6 Ways to make the most of your visit to Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach. Carmel Valley. Monterey. This area of California is known as one of the most beautiful areas on the west coast. Because of the natural beauty it offers, it’s a paradise for locals and visitors alike. For a first time visitor, however, it can be overwhelming trying to fit everything into a few days.
The beautiful Monterey Peninsula: where do you even start?
Shops, hotels, restaurants, things to see, places to go, new and winding roads to explore — the Monterey peninsula truly has something for everyone. Before you rent that bicycle or convertible, however, you may need some help creating a plan or even a loose itinerary. Luckily, we’ve put together a brief guide for anyone visiting the Pebble Beach area, during the US Open or anytime during the year.
Monterey’s stunning ocean scapes and panoramic beach views
What’s a trip to California without amazing views of the beach? In fact, Monterey County has over 99 miles of glorious coastline for you to explore. From legendary Carmel-by-the-Sea to Spanish Bay Beach, ocean views are plentiful. That said, be sure to bring your camera. Whether you enjoy getting up close and personal with sand between your toes, catching the perfect wave, or taking in dramatic sunsets from atop the cliffs of Big Sur, picture-perfect moments are waiting for you along this area’s unforgettable beaches.
Wine lovers’ country is the best of Mother Nature
Once you’ve finished basking in ocean views, check out what is waiting for your other senses further inland. Mother Nature provides experiences that delight not only your eyes but your tastebuds as well. Located at the northeastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation, Holman Ranch is approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. If you are a wine lover, be sure to check out our one-of-a-kind tasting and tour experiences here on site. We enjoy entertaining visitors from all over the world on our property. Where else can you experience a wine tasting in a cave, a winemaker-led tour or an ATV ride through our upper vineyards?
Walk and hike amongst the history and beauty of Monterey
Lace up your walking shoes and discover the Monterey Peninsula on foot. The Original Monterey Walking Tours are a popular tourist hot-spot. If you love the history and beauty of the Monterey area, you can also schedule a Historic Monterey Walking Tour. Both of these excellent opportunities to re-live the past, while soaking in the natural beauty all around you.
Hit the links on challenging yet picturesque courses
Let’s face it – if you’re coming to the area, you’re most likely a fan of golf, and we’ve got the number one Golf Resort in America nearby. When combined with the incredible California coastline, the public courses offer up a truly memorable experience. According to the Pebble Beach website, “whether you are skirting the scenic sand dunes at Spanish Bay, threading the towering pines of Spyglass Hill, or challenging the cliff-swept shoreline at Pebble Beach, a golf trip to Pebble Beach Resorts is full of memorable thrills.” Pebble Beach is gearing up to host its sixth U.S. Open in June (the most of any course over the last fifty years.) And every February, Pebble Beach is home to the PGA TOUR for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a tradition that began in 1947.
Hop in your convertible for a road trip
A visit to the Pebble Beach area isn’t complete without a road trip. The 17 Mile Drive is a toll road through an exclusive, gated neighborhood (worth it) that takes you through the coastline via car, meandering through the spectacular trees, passing amazing homes and hotels and giving you even more spectacular ocean views. Or, you can visit Highway 1, declared by the US Department of Transportation’s National Scenic Byways Program as an “All-American Road Trip.” From witnessing restless seas to the finding the perfect picnic spots, make time in your schedule to experience one of the most spectacular road trips in the US.
Allow Holman Ranch to be part of your itinerary
No matter what’s on your itinerary, be sure to stop by and see us at the Holman Ranch Tasting Room in downtown Carmel or call Tasting Room 831-601-8761 to make an appointment for a private tour of the Holman Ranch winery and vineyards located in Carmel Valley.
Contact us today so that we can help you make lasting memories. Holman Ranch is a private estate in Carmel Valley, CA. All visits are by appointment only. Contact: [email protected] or 831-659-2640 if you have any questions.