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Hiking Carmel’s Point Lobos

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Part of the beauty of a getaway to Carmel is that while there’s plenty to keep you busy, it’s also particularly easy to do a lot of nothing. Some shop, eat, and wine taste their way through town while others plant themselves on the beach refusing to leave before the sun goes down. But arguably one of Carmel’s best activities is also one of its better kept secrets – hiking at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

Monterey County Beaches Worth Cleaning Sand Out of the Car For

Lovers Point Park and Beach, Pacific Grove

Monterey County is a good place to hit the beach.

So Many Places to Sip in Monterey Wine Country, So Little Time

Hahn Family Wines

Monterey County may be best known for its scenic coast, famous aquarium and star-studded links, but 'wine destination' is fighting for a well-deserved spot in the ranks.

An African Safari Adventure in Monterey

Elephant delivering breakfast

Wild things live in Monterey County and I’m not talking about the jellies, sea otters and other creatures that call the Monterey Bay Aquarium home.

Adventure Awaits in the Farm Fields of Monterey

Artichokes

We’re all guilty of it. At some point we’ve complained about the cost of living in San Francisco. How we pay way too much in rent or pay through the nose to park a car. Turns out we’re not the only ones who can complain about the cost of land.

Sip and Stroll through Dog-Friendly Carmel

Carmel by-the-Sea

When you arrive somewhere late at night, you never quite know what it’s going to look like when the sun comes up. In Carmel-by-the-Sea, what’s waiting in the dark is worth getting up early for.

Five NorCal Piers Worth a Walk

Berkeley Municipal Pier

Things associated with beaches and waves seem to naturally make people happy. Think about it. Mavericks had folks that never get in the ocean (let alone get on surf boards) brimming with excitement. Most lighthouses attract more people by car than by boat. Then there are piers. They attract all types: Walkers, runners, fisherman, thrill seekers, foodies… you get the idea.

Cupcakes, Cacti and Skulls...Oh My!

Filled to the brim with succulents and accents of grey, cream and yellow, Kristin and Rob's Monterey wedding was a gorgeous and fun-filled day. Allumer Events executed the bride's decor details at the Old Whaling Station and provided the florals as well.. Grapes of Wrath served amazing food and cocktails to the guests, while everyone enjoyed music by Henry Chen of Sound in Motion DJs.

Hello, Giant Pacific Octopus

Hello, Giant Pacific Octopus

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

An Art-Inspired Wedding in Monterey

Yelena & Elon had a very museum-inspired wedding. It was held where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton exchanged vows at the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey, California.

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