Jan 29

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is located just south of Carmel-by-the-Sea in Monterey County. It is often quoted as a “greatest meeting of land and water in the world”. The area is geologically unique and encloses a rich and varied plant and animal life both on shore and in the water. It is the site of a historic marine reserve and contains a number of hiking trails, headlands, coves and Rolling Meadows, and a small number of beaches.

Wildlife at the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve includes seals, sea lions, sea otters and migrating gray whales and sea lions are great fun to watch as are the many different kinds of birds and marine life. The offshore area forms one of the richest underwater habitats in the world popular with divers.

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is a “must” when visiting the Carmel and Monterey area. Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge hotel, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/

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Jan 22

One of the region’s best parks almost about 2,000 acres, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park exemplifies the Big Sur experience and a perfect introduction.  The park has two parts, south is the main parking lot with the 5-mile-long Ewoldsen Trail, and Big Sur’s most popular attraction, McWay Falls drops over a cliff 80 feet, and is a short trail.

To the north 5-mile-long Tan Oak Trail and the popular short trail to Partington Cove are located. Park includes idyllic trails, waterfalls, underwater parks, historical gems, riparian hardwood forests, mystic redwood groves with ancient growth trees, and deliriously beautiful scenery. Offer a dramatic summit of land and sea as it attracts most of visitors, writers, artists and photographers from around the world.

One of the best ways to preserve nature and beautiful landmark. Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge hotel when you experience Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/

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Jan 15

Sand City Monterey is a city in Monterey County perfectly located on the shores of Monterey Bay, and surrounded mostly by the larger city of Seaside. It is a green conscious and artistic community that lives, works and plays by the sea. Tourists alike enjoy biking through the town or spending the day shopping and visiting one of the local eateries, artist studios or magnificent coastal amenities.

Sand City Monterey also features California’s largest sand dunes that cover 40 square miles along the Monterey Bay and also and you’ll see a sky full of para gliders.  The West end area of Sand City, which was once an industrial area, hosts a growing artists’ colony. Cultural and recreational attractions around city includes 2 golf courses, beaches, parks, hang gliding, rock climbing, camping, concerts, dining, car races and more.

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

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Jan 08

Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary located on tip of the Monterey Peninsula, opened from late October to February where thousands of butterflies make a stop in a Pacific Grove eucalyptus grove, the preferred Monarch butterfly habitat, during their migration to warmer climates.

The trees are the perfect microclimate for the monarchs with the appropriate humidity, light, shade, temperature, and shelter from wind. Basketball-sized clusters of what at first appear to be brown leaves rustle and stir. Their migration to Pacific Grove is so unitique and inspiring that Pacific Grove is nicknamed “Butterfly Town, U.S.A. The Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary is free of charge, and visitors are invited to visit, watch, admire and take Monarch butterflies photos, videos to view this incredible natural display.

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

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