Monterey Bay Health

The Perfect Day of Zen

Transformative spas. Yoga retreats. Zen centers. All that, combined with the meditative, natural surroundings of the Monterey Bay coastline, offers visitors myriad ways to unwind and reboot. Reinvigorate your senses in one of the chilled Nordic plunge pools at Refuge Thermal Spa or stimulate your spirituality at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. No matter what your itinerary holds, your experience is …

Sardine Factory

The Sardine Factory

The renowned Wine Cellar plays host to unforgettable private events.Photography courtesy The Sardine Factory Every city has that one restaurant you can’t miss, where celebrities feel at home and every other guest feels like a celebrity. Since October 1968, The Sardine Factory has enjoyed that cachet. World leaders, sports heroes, and entertainment icons have made a tradition of dining in …

Monterey Bay Restaurants

A Bite of Monterey Bay

Foodies near and far appreciate the region’s celebrated chefs and eclectic menus — and its commitment to sustainable food. Thanks to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, established in 1999, many restaurants serve only ecologically conscious catches. This same philosophy carries over into the locally sourced produce that makes its way from the fields of the Salinas Valley to …

craft cocktail

Magic in a Glass

Montrio Bistro’s Anthony Vitacca concocts creative sips with equally inventive names. Anthony Vitacca was crafting his own maraschino cherries and steeping his own bitters long before the word “mixology” became mainstream, and his Montrio Bistro in Monterey remains a perpetual cocktail destination. His latest drink menu provides another tidal wave of wow, with creations like “If You’re Not Into Yoga” …

Monterey Wine

Raise Your Glass

Photo courtesy gettyimages.com Monterey County is home to 349 vineyards, 82 wineries, and a wine region that generates approximately $1 billion annually for the local economy. Celebrating the area’s lush viticulture is a given — and maneuvering through the diverse varietals may be easier than you think. By Peter Fish Monterey County and winemaking were made for each other. Just …

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Open Season

With five head-turning U.S. Open Championships already under its belt, Pebble Beach Golf Links has celebrated its fair share of golf’s greatest moments. In 2019, the holy grail of golf events returns once again — and during the course’s phenomenal centennial celebration. By Matt Jaffe Take the sacred grandeur of the Sistine Chapel and combine it with the refinement of …

Monterey Bay Nature Trails

Trail Mix

Old-growth redwoods and magnificent waterfalls compete for attention with some of the most beautiful coastline in the country. One of the best ways to appreciate such natural beauty is by bike, hike, or horse. By Jill K. Robinson The Monterey region teems with vast, open spaces where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy playing. Despite the landscape often taking a back seat …

Monterey Bay Beaches

Shoreline Sojourns

Beach time is a given in Monterey Bay, and the glorious Pacific must be experienced. The following seashore hot spots leave an indelible imprint on the heart and mind. To beach his own. By Greg Archer Photo courtesy gettyimages.com/dirima Your pet deserves outdoor romps, too.

Monterey Bay Water Attractions

Test The Waters

Photo courtesy gettyimages.com/solovyova Monterey Bay’s far-reaching seascape is breathtaking to behold from beaches and cliffs along the coast, but it’s even more beautiful up close. The bay is located within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a federally protected marine area. Extending an average distance of 30 miles offshore and encompassing 6,094 square miles of ocean in total, it’s the …

Paul Seftel Studio

Mesmerizing And Memorable Paintings Of Things That Are Happening On A Worldly Level. Art makes up so much of the creative tapestry in and around Monterey Bay, but few studios in the region have the look, feel, and dynamism of something that could easily thrive in New York City. Paul Seftel Studio is a rare portal in that regard. With …