Spa on the Plaza’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Each year, our neighbors at Spa on the Plaza, Monterey’s award-winning day spa and salon curates a wonderful gift guide for our Central Coast Living readers and this year, might be the best yet! Peruse their top 10 list and surprise that someone special in your life with a one of a kind gift this…

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Monterey Conference Center Steel Works Complete!

From planning and funding, to demolition and laying the foundation, the Monterey Conference Center $60 million dollar renovation is more than underway with the recent completion of steel beams. The steel installation that supports the infrastructure of the 41,000 square foot state-of-the-art meeting facility began back in August 2016. Rendering of the Monterey Conference Center…

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Guest Post, by Justin Rivard, Head Brewer, Peter B’s Brewpub

A Day at the Hopyard – From Farm to Mug I recently had the opportunity to spend the day touring Akiyama Hopyard in Watsonville, California (just north of Monterey). Established this year, Akiyama Hopyard’s goal is to provide local breweries the opportunity to participate in the harvest season and brew harvest ales. Hops growing at…

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Get Your 10,000 Steps Monterey Bay Style

We all know that pedometers, Fitbit and other step tracking devices are all the rage – and we also know that while on vacation it’s easy to forget about fitness. So…we thought it might be fun to map out a walking plan in and around Monterey, so you can earn those steps, all while taking…

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Wine Tasting in Carmel Valley

Tucked away just 12 short miles from Highway One in Carmel, California, is Carmel Valley.  Home to some of the region’s finest boutique wineries, Carmel Valley is a hidden gem. One of the eight smaller American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in the larger Monterey County appellation, Carmel Valley is the perfect region for grape growing, in…

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Hiking Carmel Valley’s Garland Ranch

With Spring just around the corner and the wild flowers beginning to bloom, there is no better time to get outdoors and enjoy all the beauty the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. One of my favorite activities with our kiddos is exploring and hiking the many public trails all over the Monterey Bay. Garland Ranch…

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