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Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway

Known as “The Lifestyle Guide To Being Fabulous”, the upbeat, contemporary lifestyle website, Inspirations & Celebrations, is partnering with several renowned, award-winning businesses on the Monterey Peninsula (in Northern California), including: InterContinental The Clement Monterey, The Sardine FactoryA Taste of Monterey, and Little Napoli & Vino Napoli to present “The Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway”.

Christina-Lauren, the Lifestyle Blogger & Creator of Inspirations & Celebrations, exclaims, “In honor of Inspirations & Celebrations’ 3 Year Anniversary, this exciting giveaway is a way to thank my website’s readers, subscribers, and followers for their continued support. This opportunity enables my fabulous followers the chance to win an incredible, luxurious getaway to the world-famous travel destination that I am proud to call home – The Monterey Peninsula. This giveaway was designed for the jet-setter in everyone; those who appreciate and enjoy ‘the good life’. Thanks to the generosity of these premiere businesses, the winner of this extraordinary giveaway will be wowed by epicurean delights (including fine dining experiences and wine tastings), scenic coastal views, amazing activities, and opulent accommodations.”

About The Monterey Peninsula

The charming coastal community of The Monterey Peninsula (in Northern California) is a globally-renowned haven for visitors, both near and far. Located adjacent to the majestic Pacific Ocean, just a brisk 2-hour drive south of San Francisco and 5 hours north of Los Angeles, the picturesque area has long been heralded for it’s beautiful architecture, awe-inspiring natural environment, first-class events, exhilarating outdoor adventures, and fine dining experiences. The spectacular area and its many hotspots have won countless awards and has earned international recognition as a premiere travel destination.

Comprised of several unique towns and cities (including Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, and Pebble Beach), all located within 15 minutes of each other, there’s no shortage of entertainment, activities, and indulgences to enjoy in this quintessential coastal community. For those who desire only the best experiences in life, look no further than The Monterey Peninsula for the ultimate vacation getaway.

Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway

How To Win The Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway:

To be eligible to win, entrants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and be a legal resident of the United States or Canada, at time of entry. The Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway runs from October 3, 2014 – November 3, 2014. To enter, follow the easy entry instructions listed via the Gleam-powered widget below.

Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway

A random winner will be selected on November 4th. The winner will be contacted by email, and is required to reply within 5 business days to claim the prize and to provide Inspirations & Celebrations with their full contact information. To redeem the gift certificates and prizes, the winner will coordinate arrangements (for accommodations, bookings, and reservations) directly with Inspirations & Celebrations.

If the original winner fails to respond in that time frame, their winning entry will be disqualified, and another winner will be chosen. The prize is non-transferrable, and cannot be sold or used by any person(s) other than the designated winner.

The Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway Prize Package:

This prize package includes all below sponsored accommodations, activities, and amenities. Total prize value: $1,845.

Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway - The Clement Monterey

2-Night Accommodations (in a Deluxe, Ocean-View Room with Fireplace) at InterContinental The Clement Monterey: A 4.5-Star upscale, ocean-front hotel, resort, and spa located on the historic, world-famous Cannery Row in Monterey, California. Part of the IHG chain of luxury hotels, The Clement Monterey is a unique, inspiring Northern California hotel bustling with urban energy, modern decor and amenities, and coastal charm. The hotel is frequently regarded as the preferred choice for lodging amongst tastemakers, trendsetters, and those “in the know”. 

As part of this exclusive Giveaway package, accommodations also include: Complimentary In-Room Breakfast for 2 People, and Free Overnight Parking & WIFI.

Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway - InterContinental The Clement View

About InterContinental The Clement Monterey

Renowned for its spectacular setting, stylish upscale ambiance, superior customer service, and desirable Cannery Row location, the InterContinental The Clement Monterey is one of the premiere resort destinations in Monterey County.

Ranked by Sunset Magazine as one of the “Top 10 California Coast Hotels” (May 2014), the hotel has also received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award (2013), and got a 4.5 star rating from US News & World Report.

This ocean-front, award-winning luxury hotel features 208 guest rooms, 12 of those are full ocean front suites, and 8 all accessible rooms. Each guest room offers complimentary coffee & teas, in addition to Signature items in each guest room such as a sea otter stuffed animal, real orchids, and sand Zen gardens. The elegantly-furnished rooms boast spacious bathrooms, each including a relaxing, soaking tub & walk-in shower.

Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway - InterContinental The Clement Monterey

There is also high-speed wired & wireless internet along with 37” LCD HD TVs and media centers, Valet Parking, 24-hours room service, a business center, gift shop, laundry/ dry cleaning services, and multilingual Front Desk & Concierge Staff. The hotel Spa offers in 5 different treatment rooms, relaxing massages, soothing facials, invigorating body scrubs, and a gift shop to purchase the Pure Fiji organic skin care products used for spa services.

In addition, the hotel offers on-site bicycle rentals, in-room babysitting services (provided by trained and credentialed staff), a courtyard with 2 large fire pits, an award-winning restaurant and bar with sweeping ocean vistas, and a 24-hour Fitness Center, outdoor heated lap pool, and jacuzzi.

Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway - InterContinental The Clement Monterey

Honored for its consistently exceptional service, InterContinental The Clement Monterey received the top award within InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), recognizing the highest honors for quality and service.

With over 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting & banquet space, the InterContinental The Clement Monterey is a spectacular choice for any meeting, special event, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or wedding. From breathtaking ocean views and sophisticated, contemporary decor, to state-of-the-art audio-visual services and exquisite catering services, the hotel has quickly become a desirable destination for businesses and individuals that want to host an affair to remembered.

InterContinental The Clement Monterey

Wedding ceremonies are staged on the hotels’ expansive Pacific Courtyard facing the Bay with panoramic coastal views, while receptions are held in the two ocean-front ballrooms (seating 50-250 guests). Since the hotel’s spa provides wedding services, such as hair and make-up, Brides-to-be can relax knowing they will look beautiful and picture-perfect on their special day. And that’s not all… all wedding packages include a complimentary ocean view room on the wedding night.

Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway - C Restaurant Bar

Dinner for 2 at the C restaurant + bar: Located within The Clement Monterey, the C restaurant + bar, features distinctive modern decor, floor-to-ceiling windows offering unobstructed ocean views, a cozy outdoor heated patio (adjacent to the lively, atmospheric boardwalk), and award-winning California coastal cuisine (including fresh sustainable seafood, Angus beef, and locally-grown organic produce).

Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway - The Sardine Factory Restaurant

Dinner for 2 at The Sardine Factory: This legendary, fine dining establishment (located within Cannery Row in Monterey, CA.) is one of the premiere destinations on the Monterey Peninsula. Featuring an elegant traditional ambiance, live entertainment in The Lounge, outstanding award-winning cuisine, and the “Best Wine List in America” (as awarded by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine), entertainment icons, sports heroes, and world leaders have regularly been dining at The Sardine Factory since 1968. [Gift Certificate Value: $100]

Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway - Monterey Bay Aquarium

2 Tickets to The Monterey Bay Aquarium: The world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium (located at ocean’s edge on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA.)is a remarkable showcase for the habitats and sea life of one of the planet’s richest marine regions. More than 35,000 creatures representing over 550 species fill 34 spectacular galleries. With nearly 200 exhibits in all, the Aquarium is a window to the wonders of the ocean, and one of the most amazing adventures on the Monterey Peninsula. [Gift Certificate Value: $80]

Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway - A Taste of Monterey Wine

VIP Wine Tasting for 2 at A Taste of Monterey:   Located within walking distance from The Clement Monterey, A Taste of Monterey offers wine tastings from over 95 local wineries, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, and is considered the “official” regional wine visitors’ center on the Monterey Peninsula. Housed in a renovated (circa 1918) sardine cannery, this VIP Wine Tasting offers the ultimate experience for any wine aficionado. [Gift Certificate Value: $40]

Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway - Little Napoli

Lunch for 2 at Little Napoli: When the Winner wants to explore other charming areas on the Monterey Peninsula, they can head to Carmel-by-the-Sea, a picturesque village filled with art galleries, dog-friendly beaches, and shopping on famed Ocean Avenue. Located within one of the quaint streets of downtown Carmel is Little Napoli restaurant; a lively and inviting Italian bistro, boasting authentic Italian dishes (including Antipasti, Pizza, Pasta, and Risotto) featuring restaurateur, Rich Pèpe’s, signature family recipes. [Combined Gift Certificate Value: $125]

Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway - Vino Napoli

Wine Tasting for 2 at Vino Napoli: After a relaxing day of shopping, browsing a myriad of art galleries, and taking in the serene atmosphere of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Winner and his/her guest can enjoy a Wine Tasting experience at Little Napoli’s adjacent wine room, Vino Napoli. This cozy local hotspot is thought of by many of the “movers and shakers” on the Monterey Peninsula as an ideal place to see and be seen, while indulging in fine Italian wines and tasty appetizers.

The Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway

About Inspirations & Celebrations:

Since launching in October 2011, Inspirations & Celebrations has become a daily source of inspiration and information for over 60,000 subscribers and followers (including celebrities, top brands, and popular bloggers).

The easy-to-navigate desktop & mobile-friendly site features hundreds of articles on a range of topics geared toward women (ages 18-40), including: fashion trends & style advice, health & beauty tips, home decorating & entertaining tutorials, travel guides, and special event coverage.

To date, the site has collaborated with more than 70 leading lifestyle, fashion, and beauty brands & retailers, including: Google, Tommy Bahama, Amazon, ESQ Movado, L.A.M.B., L’Oréal Paris, Bacardi, Intel, VW, Olay, Dove, etc. In addition, the website and its Creator (Christina-Lauren Pollack) have been seen, quoted, and featured in several top publications and websites, such as,, Vogue, Babble, and The Huffington Post (to name a few).

GIVEAWAY RULES: To be eligible to win, entrants must be at least 18 years or older, and be a legal resident of the USA or Canada, at time of entry. Invalid entries will be excluded. Click here to read the Official Rules for this Giveaway; Terms & Conditions apply. [Note: blackout dates apply; travel expenses, taxes, and gratuities not included.] 

[Images courtesy of Sponsors & Presenter: InterContinental The Clement, the C restaurant bar, The Sardine Factory, Monterey Bay Aquarium, A Taste of Monterey, Little Napoli, Vino Napoli, Shutterstock, and Inspirations & Celebrations]

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  1. Steve Bobula says:

    This is a Beautiful Trip to win,,,If I were to go anywhere after reading the Blog, I would love to make Monterey CA my very first stop.
    Thanks for the chance!

  2. Angela A Simmons says:

    I was born and raised in this beautiful place. I have been praying that I would win a sweepstake that would allow me to go back. Since I been married I have not been able to visit my family back in Monterey.. My husband is a soldier in the US Army and we are constantly having to move to different duty stations. I miss my family so much, I also miss the beautiful landscape. Monterey CA is paradise.

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      What a small world, Angela. Thanks for entering The Monterey Peninsula Luxury Vacation Giveaway. Good luck!

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