Located in the scenic historic town of Pacific Grove, Asilomar Hotel & Conference Grounds is situated within 107 acres of protected California State Park beachfront land between Monterey Peninsula’s seaside, Salinas Valley’s hillside vineyards, Big Sur’s redwood groves and Pebble Beach. This is a “hidden gem” for travelers seeking a tranquil oceanfront getaway that renowned for its historic architecture, designed by Hearst Castle Architect Julia Morgan. A multitude of tranquil nature experiences include coastal biking trails, beach walking trails, Living Dunes Walk, Coast Trail Walk and Forest Walk. Also, the Monterey Peninsula has long been recognized as one of the top five birding destinations in North America the Bird Tour provides endless exploration of beautiful feathered friends such as the Acorn Woodpecker, California Scrub-Jay, the Snowy Plover and the Wandering Tattler. Asilomar has also added a new “Bird Watching Package” that includes accommodations. The Julia Morgan History Tour includes (13) of her original structures remain at Asilomar and represent her largest collection of Arts & Crafts style architecture in one location. Shore and water activities include kite flying, beach volleyball and surfing.
In late April-May, wildflower enthusiasts and photographers can find the area blanked in purple-pink ice plants--what is known as the “Magic Carpet.”
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