Enjoy a weekend of iconic visitor favorites
Located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California’s Central Coast, the city of Monterey offers breathtaking scenery, beaches, and coastal terrain. Explore shops and attractions, visit the Aquarium, hike nature trails, take a scenic drive, or play 18 holes at a legendary golf course.
And at the end of each exciting day, relax and enjoy a glass of our wine.
South of Monterey and Pebble Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small seaside village with designer stores and gourmet eateries. You’ll find most people around picturesque Ocean Street, which leads to Carmel Beach. Expect to see many pampered pooches parading around, as Carmel is an exceptionally dog-friendly town.
Anchored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row is one of the Central Coast’s most popular destinations, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Made famous by the John Steinbeck novel, Cannery Row, this historic waterfront district on Monterey Bay features boutique hotels, shops, restaurants, and exciting nightlife.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium sits at the end of Cannery Row (near Ocean View Avenue). The Open Sea exhibit features one of the world’s largest single-paned windows, allowing visitors to view sea turtles, stingrays, jellyfish, and other native marine species above and below the waterline. The southern sea otters and giant Pacific octopuses garner the most attention, so if you can, stick around for one of the feedings.
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
South of Carmel-by-the-Sea on Highway 1, the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve features dramatic rock formations rising from the ocean and over a dozen hiking trails that offer both easy and challenging opportunities (the Cypress Grove Trail is a visitor favorite). Whether you enjoy picnics (bring along a bottle of Estancia wine!), painting, studying nature, SCUBA diving, or a love of photography, you won’t want to miss what many consider “the crown jewel of the state park system.”
A short trip north of Carmel-by-the-Sea, this 17-mile stretch along the Monterey Peninsula is recognized as one of the world’s most scenic drives. Course through the Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove area and take in breathtaking vistas of the Pacific. Along the way you’ll discover several of nature’s treasures—including the famed Lone Cypress, Spanish Bay (a scenic picnic spot), Stillwater Cove (perfect for kayaking adventurers), and Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Pebble Beach Golf Links
This experience is what golfing dreams are made of. Located along 17-Mile Drive just north of Carmel, the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links is home to some of golfing’s most prestigious tournaments. Play on calm, verdant greens and marvel at awe-inspiring scenery as you recount some of the greatest moments in golf history.