The Monterey Wine Festival
35 years running!
A platform for the regional wine industry and community of wine lovers. After 35 years the festival will take a historical turn and bring guests along for the sips and scenery. Champagne Shuttle to continue the party at The Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada. This museum is known for its historic architecture and the former celebrities that resided there. Guests can enjoy the views from the hilltop and the art inside the gallery, sips of champagne and bites of chocolate dipped strawberries. Hob-knob in the same location as old Hollywood!
Mouth watering experience from both the wineries and purveyors of food. Along with these two ingredients live music, a winning combination. Wine, Food, Music!
annual event: June
Memorial Day Trips
Late May is a fine time to be in California. Spring is warming up, rains are fading and school is finally out. This 3 day holiday weekend known as Memorial Day weekend, unofficially kicks off the start to the summer season and launches us into warmer weather. Most folks wanna be outside and having fun on their days off. BBQs, family picnics and street fair traditions are quite common. The Sierra snows are melting fast, rivers are raging, wildflowers blooming and all the lakes are full. The coastal areas may have some clouds and fog as the June Gloom announces its presence.
Memorial Day Weekend
Camping in California is one of the most popular things to do over the busy holiday weekend, making any well-known outdoor destination congested and unpleasant. Campgrounds are usually full up and reservations are required. The first come, first serve camp spots are best secured on the Thursday night, before the weekend.
You should try to have a secondary Plan B ready, if your favorite campsite (A) is already taken. Free camp fire permits and primitive camping can often mean more responsibility, but the rewards of peace and tranquility as neighbors are well worth it. Drive a bit further down the road for more secluded spots. This year, a 4×4 might be recommended on snowy dirt back roads in the backcountry. A good snow pack in the High Country means that all rivers, creeks and lakes are maxed out. Use extreme caution around all waterways, wear life vests and make your weekend a pleasant and safe one.
CA BACK ROADS
day trips for the weekend