What's Happening "Inn" Monterey

Monterey is known for its incredible beaches, welcoming town, and beautiful weather. Enjoy the endless things to do and see in this authentic and exciting town. After exploring the area, retreat to the boutique accommodations of any of our four intimate hotels. While you're here, check out some insider tips and local expertise on the area!
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Set down that heavy load – celebrate Labor Day in Steinbeck Country – September 7

The Labor Day holiday – always the first Monday in September – turns 115 years old in 2009. Created as a day off for working citizens to celebrate the ‘strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor unions’, today it’s considered a day for relaxation, picnics and parades. And it’s also sometimes considered the symbolic end of Summer. But not in Monterey.

The Labor Day weekend means warm, sunny days and balmy evenings – perfect for a swim in the ocean, tide pool exploring (eyes only; no fingers!!), biking along the coast or kayaking with the seals and otters. Don’t forget your sunscreen.

So take a load off in beautiful Monterey – home of Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck, one of the country’s most prominent writers about labor and the human condition. Take a spin through the National Steinbeck Center in nearby Salinas – please visit www.steinbeck.org for more information.

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Entrants Revving to Go

Porsche

It’s official. Four hundred fifty entries have been accepted for the 36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, one of vintage motorsport’s most revered racing traditions, set for August 14-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Of those, 145 are Porsche cars, helping to celebrate Porsche as this year’s featured marque and lending live-action perspective on the company’s storied racing heritage, which includes remarkable cars made famous by legendary drivers.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic Porsche 917, and fittingly, four 917Ks will take to the track. Three of those are re-uniting from the Gulf Wyer Team, and their former Executive Director John Horsman will be watching them race along with Brian Redman and Vic Elford, both of whom claimed victories at 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring and are former Porsche factory drivers who raced the 917 at Le Mans. (Elford also was behind the wheel of the 917 for the high speed scenes in the Steve McQueen film “Le Mans.”)

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Take a hike! Or even a bike! How about a kayak?

Monterey is the epicenter of fun outdoor activities.  Our beautiful coast line just begs to be hiked or biked. The Monterey Bay brings out the kayaker in all of us. Whale watching anyone?! Here’s how to get started – meet our friends Frank and Michelle! We love our pals at Adventures by the Sea – […]

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Get buggy in the Carmel Valley

A visit to Earthbound Farms is a great day trip for families.  Earthbound Farm began in 1984 on a 2.5 acre raspberry farm in Carmel Valley. Today it’s a 30-acre research and development farm dedicated to all things organic and sustainable.  You’re invited to help celebrate their 25th anniversary all summer long with the fruit […]

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Race Night on the Row Revs up Cannery Row on July 4th

Race Night on the Row is back for its 12th year along the Cannery Row waterfront, located in Monterey, California. After a day at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world will come together to celebrate at the area’s most popular after party on Cannery Row, known for its endless fun and entertainment. Once the row is filled with bikes, the party begins.

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