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Oh My Monterey!

Autumn on the Monterey Coast can’t be beat. From hiking in Big Sur to wine tasting in Carmel, with beach strolls, bike rolls, and oceanview fire-pit patios in between, here are some excellent ways to spend your days (and nights) in Monterey.

Week 10.13.2015
Regions Northern CA

Yes Sur!

Hike Big Sur Garrapata State Park

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A hidden coastal hike in Big Sur, a beautiful beach, and maybe a little wine-tasting afterwards? Sounds like a plan! First, the hike. Big Sur’s Garrapata State Park is a coast-hugging beauty with little-known trails leading to a Big Surplus of vistas. Located just 7 miles from…
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Falling for Redding

Redding Adventures in the Fall

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School’s back in, the summer crowds are gone … who’s ready for a fall getaway?! With 225+ miles of hiking trails and premier national parks, Redding is your year-round go-to for adventures. Here are a few fantastic ways to get you going. Volcanic Hot Springs: What is this…
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Pebble Beach Hopping

Bike Ride from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach

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Ready to hop on a two-wheeler for one of the most scenic coastal cruiser rides on earth … featuring a string of beautiful beaches and a fire-pit respite overlooking the ocean? If you’re not already pedaling, gear up for this easygoing 13-mile (round-trip) ride along the Monterey…
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Carmel's Calming Effect

Carmel Beach and Overnight Getaway

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SUNSET: Sunsets in Carmel just go better when paired with its flagship beach (and some wine, which is allowed on the beach!). Carmel Beach (pictured) is a locals’ favorite for many reasons, including that it’s dog-friendly, libation-friendly, and shines brightest at sunset. Stake…
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