While it is a given that the natural beauty of the area draws visitors with endless activities including golf, biking, and sailing, it’s the wine tasting and dining in local restaurants that keep guests coming back time and time again.
This beautiful seaside community combines the charm of small town America with an endless variety of recreational and cultural activities. Monterey's rich history, the saga of California's Mission Trail, historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, 20 world-class golf courses, the world's best aquarium, hotels, a unique variety of shops and galleries and a spectacular assortment of parks and natural areas combine to provide a truly unrivaled place for your next getaway.
Monterey County has long been known as a mecca for outdoor activities and world-class hiking, biking, surfing, kayaking and golf. The area also offers an array of relaxing and romantic activities like fine dining, wine tasting and scenic drives. The 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach is a fantastic way to see one of the most beautiful parts of the peninsula. Framed by beautiful cypress trees and home to some of the most famous golf in the world, Pebble Beach is definitely worthy of a day trip. Pebble Beach courses include Spy Glass, Cypress Point, Spanish Bay, Poppy Hills, MPCC and certainly, the course at Pebble Beach.
From world-renowned golf and luxury resorts to Carmel Valley wineries, Carmel offers the quintessential California experience. Carmel and its surrounding areas provide a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences, and the mild temperature allows visitors to enjoy this magical place year-round. Carmel Valley in particular averages over 300 days of sunshine annually. Carmel Valley is a sublime pastoral river valley nestled into the towering Santa Lucia range and is one of the finest wine growing regions in California. The main artery is Carmel Valley Road, which starts at scenic Highway 1 and meanders eastward, winding along Carmel River past endless opportunities for recreation, entertainment, sumptuous food and premier wine tasting. In Carmel Valley, you will also find three championship golf courses, several world-class resorts as well as quaint country inns. Carmel Valley Ranch is one of these luxury Monterey hotels.
Not surprisingly, this gorgeous region of the Central Coast also plays host to some of the most distinguished wine, food, art and music events in California. Whether you're looking to plan your dream wedding, a local event, reunion, celebration or business meeting, Carmel is the ideal location that will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.