In honor of the 5th Anniversary of Inspirations & Celebrations (which is on October 3rd, 2016), this month we’re partnering with several premiere businesses on the Monterey Peninsula to create a very special giveaway – “The Deluxe Central Coast Vacation Giveaway”.
About The Central Coast
Just 2-hours south of the Bay Area and 5-hours north of Los Angeles, the beautiful Monterey Peninsula is based on the picturesque Central Coast in Northern California. From majestic, sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean to rolling hillsides scattered with lush vineyards, the Central Coast is comprised of several charming cities and towns (including Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Carmel Valley), that each have their own unique culture and story.
The Deluxe Central Coast Vacation Giveaway offers Inspirations & Celebrations’ readers the exciting opportunity to win a luxurious getaway to this world-renowned destination, and the chance to explore each of these three cities and the wonderful experiences (including fine dining, wine tasting, outdoor activities, and more) that these each of these Central Coast communities have to offer.
About The Central Coast Vacation Giveaway
The lucky winner of this $1800 prize package will enjoy: 2-nights deluxe, fireplace suite accommodations at The InterContinental The Clement Monterey, luxury resort & spa in Monterey, California; Free overnight parking & internet access; Complimentary in-room breakfast for 2 (each day during the visit); Dining at the award-winning C restaurant + bar overlooking the Monterey Bay ($150 Value); 2 Tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey ($100 Value); Kayaking for 2 from Adventures By The Sea in Monterey ($60 Value); Dining at Restaurant 1833 in Monterey ($100 Value); an in-store Shopping Spree at L’Occitane en Provence at Carmel Plaza in Carmel-by-the-Sea ($100 Gift Certificate); a Massage Treatment at The Cocoa Spa by That Chocolate in Carmel-by-the-Sea ($140 Value); Wine Tasting for 2 at De Tierra Vineyards Tasting Room in Carmel-by-the-Sea ($50 Value); Wine Tasting for 2 at Caraccioli Cellars Tasting Room in Carmel-by-the-Sea ($50 Value); Dining at Pèpe’s Vesuvio ($100 Value) in Carmel-by-the-Sea; Dining at Billy Quon’s Sur at The Barnyard in Carmel ($50 Value); VIP Wine Tasting & Tour at Folktale Vineyards & Winery in Carmel Valley ($150 Value).
How To Win The Central Coast Vacation Giveaway
The Central Coast Vacation Giveaway runs from October 1st – October 31st, 2016. To enter, follow the easy instructions listed in the Gleam-powered giveaway widget shown below. Plus, make sure to leave a comment below sharing why you’d love to visit the Central Coast. A random winner will be chosen on October 31st, and contacted via email. To be eligible to win, entrants must be age 18+ and USA/Canada residents.
Don’t miss the opportunity to earn 5 bonus entries by sharing this fabulous giveaway with your friends (by email and social media). The viral share link option can be found in the list of entry options below.
Not only was Monterey once the capital of California, it also has a rich history in fishing and canning. From action-packed Cannery Row and the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium to the clam chowder mecca of Fisherman’s Wharf (overlooking the Monterey Bay), Monterey is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Central Coast. In Monterey, you’ll find unique boutiques along Cannery Row, sight-seeing and outdoor adventures (including kayaking, sailing, and surfing), a scenic recreational trail along the coast, and a number of award-winning restaurants.
2-Night Accommodations (in a Deluxe Fireplace Suite) 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.
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.
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.
Dining for 2 at the C restaurant + bar ($150 Value): 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).
Plus, the restaurant recently launched a new gourmet breakfast menu, including an exciting Bloody Mary Bar (which enables guests to create their own custom cocktail).
2 Tickets to The Monterey Bay Aquarium ($100 Value): 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.
Kayaking for 2 from Adventures By The Sea ($60 Value): From up-close whale-watching to sea otter and dolphin sightings, there’s no better way to get your daily dose of exercise than by kayaking on the Monterey Bay. Renowned for its family-friendly outdoor activities, Adventures By The Sea has been entertaining and delighting tourists and residents on the Monterey Peninsula since 1991, by providing fun and exciting activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, and bicycling.
Dining for 2 at Restaurant 1833 ($100 Value): Located in the former Stokes Adobe in Monterey, Restaurant 1833 resides in a national heritage site that is rich with historical elements from Monterey’s historical background. The two-story restaurant is a design-forward space with regal, turn-of-the-century elements that play homage to the buildings rich history in each of the six interior spaces. The restaurant’s outdoor space provides an intimate setting for outdoor dining, and a patio area with four fire pits which provide the perfect space for gusts to sit back and relax while enjoying various small bites and custom cocktails.
Just a brief 10-minute drive away is the prestigious artists community known as Carmel-by-the-Sea. Named by Travel + Leisure as one of the “World’s Best Cities for Romance”, boasting cozy streets lined with inspiring art galleries, gourmet eateries, and wine tasting rooms, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a true haven for visitors and residents. After a day of wine tasting, eating, shopping, and gallery-browsing, stroll down Ocean Avenue to reach the most scenic, dog-friendly beach in America – Carmel Beach.
In-Store Shopping Spree at L’Occitane en Provence ($100 Value): Featuring a wide array of luxurious French beauty essentials (from divine fragrances and bath & body products to skincare treatments), L’Occitane en Provence is the world-renowned creator of a sumptuous, award-winning skincare line that has been seen in Elle, InStyle, Allure, and other leading publications. Containing the finest ingredients and botanical elements that smell incredible, your in-store shopping experience at the Carmel Plaza store will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the South of France. From hand lotions and soaps to fragrances and skincare treatments, you’ll be completely pampered when you use L’Occitane en Provence products. [Fine print: This gift certificate must be used in-store in Carmel, CA., and is not redeemable at other locations or online.]
Massage Treatment at The Cocoa Spa by That Chocolate ($140 Value): Two words that would make any woman melt – massage and chocolate. That’s what you’ll discover by entering the cozy, tucked-away cottage at The Cocoa Spa by That Chocolate in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Not only will you enjoy taking a bite into gourmet hand-made chocolates, you’ll also get to relax and rejuvenate in the tranquil garden setting, where your massage therapist will escort you into a private treatment room, for a soothing massage treatment. After your massage, browse the collection of cocoa-infused skincare products (developed by The Cocoa Spa), that were created specifically to beautify and restore your skin to its healthiest state.
Dining for 2 at Pèpe’s Vesuvio Trattoria-Bar-Pizzeria ($100 Value): After a day of shopping and relaxing spa treatments, stroll through Devendorf Park in Carmel-by-the-Sea to the popular Italian eatery and rooftop bar known as Vesuvio. From mouth-watering Mediterranean dishes (like authentic Italian pizza baked in a wood-burning oven, Burrata Mozzarella Caprese Salad, and Meatball Lollipops) to an upscale, elegant atmosphere featuring classic photos of old Hollywood stars (like Sophia Loren) and a bustling rooftop patio with twinkling lights and flowers, Vesuvio is one of the ultimate hotspots in Carmel for both residents and visitors.
Wine Tasting for 2 at Caraccioli Cellars ($50): One of the most popular things to do when visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea is to hop around to the wine tasting rooms. If you love sparkling wine, then you’ll be bubbling over with joy when you head into Caraccioli Cellars‘ posh tasting room in Carmel-by-the-Sea. From refreshing Brut Rosé to Pinot Noir, Caraccioli Cellars’ wines are “always a méthode champenoise vintage product”. The sophisticated and trendy tasting room is a great place to lounge and socialize while wine tasting with that special someone.
Wine Tasting for 2 at De Tierra Vineyards ($50 Value): Heralded for producing sustainably-made wines, De Tierra Vineyards has earned several awards from wine industry competitions including the San Francisco International Wine Competition, San Diego International Wine Competition, and the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. De Tierra Vineyards has grown into an “artisanal brand complete with vineyards, a winery, and a tasting room. De Tierra is SIP Certified featuring organic varietals, estate offerings, and several wine club options.” Their warm, inviting tasting room is always busy with wine club members and out-of-towners, making it a perfect place to cheers to the good life. Plus, their friendly staff enthusiastically teach you about the wine-making process.
After a couple hours wine tasting in Carmel-by-the-Sea, you’ll probably work up a good appetite. Head over to The Barnyard shopping center in Carmel (just a few minutes away by car) to discover quaint shops, boutiques and restaurants, including the newly-opened Billy Quon’s Sur at The Barnyard.
Dining for 2 at Billy Quon’s Sur at The Barnyard ($50 Value): Recently opened by legendary Monterey Peninsula restaurateurs, Bill Lee and his wife, Theresa, their new restaurant is quickly becoming a popular place to grab a bite and kick back with friends. Overlooking the gorgeous gardens at The Barnyard, Sur offers both inside and outside dining. The cozy interior space and peaceful patio invite you to relax and unwind, while you nosh away on tasty comfort food, including all-natural Angus Beef burgers, prime rib sliders, oven-roasted veggie ravioli, seafood linguine, and more.
About Carmel Valley
When you want to get a little sunshine, head just 20-minutes into Carmel Valley to explore the evergreen hillsides and enjoy the growing number of award-winning vineyards and wineries. What was once known to be a rustic, laid-back community of ranchers has since turned into a relaxing resort destination filled with exclusive golf courses, wineries, and fine dining. Plus, there are miles of great hiking trails carved out of the hillsides and a tranquil public park (in Carmel Valley Village), which make for a fun day outdoors.
VIP Wine Tasting & Tour for 2 at Folktale Vineyards & Winery ($150 Value): “Inspired by the thrill of discovery, the joy of gathering, and the idea that every great bottle of wine holds a story”, Folktale Vineyards & Winery is one of the most beautiful wineries on the Central Coast. Boasting a French-style chateau (housing a wine tasting room and lounge area), an expansive barrel room, and a gorgeous 5-acre property surrounded by lush vineyards and rolling, green hills, Folktale will capture your heart the moment you drive into the gates. During your tour and tasting, you’ll get to sip on Sparkling Brut, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and other tasty varietals. Plus, you’ll get a chance to relax in their courtyard patio (surrounded by blooming rose bushes) and get a VIP tour of their estate.
About Inspirations & Celebrations:
Since launching in October 2011, Inspirations & Celebrations has become a source of inspiration and information for over 100,000 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 20-45), 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 130 leading lifestyle 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 InStyle.com, Shape.com, 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.]
[Sponsored by: InterContinental Hotel The Clement Monterey, the C restaurant + bar, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Adventures By The Sea, Restaurant 1833, L’Occitane en Provence, The Cocoa Spa by That Chocolate, SUR Restaurant at The Barnyard, Pepe’s Vesuvio Ristorante & Bar, De Tierra Vineyards, Caraccioli Cellars, Folktale Vineyards & Winery. Media Sponsor: Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau – SeeMonterey.com]
153 Comments on “The Deluxe Central Coast Vacation Giveaway & 5th Anniversary of Inspirations & Celebrations”
Sharon K says:
Wow this trip looks amazing. I haven’t been able to take a vacation in over 20 years. This would be a great one to take after not having had one for so long.
Tracy DeLoach says:
I’ve dreamed of visiting for years. I only seen photo’s of the quaint cottages and charming towns, and they’ve been stuck in my mind ever since. I’d love to enjoy the relaxing sites and sounds. I can only imagine the wide variety of restaurants and cafes to feast in.
Jen S. says:
Monterrey and Carmel are two of the most beautiful places in California. They’re such warm and inviting communities!
Melinda Berlin says:
The prize package looks amazing, it is a part of California I am unfamiliar with even though I spent a lot of time in California. I believe I have some distant relatives in this area I have not seen since I was a child & th over all appeal of the package looks like a great weekend getaway.
Stephen Sywak says:
This looks like an AMAZING vacation (and dog knows I could use a vacation!)
Velva Axtell says:
My husband and I would love a chance to get away and have such a lovely package, so that everything is worry free and just unwind and enjoy the views.
Christine Holliday says:
It has only been a dream I’ve had for years, could it be possible?
Beverly Wilder says:
I need a vacation!
Raymond Saunders says:
This looks like a feast for the senses!
Becky Stanton says:
I have ALWAYS wanted to visit here! So beautiful!
I want to take my mom on a trip as a gift!
Catherine Morrison says:
I would love to visit the central coast because I think it would be a great getaway for myself andmy husband to retreat for a couple days without our children. Also I have not been there in many years and would love to go explore and relax!
Hayley Schermerhorn says:
I’d love to visit the central coast because it is so beautiful and would be wonderful to celebrate our 5 year anniversary!
I’d love to visit the Central Coast because it looks so peaceful and healing, and boy do I need some healing right now!
Sherika Scott says:
I would love to win a vacation because I’m a single parent and I have never been on vacation. When I was younger my parents couldn’t afford it and now that I’m an adult I’ve never been able to afford to go on vacation or take my son on vacation. It would mean the world to me to get him away from the harsh real world so we could relax and enjoy one another
Julie Z says:
Wow, it sounds fantastic, 5⭐️
shannon fowler says:
Id love to win because i had some great childhood memories from vacationing in california. its been years since I’ve been though, and my fiancé has never been. It would be great to be able to go with him.
What a wonderful trip! That area is so beautiful – I’d love to visit again.
I would love to visit the wineries!
Nancy Munson says:
I’d love to visit because I’ve never been there before
Rick J Bryant says:
Been so very long since last visit to Central coast area. And family and friends I really want to see and visit. My favorite area in the whole USA.
Darlene Wetzel says:
It looks so beautiful and peaceful. I would love to experience a getaway with my husband.
tiffany w says:
The central coast has the most beautiful marine life and amazing weather and views!
I’m a California native and would love to explore this beautiful state. The central coast looks amazing and I would love to take walks, mediatation and coffee in a relaxing place. My mom and I had some issues that we’re working on and this would be perfect for us to do together.
Kristen Clapp says:
This is the getaway region for Central Valley folks. It is close and affordable, and for now, it is so much less developed and crowded than the southern California coast.
Kimberly Matlack says:
I would love to win a trip to California’s central coast because I have never been there before and have heard so many wonderful things about it. The beauty of the shores, the magnificent scenery, that amazing wineries, the outstanding shops, restaurants, and everything about it.
to visit all those places
Deborah Caudill says:
I would love to win this giveaway because it is such a beautiful place. The trip sounds amazing and the photographs are gorgeous.
Sandi Tymchuk says:
Winning this prize would motivate me to visit Monterey, which sounds idyllic!
Rose O'Connor says:
I am a homesick California girl who has not been home in 25 years. My SO and I have never had a vacation in the 17 years we’ve known each other. I would love to take my man back home, have a lovely holiday and introduce him to my family who he’s never met.
Rose O'Connor-Soliz says:
I’m a homesick California girl who hasn’t been home in over 25 years. My SO and I have never had a vacation since we’ve been together over 17 years. I would love to go home to visit family and introduce them to my man and also see my beautiful state again.
I’d love to go because I have never been to the central coast and I love seeing new places.
I’d love to visit the Central Coast with my husband. Sounds like an amazing place to explore together.
Beth Clark says:
I’d love to explore California (and escape Minnesota winter!!) and the central coast looks like a delightful place to explore and relax 🙂 Can’t wait!
Sandy H says:
I’ve never been. It looks like a great place to visit.
Lauren Becker says:
I would love to visit because I’ve never been to California and it sounds so wonderful. I could really use a nice, relaxing vacation.
Kathleen Roffey says:
This would be a great trip for our 25th anniversary next year
corinna louters says:
would love to celebrate 22 years of marriage
Kay L says:
I love the Central Coast because of its feeling of luxury and peace
Emily s says:
I have never been and would to love this getaway!
I was in Monterey once, years ago. I loved it, and wish I’d had more than a few hours to spend there! I would especially love to go to the aquarium!
Jennifer M. says:
Monterey is my favorite place in the world. I lived there for 3 years and I miss it.
Jane Bogetti says:
My husband HATES it when the temperature is above 60 degrees. The coast is where he most prefers to go. Particularly Monterey.
Madeline del Valle says:
I’d love to visit. I would love 2 travel to different parts of the world and meet new people and learn new things.
sarah woods says:
The Peninsula is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Janice Cournoyer says:
I would love to visit this area. Something new for this Canadian!
Jo Kalber says:
Monterey is one of my FAVORITE places to visit!! If you win, go to the Monterery Fish House on Del Monte Ave. for dinner. Flippin awesome!!
I would love to win this
Deb Cohen says:
a great scenic drive would be wonderful to visit and stay
Deb Cohen says:
The monterey coast is so scenic anytime of the year, would be wonderful to visit again
We simply fell in love with Carmel and all surrounding areas. So what fun to return, right?
Nicole Ackerman says:
I’ve never been here but it looks stunning! I would love to surprise my mom with this 🙂
Saegan Anderson says:
I would love to go to Monterrey bay aquarium and see the otters and jellyfish!
Kelly Richards says:
I would love to go! I’ve never been on a vacation before and would love to show my daughter this great country and all the fun things there are to do!
Sarah Diaz says:
This sounds like a wonderful trip! I would love to visit!
sheena noblet says:
This would be the most wonderful treat for a Mother and Daughter get-a-way! 🙂
My husband and I lived in Monterey for 2 years while he was in training with the Army. He has recently been medically discharged from the Army due to a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. It would be amazing to come back and visit and recharge his batteries!
Elaina Ross says:
I lived and loved in Monterey for twelve years. I had to move away and while I still have many friends in the area, I’d love this opportunity to return to the area to celebrate with those friends!
Silken Usmani says:
The food must be amazing!
donna k says:
This looks like it would be a marvelous holiday!
EVELYN CARVER says:
I am 65 years old and have never been to California and With my fixed income, I can’t afford to go. Monterey looks as if is heaven on earth. I would brag for the rest of my life if I won this wonderful vacation.
Christy Peeples DuBois says:
I would love to win this trip for many reasons, one of which is that I’ve never been to the Central Coast and would love to go and visit. To be able to go having won this magnificent package you put together would be unbelievable. The stay and meals are so so nice and all the gift cards included would be a dream come true.
Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary!! I wish for you many more years of great success. I look forward to all the inspiration you continue to bring with each new post.
Michelle Levine says:
I would love to have a beautiful place to take my boyfriend to, central coast would be perfect!
Judith Bayer says:
Great memories from when I lived there from 1978-1980. Would love to go back to visit.
Kathryn Mackey says:
It is very beautiful and nice
Michelle Bartley says:
Looks so beautiful! Would be an amazing place to visit!
Wow! What an amazing prize! We live in San Diego and would love to take a drive up Highway 1 to Monterrey! I think it would be the perfect family trip!
Congrats on five years!!!
Eva D. says:
I would love to visit because I love traveling to new to me places. The pictures look amazing and I know we would have a great time
Naomi Shapiro says:
I’ve never stayed in Monterey, only driven through. I’d like to spend some time exploring!
Victoria zingale says:
I would love today win this! I haven’t actually tried wine yet. And I would love today go today my favorite place!
I love this beautiful area of the country and would like to explore and see more of it.
Margaret S Porter says:
Ive never been to California and would love to visit. Looks like beautiful locations here and a lot of history. Thanks for the chance
GAIL WHITWORTH says:
Even the pictures tug at the heartstrings. Yearning, is a fitting word.
Charles McCool says:
What a remarkable prize package.
Andrea Darst says:
I’d love to take my daughter somewhere great for her 21st birthday coming up!
Would love to take hubby somewhere after this medical nightmare we’ve been going through!
Rajee Pandi says:
Great place to visit with family and explore the city
I would love to visit this area.
Katie Amanda says:
I’d love this because I’ve never been to Cali and it would be a great getaway!
Jim Hayes says:
I would love to take my wife and win this trip! She really deserves some time off in a pretty location. We’ve never been to California before, so this would make an awesome first for us!
Christina Silva says:
This looks like a lovely long weekend to relax and enjoy good food.
Ashleigh Swope says:
I’d love to go on this vacation, it seems so enchanting and fun!
Jamie Johnson says:
Why do I want to go? Because I think it’s the most beautiful place in the world! My husband works SO hard, and even if we saved ALL our money from now until the day we died, we’d NEVER be able to afford a trip like this any other way! When I was younger, I got to travel with my father to California on business trips. I remember thinking then what I know now. There are places that are so beautiful in California, there really are no words to describe it; you truly DO have to see it for yourself! There are places that look like screen savers come to life in Coastal California! I want to remember that feeling I had when I saw it for the first time, and I want to experience it in a completely new way with my husband! You ask me why I want to go? I ask myself why I haven’t already left.
Mary Ronan says:
The pictures are beautiful, I am sure it’s even better in person!
Vickie Hite says:
This would be a dream vacay for my husband and I. We both have very hectic schedules that keep us apart. Would love to win!
Theresa j says:
I spent a couple years in my elementary school years in Fort Ord and I have really fond memories. I would love to explore the Monterey area and experience all the beauty
Denise L says:
I visited the Central Coast almost 20 years ago with my daughter. I’d love to go back for a grown up trip. It’s a beautiful place!
Emily Endrizzi says:
I have never been there and it looks so beautiful. It would be an amazing experience.
Rebecca b says:
I’ve never gone and would love to see such a beautiful spot!
I would love to visit the coast because it looks so romantic and peaceful!
Leanna @ Leanna Ranieri Blog says:
I would love to visit because it would be perfect timing for my fiance and I! Both of our birthdays within this month plus Monterey was one of our first trips when we first starting dating. We would love to go back there and explore!
I would love to win this trip to Monterey. So many beautiful and fun things and places to see!!!
Jayne Cameron says:
Visiting the Central Coast would be a dream come true. I have been to the West Coast of Canada but never have had the opportunity to visit the Central Coast.
Lillian T says:
I would love to visit here! Looks like the perfect way to relax!
Ann Sheehan says:
Looks like a fabulous vacation. Would love to explore the area and find my new favorite getaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
David Fisher says:
JOANNE LOWERY says:
I would love to visit here because of the people, the rest and relaxation it offers, the exciting food and entertainment. It’s the perfect timing and the perfect place. Would be so grateful. Thank you so much for the possibility of time away to enjoy on many levels.
Lori Gauthier says:
I would love to visit the wineries and enjoy all that fabulous Monterey has to offer!!
Hildred Cherry says:
I love seeing the blue waters with my husband.
Dorothea Collington says:
I haven’t been any place but NY all my live and just always wanted to visit CA – especially since I see pretty scenic picture and heard a little from those who have been – fun in the sun.
James Stringham says:
I visited Cannery Row back in 1989. Would love to go back and see how things have changed (and see what’s still the same).
Pauline Gorczycki says:
Exploing the beaches. Could really use some piece an quite time.
bernardina sims says:
The coast looks so beautiful!!!
Susan Stirling says:
I have been so many places, but never to this beautiful locale; I am so inspired by the photos, love fine wine and am determined to enjoy every day left to me as much as possible! How better?
Liz Howard says:
I would love the opportunity to visit and see the scenery…stunning and beautiful!!!
These are all amazing places and I’d like to visit them.
Jessica Frederick says:
I’d love to visit the Central Cali Coast because Highway 101 has my heart. I have such fond memories of road trips with my family growing up, scooting up and down the West Coast on 101 through the summer (we live in Seattle). This vacation package would be a fabulous way to take another road trip in memory of those beautiful summers. Entered and shared!
Sam Pontes says:
I’d love to go because I’ve always wanted to see the Pacific, but I’ve never been able to go.
Tammy Catterton says:
I have to say love to beautiful scenery can share with my hubby a romantic getaway indeed thanks
Nathan Auch says:
I would love to visit because it looks absolutely beautiful. Plus, I REALLY need a vacation! 🙂
Marlene V says:
This would be perfect for a romantic get away with the husband!!!
I would like to visit because I have never been there before and it is a place my husband and I have always wanted to go.
Alyssa Jones says:
This sounds like a very well put together vacation opportunity!
David Fisher says:
Never been there but would love to visit.
Exploring the beaches and trails would be amazing.
Nathaniel Sharp says:
My wife and I have been trying to work out a trip out west for a long time – this would be amazing.
Jimmy Arcade says:
I’d love to visit the Central Coast for its incredible scenic beauty, wild-caught fish, local and organic culinary delights, and so much more!
WOW. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! I have always wanted to go see Central Coast . I heard it is beautiful there. My childhood dream to see it since. It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. 🙁 Starving artist here desperately needs the trip to have fun and feel alive and inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity.
Suzanne Apel says:
Looks like an amazing getaway. My husband and I could use some time away, and we’d love to visit the central California coast because we’ve never been there.
I’ve started visiting places in Canada and the US with my kids. I would love the chance to have an adult vacation at such a magnificent location I’ve never been to!
Michelle D. says:
The coast, the beach, the wine tasting. It looks so wonderful. I’d love to plan a trip to visit.
Loc V. says:
I’d love to visit. It looks so charming.
Tony Cruz says:
Never been to Monterey/Carmel/Big Sur area. I’ve lived in Northern California my whole life but just have not planned a trip to Central Coast. But after looking the photos on your Instagram. I so much would love to see how beautiful that part of California is. ⛱⛵
One of my favorite places. I love traveling up the coast from San Diego. It is so relaxed and laid back.
Kenya F says:
I’ve never been to Central Coast. I would love to spend a nice relaxing long weekend with my husband and see the scenic routes, taste some great wine and just take it all in.
Gloria Luongo says:
I’ve been to Southern California. Would love to see Central California.
Judy Hewitt says:
I haven’t visited Monterey since my honeymoon with my second husband almost 40 years ago. I would love to win this giveaway and revisit the beautiful scenery, the wonderful shops and let’s not forget the outstanding wineries. Good luck to all those that have entered.
I would like to visit California Central Coast – it sounds like a beautiful and serene place to recharge.
Arica Hutchins says:
I would love to visit. Looks like it would be so healthy and stress free. We recently went through a very traumatic time and this would be the medicine to get the mind right. Thks for the chance and good luck to everyone
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Dawn Thompson says:
This would be an amazing 25th Wedding Anniversary present! I have never been to Monterey, and it looks absolutely beautiful!
Lisa Sarmiento says:
This would be awesome as I’ve never been to this area or had a vacation quite this pampering! Would be a very nice, relaxing adventure!
John H. says:
This sounds like a cool getaway! I would love to take my wife – we love the beach!
Monica Stewart says:
I would love to visit the Central Coast because It has always been one of my dreams. I would love to experience the fantastic wineries and vineyards, fabulous restaurants, breathtaking views and also the infamous Carmel-by-the-sea!
Carmel is a restful place to visit. I love the smell of the salt air, the calm streets first thing in the morning, the fog that settles over the sea…I can go on. It is a place of bliss for us!
Dean Preston says:
I would love to win this trip as a surprise to my wonderful wife of 12 years. We have had some of our best memories in Carmel and the Monterey Bay area. There is no place like it on earth. From early morning breakfasts at Em Le’s to an afternoon round at Pebble, it is where the soul can go to be restored. Here’s to winning!
Jennifer H. says:
I would love to win this – Those pics all look great and I would love to get to go to all of them!
It looks breathtaking, and I would love to see it, and let it take my breathe away.
warren mattison says:
Love to win.
Carol N says:
I love Monterey!
Lisa Johnston says:
It seems so romantic, lots of stuff to do together
diana shenderovich says:
would love to see this magical place
I’d like to visit because it’s so lovely, there’s so much to do, and I haven’t been in a while.
Susie Morris says:
Have never been to central coast of California…. Husbamd and I will be celebrating 33 years of marriage in November… Would liove to go with him to sightsee and make fun memories of visiting beautiful California
Sandra Watts says:
I would love to visit the central coast because I have never been there. I can barely remember the last time I left New York state. 🙁
Jean F says:
I’ve long wanted to visit the Central Coast to visit wineries and the Hearst Castle.
Tammi L. says:
We’ve been to California but never Monterey and you have made it sound and look beautiful. Also, we always take our daughter on all of our vacations but this is just the right amount of time that we could sneak away just the two of us. It is such a short length of time that I could actually leave her with a friend and not feel guilty.
Terry Poage says:
I would love to take a vacation to California. I have never been anywhere in California and this place looks so beautiful.
Heart of a Philanthropist Blogger Kim says:
I would like to visit to see a friend from Facebook I have never met, and of course to have a free vacation!
Stephanie V. says:
I’ve heard it is a beautiful spot and would love to take the family to Monterey – for rejuvenating our souls in the peaceful surroundings.
Dan Roller says:
I love visiting the California Central Coast because of the beautiful scenery, great wineries, and nice drives. Plus we get to visit relatives who live there (lucky them!).