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Our Area


Things to do

What to do, where to go, and dog friendly places to bring "the kids"

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Our Area


Things to do

What to do, where to go, and dog friendly places to bring "the kids"

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Dog Friendly


Dog Friendly

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Dog Friendly


Dog Friendly

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Because we love our pets and all animals:

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Carmel has long been one of the most dog friendly cities in America.  Dogs in Carmel are welcome most everywhere.  Some restaurants have dog menus.  Most shops have dog treats on hand to pass out to your furry, four legged family members and as you walk through downtown, you will see many shops have water bowls.  Some even have a place to tie your dog’s leash. There are poop bag stations throughout town (highly recommended for use) and along the picturesque Carmel Beach.  Carmel Beach is the dog friendliest beach you will ever encounter.  And the evening bonfires on the beach with your pooch would surely be a highlight of your visit.  Cypress Inn even has “Yappy Hour” for you and your “kids” after a long day frolicking the beach, Mission Trails and down town. 

Scenic Path & Carmel Beach

Scenic Road meanders along the curve of the Carmel beach and offers a packed dirt path alongside for joggers, on-leash dog walkers and sightseers. Spanning from Carmel Beach to Carmel River Beach, the Scenic Road path offers some of the area's most incredible views of Carmel Point, Point Lobos State Reserve, Pebble Beach Golf Links, and Carmel's famous Cypress trees and white-sand beach. Dogs are allowed off-leash on Carmel beach, however they must be under the voice control of their owners. Canine visitors at Carmel beach can romp along the surf and frolic with one another on the sand which is a highlight to most trips to Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Dog Friendly Hotels & Inns

Visitors have more than 25 hotels and inns to choose from in Carmel-by-the-Sea when traveling with their lovely pet. In fact, pets get VIP treatment in Carmel such as doggie turn down, yappy hour, doggie room service menus, and outdoor showers – rest assured your canine companions' needs will be met. When booking reservations at one of Carmel's pet-friendly hotels, inns or cottages, travelers should ask about these services.

Important Rules to Remember

For the safety of all dogs and visitors, please note that dogs must have a current license, up-to-date vaccinations, respond to voice command and be in visual control. Dogs under four months of age are not permitted as their shots and vaccines are not effectual yet. Owners are responsible for pets at all times and use a leash. Dogs may be off-leash on Carmel Beach and Mission Trails Park only provided they are under voice control at all times. Dogs must be on-leash at Carmel River Beach. Dogs are not allowed to interfere with, bother, or harass other visitors, animals or wildlife. If you are a party to a dog bite or dog attack incident, you must stop and offer assistance and exchange...

Carmel Business District

Various shopkeepers supply dog biscuits at the counter and offer water dishes at the door. The Cottage of Sweets includes doggy treats in its mix of candies. Some shops in the Carmel Business District have miniature hitching posts outside and others don't mind if the dogs accompany their owners inside. The Carmel Plaza has a drinking fountain just for dogs, called the Fountain of Woof. Diggidy Dog provides a store that caters to the pets themselves, in a 2000 square foot space and small grassy spot just outside the front doors where dogs can relieve themselves; Diggidy Dog offers products that are unique, functional, and healthy.

Cleaning Up After Your Dog

Please clean up pet waste; biodegradable bags are available at beach and trail entrances. You must remove your dog's waste from all Carmel city property and dispose of it in a garbage can or carry it out. Do not leave dog waste in a bag anywhere; this is considered littering. For visitors convenience, biodegradable plastic bags are provided by the city, but as a precaution, please carry extras when traveling with your dog.

Dog Friendly Restraunts

Many restaurants in Carmel will seat canine companions with their masters in covered and open-air patios as well as a few indoor locations. "Yappy Hour" and a doggie room service menu are offered at co-owner Doris Day's Cypress Inn as well as other hotels and inns in Carmel. Many Carmel restaurants, not content with just water bowls and doggy treats, raise the stakes with custom doggie menus of kibble, biscuits, grilled chicken, steak tartar, and more.

Mission Trails Park

Mission Trail Park encompasses 37 acres of California Coastal native vegetation, with meadows, dense Monterey Pine forest and a grove of Oak trees. There are two entrances to the park: one east of downtown on Mountainview Avenue and the other on Rio Road across the street from the Carmel Mission. Dogs can be off-leash but must be under voice control and follow all of the rules to remember.

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some info from: carmelcalifornia.com

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Restaurants


Restaurants

Dog Friendly

Restaurants


Restaurants

Dog Friendly

Carmel restaurants and bars--despite boasting among them some of the world's landmark establishments--remain pleasantly undefined. The town's charming eateries feature a full range of international, regional and local cuisines, all benefiting from their proximity to the bounties provided by the Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley. Taken together, Carmel restaurants have a hallmark blend of Old World elegance and modern charm, all with an artistic flair.

 GRASING'S  MISSION & 6TH (831) 624-7431 •  WEBSITE   Chef Kurt Grasing has developed a menu that reflects stylist simplicity by using ultra fresh ingredients gleaned from California's Carmel Coast and Central Valley. 

GRASING'S 
MISSION & 6TH
(831) 624-7431 • WEBSITE

Chef Kurt Grasing has developed a menu that reflects stylist simplicity by using ultra fresh ingredients gleaned from California's Carmel Coast and Central Valley. 

 BISTRO BEAUJOLAIS CARMEL PLAZA (OCEAN AVE. & MISSION ST.) (831) 624-5600 •  WEBSITE   Bistro Beaujolais offers alfresco dining in a lush garden atmosphere, plus a restaurant setting that surrounds guests with visual delights like hand- painted murals and outdoor seating around a fire pit on a heated patio.

BISTRO BEAUJOLAIS
CARMEL PLAZA (OCEAN AVE. & MISSION ST.)
(831) 624-5600 • WEBSITE

Bistro Beaujolais offers alfresco dining in a lush garden atmosphere, plus a restaurant setting that surrounds guests with visual delights like hand- painted murals and outdoor seating around a fire pit on a heated patio.

 HOG'S BREATH INN SAN CARLOS BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH (831) 625-1044 •  WEBSITE

HOG'S BREATH INN
SAN CARLOS BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH
(831) 625-1044 • WEBSITE

 LITTLE NAPOLI DOLORES BETWEEN OCEAN & 7TH (831) 626-8885 •  WEBSITE   Enjoy a brief trip to Italy with Italian country cooking and warm hospitality as you remember it. Come and experience the culture, cuisine and lively traditions at Pèpe's Little Napoli.

LITTLE NAPOLI
DOLORES BETWEEN OCEAN & 7TH
(831) 626-8885 • WEBSITE

Enjoy a brief trip to Italy with Italian country cooking and warm hospitality as you remember it. Come and experience the culture, cuisine and lively traditions at Pèpe's Little Napoli.

 400° GOURMET BURGERS CORNER OF MISSION AND SEVENTH STREET (831) 244-0040 •  WEBSITE   Located in Carmel Plaza on the corner of Mission and Seventh Street. 400° selections feature signature house-blended beef patties, locally sourced produce, house-made ingredients.

400° GOURMET BURGERS
CORNER OF MISSION AND SEVENTH STREET
(831) 244-0040 • WEBSITE

Located in Carmel Plaza on the corner of Mission and Seventh Street. 400° selections feature signature house-blended beef patties, locally sourced produce, house-made ingredients.

The following do not allow pets

Carmel BelleDoud Craft Studios, Ocean & Carlos • (831) 624-1600 • website

Dametra CaféOcean bet. Dolores & Lincoln • (831) 622-7766 • website

Casanova5th between Mission & San Carlos • (831) 625-0501 • website

NicoSan Carlos between Ocean & 7th • (831) 624-6545 • website

VesuvioCorner of 6th & Junipero • (831) 625-1766 • website

Pastries & PetalsMission between 4th & 5th • (831) 620-1400

The Forge in the ForestJunipero between 5th & 6th • (831) 626-4055 • website

La Dolce VitaSan Carlos between 7th & 8th • (831) 624-3667 • website

Cafe CarmelOcean between Mission & San Carlos

Terry's Lounge at the Cypress InnLincoln between Ocean & 7th, Cypress Inn • (831) 624-3871 • website

Sade'sLincoln between Ocean & 7th • (831) 624-0787

 BASIL SAN CARLOS AVENUE BETWEEN OCEAN &SEVENTH (831) 626-8226 •  WEBSITE   Menu based on seasonal products, locally grown produce & organic ingredients, fresh wild and sustainable seafood every day, modern & creative local California cuisine. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

BASIL
SAN CARLOS AVENUE BETWEEN OCEAN &SEVENTH
(831) 626-8226 • WEBSITE

Menu based on seasonal products, locally grown produce & organic ingredients, fresh wild and sustainable seafood every day, modern & creative local California cuisine. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

 BISTRO GIOVANNA SAN CARLOS BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH (831) 626-6003 •  WEBSITE   When it comes to full-flavor California-Mediterranean cuisine, just one restaurant comes to mind: Bistro Giovanni, a signature Firok Shield restaurant with exceptional food, gorgeous murals adorning the walls.

BISTRO GIOVANNA
SAN CARLOS BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH
(831) 626-6003 • WEBSITE

When it comes to full-flavor California-Mediterranean cuisine, just one restaurant comes to mind: Bistro Giovanni, a signature Firok Shield restaurant with exceptional food, gorgeous murals adorning the walls.

 JACK LONDON'S INCOLN BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH (831) 624-2336 •  WEBSITE   Jack London's Neighborhood Pub + Grill is a local tradition for food and drink for over 30 years. Have dinner or an appetizer before or after The Show. Watch the game in comfort. Enjoy live music every Friday night.

JACK LONDON'S
INCOLN BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH
(831) 624-2336 • WEBSITE

Jack London's Neighborhood Pub + Grill is a local tradition for food and drink for over 30 years. Have dinner or an appetizer before or after The Show. Watch the game in comfort. Enjoy live music every Friday night.

 LE ST. TROPEZ + JARDIN DES ARTISTES DOLORES BETWEEN OCEAN & SEVENTH (831) 624-8977 •  WEBSITE   Le St. Tropez expresses a unique warmth that is the culture found along the French Riviera. Enjoy the exquisite flavors of the region's bountiful cuisine. Experience the charm of Southern France by candlelight.

LE ST. TROPEZ + JARDIN DES ARTISTES
DOLORES BETWEEN OCEAN & SEVENTH
(831) 624-8977 • WEBSITE

Le St. Tropez expresses a unique warmth that is the culture found along the French Riviera. Enjoy the exquisite flavors of the region's bountiful cuisine. Experience the charm of Southern France by candlelight.

The following do not allow pets

Club JalapeñoSan Carlos between 5th & 6th • (831) 626-1997 • website

Brophy's Tavern4th & San Carlos • (831) 624-2476 • website

PortabellaOcean between Lincoln & Monte Verde • (831) 624-4395 • website

La BalenaJunipero between 5th & 6th • (831) 250-6295 • website

Tommy's WokMission between Ocean & 7th • (831) 624-8518

AkaoniMission & Sixth • (831) 620-1516

A.W. ShucksOcean between San Carlos & Dolores • (831) 624-6605 • website

Christopher's on LincolnLincoln Street between 5th & 6th • (831) 626-8000 • website

Carmel Coffee & Cocoa BarOcean & Mission, Carmel Plaza • (831) 622-0660

Arawan Thai CaféOcean between Lincoln & Monte Verde • (831) 625-4331

Friar Tuck'sDolores between 5th & 6th • (831) 624-4274 • website

Sushi HeavenDolores between 7th & 8th • (831) 625-2067

Il FornaioOcean between Lincoln & Monte Verde • (831) 622-1500 • website

Carmel BakeryOcean between Dolores & Lincoln • (831) 626-8885 • website

Little Swiss Café6th bet. Lincoln & Dolores • (831) 624-5007

Flying Fish GrillMission Street between Ocean & 7th, Carmel Plaza • (831) 625-1962 • website

Taken from carmelcalifornia.com

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Hotels and Inns


Hotels and Inns

Dog Friendly

Hotels and Inns


Hotels and Inns

Dog Friendly

Carmel hotels and inns are noteworthy for what they are not. You'll find no neon, national chains or conventioneers here--just folks who are similarly experiencing the unique rejuvenation Carmel provides. Sitting as they do amidst oceans of flowers and Cypress, and bathed in Pacific breezes, the village's hotels and inns provide an unparalleled sense of discovery. Each is the landing place for a wholly unique vacation with a host of Carmel hotel and inn special offers listed below.

  Happy Landing Inn  Monte Verde between 5th & 6th (831) 624-7917 • (800) 297-6250 •  website   Built in 1926, as a family retreat, the English style design embodies the Hansel and Gretel charm of an era gone by and has evolved into one of Carmel's most romantic places to stay

Happy Landing Inn
Monte Verde between 5th & 6th
(831) 624-7917 • (800) 297-6250 • website

Built in 1926, as a family retreat, the English style design embodies the Hansel and Gretel charm of an era gone by and has evolved into one of Carmel's most romantic places to stay

  Coachman's Inn  San Carlos between 7th & 8th (831) 624-6421 • (800) 336-6421 •  website   The Coachmans Inn is located in downtown Carmel and features artistically decorated guest rooms - many of which have a fireplace. All guest enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, free parking.

Coachman's Inn
San Carlos between 7th & 8th
(831) 624-6421 • (800) 336-6421 • website

The Coachmans Inn is located in downtown Carmel and features artistically decorated guest rooms - many of which have a fireplace. All guest enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, free parking.

  Briarwood Inn  San Carlos between 4th & 5th (831) 626-9056 • (800) 999-8788 •  website   In the center of Carmel-by-the-Sea, just a few steps from numerous galleries, shops and restaurants, the Briarwood Inn bed & breakfast spans three flower bedecked lots. 

Briarwood Inn
San Carlos between 4th & 5th
(831) 626-9056 • (800) 999-8788 • website

In the center of Carmel-by-the-Sea, just a few steps from numerous galleries, shops and restaurants, the Briarwood Inn bed & breakfast spans three flower bedecked lots. 

  Cypress Inn  Lincoln between Ocean & 7th (831) 624-3871 • (800) 443-7443 •  website   Discover the allure of old world charm masterfully blended with modern comforts, nestled in the heart of the quaint seaside village of Carmel, California. Cypress Inn has been Carmel-by-the-Sea's landmark boutique hotels.

Cypress Inn
Lincoln between Ocean & 7th
(831) 624-3871 • (800) 443-7443 • website

Discover the allure of old world charm masterfully blended with modern comforts, nestled in the heart of the quaint seaside village of Carmel, California. Cypress Inn has been Carmel-by-the-Sea's landmark boutique hotels.

  Edgemere Cottages  San Antonio between 13th & Santa Lucia (831) 624-4501 • (866) 241-4575 •  website   Edgemere features quaint private cottages, fresh home-made breakfast, beautiful gardens, and is a one block walk to Carmel Beach. 

Edgemere Cottages
San Antonio between 13th & Santa Lucia
(831) 624-4501 • (866) 241-4575 • website

Edgemere features quaint private cottages, fresh home-made breakfast, beautiful gardens, and is a one block walk to Carmel Beach. 

  Svendsgaard's Inn   San Carlos & 4th   (831) 624-1511   •   (800) 433-4732   •   website    The Svendsgaard's Inn grounds overlook a lush garden courtyard and large heated pool. Share a fresh baked cookie with us in the lobby every afternoon. Our spacious rooms are equipped with all new bedding, flat screen.

Svendsgaard's Inn
San Carlos & 4th
(831) 624-1511 • (800) 433-4732 • website

The Svendsgaard's Inn grounds overlook a lush garden courtyard and large heated pool. Share a fresh baked cookie with us in the lobby every afternoon. Our spacious rooms are equipped with all new bedding, flat screen.

  Carmel Garden Inn  4th Avenue at Torres (831) 624-6926 • (888) 514-9640 •  website   Ten charming guest rooms with wood-burning fireplaces, five rooms are mini-suites with private patios, new luxurious king size beds and sitting areas. We have an enchanted garden setting with 3 separate seating areas.

Carmel Garden Inn
4th Avenue at Torres
(831) 624-6926 • (888) 514-9640 • website

Ten charming guest rooms with wood-burning fireplaces, five rooms are mini-suites with private patios, new luxurious king size beds and sitting areas. We have an enchanted garden setting with 3 separate seating areas.

  Tradewinds Inn  Mission & 3rd (831) 624-2776 •  website   Tradewinds Carmel, featured in Architectural Digest, is one of Carmel's premier luxury boutique hotels. Tradewinds has a unique fusion of Asian, Balinese and tropical design. Indulge yourself in fine Egyptian cotton.

Tradewinds Inn
Mission & 3rd
(831) 624-2776 • website

Tradewinds Carmel, featured in Architectural Digest, is one of Carmel's premier luxury boutique hotels. Tradewinds has a unique fusion of Asian, Balinese and tropical design. Indulge yourself in fine Egyptian cotton.

  Hofsas Housse  San Carlos between 3rd & 4th (831) 624-2745 • (800) 221-2548 •  website   Casual European elegance with the warmth of family hospitality, a boutique family-owned inn with 37 uniquely decorated, spacious rooms, many with ocean views in the village of Carmel.

Hofsas Housse
San Carlos between 3rd & 4th
(831) 624-2745 • (800) 221-2548 • website

Casual European elegance with the warmth of family hospitality, a boutique family-owned inn with 37 uniquely decorated, spacious rooms, many with ocean views in the village of Carmel.

  Monte Verde Inn  Monte Verde between Ocean & 7th (831) 624-6046 • (800) 328-7707 •  website   Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel are ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. 

Monte Verde Inn
Monte Verde between Ocean & 7th
(831) 624-6046 • (800) 328-7707 • website

Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel are ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. 

  Carmel Lodge  San Carlos & 5th (831) 624-1255 •  website   Carmel Lodge is located in the heart of downtown Carmel on the corner of San Carlos & 5th Ave. This ideal location is just steps from everything that this lovely village has to offer 

Carmel Lodge
San Carlos & 5th
(831) 624-1255 • website

Carmel Lodge is located in the heart of downtown Carmel on the corner of San Carlos & 5th Ave. This ideal location is just steps from everything that this lovely village has to offer 

  Forest Lodge  Ocean & Torres (831) 624-7372 • (888) 375-2770 •  website   ~~Carmel Forest Lodge ... A Carmel by the Sea Bed & Breakfast Inn: A perfect gathering place. Just steps away from the culturally rich village of Carmel, the newly eco-remodeled cottages of Carmel's Forest Lodge.

Forest Lodge
Ocean & Torres
(831) 624-7372 • (888) 375-2770 • website

~~Carmel Forest Lodge ... A Carmel by the Sea Bed & Breakfast Inn: A perfect gathering place. Just steps away from the culturally rich village of Carmel, the newly eco-remodeled cottages of Carmel's Forest Lodge.

  Ocean View Lodge  Junipero & 3rd (831) 624-7723 • (800) 350-7723 •  website   Welcome to the The Lodge and Annex, sister properties of our flagship Horizon Inn. The Lodge and Annex provide you with several room or suite configurations, giving you just the right accommodation for your travel needs.

Ocean View Lodge
Junipero & 3rd
(831) 624-7723 • (800) 350-7723 • website

Welcome to the The Lodge and Annex, sister properties of our flagship Horizon Inn. The Lodge and Annex provide you with several room or suite configurations, giving you just the right accommodation for your travel needs.

  Wayfarer Inn  Mission & 4th (831) 624-2711 • (800) 533-2711 •  website   The Carmel Wayfarer Inn is a unique and charming inn centrally located in the village of Carmel with a short and enchanting 3-block walk to Ocean Avenue. 

Wayfarer Inn
Mission & 4th
(831) 624-2711 • (800) 533-2711 • website

The Carmel Wayfarer Inn is a unique and charming inn centrally located in the village of Carmel with a short and enchanting 3-block walk to Ocean Avenue. 

  Fireplace Inn  San Carlos between 4th & 5th (831) 624-4862 • (800) 634-1300 •  website   Just steps from downtown and the beach, the quietness and serenity of the surroundings is exceeded only by the uniqueness of 18 carefully designed and decorated rooms, each with its own personality and attention. 

Fireplace Inn
San Carlos between 4th & 5th
(831) 624-4862 • (800) 634-1300 • website

Just steps from downtown and the beach, the quietness and serenity of the surroundings is exceeded only by the uniqueness of 18 carefully designed and decorated rooms, each with its own personality and attention. 

  Casa De Carmel Inn  Monte Verde between Ocean & 7th (831) 624-6046 • (800) 328-7707 •  website   Casa de Carmel is ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. Casa de Carmel offers comfortable lodging with premium beds... 

Casa De Carmel Inn
Monte Verde between Ocean & 7th
(831) 624-6046 • (800) 328-7707 • website

Casa de Carmel is ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. Casa de Carmel offers comfortable lodging with premium beds... 

  Carmel Country Inn  Dolores & 3rd (831) 625-3263 • (800) 215-6343 •  website   Our Carmel Bed and Breakfast style inn features Spacious Suites & Romantic Studios all with Fireplaces & Luxury Baths, surrounded by colorful flower Gardens, where your pets are always welcome. 

Carmel Country Inn
Dolores & 3rd
(831) 625-3263 • (800) 215-6343 • website

Our Carmel Bed and Breakfast style inn features Spacious Suites & Romantic Studios all with Fireplaces & Luxury Baths, surrounded by colorful flower Gardens, where your pets are always welcome. 

  Lamplighter Inn  Ocean & Camino Real (831) 624-7372 • (888) 375-0770 •  website   Carmel Lamp Lighter Inn is tucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach. The lush garden setting of this Carmel, Coastal Inn is enchanting.... 

Lamplighter Inn
Ocean & Camino Real
(831) 624-7372 • (888) 375-0770 • website

Carmel Lamp Lighter Inn is tucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach. The lush garden setting of this Carmel, Coastal Inn is enchanting.... 

taken from carmelcalifornia.com
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To Do


November Events
Where to go, what to see, what to do

To Do


November Events
Where to go, what to see, what to do

November Calendar of Events | Updated 10/01/18


Where to go, what to see, what to do:  Movie times, farmer's markets, family events, tastings and  fun on  The Spectacular Monterey Peninsula.  All with links.


  Big Sur Food and Wine   November 1-4, 2018  12:00pm-3:00pm  Big Sur     19th Annual International Documentary Film Festival   November 2-3, 2018  7:00pm  Golden State Theatre  Monterey Bay     20th Annual Monterey Cowboy Festival   November 3, 2018  11:15am  Monterey County Fairgrounds     Monterey Bay Half Marathon   November 10-11, 2018  6:50am  Downtown Monterey     TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational   November 12-18, 2018  Pebble Beach     Ice Skating by the Bay   November 21-January 6, 2018  11:00am-10:00pm, 12:00pm-8:00pm  Custom House Plaza  Monterey     Cannery Row Holiday Tree Lighting   November 23, 2018  5:00pm-9:00pm  Monterey     Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights   November 25, 2018  6:00pm  Downtown Salinas     Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting   November 26, 2018  5:30pm-6:30pm  Jewell Park Forest Avenue and Grand Avenue  Pacific Grove     17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights   November 29, 2018  6:00pm-7:00pm  Main Street  Pacific Grove     Historic Downtown Monterey's Traditional Christmas Tree Lighting   November 30, 2018  5:00pm-6:00pm  Colton Hall  Monterey

Big Sur Food and Wine
November 1-4, 2018
12:00pm-3:00pm
Big Sur

19th Annual International Documentary Film Festival
November 2-3, 2018
7:00pm
Golden State Theatre
Monterey Bay

20th Annual Monterey Cowboy Festival
November 3, 2018
11:15am
Monterey County Fairgrounds

Monterey Bay Half Marathon
November 10-11, 2018
6:50am
Downtown Monterey

TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational
November 12-18, 2018
Pebble Beach

Ice Skating by the Bay
November 21-January 6, 2018
11:00am-10:00pm, 12:00pm-8:00pm
Custom House Plaza
Monterey

Cannery Row Holiday Tree Lighting
November 23, 2018
5:00pm-9:00pm
Monterey

Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights
November 25, 2018
6:00pm
Downtown Salinas

Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting
November 26, 2018
5:30pm-6:30pm
Jewell Park Forest Avenue and Grand Avenue
Pacific Grove

17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights
November 29, 2018
6:00pm-7:00pm
Main Street
Pacific Grove

Historic Downtown Monterey's Traditional Christmas Tree Lighting
November 30, 2018
5:00pm-6:00pm
Colton Hall
Monterey

   Monday     Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market   3pm - 7pm, 3pm - 6pm (winter)  Grand Avenue and Central Avenue      Tuesday     Old Monterey Marketplace   4pm - 8pm (summer),  4pm - 7pm (winter)  Alvarado Street and W Franklin Street      Thursday     Carmel-by-the-Sea Certified Farmers' Market   10am - 2pm  6th Street and Mission Street   Soledad Farmers' Market   4pm - 8pm (May - December)  Encinal Street      Friday     Monterey Peninsula College Certified Farmers' Market   10am - 2pm  Monterey Peninsula College  930 Fremont St.   Carmel Valley Community Center   2:30-6:00pm      Saturday     Downtown Salinas Saturday Certified Farmers' Market   9am - 2pm  Gabilan Street between Main and Salinas Streets      Sunday     Marina Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers' Market   10am - 2pm  215 Reservation Road

Monday
Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market
3pm - 7pm, 3pm - 6pm (winter)
Grand Avenue and Central Avenue

Tuesday
Old Monterey Marketplace
4pm - 8pm (summer),
4pm - 7pm (winter)
Alvarado Street and W Franklin Street

Thursday
Carmel-by-the-Sea Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
6th Street and Mission Street
Soledad Farmers' Market
4pm - 8pm (May - December)
Encinal Street

Friday
Monterey Peninsula College Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
Monterey Peninsula College
930 Fremont St.
Carmel Valley Community Center
2:30-6:00pm

Saturday
Downtown Salinas Saturday Certified Farmers' Market
9am - 2pm
Gabilan Street between Main and Salinas Streets

Sunday
Marina Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
215 Reservation Road

Dolphins off Carmel Beach

 This year, we're giving thanks for these simple Thanksgiving dinner menus. Build the best feast ever this year with these 10 easy Thanksgiving menus:     1) Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Menu   Believe it or not, you can make  almost every Thanksgiving course  in your trusty slow cooker. Save yourself time and effort by letting a few of these dishes cook while you work on other recipes.  Main Course:   Herbed Chicken With Beets and Brussels   Sides:   Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes    Slow Cooker Stuffing    Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole   Dessert:   Slow Cooker Pecan Bread Pudding      2) Vegan Thanksgiving Menu   Guests who forgo all animal products can still enjoy a decadent Thanksgiving dinner. Our vegan menu makes going meat-, dairy-, and egg-free easy for everyone at the table.  Starters:   Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms    Thanksgiving Harvest Salad   Main Course:   Whole Roasted Cauliflower   Sides:   Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes    Vegan Mac and Cheese   Dessert:   Vegan Pumpkin Pie      3) Friendsgiving Menu   Host a laid-back feast with your small town community, like Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV's  Home Town . This BYOCACD ("Bring Your Own Chair and Covered Dish") party features lots of delicious sides that everyone can share.  Main Course:   Red Chile and Orange-Glazed Turkey   Sides:   Erin Napier's Skillet Cornbread    Grape Salad    Cheesy Rice    Roasted Brussels Sprouts    Squash Casserole    Braised Greens   Dessert:   Bourbon-Pecan Pie      4) Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu   Who said you need turkey to have a delicious Thanksgiving?! Ditch the meat and opt for these classic meatless dishes instead.  Starters:   Corn Fritters    Ricotta and Strawberry Toast   Main Course:   Tofurkey Roast    Mushroom Herb Gravy   Sides:   Asparagus, Peas, and Tomato with Herb Butter    Anchor Steam Mac and Cheese    Pepper Jack Corn Muffins    Ricotta Mashed Potatoes   Dessert:   Apple Blossom Tart    Fall Apple Cranberry Pie      5) Easy Thanksgiving Menu   This year, do yourself a favor with blessedly simple recipes that deliver on flavor while still allowing you time to, say, sneak a nip of bourbon with grandpa (don't forget the glassware and whiskey stones!). Woven placemats look elegant yet fuss-free. Roll out a runner, light some candlesticks, and add a bouquet to complete the quick and easy table setting.  Main Course:   Turkey Roulade Three Ways   Sides:   Rosemary Monkey Bread Stuffing    Brussels Sprouts Gratin    Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes    Sweet Potato-and-Cauliflower Salad   Desserts:   Sweet Potato Snickerdoodles    Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cookie Crust    Grape Slab Pie      6) Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu   Whether you have a gluten intolerance or have decided to give it up for other reasons, these recipes prove you don't need gluten to have a delicious Thanksgiving.  Starters:   Creamy Feta Stuffed Peppers    Rosemary-Infused Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms   Main Course:   The Perfect Roast Turkey   Sides:   Crispy Garlic Smashed Baby Potatoes    Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls    Green Bean Casserole    Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries   Desserts:   Pumpkin Roll    Maple Pumpkin Pie      7) Grandma's Thanksgiving Menu   Pull out the vintage china! We added a few fresh twists to time-tested staples, from green bean casserole to cranberry sauce, for a retro meal rooted in nostalgia. Oh, and don't forget to queue up an old-school playlist to match.  Main Course:   Herb and Citrus Butter Roasted Turkey   Sides:   Apple-Walnut Stuffing    Maple Meringue Sweet Potato Casserole    Green Bean Casserole with Fried Shallots    Rosemary-Port Cranberry Sauce   Desserts:   Chocolate Brown Sugar Butter Cake with Spiced Pumpkin Frosting    Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge Pie      8) Rustic Thanksgiving Menu   This down-home gathering with a hint of Texas twang (deep-fried turkey! cranberry salsa!) is perfect for the casual, potluck kind of crowd. Opt for simple dishes (serve the chili spoonbread straight out of the cast iron skillet!) and use wood slices instead of chargers.  Main Course:   Fried Turkey   Sides:   Pickled Peach-and-Cranberry Salsa    Jalapeño-Green Chili Spoonbread    Baked Kale Gratin    Sorghum-Glazed Sweet Potatoes   Desserts:   Apple Crostata    Maple Granola Pecan Pie      9) Farm-to-Table Thanksgiving Menu   A pioneer in California's farm-to table movement, chef (and author of   Cindy's Supper Club: Meals from Around the World to Share with Family and Friends  ) Cindy Pawlcyn's menu offers a touch of exotic to tried-and-true recipes.  Starter:   Avocado-Papaya Salad   Main Course:   Roast Turkey with a Pipian Sauce of Tomatoes, Chiles, and Sesame Seeds   Side Dishes:   Cornbread Stuffing with Sweet Peppers, Onions, and Celery    Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Scallions  Tangerine-Cranberry Jam      10) Traditional Thanksgiving Menu   When it comes to his Thanksgiving menu, Joe Randall—the coauthor of   A Taste of Heritage: The New African-American Cuisine   in Savannah—doesn't mess with tradition.  Main Course:   Butter-Roasted Turkey with Giblet Pan Gravy   Side Dishes:   Cornbread Dressing with Sage and Pork Sausage    Mom Pan's Creamy Mashed Potatoes    Sun-Dried Cranberry Salsa    Southern-Style Green Beans   Drink:  Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc 2008

This year, we're giving thanks for these simple Thanksgiving dinner menus. Build the best feast ever this year with these 10 easy Thanksgiving menus:

1) Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Menu
Believe it or not, you can make almost every Thanksgiving course in your trusty slow cooker. Save yourself time and effort by letting a few of these dishes cook while you work on other recipes.

Main Course:
Herbed Chicken With Beets and Brussels

Sides:
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Slow Cooker Stuffing
Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Dessert:
Slow Cooker Pecan Bread Pudding

2) Vegan Thanksgiving Menu
Guests who forgo all animal products can still enjoy a decadent Thanksgiving dinner. Our vegan menu makes going meat-, dairy-, and egg-free easy for everyone at the table.

Starters:
Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
Thanksgiving Harvest Salad

Main Course:
Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Sides:
Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes
Vegan Mac and Cheese

Dessert:
Vegan Pumpkin Pie

3) Friendsgiving Menu
Host a laid-back feast with your small town community, like Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV's Home Town. This BYOCACD ("Bring Your Own Chair and Covered Dish") party features lots of delicious sides that everyone can share.

Main Course:
Red Chile and Orange-Glazed Turkey

Sides:
Erin Napier's Skillet Cornbread
Grape Salad
Cheesy Rice
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Squash Casserole
Braised Greens

Dessert:
Bourbon-Pecan Pie

4) Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu
Who said you need turkey to have a delicious Thanksgiving?! Ditch the meat and opt for these classic meatless dishes instead.

Starters:
Corn Fritters
Ricotta and Strawberry Toast

Main Course:
Tofurkey Roast
Mushroom Herb Gravy

Sides:
Asparagus, Peas, and Tomato with Herb Butter
Anchor Steam Mac and Cheese
Pepper Jack Corn Muffins
Ricotta Mashed Potatoes

Dessert:
Apple Blossom Tart
Fall Apple Cranberry Pie

5) Easy Thanksgiving Menu
This year, do yourself a favor with blessedly simple recipes that deliver on flavor while still allowing you time to, say, sneak a nip of bourbon with grandpa (don't forget the glassware and whiskey stones!). Woven placemats look elegant yet fuss-free. Roll out a runner, light some candlesticks, and add a bouquet to complete the quick and easy table setting.

Main Course:
Turkey Roulade Three Ways

Sides:
Rosemary Monkey Bread Stuffing
Brussels Sprouts Gratin
Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato-and-Cauliflower Salad

Desserts:
Sweet Potato Snickerdoodles
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cookie Crust
Grape Slab Pie

6) Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu
Whether you have a gluten intolerance or have decided to give it up for other reasons, these recipes prove you don't need gluten to have a delicious Thanksgiving.

Starters:
Creamy Feta Stuffed Peppers
Rosemary-Infused Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms

Main Course:
The Perfect Roast Turkey

Sides:
Crispy Garlic Smashed Baby Potatoes
Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
Green Bean Casserole
Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries

Desserts:
Pumpkin Roll
Maple Pumpkin Pie

7) Grandma's Thanksgiving Menu
Pull out the vintage china! We added a few fresh twists to time-tested staples, from green bean casserole to cranberry sauce, for a retro meal rooted in nostalgia. Oh, and don't forget to queue up an old-school playlist to match.

Main Course:
Herb and Citrus Butter Roasted Turkey

Sides:
Apple-Walnut Stuffing
Maple Meringue Sweet Potato Casserole
Green Bean Casserole with Fried Shallots
Rosemary-Port Cranberry Sauce

Desserts:
Chocolate Brown Sugar Butter Cake with Spiced Pumpkin Frosting
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge Pie

8) Rustic Thanksgiving Menu
This down-home gathering with a hint of Texas twang (deep-fried turkey! cranberry salsa!) is perfect for the casual, potluck kind of crowd. Opt for simple dishes (serve the chili spoonbread straight out of the cast iron skillet!) and use wood slices instead of chargers.

Main Course:
Fried Turkey

Sides:
Pickled Peach-and-Cranberry Salsa
Jalapeño-Green Chili Spoonbread
Baked Kale Gratin
Sorghum-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Desserts:
Apple Crostata
Maple Granola Pecan Pie

9) Farm-to-Table Thanksgiving Menu
A pioneer in California's farm-to table movement, chef (and author of Cindy's Supper Club: Meals from Around the World to Share with Family and Friends) Cindy Pawlcyn's menu offers a touch of exotic to tried-and-true recipes.

Starter:
Avocado-Papaya Salad

Main Course:
Roast Turkey with a Pipian Sauce of Tomatoes, Chiles, and Sesame Seeds

Side Dishes:
Cornbread Stuffing with Sweet Peppers, Onions, and Celery
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Scallions
Tangerine-Cranberry Jam


10) Traditional Thanksgiving Menu
When it comes to his Thanksgiving menu, Joe Randall—the coauthor of A Taste of Heritage: The New African-American Cuisine in Savannah—doesn't mess with tradition.

Main Course:
Butter-Roasted Turkey with Giblet Pan Gravy

Side Dishes:
Cornbread Dressing with Sage and Pork Sausage
Mom Pan's Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Sun-Dried Cranberry Salsa
Southern-Style Green Beans

Drink:
Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc 2008

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updated November 2nd, 2018