their fall migration through the Elkhorn Slough. Professional birders will combine bird facts with tips for identifying the various bird species. Workshop includes refreshments. Big Sur Jade Festival Big Sur 831-659-3857 www.bigsurjadeco.com This festival at the Pacific Valley School honors two of the jewels of Big Sur: its coastline and magnificent jade. Festivities include games, food, and music.

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California International Airshow, Salinas Photo courtesy Tyson Rininger

Monterey Sports Car Championships Monterey 800-327-SECA www.laguna-seca.com This annual event features BMWs, Audis, Porsches, Vipers and Corvettes, all driven by the stars of sports car racing. Big Sur River Run Big Sur 831-624-4112 www.bigsurriverrun.org Lace up those sneakers for this annual 10-kilometer foot race and 5-kilometer walk among the redwoods and along the Big Sur River. Proceeds from the races benefit local charities. Carmel’s Birthday Party Carmel 831-620-2020 www.carmelcalifornia.com Join Carmelites as they celebrate the city’s birthday with a parade and barbecue. Halloween Ball Masque Big Sur 831-667-2345 www.nepenthebigsur.com Don a mask for the annual costume party on the terrace of Nepenthe, one of Big Sur’s signature dining spots. Proceeds benefit the Big Sur volunteer fire brigade. Marina Air Faire Marina 831-601-5856 www.marina-airfaire.com WWII war planes & classic cars come together at the 9th annual Marina Air Faire. Over 100 classic cars & WWII war planes on display, huge raffle, horseshoe contest, chili cook off, silent auction, living history symposium, military vehicles at Marina Municipal Airport.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS “The best time to see the Monarchs is from November through February. Bring binoculars!” – Petula Lee, Local Mom of Three

Big Sur Half Marathon and Run Forrest Run 5K Monterey 831-625-6226 www.bigsurhalfmarathon.org This annual half marathon features a scenic, flat course that loops around Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, and along the neighboring coastline. Seaside Sparkler Seaside 831-899-6015 www.ci.seaside.ca.us The City of Seaside celebrates its birthday in grand fashion. This family event features headline entertainment, children’s activity area, classic cars, and fireworks.

November Great Wine Escape Weekend County-wide 831-375-9400 www.montereywines.org Celebrate the splendor of the harvest at Monterey County Wine Country’s Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend. The highlights of the weekend include wine and food integration seminars, open houses at the wineries, live music, self-guided and narrated wine country bus tours, winemaker dinners and the Grand Finale.

Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational Pebble Beach 831-625-8575 www.pebblebeach.com As part of this annual Pro-Am golf tournament, enjoy the world-famous golf links on the Monterey Peninsula: Del Monte Golf Course, Pebble Beach Golf Links & Spyglass Hill Golf Course. Cannery Row Tree Lighting Ceremony Monterey 831-649-6690 www.canneryrow.com Head to Cannery Row for this longtime family favorite that includes a tree lighting ceremony, live reindeer, jazz, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

December La Posada Seaside 831-899-6805 www.ci.seaside.ca.us One of the most charming customs brought to California by Spanish and Mexican settlers is the Posada, recreating the search by Mary and Joseph for lodgings on the eve of the Christ Child’s birth. Seaside presents its own version as the procession winds through town to the Oldemeyer Center.

Carmel-by-the-Sea Holiday Tree Lighting Carmel 831-620-2020 www.carmelcalifornia.com This event celebrates Carmel’s annual tree-lighting with entertainment, hot cider & cookies at Devendorf Park. Tree lights are turned on around 5:45 p.m. Holiday Fantasy & Tree Lighting Ceremony Seaside 831-899-6805 www.ci.seaside.ca.us This Seaside holiday celebration is a family-fun event featuring children playing in the snow, holiday bounce houses, sing-along hay rides, entertainment by local community groups, the annual treelighting ceremony and a visit from Santa Claus. Christmas at the Inns Pacific Grove 831-373-3304 www.pacificgrove.org Visit 10 bed & breakfast inns decorated for the holidays in Victorianera splendor. Limited number of tickets sold. Entertainment and light refreshments served. Pacific Grove Holiday Parade of Lights Pacific Grove 831-373-3304 www.pacificgrove.org Illuminated parade will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams, equestrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus. After the parade, stores will remain open for holiday shopping and wagon rides, photos with Santa and carolers. Marina Tree Lighting Ceremony Marina 831-884-1278 www.ci.marina.ca.us This annual holiday celebration is held in Vince DiMaggio Park. Monterey Tree Lighting Ceremony Monterey 831-646-5640 www.monterey.org Gather on the lawn outside Colton Hall to watch the annual lighting of the town’s tree and enjoy live music and caroling.

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Streets of Bethlehem Salinas 831-422-9872 www.1stbaptist.net In what has become an annual spectacle, more than 200 cast members, numerous musical groups and live animals bring the Christmas story to life in Salinas. Gates open 30 minutes early on Dec. 10 for visitors with special needs. Christmas in the Adobes Monterey 831-649-7118 www.parks.ca.gov/mshp Experience Monterey’s beautiful historic buildings illuminated by candlelight during this annual event. Costumed volunteers provide entertainment and refreshments. Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival Monterey 800-722-9652 www.montereycowboy.com The best cowboy poets and balladeers are featured in this annual three-day weekend event, which also showcases western artists and gear makers. Brighten the Harbor Monterey 831-372-9686 www.mpyc.org During this water-oriented parade, boats decorated with Christmas lights putter from the Coast Guard Pier to Lover’s Point and back. Judges evaluate decorations and award a winner at the Yacht Club later in the night. First Night Monterey Downtown Monterey 831-373-4778 www.firstnightmonterey.org This annual, alcohol-free event in downtown Monterey celebrates New Year’s Eve with music, dancing, poetry, art exhibits, and more.


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Red Numbers indicate ad page A A.G Davi Real Estate...........................................................123 A. J. Spurs at Marina Dunes Resort.......................................98 Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria..................................................96 A B Seas Kayaks...................................................................58 A By-The-Sea Wedding & The Monterey Stone Chapel.........115 A Cameo Production Photography................................115, 126 Adventures by the Sea................................. ...50, 58, 114, 115 Adventures in Education & Student Touring..........................120 Age Defy Dermatology & Wellness.......................................111 Ag Venture Tours.................................................................120 Allegria Spa at Ventana Inn.................................................112 Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria........................................................84 AMBAG..............................................................................124 American International Transportation Service.....................117 American Tin Cannery...........................................................75 AMTRAK.............................................................................117 Anderson Foreign Language Center......................................124 Andrew Molera State Park.....................................................60 Anton & Michel.....................................................................92 Aquablue Skin & Body Spa...................................................112 Armanasco Public Relations, Inc..........................................127 Arrow Luxury Transportation Co...........................................117 Arts Council for Monterey County........................................109 Asilomar State Beach............................................................60 Association of Mayors for Monterey County.........................125 A Taste of Monterey Wine & Gift Center.................................80 Augustina Leathers............................................ ...6, 65, 72, 75

B Bargetto Winery....................................................................80 The Barnyard Shopping Village...................................65, 75, 76 Bay Bikes-Wheel Fun Rentals.................................................58 Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses................................62, 63 Bay Publishing Company......................................................127 Baywood Cellars Tasting Room..............................................80 Bernardus Vineyards & Winery...............................................80 Big Sur Arts Initiative..........................................................109 Big Sur Chamber of Commerce............................................125 Big Sur Guides....................................................................121 Big Sur Lodge Restaurant......................................................90 Big Sur River Inn Restaurant..................................................90 Bistro Giovani..................................................................20, 94 Bittner Fine Pens & Paper.......................................................75 Black Bear Diner....................................................................88 Blackstone Winery................................................................80 Blagojce Fine Art Collection.................................................104 Blue Moon Seafood Bistro.....................................................96 The Body Suite, Day Spa.....................................................112 Bouchée Restaurant........................................................14, 94 Brickman Marketing............................................................127 Brinton’s.........................................................................13, 75 Britannia Arms Pub & Restaurant........................ ...90, 108, 109 Brophy’s Tavern.................................................... ...38, 88, 108 Bubba Gump Shrimp Co...................................................96, 97 Budget Rent A Car..............................................................121 Bullwacker’s Restaurant & Pub..............................................96 Buzbee Studio...............................................................38, 112 Buzzards Backyard BBQ.........................................................90

C Cabo’s Wild Mexican Food....................................................96 Cafe Beach...........................................................................90 Cafe Fina.........................................................................95, 96 Cafe Kevah............................................................................92 Cal-American Water Company.............................................127 Caledonia Park......................................................................60 California Legacy Tours........................................................121 California Pizza Kitchen..........................................................96 California Rodeo Salinas........................................................42 California Summer Music.....................................................109 CA NatureTreks & Team Adventures.......................................58 Cannery Row Antique Mall....................................................74 Cannery Row Business Association......................................125 Cannery Row Company................................................5, 49, 65 Cantinetta Luca...............................................................14, 94 Cardinale Moving & Storage Inc...........................................125 Carmel Art Association........................................................104 Carmel Bach Festival...........................................................109 Carmel Beach........................................................................60 Carmel Chamber of Commerce......................................38, 125 Carmel Chop House...............................................................98 Carmel City Park....................................................................60 Carmel Dog Parties..............................................................126 Carmel Drug Store.................................................................74 Carmel Magazine Inc...........................................................127 Carmel Mission Inn Restaurant..............................................88 Carmel Mission Museum Store............................................104

Carmel Plaza............................. ...Inside Front Cover, 65, 73, 75 Carmel River State Beach......................................................60 Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce..................................125 Carmel Valley Manor...........................................................123 Carmel Valley Ranch............................................................101 Carmel Valley Ranch-Golf Course...........................................62 Carmel Walks......................................................................121 Carrera Sailing......................................................................58 Casa Munras Hotel................................................................91 Casanova Restaurant.............................................................94 Castroville Festivals, Inc......................................................109 Central Coast Aviation Services Inc......................................117 Central Coast Day Tripper of Pebble Beach...........................121 Century 21 Scenic Bay Properties........................................123 Certified Folder Display Inc..................................................124 Chalone Vineyard..................................................................80 Characters Sports Bar & Grill..........................................88, 108 Charms by the Bay....................................................43, 66, 75 Chart House....................................................................96, 97 Chateau Julien Wine Estate.................................. ...80, 81, 115 Chateau Sinnet Winery & Vineyard.........................................80 Chicago Title Insurance & Trust............................................124 China Art Center.............................................. ...15, 39, 66, 74 China Delight...................................................................39, 92 Chipotle................................................................................96 Chris’ Fishing Trips.................................................................58 Chualar Canyon Ranch Supply................................................75 Cibo Ristorante Italiano.........................................................94 Cielo at Ventana Inn..............................................................90 Citronelle......................................................................90, 101 City of Carmel-by-the-Sea...................................................124 City of Del Rey Oaks............................................................124 City of Marina.....................................................................124 City of Monterey.................................................................124 City of Pacific Grove............................................................124 City of Salinas.....................................................................125 City of Sand City...........................................................45, 125 City of Seaside....................................................................125 City of Soledad....................................................................125 ClearChannel Radio.............................................................127 Club Del Monte - MWR.................................................90, 114 Club Octane/Hippodrome.....................................................108 Club XIX................................................................................88 Coach of Carmel........................................................66, 73, 75 Cold Stone Creamery.............................................................94 Coldwell Banker Del Monte Realty.......................................123 Colton Hall Museum & Old Jail...............................................44 Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula....................125 Country Club Caterers of Rancho Cañada.............................114 County of Monterey.............................................................125 Courtyard Café......................................................................88 The Covey Restaurant...........................................................92 Crazy Horse Restaurant.........................................................88 The “C” Restaurant & Lounge at The Intercontinental.............98 The Crossroads Jeweler............................................23, 66, 74 The Crossroads Shopping Village...........................................75 The Crown & Anchor..............................................................90 Crystal Fox Gallery.................................................................75 CSUMB Foundation.............................................................125 CSU Monterey Bay-World Theater.......................................109 Culinary Center of Monterey..................................................90 Cultural Council for Monterey County...................................109 Cypress Lounge...................................................................108

D D. Mitchell Taylor, Attorney at Law......................................124 da Giovanni.....................................................................20, 94 Del Monte Beach..................................................................60 Del Monte Shopping Center........... ...66, 71, 75, 85, Back Cover Del Monte Golf Course..........................................................62 Del Sol..................................................................................76 Denny’s................................................................................88 Devendorf Park......................................................................60 Discover Publications..........................................................121 Dishes Bistro & Grill...............................................................92 DNA Dj’s.............................................................................114 Domenico’s on the Wharf................................................95, 96 Duck Club Grill.......................................................................90 Dunbar Productions.............................................................127 Dunes on Monterey Bay......................................................123

E, F Eagle Visions Photography...........................................115, 126 Earthbound Farm.................................................................121 Edgar’s.................................................................................92 Elegant Exposures.......................................................115, 126 Elkhorn Farm & Mercantile.....................................................74 Elkhorn Slough......................................................................60 Elkhorn Slough Safari.....................................................58, 121 Energia Spa at The Intercontinental.....................................112

INDEX

Enterprise Rent-A-Car.........................................................121 Estèban Restaurant.............................................. ...91, 96, 108 Experience Communications, LLC........................................127 Fandango Restaurant.........................................................4, 96 The Farm...............................................................................49 First Mayor’s House of Salinas City........................................44 First National Bank of Central California...............................124 First Night Monterey, Inc.....................................................109 Fisherman’s Wharf Association............................................125 The Fish Hopper........................................................9, 98, 100 Fishwife................................................................................98 Flaherty’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill......................................98 The Forge In the Forest.......................84, 88, Inside Back Cover Fresh Cream Restaurant........................................................94

G, H Galante Vineyards.................................................................80 Gallery Café..........................................................................90 Gardiner’s Resort..........................................................58, 115 Garland Ranch Regional Park.................................................60 Garrapata State Park.............................................................60 Gems by the Sea...................................................................74 George Washington Park.......................................................60 Ghirardelli Chocolate.............................................................76 Ghost Trolley.......................................................................121 Gianni’s Pizza Inc...................................................................96 Gilbert’s Seafood Grill............................................................98 Gilroy Premium Outlets..........................................................75 Golden Buddha......................................................................84 The Golf Club at Quail Lodge..................................................62 Golf Club Grill........................................................................92 The Golf Mart............................................................63, 67, 75 Grand Buffet..........................................................................92 Great Homes TV..................................................................127 Green’s Camera World...........................................................74 The Grill on Ocean Avenue.....................................................92 Hahn Estates/Smith & Hook Winery.................................80, 81 The Hearth Shop...................................................................74 Heller Estate.........................................................................80 Henry Miller Library...............................................................44 Hesselbein’s Jewelers...............................................11, 67, 74 Historic Garden League.......................................................125 Hog’s Breath Inn.............................................................38, 98 Hola! Mexican Restaurant & Cantina......................................84 Holly Farm...........................................................................115 Holman Ranch...................................................... ...57, 58, 115 Homescapes Carmel.............................................................76 Horizon Guides....................................................................127 Hospitality Information Centers, Inc.....................................127 Hula’s Island Grill & Tiki Room................................................94 Hyatt Regency Hotel.............................................................93 Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Conference Center- Spa ..........................................................................................112

I, J, K Il Fornaio...............................................................................94 IMAX..............................................................................48, 49 Indian Summer..............................................................94, 101 Isabella’s at Wharfside..........................................................98 J. Lohr Winery.......................................................................81 Jack London’s.................................................................39, 98 Jacks Peak Park....................................................................60 JACKS Restaurant & Lounge............................................87, 92 James J. Rieser Fine Art.............................................103, 104 Jersey’s Monterey................................................................88 Jewell Park...........................................................................60 Joe Rombi La Mia Cucina................................................36, 94 José Eusebio Boronda Adobe................................................44 Joullian Vineyards.................................................................80 Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park................................................60 Kayak Connection..................................................................58 Khaki’s Men’s Clothier of Carmel.................................3, 67, 75 Kirk Kennedy Photography...........................................115, 126 Knitting by the Sea....................................................39, 67, 76 Knuckles Historical Sports Bar.......................................88, 108 Kocek Jewelers.........................................................17, 67, 75

L L’Auberge Carmel..................................................................14 L’Escargot.............................................................................94 Laguna Grande Park...............................................................60 Laguna Seca Golf Ranch..................................................53, 62 Laguna Seca Recreation Area................................................60 Lake Nacimiento...................................................................60 Lake San Antonio..................................................................60 Lallapalooza Restaurant.................................................88, 108 Land Rover Experience Driving School..............................57, 58 La Playa Hotel.....................................................................115 Laurie Giesen - “The People’s Photographer”...............115, 126 Le Coq D’or...........................................................................94

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MEMBER INDEX Lets Go Sailing......................................................................58 Lewis & More British Store & Antiques...................................76 Life Celebrations.................................................................115 Limekiln State Park................................................................60 Lincoln Court Catering & Cooking Classes.............................114 The Links at Spanish Bay.......................................................62 Locke-Paddon........................................................................60 The Loose Noodle Pasta House..............................................94 Louie Linguini’s Seafood Restaurant.................................43, 94 Lounge at the Sardine Factory.............................................108 Lovers Point Park...................................................................60 Lucy................................................................................19, 75

M Main Event Transportation, Inc....................................117, 119 Marina Chamber of Commerce............................................125 Marina State Beach..............................................................60 Marinus at Bernardus Lodge..................................................92 Marita’s Boutique......................................................36, 68, 75 Maritime Museum of Monterey.......................................44, 49 Masaoka Glass Design........................................ ... 21, 68, 104 Massaro & Santos On the Pier...............................................92 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca...........................................2, 58 McAbee Beach.....................................................................60 McCartney Photographics............................................115, 126 MenuClub, Inc.....................................................................127 Michael’s Catering..............................................................114 Mission Ranch Restaurant...............................................39, 88 Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary.......................................49 Monarch Knitting & Quilts................................................36, 76 Monterey-Salinas Transit.............................................117, 118 Monterey Airbus.........................................................117, 119 Monterey Bay Aquarium..............................................1, 49, 68 Monterey Bay Aviation..........................................................58 Monterey Bay Blues Festival................................................109 Monterey Bay Chocolates......................................................49 Monterey Bay Equestrian Center......................................55, 58 Monterey Bay Kayaks......................................................55, 58 Monterey Bay Sailing............................................................58 Monterey Bay Scenic Tours.................................................121 Monterey Bay Whale Watch Center.................................53, 58 Monterey Bay Wine & Travel................................................127 Monterey Birding Adventures................................................58 Monterey Checker Transportation, Inc..................................117 Monterey County Agriculture & Rural Life Museum at San Lorenzo Park...................................................................44 Monterey County Bank........................................................124 Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau....................120 Monterey County Fairgrounds & Exposition Park.............49, 114 Monterey County Film Commission......................................125 Monterey County Golf Association.......................................125 The Monterey County Herald...............................................127 Monterey County Hospitality Association.............................125 Monterey County Office of Education...................................124 Monterey County Parks Department......................................49 Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association................126 Monterey County Weekly....................................................127 Monterey County Youth (MY) Museum..................................49 Monterey Credit Union........................................................124 Monterey Culinary Arts Foundation......................................126 Monterey Express Diving Charters.........................................58 Monterey History & Art Association.............................109, 115 Monterey Jazz Festival........................................................109 Monterey Jet Center...........................................................117 Monterey Marriott...............................................................115 Monterey Memories............................................................127 Monterey Movie Tours.........................................................121 Monterey Museum of Art..............................................12, 104 Monterey Peninsula Airport.................................................117 Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation Gallery..........................104 Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.........................126 Monterey Peninsula Homes Magazine..................................127 Monterey Pines Golf Course..................................................62 Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa................................. ...2, 112, 115 Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency..............127 Monterey Sailing...................................................................59 Monterey State Beach..........................................................60 Monterey State Historic Park...........................................43, 60 Monterey Whale Watching....................................................59 Montrio Bistro.......................................................................88 Moss Landing Café................................................................90 Moss Landing Chamber of Commerce..................................126 Moss Landing Harbor District..............................................125 Moss Landing State Beach....................................................60 Moss Landing Village............................................................74 Moss Media................................................................115, 126 The Mucky Duck............................................................90, 108

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N, O National Steinbeck Center.........................................42, 44, 49 Natividad Creek Park.............................................................60 Naval Postgraduate School..................................................126 Nepenthe..............................................................................92 Nevada Bob’s Golf.................................................................76 Norma Jean’s Restaurant..............................................96, 100 North Monterey County Chamber of Commerce...................126 Northridge Mall.....................................................................75 Old Fisherman’s Grotto....................................... ...7, 9, 98, 100 Old Monterey Business Association.....................................126 Oldtown Salinas Association...............................................126

P Pacific’s Edge Restaurant................................................88, 99 Pacific Café...........................................................................92 Pacific Grille..........................................................................92 Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce...................................126 Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links..........................................62 Pacific House Museum..........................................................44 Pacific Monarch Ltd.............................................................117 Pacific Repertory Theatre....................................................109 Pacific Yachting & Sailing.......................................................59 Paraiso Vineyards............................................................80, 81 Paris Bakery Café..........................................................90, 100 Park Lane - Classic Residence by Hyatt................................123 Pasadera Country Club..........................................................62 PassionFish...........................................................................98 Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant & Bakery................................90 The Paul Davis Partnership...................................................124 Pebble Beach Company.......................................................123 Pebble Beach Equestrian Center............................................59 Pebble Beach Golf Links.........................................................62 Peppoli..................................................................................94 Peter B’s Brew Pub........................................................87, 108 Peter Butler II, Sotheby’s International Realty..................8, 123 Peter Hay Golf Course...........................................................62 Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.....................................................60 Pieces of Heaven..................................................................84 Pizza My Heart......................................................................96 The Planet Ultra Lounge & Restaurant..................................108 Point Lobos State Reserve.....................................................60 Point Pina Grill at Pacific Grove Golf Links...............................88 Point Sur Lightstation............................................................49 POM - Army Community Service..........................................124 Poppy Hills Golf Course..........................................................62 PortaBella/Merlot..................................................................96 Portola Hotel.........................................................................87 Portola Restaurant at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.................92 Presidio of Monterey Museum...............................................44

Q, R Quail Lodge Spa..................................................................112 Quock Mui Tea Room & Boutique...........................................76 Rabobank N.A.....................................................................124 Rainbow Spirit Photography.........................................115, 126 Rancho Cañada Golf Club.................................................53, 62 Randy’s Fishing & Whalewatching...................................55, 59 Randy Tunnell Conference Photography........................115, 126 Rappa’s Seafood Restaurant..................................................98 The Restaurant at Los Laureles Lodge....................................92 Riddell & Riddell Advertising................................................125 Rio Grill.................................................................................92 Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad........................................49 Robata..................................................................................96 Robert Louis Stevenson House..............................................44 Robert Neimy Photography..........................................115, 126 Roberts Lake.........................................................................60 Robinson Jeffers Tor House...................................................44 Rocky Point Restaurant..........................................................98 Rosine’s Restaurant..............................................................88 Roy’s....................................................................................94

S Safari Club at the Bay Park Hotel.........................................108 Salinas River State Beach......................................................60 Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce............................42, 126 Salinas Valley Fish House......................................................98 San Carlos Beach..................................................................60 Sanco Solutions..................................................................123 Sanctuary Cruises.................................................................59 Sanctuary Rock Gym.............................................................59 San Lorenzo Park...................................................................60 Santa Cruz Beach/Boardwalk.................................................49 The Sardine Factory.........................................................89, 98 Scheid Vineyards.............................................................80, 81 Schooners Bistro...........................................................92, 108 Seaside & Sand City Chamber of Commerce........................126 Seaside State Beach.............................................................60 17-Mile Drive..................................................................49, 57

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Shearwater Journeys............................................................59 Sherwood Park......................................................................60 Sierra Mar Restaurant at Post Ranch Inn................................92 Silver Feather Trading Co...........................................38, 68, 76 Silver Mountain Vineyards.....................................................80 Simic Gallery.......................................................................104 Skip Barber Racing School, LLC.............................................59 Sockshop..................................................................22, 68, 76 Soledad-Mission Chamber of Commerce..............................126 Sound In Motion DJ’s..........................................................114 The Spa at Pebble Beach.....................................................112 The Spa at Portola Hotel......................................................112 The Spa at Post Ranch Inn...................................................112 Spa on the Plaza.........................................................111, 112 Specialized Helicopters.......................................................117 Spector Dance....................................................................109 Spyglass Golf Course.............................................................62 Starbucks.............................................................................90 Steakhouse Sixty8.................................................................98 The Steinbeck House.................................................42, 44, 88 Steve Ellzey - Senior Television Account Executive...............125 STICKS Bar & Grill..........................................................88, 108 Stillwater Bar & Grill..............................................................98 Stitches by the Bay........................................ ...43, 69, 76, 104 Stokes Restaurant & Bar........................................................92 Studio One..........................................................................104 Sunset Cultural Center, Inc..................................................109 Surreel Elements.................................................................127 Swenson & Silacci...............................................................115

T Tap Room..............................................................................88 Tarpy’s Roadhouse................................................................90 Taste Cafe Bistro.............................................................92, 99 Taste Morgan/Morgan Winery.........................................80, 81 TEAMS-The Educational Arts & Media Society.....................126 Terrace Grill at La Playa Hotel................................................92 Terrace Lounge at the Lodge at Pebble Beach......................108 Terranova Fine Wines............................................................80 TGO Photography........................................................115, 127 Thomas Kinkade Galleries................................... ...69, 104, 105 Three Flags Café...................................................................88 Tiny Traveler........................................................................117 Toasties Cafe..................................................................36, 90 Tom’s Monterey Auto Repair...............................................124 Toro Park...............................................................................60 TPO Human Resource Management.....................................125 Trailside Café........................................................................90 Transportation Agency for Monterey County........................125 TravelHost of Monterey Bay.................................................127 Travels With Romney...........................................................127 Trotter’s Antiques...........................................................36, 74 Turtle Bay Taqueria................................................................96 TusCA Ristorante at Hyatt Regency..................................93, 94 Tutto Mondo Trattoria............................................................94 Two Sisters Designs..................................................38, 69, 76 2 Wheels to Go...................................................................121

V, W, X, Y, Z Ventana Vineyards...........................................................79, 80 Ventana Wildlife Society........................................................59 Venture Gallery....................................................................104 Vericomm Credit Card Processing Services..........................124 Veteran’s Memorial Park........................................................60 Via Magazine, the AAA Traveler’s Companion......................127 Village Corner Restaurant......................................................96 Vintage Property Management..............................................39 Vision Quest Ranch Safari Bed & Breakfast.......................16, 42 Walkabout Map & Guide......................................................127 Wave Street Studios........................................ ...109, 115, 124 Wells Fargo Bank................................................................124 Whale Watcher Café.............................................................92 Whaling Station Prime Steaks & Seafood...............................98 The Whole Enchilada.............................................................96 Whole Foods Market.............................................................96 Wickets Bistro at Bernardus Lodge........................................92 Wild Things...............................................................16, 42, 49 Wild Thyme Deli & Café.........................................................90 Wilke’s..................................................................................75 Wills Fargo Dining House & Saloon.........................................98 Willy’s Smokehouse........................................................18, 90 Winchester Mystery House.............................................49, 49 The Windmill.........................................................................88 Wine Country This Week.....................................................127 Wine From the Heart.................................................69, 78, 80 Wine Trolley........................................................................121 Woodies of Carmel..........................................................69, 76 Your Maitre d’ Limousine.....................................................117 Zmudowski State Beach........................................................60


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