Nov 30

See the beautiful vistas starting with a distant view of Rocky Creek bridge and ending with a series of waves crashing against the gorgeous, rocky, Big Sur coast built in 1932. This is an attractive bridge in its own right and is at a scenic location on Highway 1 in the California Central Coast. Rocky Creek bridge 300x207 Exploring Rocky Creek Bridge, Monterey This bridge is nearer to the Monterey Peninsula by a few miles but if you are driving along the CA Route 1 route, you will pass both the Rocky Creek Bridge and Bixby Bridge. Rocky Creek Beach is below the Rocky Creek Bridge which flows down through Las Piedras Canyon and hits the ocean at a small sandy beach.  The bridge spans, the canyon holding Rocky Creek, located in a bay near well-known Rocky Point south of Carmel, California along the coast highway.

The old coast highway bridge with its curving support structures, turbulent surf, headlands and bluffs, a small beach, steep cliffs dropping into the ocean, and sea stacks, rocky islands, and natural arches.

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Nov 23

One of the most unique and beautiful features in Monterey County is the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail spreads out in 29 miles. The Pacific Grove section of the trail is part of the recreation trail network which runs from Marina to Pacific Grove. Formerly located on the Southern Pacific Railroad Right-of-Way, the trail has separate walking and cycling paths. Every mile offers scenic vistas and wildlife viewing, including harbor seals, sea otters, sea lions, birds and whales.

 Enjoy Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation TrailA large portion of this trail is actual a bike path while some portions are of road riding. They both are well-maintained, paved and mostly used by both joggers, skaters, walkers and cyclists.  Enjoy walking or biking along the waterfront trail, visit top area attractions like the Monterey Aquarium and Fisherman’s Wharf, dig your toes into the sandy beaches, and enjoy the sights of downtown Monterey.

Hours – Open 24 hours
Prices – Free

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Nov 16

Trot along the world’s most beautiful shoreline on group beach horseback rides. Since 1981, the Center has been serving the Monterey Peninsula.

Horseback riding at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center is an awe-inspiring experience. Ride alongside the dramatic Pacific coastline and adventure through lush forests and sandy dunes. Numerous equestrian trails meander through diverse landscapes, from rugged mountain terrain to sandy beaches.

Pebble Beach Equestrian Center1 Exploring Pebble Beach Equestrian CenterThe Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, with its 35 horses, offers beach and about 27 miles of marked forest trail rides for your horseback riding vacation. The beach trail ride takes equestrians, through some of the most breathtaking spots in California. The walking only trail rides take horseback riders through Del Monte Forest, past world-famous Spyglass Hill fairways and the exclusive Cypress Point Golf Club.  The center also offers lesson programs teaching horseback riding, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage and Combined Training.

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Nov 02

The Monterey Bay Area is an beautiful place to take a get away whether it’s for business, honeymoon, a romantic getaway or for the family retreat. Located on the beautiful central California coast the city offers a variety of activities based on your activities. Some of the popular are:

Taste Morgan:  Presenting the latest Morgan and Lee Family Farm wines in an unique atmosphere while browsing the unique selection of wine oriented merchandise. Taste Morgan  Some of the famous Attractions in MontereyWith more than 30 years experience, these famous brands are synonymous with artisan, vineyard-centric wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey. Taste Morgan is located in the Crossroads Carmel, Rio Road at Highway One and opens daily from 11am to 6pm.  The visitors center brings the family’s history and craft to life through a relaxed tasting experience. If You are Wine lover you can sample the latest vintages. Taste Morgan also boasts a unique collection of wine-oriented gifts.

Golden Bough Playhouse:  The Playhouse is the home of Pacific Repertory Theater, the only professional theater in Carmel and all of Monterey County features two different theatres: The 300-seat proscenium style Golden Bough Theater that is used for musicals, and larger classical and contemporary performances, and is accessible from the main lobby entrance on Monte Verde Street entrance and the Circle Theater, a 120-seat theater-in-the-round, ideal for experimental works and other performances that are enhanced by an intimate setting, located in the lower, rear section of the Golden Bough Playhouse, accessible through its own entrance on Casanova Street, between 8th and 9th.

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Oct 19

One of the popular museum which displays and documents the natural history of beautiful Monterey County. The bulk of its exhibits showcase the native geology, aboriginal populations, plants, and animals of the region. In addition to permanent exhibits, the museum also hosts special events including a celebrated annual Wild Flower Show. After a trip to the museum, check out another local attraction, the Point Pinos Lighthouse.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History 300x202 Explore Pacific Grove Museum of Natural HistoryThe Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History (PGM). Located not too far from the Sanctuary, the PGM makes for a good ancillary companion to your visiting the Monarchs. Owned by the City of Pacific Grove, but operated by a non-profit, the PGM has been in operation since 1883 and accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1972. This is the place to go if you’re interested in learning about anything nature or history as pertaining to California’s Central Coast. The museum opened its doors among the first wave of natural history museums in America. Naturalists of this era, such as John Muir and Louis Aggasiz, began a national tradition of hands-on science education and nature preservation. The museum has continued this tradition for 130 years.

Upon walking into the PGM you’ll feel like you’re back in elementary school on a field trip; it definitely has that old museum look and feel to it. There are two floors of artifacts, preserved specimens and collections to explore, as well as a Native Plant Garden out back. There’s way too much to get into, and you’ll just have to check it out for yourself. The PGM has one of the more impressive collections of stuffed and mounted animals like Seagulls, Lions and Bears.

While not the biggest museum you’ll ever come across, the PGM is still really cool and definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area, and have small kids. There’s lots of hand-on stuff to keep them, and your inner history nerd entertained for a few hours. Awesome little museum featuring mostly taxidermy of local and Californian species, presented in a very kid friendly way, great educational visit for families. Small Green Park is across the street to run around in, or walk about 2 blocks up to Caledonia Park for the playground.

It is informative and enjoyable. Two highlights include the adorable gift shop with some very nice quality items such as fun T-shirts and mugs and the garden out back. The beautiful little garden has a really cool installation called The Infinity Nest that you can climb in, pose and take some funny pics.

Working Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 Am – 5:00 Pm

Great exhibits especially the bird exhibit and the Chinese Village exhibit. Good place to take kids to painlessly learn about the local natural history and culture. Quite often they have special kids programs as well. Finding the right place to stay, our Monterey hotel - Stage Coach Lodge is your first step in planning the vacation to this beautiful area. For more details visit:

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Oct 05

California offers wonderful vacation for a romantic getaway. Valleys, streams, mountains and coastlines give the ideal indigenous habitat to invest time with somebody unique. Known for lavishness resorts and lodgings, unwinding spas, grand vineyards and world-class feasting, Central California offers something to please everybody. Visitors can spend romantic time alone watching the sun set from a wilderness campsite or sipping fine sparkling wine in front of a fireplace.

 Monterey 300x199 Romantic Getaways in MontereyMonterey is one of the most attractive coastal cities in California. Apart from its historical importance it’s known for its natural virtues making Monterey a very popular tourist destination. It is well known for its magnificent coastline which attracts thousands of visitors from worldwide every year. Monterey a town in the state of California is fast gaining popularity as a first class tourist destination.

Monterey with its dramatic coastline, forests, farmlands and unique communities large and small, Monterey County encompasses some of the world’s most beautiful scenery and offers the visitor a range of comforts. Monterey is also well known for towns of Carmel, Big Sur, and the 17 Mile Drive. Monterey has excellent structures, galleries, exhibitions, chapels, old legacy locales, and in particular, wonderful shorelines that unites both current and old conventions encounters. It is well-known for its wonderful coastline which draws in a large number of guests from all around the globe every year.

Carmel Valley: Among the rolling hills and grapevines of Carmel Valley, California, you’ll find tucked-away hotels, inns and lodges that are the perfect home base for a wine country vacation. Play on championship Carmel Valley golf courses. Dine at award-winning Carmel Valley restaurants. Experience the rugged hiking and horseback riding that makes Carmel Valley a favorite destination for the outdoors enthusiast. And it’s all just a short, stunning drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea. Carmel is home to some of the best wineries and vineyards in Monterey wine nation. With dozens of them local in Carmel Valley, there are a lot of choices regarding attempting the ideal wine for romance. Visit a couple of these wine tasting venues and pick a wine to take once again for a romantic night in Carmel.

17-Mile Drive: On a romantic retreat to Carmel California, don’t leave behind the chance to see 17-Mile Drive. As a standout amongst the most famous stretches extends of street on the planet, 17-Mile Drive offers terrific sea perspectives loaded with natural life and enveloped extends through backwoods of uncommon Monterey pines and cypress trees. Have an excursion at one of the Cliff-side vistas and respect the wonders of nature in nearby California.

Whether searching for a calm romantic getaway or a departure with a few rushes and fervor, Carmel offers everything and then some. The exceptional setting offers peacefulness and vitality. Twist up with a cover on the shoreline with some wine and snacks for a dreamy sentimental night or go to some unrecorded music and keep the night alive. Strive for some easy cycling along the slowing down of the town or attempt some water sports for an important rush. Whatever suits the disposition will be found in Carmel for a definitive sentimental getaway.

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Sep 21

With its dramatic coastline, forests, farmlands and unique communities large and small, Monterey County encompasses some of the world’s most beautiful scenery and offers the visitor a range of comforts.

Carmel by the Sea 300x200 Carmel by the Sea   A Beautiful Place in Monterey The City of Carmel sits on Carmel Bay at the Pacific Ocean, off both Highways 1 and 101. and much nearer to Highway 1 in beautiful Monterey County in Central Coastal California. It is also know as Carmel-by-the-Sea, is a picturesque Pacific coastal town full of culture, elegance, and history. This beautiful town is located in the Monterey Peninsula on the California coastline. Carmel is such an interesting and colorful place, with lots of history and scenic beauty. Carmel has cobblestone walkways and interesting things to see. Furthermore, one of the gorgeous views you will never forget is when you take a stroll down Carmel’s white beach. The beautiful surf and the white sand is a sight to behold.

History of Carmel-by-the-Sea: Carmel-by-the-Sea was initially a small artist’s community. Its location near the ocean, river, mountains, and groves made it the quintessential town of inspiration for artists of all artistic styles including painters, sculptors, photographers, and writers. Today, the quaint little town of Carmel draws a large number of visitors from all over the world.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium mission has been to inspire conservation of the oceans. Today, the aquarium is even more popular. Programs and exhibits have expanded to accommodate an increasing tourist and local attendance. With more than 35,000 creatures representing over 550 species in nearly 200 exhibits filling 34 major galleries it is a showcase for the habitats and sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions. The aquarium has grown to become one of the leading ocean conservation organizations in the world. Travelers can find more information about the aquarium’s exhibits and the local marine environment, plus live web cams, a special events calendar, special discounts, behind-the-scenes tours and more.

Things to Do in Carmel-by-the-Sea are:

Wine Tasting: Downtown Carmel is now home to over a half-dozen wine tasting rooms. You can sample some great wines in the late morning, stop for lunch in one of the over 60 restaurants in downtown, and then finish up in the early late afternoon.

Carmel Beach: This is such a beautiful, white and soft sandy beach that should be ranked as a Top 10 place to relax in all of California. The sunsets are simply magical as you enjoy views of the Pacific, Pebble Beach Golf Course to your right and Pt. Lobos State Park to your left. This is a popular spot to picnic or to enjoy a sunset beach bonfire.

Scenic Drive: Carmel is adjacent to Pebble Beach to the west, an upscale resort area that is famous among Californians and the world for golf and golf tournaments as well as shopping. However, perhaps the most spectacular feature of the community around Pebble Beach is the scenic route called 17-Mile Drive.  This is a scenic byway next to the Pacific Ocean, full of natural attractions of geography, native plants, and local native wildlife. Some of the examples of plants and wildlife are endangered, threatened, or vulnerable by category and the latter includes the specific species of the oldest Lone Cypress on 17- Mile Drive. This Monterey Cypress grows only two places in the world both here in Monterey County, on 17 Mile Drive and at Point Lobos to the south.

Golf: Pebble Beach itself is famous for golf courses and golf tournaments. Our own Jack Nicklaus from Ohio loves the Pebble Beach course, although Pebble Beach operates four additional courses nearby in California. Each course is part of a resort locale, with accommodations, dining, and shopping.

Shopping: Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small village that consists of just one square mile of hotels, restaurants, cafe, unique, small boutique shops. If you go to Downtown Carmel for any activity, you can enjoy the free trolley car around town and to Carmel Beach as well as the San Carlos Mission.

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Aug 24

Monterey is among the famous tourist destination in the United States features some of the finest attractions, places to see, festivals and events. This year Monterey Jazz Festival will be held at Monterey County Fairgrounds on September 18 to 20. The Jazz Festival is the long-lasting running annual jazz event held in the world.  First premiered in1958 on October 3, with San Francisco jazz radio broadcaster Jimmy Lyons founder of this great event, since than it become world famous. Over more than 40,000 fans and visitors have already attended the 57th edition of the two-day and three night celebration last year. The Festival features over 500 artists and performers on eight stages spread over in a 20-acre ground i.e. Monterey County Fair and Event Center nestled in Monterey, CA.

58th Monterey Jazz Festival 2015 225x300 Enjoy the 58th Monterey Jazz Festival 2015 Motive of the Festival: The Monterey Jazz Festival is a three-day event and the main  purpose of the festival is to fund jazz education programs throughout the United States just not for not for profit. Much amount of money is raised each year by the Festival and its associated activities, which provides scholarships for learning and promising young musicians. Top and brilliant student musicians are also invited and called to participate in the “Next Generation Festival” each spring.

Music at Festival: For the music and art lovers the Monterey Jazz Festival is the ideal place to attend. Whether preferring for jazz, folk, blues or American song, the discerning jazz music, visitors will sure find both old favorites and visionary new artists. Last year favorite performers at Festival includes Shawn Colvin, Herbie Hancock, The Roots, Michael Feinstein, Marcus Miller, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and over more than 500 performers scheduled to grace the eight Monterey Jazz Festival stages.
Famous Children’s Activities: At the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 21st is Family Day which includes extended activities and entertainment featuring famous Percussion Play-shop, Jazzy Jumper, and the Instrument Petting Zoo, where the young ones and children can got chance at hands-on experience playing professional-level instruments. The Family Day celebrates as the youth of today and the musicians of tomorrow with school jazz bands, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and the top ensembles from the previous Festival.

Other Activities: The Monterey Jazz Festival has plenty of other activities to keep visitors entertained all time except live music and performances. Other things like popular The Taste Tent features best beer, wine and delicious food from several local Monterey restaurants and foodies. This great festival also features an auction of unique jazz items and memorabilia, jazz-related vendors, an exclusive displays on the history of the Festival complete with memorabilia, DJs, jazz movies and more.

Monterey Jazz Festival Tickets: Different price ticket are available in which, daily Grounds Tickets are available for advance purchase from $45 for adults and $20 for children. Grounds Ticket prices further increased when purchasing after Monday, September 16. Full-on event Arena 3-Day Packages, available from $290. 3-Day Grounds Packages, starting at $125, consist of three Grounds Tickets.

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Aug 10

Located along the pacific coast in central California, Monterey is one of the most attractive places that have something for everyone. It is located in the middle of a great quantity of native trees such as the Monterey Pine and the Monterey Cypress. Being accepted as one of the most romantic travel destinations, California and North America, Monterey is an exceptional choice. There are many amazing activities to do while in this pacific coast city that has the magnetism of a small town.

Monterey, California is one such admired vacation choice and this stands to reason. It has stunning scenery to view and prosperity of coastal area to discover. There are lots of contented accommodations to pick from, exquisite meals to taste, and pleasurable leisure activities to involve you in. There is a feel about the place that will plot you to revert to.

Monterey with a temperate climate year round is located on the central coast of California. It is a waterfront community where you can enjoy the Kayaking, scuba diving, surfing and whale watching. These beach activities are just an awesome thing that everyone enjoyed in and around Monterey. Apart from those waterfront activities you can also enjoy the Golf , shopping, and driving the spectacular coastline to Big Sur which is a few of the many land based adventures. Most of the people know that Monterey is famously home to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium that delights and educates millions of visitors every year. This is not the end just step outside the Aquarium and you’re on Cannery Row where John Steinbeck, well-known novelist who drew inspiration for his novel about life in Monterey. Today “the Row” is lined with hotels, so need not worry about the stay in Monterey.

Apart from many hotels near such wonderful Monterey attractions, you can also enjoy the shopping and restaurants and features fun activities with the entire family. There is more to explain about the Cannery Row, but you can’t feel it from there. From Cannery Row, you can walk along the scenic Recreation Trail to Fisherman’s Wharf where you’ll see harbor seals, sea otters and pelicans in natural habitats on the dazzling waterfront of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Such because of these interesting and world famous destinations, Monterey is one of the most historic cities in California where you can also found the original adobes on many street corners. Some are open for tours while others house contemporary businesses.

Fisherman’s Wharf :

Originally, the Fisherman’s Wharf was a fish market in the 1960′s, today it is the home of many wonderful tourist attractions. The Fisherman’s Wharf is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon, visiting art galleries, purchasing handmade candy from one of the candy shop, or purchasing gifts from one of the very few areas in Monterey Bay that sell souvenirs. For the avid fisherman in your life, he can enjoy one of the many deep sea fishing trips, and take his chances at catching sharks, King Mackerel, or one of the many seasonal fish in the area.

 Great Vacations at Monterey : Fishermans Wharf You do not have to pack your own fishing gear, as they have plenty of rods, reels, tackle and bait for use, and you will not need a fishing license for one of the deep sea fishing trips. For those that enjoy the sea life but do not want to spend their day trying to catch it, you may find that you and your children will enjoy one of the several boating tours. These include dolphin tours, whale watching or sea lion tours. Many of these boating or sea life tours include full snack bars and drinks that you can purchase, if you start to feel the need for something sweet to munch on. Once your day is complete, you can enjoy a dinner from one of the many restaurants in the area that range from indoor dining to outdoor clam bars. A day at Fisherman’s wharf will be one that you wish to return to again soon.

Get away on a quixotic flee to Monterey. Observe its captivating panorama of trees, blue sky, ocean, and feel its environment right through the downtown streets. Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge hotel when you visit Monterey, and get rooms at very affordable rates.

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Jul 27

With its dramatic coastline, forests, farmlands Monterey County encompasses some of the world’s most beautiful scenery and offers the visitor a range of comforts. One of them is Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, a seven-mile division of the Monterey Bay. It is one of the 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves, established as a pasture laboratories which was used for the major scientific research and estuarine learning. The reserve is managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and operated by the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and linked with non-profit organization as named Elkhorn Slough Foundation. Also located few miles drive from east of Moss Landing.

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve1 300x200 Exploring Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research ReserveThe Research Reserve Slough spreads out in a 1,700 acres area which is a beautiful land conserves with natural habitats. It is one of the relatively few coastal wetlands remaining in California. It offers visitors many walking trails and kayak tours through salt marshes and tidal flats. More than 400 species of invertebrates, 80 species of fish and 200 species of birds is a home to this wildlife, in total it includes salt marsh, mud flat, freshwater pond, oak woodland, and grassland habitats.


Most of the wetland habitats in the reserve is covered with salt marsh plants. Pickle-weed, Macroalgae, alkali heath, the succulent janmea, salt grass are some of the salt marsh plants which were mostly seen. Upper mudflats covered with dense mats of green algae. Much of the upper slough is covered with pickle-weed, coast live oak, mixed winter grasses, salt grasses and willow trees. Eel grass almost covered large areas around the mouth and inland of the slough area. Named a few Hemlock, thistle, harding grass, wild mustard and many other non-local species that are mostly grown. At the start point of the slough, the channels, mudflats and salt marshes there is a wide rich-species, abundant marine invertebrate and fauna inhabits are in extreme quantity. Several other marine species inhabit Elkhorn Slough, including seals, sea lions, sea otters and more. Shorebirds includes the western sandpiper, dowitchers, willet, least sandpiper, marbled godwit, American avocet, sanderling, black-bellied plover and long-billed curlew. Terrestrial mammals includes raccoons, opossums, striped skunk, red and gray fox, longtail weasel, brush rabbit, California ground squirrel and various other rodents. Some of the rare species also found here as the California brown pelican, Santa Cruz long-toed salamander, California least tern, southern sea otter and American peregrine falcon. Perches species includes Staghorn sculpin, English sole, starry flounder and several.

Operational Hours:

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed Monday and Tuesday.


For adults 16 and older: $4.12

Children: free

Lands pass is available at $22.92

Admission is free to the Visitor Center and picnic areas.


The Preserve is home to 5 miles of hiking trails that meander through a variety of habitats. Only the short Overlook Trail is considered to be accessible that leads from the visitor center to an overlook with sweeping views. Other dirt and grassy trails, especially Parson’s Slough Overlook Trail is available as to motorized wheelchairs and manual chair riders. Elkhorn Slough Overlook Trail and Five Fingers Loop Trail are two most common trails of short way. It is a surprisingly beautiful hiking spot, with easy, largely flat trails that are perfect for an easy walk.

Directions: Take Highway 1 to Moss Landing. Turn east on Dolan Road. After 3.5 miles, turn left on Elkhorn Road. The Reserve gate will be on your left in 1.9 miles.

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