Jul 17

Monterey State Beach is a protected beach in California which begins next to Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey and runs all the way to Seaside. This popular beach is used for many outdoor activities, including surfing, kayaking, surf fishing and swimming. The underwater area of the park attracts scuba divers.

Visitors also enjoy kite-flying and volleyball. The flat beach is an excellent place for beachcombing. It is also a dog-friendly beach where visitors can bring their dogs and pets for a walk and to play with. Restrooms and showers are available here.

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail is a paved, 18-mile path that stretches from Castroville to Pacific Grove, connecting all the beaches in-between. The trail is open to walking, jogging, cycling, skating, and similar activities. If you plan to fish at Monterey State Beach, make sure you’re prepared.

Admission: Free
Hours: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Main Attractions: Swimming, Kayaking, fishing, Surfing, Tide pools, Scuba diving

Stay with us at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge when you relax in the sun at Monterey State Beach.

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Jul 10

The Larkin House Monterey is a National Historic Landmark built with two-story mud adobe brick during Monterey’s Mexican period by Thomas O. Larkin, a New England Yankee merchant who was highly successful and influential in early California politics.

It is the first two-story house in all of California with a fireplace in Monterey. The design combined Spanish Colonial building methods with New England architectural features and originated the popular Monterey Colonial style of architecture. The Larkin House Monterey is both a National and a California Historical Landmark. The park is open May through September from 9:00am to 5:00pm and October through April from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Tour cost: $5

Come stay at the Monterey Stagecoach Lodge in Monterey County and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/reservations

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Jul 03

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is located in beautiful historic downtown Pacific Grove very close to the beach and a short drive from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey. The Museum was created to house collections of nature’s wonders and to make them available for study which was established in 1883. Few of the permanent exhibits includes most widespread bird collections on displays, exhibits on whales, mollusks, mammals, Native Americans and a native plant garden.

Museum Hours:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday

$8.95 Adults
$5.95 Youth 4 -18 with id
FREE 3 and under including Monterey County residents and school field trips

Exhibit vary every 4 to 6 months with unique and curious features natural history of the California Central Coast. Its mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world. Free parking is available around the Museum.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is a must see place where you can explore the natural world with fun and educational activities.  Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge with your family and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/

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Jun 12

The Monterey Stage Coach Lodge is offering a Mazda Raceway Event 3 day Ticket Giveaway!

To qualify, Book directly at:  www.montereystagecoachlodge.com

Book for July 11-13, 2014, Enter Promo code: lagunaSCL to receive a 5% discount.

Become eligible for 3-day General Admission Ticket to Mazda Raceway’s FIM Superbike World Championship Event.

Two lucky guests will receive our Grand Prize:  One 3-day General Admission Ticket, One Paddock Pass, & One Parking Pass.

Grand Prize:

-  3-day General Admission Tickets
-  Paddock Pass
-  Parking Pass

First Runner up Prize:

- One 3-day General Admission Ticket

To qualify, Book directly at: www.montereystagecoachlodge.com and Enter Promo code: lagunaSCL

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Jun 11

Moss Landing State Beach is a beautiful beach in Monterey County to catch that perfect wave. It has tidal mud flats, sandy beach, the northern end gives easy access to the jetty, and views of the marina. The familiar landmarks include a small harbor, power plant stacks, and the bridge which crosses the slough. It offers a wonderful spot for bird watching, windsurfing, horseback riding, surfing, offshore fishing or just enjoying a sunny beach picnic.

Moss Landing State Beach is a favorite place for picnics because the dunes protect it from afternoon winds. Wildlife here include migrant shorebirds and terns, Snowy Plover, tons of sea otters, and a few dozen harbor seals. Tons of seagulls and sea lions can be seen lazing around in all their glory as you can see Sea ducks, loons, grebes and gulls around the beach throughout the year. Waters in this beach are full of powerful rip currents which do not allow swimming. Favorite among the visitors for picnics because of dunes protect it from afternoon winds. Open sunrise until sunset.

Moss Landing State Beach is one of the most popular surf fishing and bird watching destinations in Monterey County. Stay at the Monterey Travelodge Hotel, and get rooms at very affordable rates.

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Jun 05

Attention all race fans! Are you planning on attending the Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway for eni FIM Superbike World Championship on July 11-13, 2014?

Stay at Stage Coach Lodge and book direct on our website at www.montereystagecoachlodge.com and use the promotion code: lagunaSCL to save 5% on your entire stay.

The first 2 reservations received with that promotion code for at least 2 nights will receive a complimentary gift to enjoy the race (a value of $510):

  • 3-day General Admission Tickets (2 or 3)
  • Paddock Pass (2)
  • Parking (2)

First come, first serve. Guest must stay the entire duration of reservation and must book direct using the lagunaSCL promotion code on our website (entered in Step 2: Enter Promo Code).

Feel free to call us at 831-373-3632 to inquire. This special offer has limited quantity and limited rooms so book today.

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May 29

Marina State Beach is a windswept and a protected beach area located between State Route 1 and Monterey Bay. It is an exposed beach break that has very steady surf and works all around the year. The beach is famous for water recreation, hang gliding and paragliding with nearby see the historic 170-acre Park which was established in 1977.

You can also enjoy a boardwalk through the Marina Dunes Natural Preserves. Radio controlled gliders and kites are also popular. Sunsets at Marina State Beach are a daily community event, bringing out locals and visitors alike.  The beach is a favorite site for picnics. Marina State Beach is also a popular spot from which to watch the sunset and it also serves as a home to unique wildlife. Dogs on leash are allowed.

Marina State Beach is miles long and very clean, quiet and serene. Come stay at the Monterey Stagecoach Lodge in Monterey County and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/

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May 22

Jacks Peak County Park, towering 1,068 feet above downtown Monterey and holds the highest peak on the Monterey Peninsula. The park is 525 acres and has been open since 1977, you can hike or ride horseback, enjoying wildflower meadows, forests of oak and pine, and grasslands.

Jacks Peak County Park gives visitors spectacular views of both the peninsula and Monterey Bay. Several miles of trails, including a self-guided nature trail, wrap around Jacks Peak and through the rest of the park. The park provides more than 8 miles of excellent hiking and horseback 11  trails with a wide variety of interesting views. You can also see fossilized marine life and leaves in the rock shelves. On clear days you will get great views of the Monterey Bay and Carmel Valley also.

Hours: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Jacks Peak County Park is a great unique landscape with some gorgeous views and have a quiet setting with vistas of the Monterey Peninsula. Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge hotel with your family and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/

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May 15

Hilltop Park Monterey is a beautiful park spread out over 2.8 acres which offers a variety of activities for all ages. From unique playgrounds to the parks open spaces, it provides a wealth of leisure recreation and activities all the year round.

Hilltop Park Monterey features both grass turfs and picnic regions, a tennis court, basketball court, play equipment, and a BBQ area. The Park Center includes a computer lab, darkroom, and a pottery studio plus a Teen Room for the children. A large variety of recreation programs for all ages are also held, including tap dancing, tot art classes, ceramics, cooking, KinderJam, and more.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge hotel when you visit Hilltop Park Monterey with your family and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/

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May 07

Monterey State Historic Park is a beautiful place in the city of Monterey. The park itself was founded Spanish explorers and consists of a collection of significant historical houses and buildings that can be found throughout Old Monterey. The historical park stands to preserve places and objects that are of historical significance including 17 buildings, several residences and about its history with beautiful architecture.

May through September, 9am to 5pm
October through April, 10am to 4pm

The historic building includes California’s first theatre, and Monterey customs houses; a place where the American flag first hoisted over California. It maintains their rich heritage, preserving an important part of Californian as well as Spanish, Mexican, and American history. The Monterey State Historic Park displays the cultural diversity to create living history experiences and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. The park also operates free tours of its gardens and historic buildings dating back to the 17th century.

Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge hotel when you visit Monterey State Historic Park, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/

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