Oct 31

San Carlos Borromeo de Monterey, also referred to as the San Carlos Cathedral, was founded by Father Junipero Serra on June 3, 1770 as the cornerstone of his Mission. It is also California’s first cathedral, a status it first acquired in 1849 when Bishop Joseph Alemany chose it as the seat for the diocese of Monterey.

It is the oldest continuously functioning church and the first stone building in the State of California. It is California’s first cathedral and stands for the birth of Carmel Mission and Monterey, the first capital of California.

The church is open all day, every day for visitors.

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Oct 24

The Monterey Peninsula is a perfect place for a romantic weekend or exciting adventure. There are so many year-round activities, that you’re limited only by your time and sense of adventure.

Experience the best of Monterey – Stroll the recreational trail along the coast or see the wildlife close-up on a kayak adventure on the quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea which boasts Point Lobos, Carmel and Lagoon Beaches, Ocean Avenue, The Tor House, Carmel Mission, and a variety of art and photography galleries.

When in Pacific Grove don’t forget to check out the Monarch butterflies which make PG home for the winter, Asilomar State Beach, historic bed and breakfast inns, Lover’s Point and the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History.

Carmel Valley is home to many wineries, farms, ranches and the beautiful Garland Ranch Regional Park. Don’t miss Big Sur with its Esalen Institute, Henry Miller Memorial Library, Point Sur Lighthouse, camping, hiking, beautiful redwood groves and excellent whale-watching.

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Oct 11

Last week, Ryan Ritchie of the LA Times wrote a short article on Salinas, California. The city is located about 18 miles from coastal Monterey, home of miles of beaches, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach Golf Course, and a plethora of high quality seafood restaurants.

Salinas became popular as the birth place of author John Steinbeck who won the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He is most famously known for his novels The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden and Of Mice and Men.

Within the article, the author recommends visitors of Salinas to stay at our very own Monterey Stage Coach Lodge hotel which offers well appointed rooms at affordable rates.

Read the full story here: http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-salinas-escape-20131006,0,4692074.story

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Oct 10

The Presidio Museum Monterey, California offers visitors a chance to explore the military history of the area. It begins with exhibits from the time when the population of the area was comprised of only Native Americans and continues through the Spanish and Mexican eras forward to modern times. The museum is connected to the Lower Presidio Historic Park and works in partnership with the City of Monterey and the Presidio of Monterey.

Exhibits at the Presidio Museum Monterey include the Year on a Calvary Post video that shows what live was like in the area in 1938, photos of people who played important roles in the Presidio, a mural of a Native American woman greeting visitors and a life-size horse and lieutenant, dressed in a uniform from the World War I and World War II period. The museum is an excellent way to learn about the history of the Monterey area.

The museum is open on Mondays from 10 am until 1 pm, Sunday from 1 pm until 4 pm and Thursday through Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm.

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Oct 03

Cannery Row Monterey is the Central Coast’s premiere visitor destination. It is a beautiful seaside district, with plenty of outdoor plazas, big shopping, and renowned dining and runs parallel to the Monterey seashore and nearest to the water.

Home to a few of the luxury hotels, first class restaurants, boutiques/galleries, spas, finest wine tasting, exciting leisure and offer great nightlife. The breathtaking coastline of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is the surroundings for every Cannery Row Monterey experience.

The main attraction or a favorite for visitors is the Monterey Bay Aquarium that constantly surprises with new exhibits and programs, and with a committed dedication to marine education and conservation. Experience the breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay and Central Coast. Also it is a great place to buy mementos, gifts for people back home, or a special item for that special someone that will stand out in memory.

Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge when you visit Cannery Row Monterey, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/

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