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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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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


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

To Do


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

February Calendar of Events | Updated 02\05\2019


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.


“Magnificent Migrations: A Journey Through Central California”  February 1, 2019 5:00pm-7:00pm Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Pacific Grove   Music & Movement with the Library  February 1, 15, 2019 9:30am-10:00am Northridge Mall Salinas   Billy Elliot, the Musical  February 1, 3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 2019 Golden Bough Playhouse Monte Verde Carmel by the Sea   Planting at the Ponds: Enhance Your Community Recreation Space!  February 2, 2019 10:00am-2:00pm North Monterey County High School Castroville   Saturday Night Chef Series  February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm Bargetto Winery Monterey   AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am  February 4-10, 2019 Pebble Beach Resorts   INDYCAR Spring Testing  February 8, 2019 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Salinas   Carmel Art Walk  February 9, 2019 5:00pm-8:00pm Carmel-by-the-Sea   River Road Wine Trail Valentine's Passport  February 9, 2019 11:00am-4:00pm River Road Wine Trail Salinas   Carmel Jewish Film Festival  February 9, 2019 7:30pm Congregation Beth Israel Carmel-by-the-Sea   Valentine's Day with Disney Princess  February 12, 2019 10:00am-12:00pm Northridge Mall Salinas   Paint & Sip  February 12, 2019 6:00pm-8:30pm Sovino Wine Bar & Merchant Monterey   Monterey Symphony Sound Waves - February Preview Luncheon  February 14, 2019 Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar Monterey   Valentine's Day Events & Dinners  February 14, 2019 Various locations Monterey

“Magnificent Migrations: A Journey Through Central California”
February 1, 2019
5:00pm-7:00pm
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Pacific Grove

Music & Movement with the Library
February 1, 15, 2019
9:30am-10:00am
Northridge Mall
Salinas

Billy Elliot, the Musical
February 1, 3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 2019
Golden Bough Playhouse Monte Verde
Carmel by the Sea

Planting at the Ponds: Enhance Your Community Recreation Space!
February 2, 2019
10:00am-2:00pm
North Monterey County High School
Castroville

Saturday Night Chef Series
February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019
4:00pm-6:00pm
Bargetto Winery
Monterey

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
February 4-10, 2019
Pebble Beach Resorts

INDYCAR Spring Testing
February 8, 2019
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Salinas

Carmel Art Walk
February 9, 2019
5:00pm-8:00pm
Carmel-by-the-Sea

River Road Wine Trail Valentine's Passport
February 9, 2019
11:00am-4:00pm
River Road Wine Trail
Salinas

Carmel Jewish Film Festival
February 9, 2019
7:30pm
Congregation Beth Israel
Carmel-by-the-Sea

Valentine's Day with Disney Princess
February 12, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm
Northridge Mall
Salinas

Paint & Sip
February 12, 2019
6:00pm-8:30pm
Sovino Wine Bar & Merchant
Monterey

Monterey Symphony Sound Waves - February Preview Luncheon
February 14, 2019
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Monterey

Valentine's Day Events & Dinners
February 14, 2019
Various locations
Monterey

Dolphins off Carmel Beach

Whether you and your significant other have been together for a lifetime or just a little while, make  Valentine's Day  absolutely unforgettable with one of these  fun activities . No matter what you and your beau decide to do, you'll both have the best time—because you're spending the day with each other.   1. Cook dinner together   A  special home-cooked meal  can be so much more romantic than going out to eat at a super busy restaurant. Even if one of you doesn't have chef-worthy skills, you can still make a  memorable dinner  you'll both enjoy.   2. Have a romantic movie marathon   Grab the popcorn and settle in on the couch for an evening filled with your favorite rom-coms. Need help choosing which flick to start with? We have a complete list of  Valentine's Day movies  ready to stream ASAP!   3. Exchange heartfelt gifts   No, February 14 doesn't have to be all about presents, but it is nice to give—and receive—a little token of affection. Consider  purchasing an item your loved one has always wanted ,  DIYing something special , or even just gifting a  homemade card .   4. Make heart-shaped food   Pizza,  strawberry pie ,  eggs in a basket ,  cupcakes ... your imagination's the limit on this one. Up the romance factor by making finger foods ( heart-shaped mini quiches , anyone?) and feeding them to each other.   5. Play hooky   Take the day off from work and enjoy some R&R. Have breakfast in bed, do a crossword together, and go see a matinee movie. Reminisce about how and why you two first fell in love.   6. Get to know each other better over a bottle of wine   Once the booze is flowing, ask each other these  36 questions scientifically proven to break intimacy barriers . Some you may already know the answer to ("How's your relationship with your mother?") while others are hypotheticals you've likely never posed ("If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?").   7. Write love letters to each other   If you've never done it before, now's the time to put in writing why your partner is so special to you. Tell them which of their qualities you most admire, how they make you feel, and why you fell in love with them. Get inspired by these  famous love letters throughout history .   8. Recreate one of your favorite dates   Maybe it's the  drive-in  where you first kissed or the  restaurant  where you celebrated becoming homeowners—pick a place that's special to your history as a couple and go back.   9. Take a class together   Is there a skill you both want to brush up on? Learning something new together is a great way to bond. Try a cooking class, dance lesson, or golf clinic, or visit  CourseHorse.com  for more ideas.   10. Send your partner on a treasure hunt   If gift-giving is your love language, send your significant other on a scavenger hunt dotted with trails of rose petals and handwritten clues to find their  Valentine's Day present . For ideas, check out  Pinterest .

Whether you and your significant other have been together for a lifetime or just a little while, make Valentine's Day absolutely unforgettable with one of these fun activities. No matter what you and your beau decide to do, you'll both have the best time—because you're spending the day with each other.

1. Cook dinner together

A special home-cooked meal can be so much more romantic than going out to eat at a super busy restaurant. Even if one of you doesn't have chef-worthy skills, you can still make a memorable dinner you'll both enjoy.

2. Have a romantic movie marathon

Grab the popcorn and settle in on the couch for an evening filled with your favorite rom-coms. Need help choosing which flick to start with? We have a complete list of Valentine's Day movies ready to stream ASAP!

3. Exchange heartfelt gifts

No, February 14 doesn't have to be all about presents, but it is nice to give—and receive—a little token of affection. Consider purchasing an item your loved one has always wanted, DIYing something special, or even just gifting a homemade card.

4. Make heart-shaped food

Pizza, strawberry pie, eggs in a basket, cupcakes... your imagination's the limit on this one. Up the romance factor by making finger foods (heart-shaped mini quiches, anyone?) and feeding them to each other.

5. Play hooky

Take the day off from work and enjoy some R&R. Have breakfast in bed, do a crossword together, and go see a matinee movie. Reminisce about how and why you two first fell in love.

6. Get to know each other better over a bottle of wine

Once the booze is flowing, ask each other these 36 questions scientifically proven to break intimacy barriers. Some you may already know the answer to ("How's your relationship with your mother?") while others are hypotheticals you've likely never posed ("If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?").

7. Write love letters to each other

If you've never done it before, now's the time to put in writing why your partner is so special to you. Tell them which of their qualities you most admire, how they make you feel, and why you fell in love with them. Get inspired by these famous love letters throughout history.

8. Recreate one of your favorite dates

Maybe it's the drive-in where you first kissed or the restaurant where you celebrated becoming homeowners—pick a place that's special to your history as a couple and go back.

9. Take a class together

Is there a skill you both want to brush up on? Learning something new together is a great way to bond. Try a cooking class, dance lesson, or golf clinic, or visit CourseHorse.com for more ideas.

10. Send your partner on a treasure hunt

If gift-giving is your love language, send your significant other on a scavenger hunt dotted with trails of rose petals and handwritten clues to find their Valentine's Day present. For ideas, check out Pinterest.

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

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updated February 1st, 2019