Hotel & Spa has two wine tasting rooms featuring Silver
Mountain and Baywood Cellars Wineries. Silver Mountain's fine wines
are distinguished by a passion for quality. The winery and vineyards,
located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, produce only limited quantities
allowing extra care to be taken to craft wines that are complex and have a
purity and richness of flavor. The tasting room located at the Monterey
Plaza Hotel & Spa allows visitors to sample the wine while enjoying a
gallery of art and antique silver.
Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association
A Taste Of Monterey
Explore Monterey Wine
Country and learn about the wineries, vineyards, climates and appellations
of Monterey and the Carmel and Salinas Valleys. Take advantage of the
online store which boasts a large collection of a variety of Monterey
wines. You will also want to check out the Monterey Wine Club which offers
you a unique opportunity to taste the wines of one of California's premier
wine regions in the convenience of your home every month. You can also
find information about highly acclaimed wine events and festivals held
throughout the year.
wonders of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary by sea! New
technology has created ocean kayaks that are safe and fun for people of
all levels of experience. Adventures by the Sea provides all of the
necessary gear, paddling instruction, and an orientation about marine
Bubba Gump Shrimp
restaurant and seafood market on Cannery Row.
Championship Golf Courses
Home to some of
the most acclaimed golf courses in the world, a day out on the links along
the Monterey Peninsula is always a feast for the senses and a test of your
handicap. Visit our Concierge to arrange tee times during your stay.
Hill Golf Course
At Spanish Bay
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Poppy Hills Golf
Old Del Monte Golf Course
Quail Lodge Resort
& Golf Club
Rancho Caņada Golf Course
Peter Hay Golf Course
World Class Tennis
Spend a day out on the court for a
challenging game of tennis. Polish up your game with an individual lesson
from one of the many club pros or maintain your game away from home. Visit
our Concierge to arrange court times during your stay.
Carmel Valley Racquet Club
Spanish Bay Club
Monterey Tennis Center At Jack's Park
Pebble Beach & Tennis
17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach
Hours: 9 a.m.
- 4:30 p.m.
Carmel Valley Racquet
Rancho San Carlos Road (2.1 miles east of Highway 1, turn
right off Carmel Valley Road) Carmel
Hours: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Chamisal Tennis & Fitness
Road (off Los Laureles Grade), Salinas
Hours: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Spanish Bay Club
2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach
Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monterey Bay Sailing
Monterey Bay Cruises
Monterey Dive Spots
picturesque terrain on foot, bicycles, in-line skates or in an antique
Model A or discover the bay's beauty and wildlife in a sea kayak, a
charter boat or sailing vessel. Just ask our Concierge to provide you with
more information and make the needed arrangements.
Crystal Fox is the ultimate glass gallery, offering crystal and glass
sculpture, bronze sculptures and fountains, jewelry, paperweights,
business and personal gifts, wedding and anniversary gifts, Swarovski
Crystal & Jewelry. Custom sculpture on request. For more information,
please call (831) 655-3905.
Wine makers for over 30 years, the Cotta family treats all
their varietals as "Private Reserves." These wines have won over 90
awards, including gold medals from the 1991 International Viticulture and
Wine Growing Fair.
Step back in time and drive
a 1929 Model A Roadster or 1929 Mercedes SSK Roadster. These authentic
reproductions are fun, easy to drive, and ideal for touring the Monterey
Peninsula and 17 Mile Drive. See Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Carmel in
style. You'll also receive a complimentary photo with every rental. For
reservations call (831) 647-1929.
Silver Mountain is known for its organically-grown Estate
Chardonnays, its Bordeaux blend Alloys, its Gold Medal-winning Pinot Noirs
as well as its old-vine Zinfandels. Their premier wines are marked by
their quality, rich flavors, and complexity.
Thomas Kinkade Gallery
Thomas Kinkade, The Painter of
Light, creates glorious paintings from simple inspirations: family,
tradition, community and a celebration of beauty. These motivations have
illuminated the body of work that is collected and cherished throughout
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The marvels of the
ocean planet come to life at the world-acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Your visit will carry you into the hidden world of Monterey Bay--a place
of ever-changing beauty at the heart of the nation's largest marine
sanctuary. Visit our Concierge to arrange tickets to the Aquarium during
Monterey Historic Park
Monterey State Historic Park
is a unit of the California State Park System and is located in historic
old Monterey. Tour period homes filled with artifacts of the past. History
comes alive in Monterey State Historic Park! top of page
Visit the center to experience firsthand the work
and philosophy of John Steinbeck through interactive exhibits, artifacts
and educational programs.
Discover the special charms of Carmel on a two-hour guided
tour. Walk through secret pathways, hidden courtyards, award-winning
gardens, and enchanting fairytale cottages -- the homes, haunts, and
history of famous artists, writers, and movie stars. Learn about the
spirit, characters, and customs that make Carmel unique.
Monterey County is the fourth largest wine grape-growing
region in the world. Besides local labels, over 70 California wines
produced outside our county are made from their grapes. A tour of
Monterey's wine country will take you from county line to county line.
Country roads lead to dozens of wineries in beautiful settings.
Monterey Up Close
A useful site to familiarize
yourself with every facet of Monterey, visit here if you want to know
everything from real estate to tourist traps to the "in" places to dine
Monterey Convention & Visitors Bureau
is a great source of information on the entire Monterey Peninsula. Explore
the site and find points of interest, history, local businesses and
additional excursions for you to experience.
AT&T Pebble Beach
Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Considered by many as the Oscar's of the car world, this
four-day event in August offers a first-hand look at the leaders in the
car world as well as automotive jewels of the past. This year, Packard's
and Maserati's will be in full display along with Historic Hot Rods.
The Monterey Jazz Festival
& Food Extravaganza
For more information, contact the main event
office at (831) 624-3801.
This annual sports festival features mountain bike races,
roller hockey and in-line skating events. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy
the nonstop action at this three-day event, usually held at the end of
March at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area. For more information call (650)
Monterey Wine Festival
For more information, call
The Great Monterey Squid Festival
festival, during the month of May, is a tribute to the commercial fishing
industry of the Monterey Bay and a celebration of squid. A major
fund-raiser for local charities, the festival is sponsored by the Monterey
Kiwanis. Festival goers will enjoy Celebrity chefs conducting cooking
demos, live music, and arts and crafts booths. For more information call
The Monterey Peninsula has no
shortage of events and festivals; and this site lists each and EVERY one
of them. Review the events to see if your trip to the Monterey Peninsula
coincides with the numerous spectacular and cultural annual events.