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Christopher Bell Collection

(831) 649-0214
200 Alvarado, Portola Plaza Hotel main lobby

Koffman Art Gallery
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Koffman Gallery on the Mall
(831) 655-3457
210 Alvarado, in the Portola Plaza Hotel mall

Venture Art Gallery
(831) 372-6279
212 Alvarado, Portola Plaza Hotel main lobby

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Hearst Castle
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(800) 444-4445
There are four separate tours of different sections of the castle. Tours start every 10 min and last approx. 1 hour and 45 min. Tours start at 8:20am - 3:40pm. Advance reservations are a must.

Carmel Mission Basilica is located on Rio road, Carmel just off Hwy 1 South. This is the most authentically restored Franciscan Mission. Other missions include: San Antonio, Soledad and San Juan Bautista. Most open daily at 10am.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
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(831) 648-4888
Monterey Bay Aquarium is open 7 days a week. Winter hours 10am - 6pm. Summer hours and holidays 9:30am - 6pm. Adults are $19.95; seniors are $17.95; youths (12-17) & students are $15.95; disabled & children 3-13 are $8.95; children 3 & under are free. Group discounts are available with advance purchase of tickets.

Pebble Beach & the 17th Mile Drive
(831) 625-4419
Located off Hwy 1 South at the main gate entrance. Open year round. The fee to enter is $8.25 per car.

Point Sur Lighthouse
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(831) 625-4419
This national historic landmark is the only complete turn-of-the-century light station open to the public in California. Located 19 miles south of Carmel along Route 1.

American Tin Cannery Factory Outlets

(831) 372-1442
Located one block past Aquarium on Ocean View Blvd. Open 7 days a week. Sun-Thurs. 10:00am -6:00pm / Fri-Sat 10:00am - 8:00pm.

The Barnyard Shopping Village - Carmel
(831) 624-8886
Located one mile past ocean avenue. From Hwy 1 you will turn onto Carmel Valley Road, then turn right at Rancho Blvd., turn right at Carmel Rancho Lane. Go one block into the Barnyard.

Del Monte Shopping Center
(831) 373-2705
Located on Munras Avenue in Monterey. Over 100 specialty stores and shops.

Downtown Carmel
Located off Hwy 1 South, turn right on Ocean Avenue. Various boutiques and a plaza featuring Saks Fifth avenue. Shops and plaza hours vary.

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Bargetto Winery
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(831) 373-4053
Oldest winery in Monterey. Located at 700 Cannery Row in Monterey. Attractions include winery/brewery, a wine tasting room, winery tours, group tours and gift shop.

Bernardus Winery
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(831) 659-1900
5 West Carmel Valley Road. Attractions include winery, wine tasting room and group tours. Advance reservations required for tours.

Chateau Julien Wine Estate
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(831) 624-2600
8940 Carmel Valley Road. Attractions include winery/brewery, a wine tasting room, winery tours, group tours, a gift shop, picnic areas, and beer tours. Advance reservations required for tours.

A Taste of Monterey
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(831) 646-5446
700 Cannery Row, in Monterey. Attractions include a wine tasting room, winery tours, group tours, and gift shop.

Terranova Fine Wines
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(831) 333-1313
315 Calle Principal, Monterey.

Ventana Vineyards
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(831) 372-7415
2999 Monterey - Salinas Hwy., in Monterey. Offers wine tasting room, gift shop, picnic area and group tours.

Monterey Museum of Art

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559 Pacific Street, Monterey (831) 372-5477
720 Via Mirada, Monterey (831) 372-3689
Nationally accredited art museum of local and national artists. Wed - Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 1-4pm. Admission charge of $5 but free on the first Sun of the month.

Maritime Museum of Monterey
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(831) 373-2469
Located in Stanton Center on the Custom House Plaza, near Fisherman's Wharf. open 10am - 5pm Tues - Sun. Admission charge.

National Steinbeck Center
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(831) 796-3833
Located in Salinas, about 30 min from Monterey using Hwy 68 East. 1 Main Street, Downtown Salinas. Open Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm. Admission: adults $10.95; seniors $8.95; youth 3-17 $7.95; children 3 and under free.

Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History
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(831) 648-3116
An outstanding natural history museum located on the corner of Forest and Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. Open Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm. Free admission.

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AG Venture Tours

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AG Venture Tours specializes in agriculture, wine tasting and sightseeing tours of the Monterey Bay region of California.

Carmel Walks
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(831) 642-2700
Tours available Tues - Fri at 10am and Sat at 10am - 2pm. Admission is $20.00 per person.

Monterey Movie Tour
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(800) 343-6437
Hospitality & tourism award winner! Experience a spectacular 3 - hour tour of the scenic Monterey Peninsula. DVD presentation in eight languages, complementing many of the wonderful sights and attractions.

Monterey Bay Whale Watch
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Year-round whale watching trips that leave from the docks of Fisherman's Wharf. Observe the spectacular diversity and abundance of whales and dolphins inhabiting the bay. Monterey is the best place in the nation to view a variety of marine mammals and seabirds. A marine biologist accompanies every excursion.

Monterey Whale Watching
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(831) 372-2203
Formerly Monterey Sport fishing and Whale Cruises. A naturalist accompanies every excursion that leaves from the docks of Fisherman's Wharf.

Sanctuary Cruises
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(831) 643-0128
Year-round whale watching and special charters on the Monterey Bay National Sanctuary. A naturalist accompanies every excursion. The cruises leave from Moss Landing.

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Adventures by the Sea

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(831) 372-1807
They rent bicycles, 4-passenger surreys, rollerblades, kayaks, or scuba for individuals or groups. Other group activities and beach parties available.

Culinary Center of Monterey
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(831) 333-2133
The culinary center of Monterey offer an exciting opportunity to experience 'hands-on' cooking classes taught by resident chefs, as well as guest instructors and celebrity chefs.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
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(831) 648-5111
The raceway hosts year round activities including the grand prix & super bike. Skip barber racing school provides behind the wheel opportunities for the public.

Molera Horseback Tours
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(831) 625-8664
Horseback riding in Andrew Molera state park.

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