Insiders' Guide to the Monterey Peninsula

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Overview

For more than twenty years, the Insiders' GuideĀ® series has remained the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information. Each guide is written by locals and true insiders and offers a personal, practical perspective that readers everywhere have come to know and love.
From Historic Carmel Mission to world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium to scenic 17-Mile Drive, the Monterey Peninsula is a picturesque place to spend a weekend - or a lifetime. This authoritative guide will lead you to opportunities for soaking in spectacular scenery, whether scuba diving at Lovers Point or hitting the greens at Pebble Beach. Inside you'll find:
* a comprehensive guide to day trips, restaurants, nightlife, and lodging
* descriptions of wineries and wine country tours
* countless ways to enjoy the outdoors - in and around the water, at festivals and parks, and even at open-air shops
* sections dedicated to children, retirement, and much more.
Whether you're planning a vacation, living in the area, or looking to relocate, Insiders' Guide to the Monterey Peninsula will show you everything you need to know.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762729708
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Series: Insiders' Guide Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Owens has a marketing firm, Tom Owens Communications. His background includes magazine journalism, marketing, advertising, and public relations, covering everything from insurance to jazz. He lives in Pacific Grove, California.

Melanie Bellon Chatfield provides writing and communications services to local and national businesses and contributes to area lifestyle, health care, and business publications. She lives in Monterey, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
How to Use This Book 1
Area Overview 3
Getting Here, Getting Around 14
History 22
Hotels and Motels 34
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 54
Vacation Rentals 66
Restaurants 69
Wine Country 91
Nightlife 100
Shopping 114
Attractions 127
Kidstuff 153
Annual Events 168
The Arts and Galleries 187
Parks and Recreation 201
In and Around the Water 215
Golf 230
Day Trips 238
Relocation 273
Retirement 288
Health Care and Wellness 296
Education 301
Child Care 313
Media 316
Worship 322
Index 327
About the Authors 345
Directory of Maps
Monterey Peninsula vii
Downtown Monterey viii
Downtown Carmel ix
Pacific Grove x
Cannery Row 128
Day Trips 239
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