Monterey & Surrounding Areas 

Big Sur

Wildflowers are blooming, California Gray Whales migrating, California Condors flying overhead and Sea Otters rafting in kelp beds throughout Big Sur. These are just a few of the natural wonders that make Big Sur a great place to visit. Watch the natural magic unfold before your eyes, or create your own. From Big Sur luxury hotels and spas to rustic creekside campgrounds we believe Big Sur offers The Best in a wide variety of possibilities and we think you'll agree. Join us for a romantic getaway and come share one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world.


Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. A chamlet in the forest with a one mile long pure white sandy beach. A cultural mecca for the performing, visual, film, theater and literary arts. Superb dining and shopping experiences in a story book setting!


A beautiful waterfront community on the coast of central California that has a temperate climate all year around. This area is the home of the world renowned Aquarium which is a must see attraction that delights and educates millions of visitors a year. Kayaking, scuba diving, surfing, whale watching and beach going are just some of the activities to be enjoyed in and around Monterey. Exceptional dining experiences and fresh local seafood await you. Hotels and Inns are located throughout the area. Please call us for preferred rates.

Pacific Grove

This exquisite area is known as "The Last Home Town" and is a yearly sanctuary for the beautiful migrating monarch butterfly. Located on the northern tip of the peninsula, it features some of the most dramatic coastline in the world. A quiet stroll through the town reveals quaint restaurants and shops in a relaxing atmosphere. Boutique Inns and Victorian Bed and Breakfasts make for an authentic experience. Please contact us to make reservations and receive preferred rates.

Pebble Beach

This area is known for being one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world. Here you will be delighted by some of nature's treasured landmarks such as the Lone Cypress, Fanshell Overlook, Point Joe and the majestic Del Monte Forest. In addition you will not want to miss the world renowned championship golf courses and first class hotel accommodations. There is a small entrance fee at the gate. Keep your receipt and it will be deducted from the purchases you make. Ask the gate attendant for more information. Motorcycles are prohibited entry.


Known as the salad bowl of America this area produces over 80% of the lettuce consumed in the United States. Its additional claim to fame is that it was the hometown of the renowned author John Steinbeck. Salinas is host to several popular events, such as the California Rodeo, California International Air Show and the world famous Steinbeck Festival. While there, you should visit the Steinbeck House and the National Steinbeck Center.

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The Bixby Bridge on the beautiful coast near Big Sur Dog-friendly Carmel beach A sea lion sits on the boat dock in Monterey Harbor. The rocky coast of Pacific Grove covered with flowers. Pebble Beach coastline The agriculture of the Salinas Valley