Golfers, history buff, art and nature lovers, and revelers find their groove on the Monterey Peninsula...
Carmel Mission Basilica
3080 Rio Road, Carmel 93923
Discover how life was in the early days of the California missions. Established in 1771, Mission San Carlos de Borromeo — the jewel and the heartbreak of Fr. Junipero Serra’s ministry — features period artifacts and Fr. Serra’s sarcophagus. Take a self-guided tour of the museum and mission. Docent-led tours cost $7.
Robinson Jeffer's Tor House and Hawk Tower
26304 Ocean View Ave., Carmel 93923
1-831-372-2608 and 1-831-624-1813
In 1914, when they first saw the beauty of the coast south of the Monterey Peninsula, poet Robinson Jeffers and his wife, Una, knew they had found their “inevitable place.” During the next decade, Jeffers built Tor House as a family home and Hawk Tower as a writing room, although most of Jeffers’ writing was in Tor House. Docent-led tours can be reserved on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
8205 Valley Greens Drive Carmel, CA 93923
Escape to Carmel Valley with the peace and tranquility of a newly renovated Quail Lodge & Golf Club guest room or suite. In 2013, all guest rooms, suites and public spaces were renovated to incorporate a historic Californiaranch design that provides an appealing and comfortable lodging experience for our guests. It is the perfect place to disconnect from the world and to reconnect with what’s important to you. We currently offer special rates starting at just $195 per night and Stay & Play packages starting at $265.
Vista Blue Spa
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, 93940
Located on the penthouse level of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, perched above the Monterey Bay, Vista Blue Spa has sensational panoramic views. The Spa offers a range of treatments to rejuvenate the body and renew the spirit. Enjoy the finest in spa luxury with massages, facials, body wraps, as well as signature and couples treatments. Experience the outdoor sundeck with fireplace, the perfect place for a light lunch. Or slip into the Bay-view whirlpools, the ideal way to end a relaxing day.
Cannery Row in Monterey is the most popular vacation destination on California’s Central Coast. This historic waterfront district on Monterey Bay was made famous by writer John Steinbeck, who illustrated Cannery Row life in his colorful stories. The best of Monterey hotels, attractions and recreation, authentic Monterey restaurants and wine tasting, convenient shopping, and exciting nightlife are all found on Monterey’s Cannery Row. Plan your next luxury oceanfront vacation, or download the free app, The Official Cannery Row Guide.