Only in Monterey County can food enthusiasts zip down the Big Sur coastline to have breakfast nestled beneath the redwoods and then have fresh local sanddabs for lunch while watching sea otters play below. The health conscious foodie will savor the produce straight from the fields of the Salinas Valley while patrons of French cuisine will adore the eateries of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Simply put, Monterey County's diverse food scene has someone to offer even for the pickiest of eaters. (Image from MCCVB )
This park is home to a variety of landscapes that occur at elevations from 200 to 2,000 feet. From the willow covered banks of the Carmel River through the cottonwood-sycamore stands of the old floodplain, the trails ascend steeply.
Jerome’s Carmel Valley Market is a chef owned, friendly neighborhood market offering local and organic produce, natural meats and seafood, and a great selection of domestic and imported wine, beer and microbrews.
Hidden Valley Music Seminars was born out of a deep concern for the development of extraordinarily talented young artists. Programs in the fields of music, theatre, opera and dance have occupied most of the time and energies of the staff and faculty since its inception in 1963. Hidden Valley began in Southern California and was named for its first site in the Angeles National Forest.