Pebble Beach is famous for its world-class golf links that lure fans, pros, celebrities and once-in-a-lifetime dreamers alike. Fairways hug the bending shoreline, welcoming salt breezes and the sounds of seagulls gliding over the waves. Oh soc close is the art, culture, restaurants and scenic beauty of the Monterey Peninsula, with Pebble Beach in the heart of a quiet getaway that's within reach of its bigger-bay neighbors to the north.
A road trip to Pebble Beach and the Monterey Bay area is within two hours down US-101. For the slow ride, take US-1, that curls and meanders along the coast, soaking in the sunshine and sea breezes. This scenic route is only a few minutes longer, and is unforgettably worth getting off the beaten Interstate path.
The Happy Landing Inn is a bed & breakfast only a few minutes' walk from the beach. Three Tudor-style houses, dating from 1926, offer cathedral ceilings and stained glass windows. Pebble Beach Golf Links are three miles away, putting early tee times easily within reach. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a 15-minute drive away. Scenic Big Sur is only 25 miles down the coast.
The Carriage House Inn offers guests cozy guestrooms with feather beds and fireplaces, luxury linens, and most include jetted tubs and vaulted ceilings for the home-away-from-home cottage comfort. Luxury shopping in Carmel is a stone's toss away, while the beach is less than 10 minutes' walk away. Pebble Beach and Monterey are only minutes away by car, as is the natural wonder of Big Sur down scenic US-1.
Often called a "destination restaurant," the Dametra Cafe is the kind of place people plan a vacation around. The Greek cuisine near the world-famous central California seaside collects unheard of piles of rave reviews. It is a go-to when in Carmel.
The Stillwater Bar & Grill gets you as close to golfing at Pebble Beach as you can get without a golf club in your hand. Enjoy fresh seafood links-side and fresh seaside breezes on the terrace. The menu and the friendly staff round out the world-class experience of dining at Stillwater.
The Bench overlooks the 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and offers an eclectic menu inspired by international styles and methods, and features wood roasting and open-flame cooking. A variety of wines are at the ready and premium micro-draft beers are always on tap.
Stroll the fairways of the famed Pebble Beach golf links, where sea air and ocean views will tempt you with distractions on the tee boxes and greens. Walk in the footsteps of some of the game's greatest players in history, and of the movie and rock star celebrities who drop in each year for the famous and entertaining pro-am tournament.
Soak up the sun and sea breezes on the quiet Carmel Beach that sits adjacent to the famous Pebble Beach golf links. Dust off your feet and tuck into a quaint Carmel cafe for lunch, and make a full day of relaxing and pampering yourself along some of central California's most beautiful coastline.
Carmel Plaza in Carmel is a picture-perfect beachside town steeped in history, culture, art and sea air. Enjoy meandering through the shops and cafes within reach of the beach and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
Seventeen-Mile Drive is one of the most luxurious and scenic drives anywhere, with world-class golf clubs sprawling on both sides of the road. Enviable homes perched just above the sea line the driive, as well, with unobstructed views of the rocky shoreline and ocean that makes it a many-million dollar stretch of coast.
At the north end of Cannery Row, you will find the Monterey Bay Aquarium which is a huge hit for marine biologists, locals and tourists alike. With more than 600 marine species held on the site of the former sardine cannery, the aquarium attracts many of visitors each year. It has been home to great white sharks and is also one of the few aquariums to exhibit both yellowfin and bluefin tuna.