Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa


Wine Tasting
Monterey Plaza 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.

Adventures By The Sea
Explore the 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 wildlife.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Visit this 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.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course
The Links At Spanish Bay
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Old Del Monte Golf Course
Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club
Rancho Caņada Golf Course
Laguna Seca
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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.

Beach & Tennis Club
Carmel Valley Racquet Club
Chamisal Tennis Club
Spanish Bay Club
Monterey Tennis Center At Jack's Park

Pebble Beach & Tennis Club
(831) 625-8549
17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Carmel Valley Racquet Club
(831) 624-2737
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 Club
(831) 649-1135
185 Robley Road (off Los Laureles Grade), Salinas
Hours: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Spanish Bay Club
(831) 648-7868
2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach
Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Monterey Bay Sailing

Monterey Bay Cruises

Monterey Dive Spots

Additional Activities
Explore the 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
The 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.

Baywood Cellars
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.

Monterey Rent-A-Roadster
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.

European Jeweler & Goldsmith

Silver Mountain
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 the world.

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 your stay.

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

National Steinbeck Center
Visit the center to experience firsthand the work and philosophy of John Steinbeck through interactive exhibits, artifacts and educational programs.

Carmel By Foot
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.

Local Wineries
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 about town.

Monterey Convention & Visitors Bureau
This site 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

Concours d'Elegance
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

Masters Wine & Food Extravaganza
For more information, contact the main event office at (831) 624-3801.

Sea Otter Classic
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) 367-7797

Monterey Wine Festival
For more information, call (831) 656-9463

The Great Monterey Squid Festival
This annual 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 (831) 649-6544

Monterey Month-By-Month
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.