May 29

Marina State Beach is a windswept and a protected beach area located between State Route 1 and Monterey Bay. It is an exposed beach break that has very steady surf and works all around the year. The beach is famous for water recreation, hang gliding and paragliding with nearby see the historic 170-acre Park which was established in 1977.

You can also enjoy a boardwalk through the Marina Dunes Natural Preserves. Radio controlled gliders and kites are also popular. Sunsets at Marina State Beach are a daily community event, bringing out locals and visitors alike.  The beach is a favorite site for picnics. Marina State Beach is also a popular spot from which to watch the sunset and it also serves as a home to unique wildlife. Dogs on leash are allowed.

Marina State Beach is miles long and very clean, quiet and serene. Come stay at the Monterey Stagecoach Lodge in Monterey County and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/

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May 22

Jacks Peak County Park, towering 1,068 feet above downtown Monterey and holds the highest peak on the Monterey Peninsula. The park is 525 acres and has been open since 1977, you can hike or ride horseback, enjoying wildflower meadows, forests of oak and pine, and grasslands.

Jacks Peak County Park gives visitors spectacular views of both the peninsula and Monterey Bay. Several miles of trails, including a self-guided nature trail, wrap around Jacks Peak and through the rest of the park. The park provides more than 8 miles of excellent hiking and horseback 11  trails with a wide variety of interesting views. You can also see fossilized marine life and leaves in the rock shelves. On clear days you will get great views of the Monterey Bay and Carmel Valley also.

Hours: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Jacks Peak County Park is a great unique landscape with some gorgeous views and have a quiet setting with vistas of the Monterey Peninsula. Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge hotel with your family and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/

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May 15

Hilltop Park Monterey is a beautiful park spread out over 2.8 acres which offers a variety of activities for all ages. From unique playgrounds to the parks open spaces, it provides a wealth of leisure recreation and activities all the year round.

Hilltop Park Monterey features both grass turfs and picnic regions, a tennis court, basketball court, play equipment, and a BBQ area. The Park Center includes a computer lab, darkroom, and a pottery studio plus a Teen Room for the children. A large variety of recreation programs for all ages are also held, including tap dancing, tot art classes, ceramics, cooking, KinderJam, and more.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge hotel when you visit Hilltop Park Monterey with your family and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/

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May 07

Monterey State Historic Park is a beautiful place in the city of Monterey. The park itself was founded Spanish explorers and consists of a collection of significant historical houses and buildings that can be found throughout Old Monterey. The historical park stands to preserve places and objects that are of historical significance including 17 buildings, several residences and about its history with beautiful architecture.

Hours:
May through September, 9am to 5pm
October through April, 10am to 4pm

The historic building includes California’s first theatre, and Monterey customs houses; a place where the American flag first hoisted over California. It maintains their rich heritage, preserving an important part of Californian as well as Spanish, Mexican, and American history. The Monterey State Historic Park displays the cultural diversity to create living history experiences and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. The park also operates free tours of its gardens and historic buildings dating back to the 17th century.

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

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