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

Tall Ship Lady Washington

  • November 2-16, 2017
  • Location: Moss Landing Harbor District, 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA
  • Price: $5 donation
  • Description:
    The tall ship that starred in the 2003 Disney movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl has scheduled a three-week visit to Moss Landing Marina. The ship is scheduled to arrive on Nov. 2 and offer public tours, sailing excursions, and educational programs through November 16. The ship is the official ship of the state of Washington, and it is a U.S. Coast Guard-inspected passenger vessel.

Big Sur Food and Wine

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  • Recurring daily November 2-5, 2018 in Big Sur
  • Location: Big Sur, PO Box 487, Big Sur, CA
  • Phone: (831) 596-8105
  • Description:
    Indulge in fantastic food, great wines and exquisite scenery at the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival. Local and visiting restaurateurs, resorts and wineries from all over will team up for dinners and tastings at unique Big Sur locations.

Carmel Valley Golf

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Travelers come from all over the United States to golf at world-renowned golf courses in Carmel Valley. Known for its majestic oaks, rolling hills, stunning views, and extremely well kept grounds, Carmel Valley is a golfer’s dream come true. Watch our short clip shot at Carmel Valley Ranch to get an idea of what golfing in this area is like.

Monastery Beach

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Monastery Beach, named for the Carmelite Monastery across the highway, is part of Carmel River State Beach. The beach is sometimes called San Jose Creek Beach. The one-third-mile-long stretch of sand is most popular with divers.

Most visitors to Monastery Beach spend a relaxed and enjoyable day there. Being aware of the hazards is the best way to avoid any mishaps.

Stepping Back In Time At Carmel Mission

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Carmel Mission also known as (San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo Mission) is one of the Monterey Peninsula’s most treasured landmarks and is one of the oldest Spanish Missions in California. It was founded in 1771 by Father Junipero Serra who is buried on the site, and is still an active Roman Catholic Church to this day.

Pirelli World Challenge

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Pirelli World Challenge

When: October 12-15, 2017

What: The final event of the 2017 major event season will again be the Pirelli World Challenge season finale, set for Oct. 12-15. Nearly 20 manufacturers will compete in eight Grand Touring (GT) and Touring Car (TC) classes in a sprint-race format.

First Tee at Pure Insurance Championship

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Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach
Pure Insurance Championship
September 18 – 24, 2017
The PURE Insurance Championship is a PGA TOUR Champions tournament played annually at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course. The tournament, impacting The First Tee, is a 3-day, 54-hole event featuring 81 PGA TOUR Champions players, 81 junior golfers (ages 15-18) from The First Tee and 162 amateurs.

Monterey Jazz Festival

The Monterey Jazz Festival
September 15 – 17, 2017

The Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running annual jazz event in the world, began in 1958 with San Francisco jazz radio broadcaster Jimmy Lyons as its founder. 38,000+ fans are expected to attend the 59th edition of the two-day and three-night celebration that takes place September 15-17, 2017. The Festival features over 500 artists performing on eight stages spread over the 20-acre Monterey County Fair and Event Center in Monterey, California.

Monterey Car Week

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance


August 14 – 20, 2017

A tradition going back over half a century, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is where the world’s collector cars meet and compete. Only the 200 best collector cars in the world roll onto the legendary 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, and only a handful of those will receive official recognition for style, technical merit and historical accuracy.

Calla Lilies at Garrapata State Park

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To say that the Central Coast of California had a wet and wild 2016 & 2017 year of weather might be the understatement of the year! However, there is an upside to all to mother nature’s wrath, that is super bloom that the central coast is experiencing. You can experience this phenomena just minutes away from the Carmel Mission Inn at Garrapata State Park. Discover the water-soaked hills in thousands of Calla Lilies. The spring of 2017 is a year of flowers beyond what many of us have ever seen. In our little video clip, above, the hillsides surrounding Garrapata State Park trickle hundreds of little streams and the Calla Lilies grow by the thousands.