Down in Monterey

Cars, elegance, Steinbeck, Cannery Row, and local delicacies…these are just a few of the things happening in and around the Monterey Bay Area this month! Down in Monterey is our new guide to anyone traveling around the area—a list of things do to in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and the other amazing cities that make up our beautiful part of the world. Each month, we’ll feature some of our local restaurants, shopping locations, upcoming events, and much more.

Here are some highlights for August 2011: For motoring enthusiasts, the Monterey area is proud to be part of the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic August 8–17, and to host the Tour d’Elegance on August 18 and the world-famous Concours d’Elegance on August 21. There are many other highlights this month, including the Annual Steinbeck Festival in Salinas, CA, August 4–7; Spirit West Coast Christian Music Festival right here in Pacific Grove, August 4–6; the Annual Winemakers’ Celebration at the Barnyard Shopping Center in Carmel, August 13; and the Monterey County Fair, August 31 to September 5. For an extended list of all the exciting things to do in Monterey this season, visit

Down in Monterey is the blog of Pacific Grove Inn, a cozy and intimate Bed & Breakfast in the Monterey Bay Area. We would love to welcome you to your home away from home the next time you are in town! For more information, please visit our website (, email us at info[at], or visit our contact page.

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