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  • kids in halloween costumes

    Halloween in Monterey County

    October 07

    If you’re looking to have a scary good time this Halloween season, there’s plenty to do around Monterey County. Here are a few of our favorite upcoming events:

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    A Little Monterey Trivia

    September 02

    Folks from around the world are drawn to Monterey for its vibrant arts scene, sublime seaside views, and delicious cuisines. Here are a few facts about our enchanting city you might not have heard before:

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    Colton Hall: A Cornerstone of California History

    August 05

    Named for Walter Colton, first mayor of Monterey during the American Period, Colton Hall is a stately Greek Revival building that was constructed in the 1840s and initially served as a school and a meeting place for municipal government and other administrative functions.

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    The Monterey Museum of Art

    July 01

    Long a mecca for writers, musicians, and visual artists, Monterey remains a fount of creative endeavor today, with many attractions for the artistically inclined.

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  • two young boys looking in a tank at the aquarium

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium

    June 03

    For 35 years the Monterey Bay Aquarium has been one of the premier venues on the California Coast for the appreciation and preservation of marine life.

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    Shopping at The Barnyard

    May 06

    In Monterey, we’re blessed with some of the most gorgeous seaside and forest preserves in the whole country, which is why we’re eager to get outside whenever we can.

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  • two glasses of red wine next to a wooden board of cheese and meat

    Pebble Beach Food and Wine: A Weekend of Epicurean Delights

    April 01

    At the Monterey Plaza Hotel, we cherish the art of a fine meal, as anyone who has ever dined at our acclaimed on-site restaurant, Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, can attest.

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    The Astonishing Variety of Monterey Wine Country

    March 04

    When most folks hear “California wines,” they immediately think of Napa Valley and Sonoma, but did you know that Monterey County is also ranked as a Region I and II grape producer, putting it in the same class as Sonoma and Napa, as well as Bordeaux and Burgundy?

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  • fisherman's wharf monterey

    Saunter Along the Old Fisherman’s Wharf

    February 04

    Located less than five minutes by car from our hotel, Old Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the most compelling historic strips in the city. The wharf was originally constructed in 1870 by the Pacific Coast Steamship Company to aid in the transport of goods and passengers.

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    Jacks Peak: The Best (Outdoor) View on Monterey Peninsula

    January 07

    January is the time for New Year’s resolutions, which means that millions of people across the country are hitting the gym for the first time.

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    Life in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

    December 03

    One of the most vibrant maritime ecosystems in the world, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary comprises over 6000 square miles of ocean.

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    Fitness and Fun in Monterey County

    November 05

    Visitors to Monterey tend to be a bit more health-conscious than most. If you’re looking for a fun and effective way to stay fit during your stay with us, check out one or more of these great options. 

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  • Halloween Festivities for All Ages

    October 01

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  • Fun Facts of a Fascinating City

    September 03

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  • The Historic Sites of Monterey

    August 06

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  • Enjoy a Full Day of Fourth Festivities

    July 02

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  • Dig Into Delicious Food at the Artichoke Festival

    June 01

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  • A Day of Retail Therapy at The Barnyard

    May 03

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  • Indulgence Awaits at Pebble Beach Food and Wine

    April 02

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  • Taste Your Way Through Monterey's Wineries

    March 04

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  • A Morning at Fisherman's Wharf

    February 01

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  • Your New Year's Resolutions Begin at Jacks Peak

    January 01

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  • Top Reasons to Spend the Holidays in Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa

    December 07

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  • How to Stay Fit While Visiting Monterey

    November 07

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  • Fall Celebrations: Halloween is Just Around the Corner

    October 04

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  • Five Facts You Didn’t Know About Monterey, CA

    September 04

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  • The Top Three Historical Sights in Monterey

    August 08

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  • A Day at Cannery Row

    July 03

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  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: A Deeper Look

    June 05

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  • Chef Spotlight: Discover the Award Winning Cuisine of Executive Chef James Waller

    May 17

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  • An Indulgent Day at Vista Blue Spa

    April 27

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