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Events & Activities

Escape to the best of Carmel Valley, designed for you.

Enjoy fun in the California sun at Carmel Valley’s premier vineyard resort—Bernardus Lodge & Spa. Go for a refreshing swim in our heated, lap-length pool overlooking the mountains and vineyards. Play a match on one of our tennis courts sponsored by Gamma Sports. Or opt for a little friendly competition at our croquet lawn and bocce court — all during your stay at the finest of all hotels in Carmel Valley. Our abundant recreational opportunities capitalize on Carmel Valley’s year-round warm weather.

Popular activities include:

  • Hiking and horseback riding through the Santa Lucia mountains offer incredible valley views, quiet meadow trails and river crossings
  • Ride the waves with adventures on the Monterey Bay; scuba diving, whale watching, deep-sea fishing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding are available
  • Carmel Valley Village is a charming stretch of art galleries and boutique wine tasting rooms. Art and wine tasting maps make it easy to navigate
  • Carmel-by-the sea is famous for its artistic heritage, white sand beaches, pet-friendly culture and luxury shopping. It is also renowned for the English cottage architecture. As you stroll the streets, note the meticulously care of historic shops.
  • Long considered the “crown jewel” of the California State Park system, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is a magnet for nature lovers. From its breathtaking beauty to its fascinating wildlife, Point Lobos is a must see experience. During Spring months, in addition to catching a glimpse of new seal pups, the migrating gray whales are frequently spotted close to shore.
  • In his famous novel Cannery Row, John Steinbeck wrote of this historic waterfront district on Monterey Bay. Anchoring the area is the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium featuring sea otters, penguins, sharks and other marine life, exhibits and educational programs. Spend a day and experience the allure of this unique destination. Insider tip: Often times, you can see sea otters right off the pier!