Local Attractions and Events

Whether you’re into vintage wines, horseback riding, nature walks, or art openings, our Staff Picks page is sure to point you in the right direction. Follow our feed for more information about local area attractions and upcoming events.

  • Relax, Refresh, and Renew at the Spa at Bernardus

    Relax, Refresh, and Renew at the Spa at Bernardus

    Posted: September 02

    With all the amazing opportunities to hike, boat, swim, and otherwise explore nature’s splendor, summer is a particularly active time for us here in Carmel Valley. But as much as we value our outdoor adventures, we have to admit, non-stop activity really takes a toll on the body.

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  • Race Like a Pro at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

    Race Like a Pro at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

    Posted: August 01

    We all know what it’s like to be stuck in traffic, idling on the interstate behind an interminable line of cars, the desired exit just over the horizon but, for all practical purposes, half a world away.  

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  • Chef Cal Stamenov and the Lucia Restaurant & Bar

    Chef Cal Stamenov and the Lucia Restaurant & Bar

    Posted: July 01

    One of the foremost culinary artists of his generation, Chef Cal Stamenov got his start at Manhattan’s legendary Four Seasons restaurant. 

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  • Monterey’s Fourth of July Extravaganza

    Monterey’s Fourth of July Extravaganza

    Posted: June 03

    Grab the sparklers and don your finest red, white, and blue. This July 4th, downtown Monterey will once again host its wildly popular Independence Day celebration.

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  • To Your Health!

    To Your Health!

    Posted: May 06

    At Bernardus Lodge and Spa, we know that cultivating a healthy mind and body isn’t just about hitting the gym. That’s why we’ve developed a wide-ranging Wellness Program to help you rejuvenate yourself mind, body, and spirit.

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  • Mother’s Day Brunch by Chef Cal

    Mother’s Day Brunch by Chef Cal

    Posted: April 01

    One of our favorite holidays, Mother’s Day is an occasion to pay tribute to all the moms out there who’ve devoted themselves so selflessly to their children and families. 

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  • The Magic of Carmel Valley

    The Magic of Carmel Valley

    Posted: March 04

    Each year when winter turns to spring and new life blossoms all around Carmel Valley, we can’t help reflecting on just how lucky we are to live in this idyllic place.

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  • Valentine’s Day Pleasures at Bernardus Lodge & Spa

    Valentine’s Day Pleasures at Bernardus Lodge & Spa

    Posted: February 04

    From the verdant rolling hills to the regal California oaks to the glistening waters of nearby Monterey Bay, few places can claim landscape as inspiring and romantic as Carmel Valley.

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  • Contemporary Art in Carmel Valley

    Contemporary Art in Carmel Valley

    Posted: January 07

    In addition to fine wine, world-class cuisine, and breathtaking landscapes, California has long been known as a place where artists and artisans of every kind come to cultivate their creativity. 

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  • A Winter Solstice Ritual

    A Winter Solstice Ritual

    Posted: December 03

    Though the days may be cooler and shorter than most, winter is no time for hibernation at Bernardus Lodge & Spa.

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  • The Freshest Seasonal Fare from Los Angeles to San Francisco

    Posted: November 05

    If you’ve never had the pleasure of dining at Lucia Restaurant and Bar, one of the most renowned farm-to-table culinary venues in Central California, you’re in for an exceptional treat. What’s the secret of Lucia’s exquisite appeal? Two things. 

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  • Gorgeous Views and a Great Workout on the Arroyo Seco Ridge Trail

    Posted: October 01

    One of the most gorgeous natural environments in the country, Carmel Valley boasts some truly breathtaking hiking trails.

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  • Indulge in Ultimate Relaxation at the Spa at Bernardus

    Posted: September 04

    Here in the verdant grandeur of Carmel Valley, there’s plenty to occupy enthusiasts of the great outdoors, from hiking to running, to boating, to swimming, and much more.

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  • Drive Like a NASCAR Pro at the Skip Barber Racing School

    Posted: August 06

    Have you ever dreamt of getting behind the wheel of a state-of-the-art NASCAR racer, zooming along the track at speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour? If so, then we have just the adventure for you.

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  • Lucia Restaurant & Bar

    Posted: July 02

    One of our greatest points of pride here at Bernardus Lodge and Spa, the Lucia Restaurant and Bar is widely recognized as one of the finest dining establishments from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

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  • Independence Day in Monterey County

    Posted: June 02

    On September 9, 1850, California officially became the 31st of these United States of America, and in the century-and-a-half since, we’ve perfected the art of the Independence Day celebration.

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  • Embark on a Summer Wellness Journey

    Posted: May 09

    With summer around the corner, it’s the perfect time to embark on a wellness journey with your family, friends or just yourself. Finding inner balance amongst the chaos of everyday life can be a challenge. That’s why we have created a curated Wellness Program to help you fuel your mind, body, and spirit.

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  • Celebrate Mom with Brunch

    Posted: April 02

    To help make memories that will last a lifetime, we’ll be serving up a special Mother’s Day brunch, inspired by spring and curated by our very own Chef Cal Stamenov. 

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  • Carmel Valley Village Charm

    Posted: March 05

    You may know Napa and Sonoma, but what do you know about Carmel Valley? Carmel Valley is our home and we’re proud to share the terrain with all of our guests.

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  • What's in a Suite?

    Posted: February 05

    As part of our exclusive take on California wine country, we’ve reimagined twelve distinct suites and two villas that have been designed to be the destination.

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  • A Vitner Style Valentine's Day

    Posted: January 08

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we’d love to help you make this year one to remember. What’s better than celebrating the love in your life like a true Vitner? 

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  • Celebrate the Winter Solstice

    Posted: December 04

    Celebrate the winter solstice and mark the start of the solar year with a day full of experiences meant to foster reflection and renewal. 

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  • Inside Our Organic Garden

    Posted: November 06

    Rooted in freshness and innovative cuisine, creations at Lucia are inspired by our extensive herb garden across 28-acres featuring a number of herbs, vegetables and fruit trees. 

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  • A Hike to Remember

    Posted: October 02

    Are you an experienced hiker seeking a wilderness journey while vacationing in Carmel? If so, the Arroyo Seco Hike is calling all hikers on October 21st, 2017.

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  • Autumn Equinox Spa Activities

    Posted: September 06

    Summer rolled by quickly and now its time to transition into the fall with the assistance of The Spa at Bernardus Lodge. 

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  • Need for Speed?

    Posted: August 07

    Skip Barber Racing School has got the thrills you need to make your vacation to Carmel Valley, California a NASCAR dream come true.

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  • Lucia, Lucia, Lucia!

    Posted: July 25

    These days it’s hard to find a dining experience worthy of trading your comfortable ripped jeans for a pair of slacks, or your coveted Crocs for a pair of stilettos. 

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  • Sip & Savor Valley Greens Gallery

    Posted: June 08

    Are you in search of a complex and carefully crafted beer? A masterpiece of unique creativity?

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