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Best Father’s Day Activities – Golfing, Hiking and Eating

Father’s Day is almost here, so we hope you’ve made plans! If not, we at Believe Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge have some suggestions on great activities for Dad on his special day.

  • father's day, father's day activities, father's day party, father's day suggestions, If Dad loves to play golf, maybe he’d like to try the Bayonet Blackhorse Golf Course in Seaside (831-899-7271 or Newly renovated, the two courses have elegant bunkering and graceful greens. Or you could take Dad to Pebble Beach, which has five courses in all (831-622-8723 or and is the dream destination of any golfer.
  • Maybe Dad wants something more strenuous than a game of golf? He’s in luck! Monterey has wonderful spots for a day hike. Jacks Peak County Park has dramatic views and is a perfect spot for birding ( Or maybe head to Garrapata State Park, with its gorgeous redwood groves and breathtaking Santa Lucia Mountains (, or the rock formations and beguiling caves at Pinnacles National Monument. For a tougher hike, try the steep trails at Garland Ranch Regional Park. The great wildlife and panoramic views are well worth the climb!
  • After all that exercise, treat Dad to a great meal! Indulge him at Chart House Restaurant, Monterey (831-372-3362), where he can choose from seafood (Seared Mahi!) or steaks (slow roasted Prime Rib, anyone?) for his dinner. If he’s craving Italian, then the menu at Alberto’s Ristorante (Pacific Grove, (831-373-3993), with classics such as Linguine Pomodoro, should satisfy him. Otherwise, Edgar’s – Quail Lodge in Carmel (831-620-8910; open for lunch and dinner), which supports farms and fisheries, has delights sure to please, like the Tilapia BLT.

Whatever you do, spoil your Dad and thank him for all he’s done for you over the years. And if you have weekend guests, Believe Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge are great places for them to be spoiled! Call us on 831-373-3252 or 1-888-551-4455 to make reservations.

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Great Places to Shop in Monterey

Father’s Day, graduations and wedding season are fast approaching, and you know what that means!  Yes, it’s time to go shopping, one of our favorite pastimes at Believe Inn.  No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find the perfect purchase in Monterey County.  Read on for our suggestions!

  • great places to shop in monterey, father's dayStella Page Design (831-601-3730) has exquisite handbags, clutch purses, wallets and jewelry to please the discerning woman on your gift list.
  • Do you need a Louis XVI lady’s desk?  Or maybe some Tiffany lamps?  Trotter’s Antiques in Pacific Grove (831-373-3505) is the place for you.
  • The shops at The Lodge at Pebble Beach stock men’s and women’s clothing, indulgent bath products, jewelry, art and, of course, golf apparel and accessories.  We at Believe Inn love browsing the magnificent archival photographs at Images of Pebble Beach (831-622-6538) and lusting after the sparklers at Marchesa Jewelry (831-625-3129).
  • If your favorite graduate needs eclectic home décor, be it wall art, curtains, rugs or desks and chairs, then Cost Plus World Market in Seaside (831-393-2078) is your port of call.
  • Carmel Art Association (831-624-6176) is a treasure trove of works by the great early California artists (Armin Hansen, Williarn Ritschel, Paul Dougherty, Mary DeNeale, Morgan, Percy Gray, Francis McComas, E. Charlton Fortune, John O’Shea and many more), as well as contemporary artists living on the Monterey Peninsula.
  • Carmel Plaza (831-624-1385) has luxury stores and boutiques (Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co., to name a few), fine restaurants (Believe Inn heartily recommends Bistro Beaujolais on the Plaza and Patisserie Boissiere), and seasoned concierges who can handle any kind of inquiry.

For your visiting guests who need a great place to stay while they recuperate from shopping, Believe Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge come to the rescue!  Call 831-373-3252 or 1-888-551-4455 to make reservations and find out more about lodging.

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