Where is it?
Casanova's, Fandango, Montrio are 3 of the most fabulous restaurants in Carmel and Monterey. There are so many great restaurants to choose from on the Monterey Peninsula.
Terry's Lounge (Doris Day's son's) bar, named after him, Mission Ranch (Clint Eastwood's Restaurant and Lounge), Grasings and Vesuvio's, are just a few of the really fun places to go for a drink and or dinner, for a fun evening. Great place to meet people and socialize.
Fun cafes include Carmel Valley Roasting Company, Starbucks, Carmel Cafe and Il Fornaio, to get a flavor of the areas.
elan at the Lodge in Pebble Beach, Carmel Plaza, Del Monte Center, Crossroads, and the Barnyard are all great shopping areas for your retail fix! Downtown Carmel, a quaint European style Village, will keep you entertained for hours!
Bit of culture
.So many things to do and see on the Monterey Peninsula! In Carmel there is the Sunset Center, a venue that brings world class entertainment, the Pac Rep Theatre for local productions is fabulous. The Bach Festival, held each year at the Sunset Center in Carmel is wonderful, as is the world renowned Monterey Jazz Festival. The Monterey Museum of Art is another great place to visit. Other activities include the Concours de Elegance, held in Carmel and Pebble Beach each year, displaying fabulous cars, many of which are auctioned off. Our area is known for world class golf, so if you are a golfer, this is paradise!
Walks in the park
The Recreation Trail along the coast is a beautiful walk along our shore. There are also wonderful hiking trails at Garland Ranch in Carmel Valley and Pt. Lobos in Big Sur. The views are absolutely magnificent!
Spot of exercise
The Monterey Sports Center, In Shape, and Carmel Valley Racquet Club, are just a few of the great places to work out. There are many options. This is also a wonderful area to walk, run or ride a bike. The scenery is beautiful.
The Big Sur Coast, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley Wineries, and Historic Monterey (Cannery Row, Wharf), are all great places to spend the day. The Monterey Peninsula is a very well known and popular destination in California and very desired. It offers world class golf, incredible beaches, fabulous restaurants and shopping, a moderate climate and a cosmopolitan lifestyle, without having to be in a large city. However, if one wants to travel to a larger city, San Francisco is only about 2 hours north of the Peninsula, so a day trip would be very easy to do. Monterey has also a world class aquarium, called the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Big Sur Coast is exquisite, with fabulous restaurants and incredible scenery. You won't be disappointed with any of these. You are in for a treat!