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Monterey Wharf #2 sea otter and pup photos

Over the weekend I saw a sea otter mom and her pup hanging out by Monterey Wharf #2. Saturday was a late-spring day in Monterey with the weather temperature in the 60s and the fog evaporated by noon, providing refreshing

Happy Holidays from Monterey in California

This has been a week of visitors and local sightseeing around the Monterey Peninsula for me. My sister wanted to see whales when she arrived in town. We drove to Point Pinos in Pacific Grove and saw spouts from at

Cannery Row in Monterey – photo walk of hotels and restaurants

“Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.” – John Steinbeck – Cannery Row. Cannery Row is still somewhat of an eyesore

Why visit Monterey and Hyatt Carmel Highlands in December?

December is my favorite month around Monterey, California.  Winter on the Central Coast of California between rainy season storms typically has air so clear that my eyes are amazed by the crisp definition of color in sea and sand and rocky coast.  The lines of mountain ridges visible

Fort Ord Dunes State Park, Monterey Bay: A walk on a fog day afternoon

Fort Ord Dunes State Park is a beach wilderness park established in 2009 on the shore of Monterey Bay, a couple of miles north of the city of Monterey. The Fort Ord Dunes park encompasses almost 1,000 acres of shoreline west of

Summery Winter Day in Monterey

January is one of the best months of the year to visit Monterey, if you are lucky enough to be here between rain storms. Statistically the least days of fog occur in the months of January and February with about

Embassy Suites Monterey Bay $129 TravelZoo rate

$129 is one of the lowest rates I recall for this Hilton HHonors category 7 award hotel, particularly since this rate is available for stays through Dec 30, 2010. Travelzoo $129 rate must be booked by Tuesday, August 24 for

Hyatt Regency Monterey Photo Album

The Monterey pines on the ridge between Monterey and Carmel darkly dot the tree covered hills like a Monet painting. Muted sunlight filters through the rolling fog on the upper part of the landscape and various shades of golf course

InterContinental Monterey – The Clement, Cannery Row

The Clement, Cannery Row, Monterey, InterContinental Hotel InterContinental – The Clement, Cannery Row, Monterey The Clement, InterContinental Hotel opened Friday afternoon on a record heat day. The temperature on May 16, 2008 maxed out around 95 along the coastal communities

Monterey Hyatt 12K Special Offer

I have to admit that Monterey hotels are generally a rip-off. I am working on a guide to help visitors sort through the crap choices. Sure, we have some of the most highly rated hotels in the USA in the