A list of our favorite local spots for your next trip to the Monterey Bay area!

Carmel

Eat+Drink
Carmel Belle
Cultura
Morgan Wine Tasting Room
Stationaery


Shop
Bee, Bark and Moss
Perch Decor 
River House Books

Stay
The Homestead

Read
The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers

Visit
Carmel River Beach 
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
The Carmel Mission Basilica 


Carmel Valley 

Eat+Drink
Boëté Tasting Room
Carmel Valley Ranch
Folktale Winery
I. Brand Tasting Room
Jeffrey's Grill

Stay
Carmel Valley Ranch
Los Laureles Lodge

Visit
Garland Ranch Regional Park
Palo Corona Regional Park
The Refuge Day Spa


Monterey 

Eat+Drink
Alta Bakery
Cult Taco 
Parker Lusseau

Shop
Lilify 
Old Capitol Books

Read
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Visit
California's First Theater
Historical Monterey Customs House
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Osio Movie Theater

Pacific Grove

Eat+Drink
Happy Girl Kitchen
Il Vecchio 
Passionfish
Poppy Hall

Shop
Bookworks
Hambrooks Auction Center
Tessuti Zoo

Stay
Green Gables Inn

Visit
Lovers Point Beach
Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary 
Pacific Grove Lighthouse
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History


Big Sur

Eat+Drink
Deetjens (brunch especially!)
Sierra Mar
Ventana

Shop
The Village

Stay
Deetjens

Visit
Coast Big Sur
Henry Miller Library
Pfeiffer State Park