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Things to Do in Monterey for A Weekend Getaway

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Things to Do in Monterey for A Weekend Getaway

Enjoy an unforgettable weekend getaway in Monterey that blends relaxation, culture, and excitement in California's coastal haven. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventure, music and art, or a tranquil escape on the bay, Monterey offers endless things to do this season.

From the soul-stirring sounds of the Monterey Jazz Festival to high-octane racing events at WeatherTech, it's the perfect time to experience this beautiful destination and soak in the local spirit. Check out what's happening this month in Monterey and plan your getaway itinerary.

Monterey Jazz Festival

Experience a world of Jazz - the mesmerizing sounds of trumpets, saxophones, and drums - surrounded by the natural beauty of Monterey. Held every September, the Monterey Jazz Fest celebrates the rise of Jazz and while embracing its ever-evolving present. With talented artists from around the world gracing the stage, you'll find your fingers snapping, toes tapping, and heart dancing at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

The annual Monterey Jazz Festival features an eclectic lineup of artists and a captivating fusion of entertainment, art, and community. From smooth Jazz to bebop, blues to Latin rhythms, each note promises an unforgettable experience.

The festival grounds come alive with art installations, food stalls with culinary delights, and spaces for spontaneous interactions. As the sun sets, the atmosphere becomes magical, illuminated by the glow of lanterns and soulful melodies.

Racing Events at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Witness exciting races and motorsports at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Feel the roaring engines and adrenaline-fueled excitement at this legendary raceway on the Monterey Peninsula. Enjoy thrilling racing experiences against a backdrop of rolling hills at this iconic track. The challenging turns and elevation changes make it a favorite among drivers and a must-visit for motorsports enthusiasts from around the world.

  • Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey - INDYCAR

    Get ready to be swept away by the exciting sound of INDYCARs racing around the Laguna Seca track and the deafening roar of engines. The Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey is a symphony of engineering, bravery, and strategy rather than just a competition.

    Witness the captivating showcase of driving mastery at this race where every move, from amazing overtakes to flawlessly timed pit stops, is a testament to the collaboration between the drivers, their teams, and cutting-edge technology. If you're seeking an adrenaline rush that leaves you exhilarated, mark your calendar for the Firestone Grand Prix in September.

  • Porsche Rennsport Reunion 7

    Imagine a place where the most legendary Porsche cars come together, each telling a story of speed, innovation, and passion. The Porsche Rennsport Reunion 7 is a tribute to the brand's remarkable history and the legacy it has carved in the world of motorsport. Enjoy a stunning collection of vintage classics, iconic racers, and modern marvels that capture Porsche's evolution.

    Every car represents the spirit of invention and performance, making it a visual feast and a voyage through time. You can engage with Porsche experts, discover engineering innovations, and get autographs from racing legends.

Play and Stay with Inns of Monterey

Packed with exciting events and activities, Monterey is the ultimate getaway destination in Northern California. And when you plan your getaway with Inns of Monterey, you're in the heart of the action. The Inns of Monterey is a collection of charming boutique hotels in Old Town and on historic Cannery Row, minutes from Monterey's most popular events and activities.

Experience the Monterey Jazz Festival moments away from your stay at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa in historic downtown Monterey. Consider the charming Spindrift Inn or the scenic Monterey Bay Inn for a beachfront escape. If Victorian elegance appeals to you, the gracious Victorian Inn awaits. Plan weekend stays with family and get discounts and savings with our curated packages and offers.

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