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Carmel Blog

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

July 4th

Fourth of July Holiday
July 4th
Location: Monterey County
Description: Celebrate Independence Day (and your day off) this year where California was first born! Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Salinas are each throwing their own hometown bashes.

Check the events here: 4th of July Events in Monterey County

Bacon Festival

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Monterey Bacon Festival

  • Recurring daily June 23 & 24th
  • Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey, CA
  • Description:
    It’s bacon! Monterey BaconFest showcases all things bacon at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.The vast, oak studded lawns of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center will be transformed into a bacon lovers’s paradise. Several food vendors will be on-site serving up all sorts of bacon flavored concoctions including Bacon Margaritas and Bacon Bloody Marys.There will also be a “Best in Bacon” competition.Pair your bacon delights up with some fantastic live music

Toro Park Spartan Race

Spartan Race

  • June 3rd
  • Location: Toro Park, 501 Monterey-Salinas Highway 68, Salinas, CA
  • Time: 8am
  • Description: Spartan RaceTM, the global leader in Obstacle Racing since 2005, was designed by seven insane ultra athletes and a Royal Marine. If you have tried trail races, mud runs, tough mudder runs, or a warrior dash, it’s time to step up to a brutal Spartan Race obstacle course. You can tackle a Spartan Sprint, a Super Spartan, maybe even attempt a brutal Spartan Beast, but only a few of you will have the heart to graduate up to our Death Race; the world championship of obstacle racing, and an endurance race like NO other. Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator tickets are available for $20 online.

Winemakers’ Celebration

Carmel Winemakers' Celebration

Saturday May 07, 2016 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm Pacific

The 24th Annual Winemakers’ Celebration returns to picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea on May 7, 2016. Celebrating the wines and winemakers of Monterey County’s world class growing region, the event will display over 100 incredible wines as Dolores Street (between Ocean & 7th) is transformed into an atmosphere reminiscent of a European village street festival.

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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In At Carmel Mission Inn

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.