Pebble Beach is one of the world's most challenging golf courses. Set against the rugged coastline and offering breathtaking ocean views the links of Pebble Beach are highly sought after amongst golf aficionados from around the globe. There are numerous different courses to choose from within the Pebble Beach forest.
Big Sur is a 26 mile drive to the south along the stunningly beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline. Surrounded by the three million acres Los Padres National Forest, Big Sur offers magnificent scenery, camping, hiking, surfing and countless other outdoor activities. Driving the 100 mile stretch of Highway 1 between Carmel and Cambria is awe inspiring and will leave you breathless.
Famed as “The Last Hometown in America” Pacific Grove is conveniently sandwiched between Pebble Beach and Monterey and sits furthest out on the Monterey Peninsula. It’s a fantastic town with a beautiful downtown area with little shops, restaurants and historic buildings. Pacific Grove is well known for their Victorian architecture with numerous gorgeous homes that can be admired throughout the town.
Monterey is filled with a remarkable history. Monterey was named the first Capital of Spanish California in 1776 and continued as the capital in 1822 when Mexico achieved its Independence from Spain and acquired California from the Spanish. Then in 1849, after the Mexican-American war, and California became part of the US, the capital was moved to San Jose and then to the current location of Sacramento. The architecture around Monterey shows off this Spanish/Mexican influence and embraces many of those sites as historic landmarks. Monterey is also home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium which is located at the south end of Cannery Row. Fisherman’s Wharf is a great place to take a stroll and have a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants. The Wharf is also home to the local whale watching boats and is where they depart from.