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What to see and where to eat

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What to see and where to eat

We are two retired English couples touring California/ Navarda September 22nd - October 15th.

Staying two nights Pacific Grove, before moving on to San Fracisco.

We would appreciate any details on what to see and how best to use our time also were to eat.

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1. Re: What to see and where to eat

Pacific Grove has some excellent restaurants: Red House Cafe (excellent and charming); Fandango (Mediterranean influence), Max's Grill, Taste Cafe and Bistro. These all have menus online for you to look at.

PG has a beautiful coastline, and there's a recreation trail that runs along the water. You can walk along the water for miles in either direction. In about 20 minutes, you can walk to Cannery Row, where the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium is.

I also highly recommend that you drive to Point Lobos State Reserve, about 10 minutes south of Carmel. There are easy trails and some of the most beautiful views around.

Carmel is a cute town with lots of shops and galleries. For a bit of local history, visit the Carmel Mission. If you like wine tasting, there are some nice wineries in Carmel Valley (Chateau Julien, Bernardus). In Carmel Valley Village is Cafe Rustica, a wonderful place to eat.

Enjoy your stay!

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2. Re: What to see and where to eat

If you like great steaks, the Whaling Station is excellent in nearby Cannery Row. The Monterey Bay Aquairum is world-class and definitely worth the time and money. We also like to stroll down Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, great clam chowder and sand dabs can be found at Cafe Fina or Domenico's there. Go to the Silver Mountain Winery across from the Plaza for wine tasting. There is also a nice tasting room at Ventana Vineyards in Monterey next to Tarpey's Roadhouse.

Chateau Julien and Bernardus are great places to wine taste in Carmel Valley, we like Wickets at the Bernardus Lodge for a meal. Don't miss Pt. Lobos State Reserve, the Carmel Mission is also interesting. Tor House in Carmel has guided tours if you like that sort of thing. Have fun! :)

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3. Re: What to see and where to eat

Two great PG seafood restaurants are the elegant, upscale, and environmentally correct Passion Fish -- and the more down home, unpretentious, and less expensive Fish Wife.

Truly great breakfast spots include First Awakenings and Toasties.

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4. Re: What to see and where to eat

The 17 mile scenic drive is lovely, especially if you have a golfer amongst you. Pebble Beach Lodge enroute does a good afternoon tea.

Red House Cafe's food and atmosphere what we think of as typically American non chain fare. Lovely. Wouldn't go back to Fandango's - 3 out of 4 of us thought it the worst meal we had in our 2 weeks in California.

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