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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.

  • Marvel at the Monarch Migration

    Marvel at the Monarch Migration

    Posted: October 09

    Each October, millions of monarch butterflies leave their breeding grounds in the Northeast and travel up to 3,000 miles to Monterey. The butterflies are slowly making their way to Mexico, although unlike the birds, they won't return. 

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  • Inside Our Organic Garden

    Inside Our Organic Garden

    Posted: July 06

    Rooted in freshness and innovative cuisine, creations at Lucia are inspired by our extensive 28-acre herb garden, which features a variety of flavorful herbs, organic vegetables, and fragrant fruit trees.

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  • Your Future Wellness Journey

    Your Future Wellness Journey

    Posted: May 04

    Finding inner balance can be a challenge. That’s why we have created a curated Wellness Program to help you fuel your mind, body, and spirit. Whether it be with your family, friends, or just yourself, start planning your future wellness journey today.

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  • Carmel Valley: A Garden of Earthly Delights

    Carmel Valley: A Garden of Earthly Delights

    Posted: March 02

    The word Carmel comes from the Hebrew for “garden,” “vineyard,” or “orchard.” Each March as winter begins to thaw and spring blossoms once again, we like to reflect on how fortunate we are to witness a new season of life flourishing in the idyllic setting of Carmel Valley.

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  • A Romantic Valentine’s Weekend at Bernardus Lodge & Spa

    A Romantic Valentine’s Weekend at Bernardus Lodge & Spa

    Posted: February 03

    We know we brag a lot about Cal Stamenov and his renowned farm-to-table restaurant Lucia, but with a brilliant culinary master like Chef Cal constantly innovating new dishes to delight the palate, we’d feel remiss if we didn’t keep you up-to-date on his latest gourmet innovations.

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  • The Patricia Qualls Gallery of Contemporary Art

    The Patricia Qualls Gallery of Contemporary Art

    Posted: January 06

    The American Dream shares a longstanding and intimate association with the image of the frontiersman, fearlessly facing the challenges of an untamed land filled with promise as he makes his way westward to establish a new and prosperous life.

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  • Celebrate Winter Solstice at Bernardus

    Celebrate Winter Solstice at Bernardus

    Posted: December 02

    At Bernardus Lodge, we firmly believe in the restorative power of ritual. That’s why we’re delighted to offer you the opportunity to join us as we celebrate the Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 21, with a range of special activities.

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  • Chef Cal Stamenov: A Culinary All-Star

    Chef Cal Stamenov: A Culinary All-Star

    Posted: November 04

    There are many fine resorts and hotels across California, but at Bernardus Lodge and Spa, we have something that you won’t find anywhere else: the culinary brilliance of Chef Cal Stamenov.

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  • Hike the Arroyo Seco Ridge Trail

    Hike the Arroyo Seco Ridge Trail

    Posted: October 07

    Summer is just a memory now, but the weather is still warm in Carmel Valley, where folks continue to enjoy sunny days outdoors well into the fall.

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  • 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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