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It's the Monterey Peinsula's Secret Season ..Best time of the year at this wonderful place!

Locals and insiders often refer to this time of the year on the Monterey Peninsula as "The Secret Season."  September and October, and even in to November, are the sunniest months of the year here.  And the average high temperature is about 71 degrees with lows at night averaging a very pleasant 53 degrees.  Add to that, many tourists have already had thei...

This might be the very best time of the year on the Monterey Peninsula.  No guarantees of course, but, very often the weather is spectcaular in September and October. If that wasn't enough, the last week of August leading up to, and including Labor Day weekend is full of fun.  The Monterey County Fair begins Thursday, August 31 and runs through Sunday, September 4th which is Labor Day.  Of course, a great midway with games, rides, music, food, s...
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We can think of no place better to spend the holiday season than the Monterey Peninsula....and no place better to stay while you are taking in the celebration than Saddle Mountain Ranch whether you are in your RV, one of the luxury cabins or camping out at one of the park's beautiful sites.  Being on the Monterey Peninsula you don't have to battle the city traffic and at Saddle Mountain Ranch you are just 20 minutes or less away from most of th...
The Monterey Peninsula is so full things to do for kids and families.  And Saddle Mountain Ranch is the perfect place to headquarter during your visit!  You can hike, play on the playground equipment, swim in the pool, play horse shoes, fooseball or badminton, but if you are ready for more, here are some activities that your kiddos will enjoy. 


Monterey Bay Aquarium  
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
(831) 648-4800

Open: Daily 9:30am-6pm (last ...
With the weather so diverse on the Monterey Peninsula you can start off your trip on a completely sunny day and wind up in a cold, windy, foggy area.  It's always good to bring a jacket on your sight-seeing trip no matter the weather.  One of the great ways to keep track of the weather day is with the numerous live webcams in various local areas. We have some of them listed here

Pebble Beach Golf Course - This will give you the weather in Pebble ...

Calendar of Events for the Monterey Peninsula, 

Fall 2017

Forest Theater Carmel - Cyrano

Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun through October 15th

77th Annual Butterfly Parade and Bazaar

Downtown Pacific Grove - October 7

Pirelli World Championship - October 12-15, 2017 

20 manufacturers will compete in eight Grand Touring (GT) and Touring Car (TC) classes in a sprint-race format.


It might not seem like it, but the Monterey Peninsula is just a series of wonderful, but small towns.  How small town is it?  The lead story this week on every TV newscast and newspaper article this week, was an event that got almost as much coverage than the Concours 'd Elegance or the AT&T Pebble Beach Tournament.   The popular fast food joint, "In-N-Out" was going to open its doors for the first time on the peninsula!

As of M...
There are only a few places on the Monterey Peninsula where you can buy basic RV supplies... you are in luck in the Carmel area because Ace Hardware in The Crossroads shopping center has an excellent supply of various RV needs... If You're going south on 1 to Big Sur or coming back from Big Sur to Monterey this is an easy stopping spot... Coming from the north turn left on Rio Road and then a quick right into the shopping center... go straight a...

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