Believe Inn Suggests Family Friendly Easter Events



Believe Inn Helps You Find Fun Easter Activities for ChildrenIf you’re looking for a great Easter activity for children to enjoy, or you’ll be hosting friends who are in search of the same thing, Believe Inn has some ideas for you!  Take a look at what’s on offer in Monterey County.  Keep in mind that events are subject to change, especially in case of rain.  To forestall tantrums, contact the event provider for details on admission and fees.

Who can resist an Easter Egg Hunt?  We at Believe Inn believe that every child, (and a lot of adults), loves this activity.  Luckily, there are plenty being held on Saturday, April 7th.

A few to consider are:

  • Great Golden Egg Hunt at Cypress Community Church (831- 484-2141)
  • Easter ‘Egg’ Stravaganza at Living Hope Church of the Nazarene (831-375-4414)
  • Bunny Brunch Egg-Stravaganza at Casanova Oak Knoll (831- 646-3866)
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Camp Kennolyn (831-479-6714 ext. 440)
  • Marina’s Family Easter Celebration at Rocky Han Community Center (831-883-3968)
  • Monterey Peninsula Nisei Veterans Easter Egg Hunt at Del Rey Oaks Park (831-372-0219)
  • 12th Annual Golden Egg Hunt at Oldemeyer Center (831-899-6800)
  • Ms. Bunny’s Spring Extravaganza at the National Steinbeck Center (www.steinbeck.org)
  • Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt at Roaring Camp Railroads(831-335-4484) (Also being held on Sunday, April 8th)

If you’re in the mood for a pancake breakfast, head over to Devendorf Park in Carmel on April 7th.  You’ll probably see representatives from Believe Inn enjoying the treat!  From 8:30 – 11:00 a.m., the Carmel Host Lions Club and Mr. Bunny present a wonderful breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, and coffee.  There will be drawings for a bicycle, Easter baskets, stuffed animals, and more. After breakfast, activities for children include face painting, carnival games and more.   Call 831-624-0891 for more details.
Once you’ve feasted on pancakes, go to MY Museum and meet the Easter Bunny and some of his friends from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Have a goofy family portrait taken and indulge in springtime crafts.  Call the museum (831- 649-6444) for more information.

And remember, Believe Inn Monterey is a great place for your guests to stay while they’re visiting!

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Yoga Studios and Teachers in Monterey County



Yoga is a marvelous process to improve your body by making it stronger, as well as more flexible and energetic. In addition, consistent practice will free your spirit and bring greater peace of mind. Whether you want to join a class or schedule private sessions, there are several studios and teachers to choose from in Monterey County. We list below some of the choices available – there’s bound to be a perfect match for you!

  • yoga studios and teachers in monterey countyIndigo Yoga in Salinas offers classes in a variety of levels. If you’re a newcomer of beginner, their Hatha Yoga is ideal. There is also a class taught with a stability ball to improve posture, strength and balance, as well as a class for the whole family to share. To find out more, call 831-772-9642 or visit www.indigoyogasalinas.com.
  • Yoga is completely safe for any woman who is pregnant. Talk to Jen Kiatta Ryt in Monterey (917-445-7110) to learn more about her pre- and post-natal classes. She’ll help you with uniting body, breath and mind, which is a great goal for anyone!
  • Rebecca Cohen, also in Monterey, has used Yoga Therapy to help people in several ways, including quitting smoking and drinking, losing weight and easing arthritis and asthma. For more information about this approach that uses traditional postures and adaptations of the same, as well as other forms of bodywork, call 716-316-9869.
  • And finally, for anyone who is curious about Bikram Yoga, there is a studio in Pacific Grove. The class is held in a heated room and you perform a prescribed series of 26 postures. Adherents of this challenging system rave about how it opens your mind and body. If you’re ready for something new, call 831-333-1007 or visit bikramyogamonterey.com.

And once you’ve improved your body and soul, give yourself a nice treat! Consider a healthy meal at one of Monterey’s great restaurants (http://believeinnus.com/monterey/restaurants/) or a rejuvenating spa treatment (http://believeinnus.com/monterey/activitie/). Enjoy!

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Romantic Wedding Locations in Monterey County



Monterey County, one of the most romantic places on Earth, is the perfect location for any wedding! No matter what setting you’ve always cherished for the day you exchange vows, you’ll find it here.

romantic wedding locations in Monterey County

  • Maybe being surrounded by Nature’s bounty will make your special day complete. In that case, a hillside overlooking a vineyard, such as Paraiso or Galante will satisfy your quest for lush environs.
  • For anyone who’s studied the history of Monterey County, what better wedding locale than one of the missions? The only difficulty will be choosing between Mission San Carlos Borromeo in Monterey, Jolon’s San Antonio Mission, and Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad in Soledad.

For anyone torn between choosing a fabulous beach or a verdant vineyard for their momentous day, Monterey County lets you have both. Rest assured that since any location in Monterey County resonates with romance, you and your loved ones will always remember that special day.

Let Monterey County make your joyous day complete. You can easily create a romantic experience that you and your loved ones will cherish forever! Anne Auburn, at the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is also here to help plan your perfect wedding. Call Anne at 831-657-6422 or mail her at anne@mccvb.org.

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Pet Friendly Places in Monterey County



Pet lovers visiting Monterey County now have several reasons to rejoice!  Yes, there are now more pet friendly options in this blissful enclave in central California.  While Carmel-by-the-Sea has long been acclaimed for its pet friendly environment, more and more places are warmly welcoming four-legged friends and their companions.  Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Big Sur, Marina, Seaside, Soledad and Moss Landing feature hotels, restaurants, wine tasting rooms and more that extend the same hospitality to your furry family members.

pet friendly places in Monterey

For a list of businesses that welcome pets, visit SeeMonterey.com as you plan your next vacation.  Keep in mind that rules and rates vary, as do amenities such as pet sitters and pet menus and treats.

Perhaps your ideal vacation includes camping?  Head to Riverside Campground and Cabins in Big Sur to enjoy the life in the great outdoors.  Please note that all pets must be accompanied and kept on a leash.  If you and your canine need a good hike, visit Garland Ranch Regional Park.  There are many areas where dogs can roam off-leash as long as they are under voice command and maintain visual contact with their owners at all times.  And when it’s time to rehydrate, you’ll both enjoy the specially designed water fountains!

Maybe you and Fido are longing for the tang of salt air and the thrill of the open seas.  To satisfy the inner Viking, consider a bay cruise, rental or sailing class with Monterey Sailing School. Phone 831-372-7245 or drop them a mail at info@monterysailingschool.com.

If luxury shopping and fine dining are more appealing, head to Carmel Plaza.   Their “Fountain of Woof,” a doggy drinking fountain that is cleaned and refreshed daily, is sure to please.  And their fully staffed Concierge Center, in addition to accommodating any request, has dog treats, too!  Call 831-624-1385 or email beth.culbertson@macerich.com for more information.

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