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Where you will find information that will enhance your overall experience in Carmel California.

Pebble Beach Food and Wine

  • The Tenth Annual Pebble Beach And Wine
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Pebble Beach Resorts, 2700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

Pebble Beach Food & Wine returns to the iconic strip of the California coastline and Pebble Beach Resorts for the tenth year. Continuing its reign as the premier food and wine event in the world, guests can expect an unprecedented lineup of more than 100 renowned chefs and 250 distinguished winemakers at this first-class, four-day celebration.

The History of Cannery Row Monterey, CA

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Words and Photos by Scot Hampton

Along the craggy Northern California coast, there’s a stretch of rocky peninsula that jets out into the cool blue of the Pacific ocean. It’s here you’ll find unforgiving waves crashing upon a shoreline with it’s own salty secrets.

The Evolution of Carmel Mission Inn

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We first started to work with the Carmel Mission Inn team in May of 2011 and started a long history of photographing the hotel.  About once a year we stayed at the hotel and took new photographs. Over the years our library of photographs and videos expanded out to become a documentary of the constantly evolving presentation of the hotel.   Several months ago the hotel completed a extraordinary round of new renovations reaching from the front of the hotel through the pool all the way to the wood trim on the balcony rooms.   What is fascinating in this last round of renovations is the vibrant use of color.

David Gubernick – Rainbow Spirit Photography

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In the following video we take you on a spectacular visual tour of beautiful locations throughout Monterey County through the eyes of master photographer David J. Gubernick.  We hope our video will inspire everyone to visit & explore the many stunning locations along the Central Coast.  For more information about David Gubernick or to schedule a workshop, please visit his website at:

Carmel… God’s Home Of Golf

11480095_sHaving played golf courses all over the world, many people have asked me what my favorite place to play is. In a simple answer, Pebble Beach is always first on my list. The problem with Pebble Beach is that it cost about $500.00 to play the course. I would highly recommend that every golfer do it one time. If you don’t have the financial resources, there are other options that are much more affordable in that area.

Carmel Mission: Central Coast Gem

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Carmel Mission Basilica I have lived in the Carmel area for ten years, and I have to say that I had never been to the Carmel Mission. After hearing that Pope Francis will be canonizing Father Junipero Serra, I thought to myself maybe now is a good time to go. The Carmel Mission Basilica is just a three minute door-to-door drive from the Carmel Mission Inn.

Cavaliers of the West Winter Show 2015

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The Cavaliers of the West held their annual winter dog show this year at Carmel Mission Inn! There were prizes to be won, an enthralling silent auction, and many, many cute dogs. All of the proceeds from this event benefit CavalierRescueUSA, which is dedicated to finding forever homes for needy Cavaliers.

Point Lobos State Reserve – Whalers Cabin

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The Whalers Cabin

For over a hundred and sixty years, “the shack” has stood the test of time against the elements. This shack, now known as the Whalers Cabin, overlooks Whalers Cove and Carmel Bay in the Point Lobos State Reserve. The Whalers Cabin survived the rise and fall of the whaling industry and has been preserved as a cultural museum.

Dive into the Wonders of Point Lobos

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A beautifully-colored rock with starfish clinging to it.

Photo by Kip Evans

Imagine swimming into a forest of giant kelp, feeling the warm sunshine on your back and the cold waters all around you. Point Lobos State Marine Reserve provides a chance for divers to explore wonders of the Pacific Ocean. Located to the south of Carmel by-the-Sea, Point Lobos is located on the north end of the Big Sur coastline. It is a less than ten minute drive from the Carmel Mission Inn. Point Lobos is widely considered California’s best dive spot due to the rich marine life, clear water and interesting topography.

Hiking in Paradise

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Beautiful View of Point Lobos Coastal Trail

Photo by Dave Evans

Point Lobos State Reserve is a hidden gem along the California Coast. Point Lobos can sometimes be overshadowed by the popularity of Big Sur, which is just a few miles further south along Highway 1. Boasting a rich wildlife and beautiful landscape, Point Lobos is an excellent destination for hiking.