MUNRAS INN: RECOGNIZED FOR SUPERIOR SERVICE

Overwhelming news! Munras Inn has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews it has earned on TripAdvisor. With it’s commitment to delivering a superior customer experience, Munras Inn is more motivated to serve you!

Munras Inn has renovated their Double Queen Bed Rooms with great amenities that maintains its look and feel. This very modern and cozy feel room with a built in fire place is completely enjoyed by the guests.

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For more room photos, visit Munras Inn website photo gallery.

This is definitely the best choice for you! Book now by clicking here, or call  at (831) 646-9696. Enjoy the charm of this place with a partial view of the ocean and refreshed rooms.

Below are some of the great reviews Munras Inn has earned via Trip Advisor.

“Me, my fiancé and our son spent Father’s Day weekend here for this first time and it was great! The king size bed fit all of us comfortably and the fire place made the night even better! It was nice and cozy in our room! We plan on coming back soon”.

Justina P. | TripAdvisor Member

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“Looking for a nice, clean reasonable place is what we found! Was worried but it was all good thanks to Mariam who made sure we were well taken care of. Please save yourself some money and stay here! Beds were great and it was clean and quiet!”

Y9045KCthomasd, Frisco Texas | TripAdvisor Member

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“The staff was super friendly and check in was smooth. My boyfriend and I booked out stay through AAA, and absolutely loved the room (we did the deluxe king). Highly recommend, especially for the price!”

Shalyn C. | TripAdvisor Member

Are you visiting Monterey County or is your family coming over for a vacation? Are you looking for a local place to accommodate you? Come and stay with us here in Munras Inn! Nestled at the coastal community of Monterey Bay, we offer 29 charming, well appointed rooms. Munras Inn is definitely the best choice for you! Book with us now by clicking here, or call us at (831) 646-9696.  You’ll definitely enjoy great accommodation and excellent customer service.

 

 

UPCOMING MUSIC FESTIVALS IN MONTEREY THAT YOU SHOULDN’T MISS

Music lovers in Monterey County have always something to look forward to. Here are the upcoming music festivals geared towards jazz, reggae, blues, swing and much more that you shouldn’t miss.

CARMEL BACH FESTIVAL
JULY 16 – 30, 2016

America’s most important Bach festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its 79th Anniversary in 2016 with 15 days of performances, talks and educational events. As always, the focus is not only on J.S. Bach, but also on the many artists he influenced, such as Handel, Mozart, Brahms, and more.

The 2016 Festival schedule includes an amazing array of multiple concerts and more than 40 events in Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach. Many Festival concerts will be held in Carmel-by-the-Sea’s beautiful Sunset Theater. Tickets can be purchased through the Carmel Bach Festival’s official ticketing site.

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MONTEREY AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL

JULY 23, 2016

The Americana Music Festival showcases a variety of Americana musicians and artists July 23 at the  Monterey County Fair & Event Center. The vast, oak studded lawns of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center will be transformed into Americanaland with nationally known Americana music artists. 2016 performers include Paul Thorn, Jim Lauderdale, and The Americans.

General admission passes are $30 in advance and available on the official Monterey Americana Music Festival ticketing website.

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MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 16 – 18, 2016

The Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running annual jazz event in the world, began in 1958 with San Francisco jazz radio broadcaster Jimmy Lyons as its founder. 38,000+ fans are expected to attend the 59th edition of the two-day and three-night celebration that takes place September 16-18, 2016. The Festival features over 500 artists performing on eight stages spread over the 20-acre Monterey County Fair and Event Center in Monterey, California.

There are also activities for children and a lot more.  Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages begin at $315.Full Weekend Grounds Packages are $137. Friday Single Day Arena Tickets are $78. Saturday and Sunday Single Day Arena Tickets are $154 each day.Single Day Grounds Tickets are $47 for Friday, and $57 for Saturday or Sunday. Youth discounts are available. Tickets are available beginning May 9, 2016 for Weekend Packages and May 23, 2016 for Single Day Tickets by phone at 888.248.6499 and at the Monterey Jazz Festival website.

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For more information, visit www.seemonterey.com/events/music-festivals.

Are you visiting Monterey County or is your family coming over for a vacation? Are you looking for a local place to accommodate you? Come and stay with us here in Munras Inn! Nestled at the coastal community of Monterey Bay, we offer 29 charming, well appointed rooms. Munras Inn is definitely the best choice for you! Book with us now by clicking here, or call us at (831) 646-9696.  You’ll definitely enjoy great accommodation and excellent customer service.

Best Outdoor Dining in Monterey

Abalonetti Bar & Grill

One of Monterey’s original restaurants is located at 57 Fisherman’s Wharf (Lighthouse Ave.) This wharfside bar and grill offers good fish and seafood and there’s also chicken, steak, pizza and a mile-high meatloaf for the truly dogged landlubber. They’ve got the largest wind-protected patio on the wharf too. It’s cleaned in-house, a rare labor of love that results in flavorful dishes with fine texture. This Fisherman’s Wharf institution has been around for more than 60 years.

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The Bench

This sleek restaurant with a casual vibe, eclectic menu and wallet-friendly prices is a boon to those traveling along the 17-Mile Drive. The view of the Carmel coastline gives diners a feast for the eyes. The Bench at The Lodge at Pebble Beach delivers an eclectic menu inspired by international styles and methods, using the innovative technique of wood roasting and open-flame cooking. Guests can also enjoy one-of-a-kind craft cocktails, as well as an array of draft beers and wines by the glass.

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Cafe Rustica Restaurant

Café Rustica has been a locals’ favorite for years. Cafe Rustica is casual, warm and inviting. It’s a refuge from the outside world and share the Valley’s best kept secret. The tables are set for large groups and as early as six in the evening, guests start coming in to enjoy what is probably the best Petrale Sole, Hungarian Goulash, Fresh Salmon, Lamb Filets, pizza, and homemade soup ever served. There’s a touch of Alsacian dishes enhanced with Tuscan flavors.

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The Restaurant at Ventana 

If you are lucky enough to pass through this part of the world on a coastal journey, allow time on your itinerary to stop at Ventana Big Sur. The restaurant has a beautiful bright wood interior, but if the weather holds, opt for a table on the veranda. You’ll never get tired of this panorama.

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Are you visiting Monterey County or is your family coming over for a vacation? Are you looking for a local place to accommodate you? Come and stay with us here in Munras Inn! Nestled at the coastal community of Monterey Bay, we offer 29 charming, well appointed rooms. Munras Inn is definitely the best choice for you! Book with us now by clicking here, or call us at (831) 646-9696.  You’ll definitely enjoy great accommodation and excellent customer service.

Monterey’s Beautiful Photos Featured Weekly

Every week http://www.seemonterey.com picks a newly submitted photo from the Flickr Group, “See Monterey- Beautiful Photos of Monterey County. Weekly winner are being featured in the blog site. Surely, your eyes will be full of amazement and enthusiasm at Monterey country when you see these photos. Here are the latest winners.

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“Harbor Seal, Monterey Bay” submitted by Bob Felice.

Adorable harbor seals can be seen up and down Monterey’s coastline. Did you know they can even sleep with their bodies nearly submerged in water, exposing only the tip of their nose to the air?

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“Above Big Sur” submitted by Doug Croft.

Beautiful lupines blanket the Ventana Wilderness above Big Sur.

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“Pebble Beach Hole 7” submitted by Zach Kaufman.

Whether it’s as an observer of the star- and talent-studded AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am or as a golfer playing one of the world-renowned courses, there is something transcendent about your experience at Pebble Beach.

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“Point Pinos Lighthouse” submitted by Kean Matthams.

Point Pinos Lighthouse is one of the six lighthouses along the coast for which Congress appropriated funds shortly after California statehood was ratified. Built in 1855, Pacific Grove’s lighthouse is on the northernmost tip of the Peninsula. Before its construction, this point had proved dangerous to sailors who mistakenly believed they had reached Monterey Bay.

SOURCE: www.seemonterey.com

Are you visiting Monterey County or is your family coming over for a vacation? Are you looking for a local place to accommodate you? Come and stay with us here in Munras Inn! Nestled at the coastal community of Monterey Bay, we offer 29 charming, well appointed rooms. Munras Inn is definitely the best choice for you! Book with us now by clicking here, or call us at (831) 646-9696.  You’ll definitely enjoy great accommodation and excellent customer service.

A Must-See Weekend Fest in Monterey

There’s something to look forward to on Memorial Day Weekend. Come to Custom House Plaza for International May Fest Monterey! This free, family-friendly festival, held May 28-30, 11am-6pm, will feature an incredible array of international food, a variety of beers, and nonstop entertainment including music and dance. Local fruit and flower booths as well as craft vendors will also be available on that event. Everyone of every nationality is welcome to the International May Fest.

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Attendees can enjoy an incredible array of international food along with a variety of beers such as Firestone (American), Spaten (German) and Stella (Italian) while enjoying nonstop live music provided by Kiki Wow Entertainment featuring bands of all genres to accentuate the international menus including American, Greek, Italian, Mexican, German, Indian and Swiss entrees seasoned with enticing selections of flavor that are certain to appease appetites from these countries.

This great food fest promises to be full of fun energized with the music of great bands like Red Beans and Rice, The Vibe Tribe and The Alpine Trio, to name a few – along with a talent showcase to add variety to the mix.

Click this link for the live performance scheduled for Mayfest 2016 Memorial Day Weekend at Custom Plaza.

For more information about the upcoming May Fest, you can visit the official website at www.mayfestmonterey.com.

*** Photos were originally published from www.mayfestmonterey.com.

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Thoughtful Poems and Quotes for Mother’s Day

Can’t find the right sentiments for your mom this Mother’s Day? Use these wise words for inspiration. Touch your mothers heart with these short and but sweet sentimental poems and quotes . Always remind your mom just how much she means to you.

A Quote from Ann Taylor

“Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My Mother.”

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A Quote from Kate Douglas Wiggin

“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends—but only one mother in the whole world.”

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A Quote from Beth Kephart

“Nothing erodes [a mother’s love]. It is not sand on a beach. It is the nuclear heart of things—hard as the rock of this earth.”

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“A Mother’s Love”

A mother’s love,—how sweet the name!
   What is a mother’s love?
—A noble, pure, and tender flame,
Enkindled from above,
To bless a heart of earthly mould;
The warmest love that can grow cold;
This is a mother’s love.

James Montgomery

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“Children”

Children are what the mothers are.
No fondest father’s fondest care
Can fashion so the infant heart
As those creative beams that dart,
With all their hopes and fears, upon
The cradle of a sleeping son.

W.S. Landor

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SOURCE: www.realsimple.com

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Nothing Tastes Better than a Healthy Spring Meal

Are you looking for fresh and healthy spring recipes? Enjoy these fresh flavors of the season that will surely make your loved ones full and satisfied. Ready your kitchen for these recipes.

Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Aioli

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Ready in just over 30 minutes, this spring side is simple and sophisticated. Look for bright green artichokes with firm, tightly layered leaves with no discoloration. Unlike big artichokes, baby ones don’t have an inedible, thistly “choke” that needs to be scooped from the center.

View Recipe: Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Aiol

Monterey Bay Whale Watch Trip

Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round whale watching trips to observe the spectacular diversity and abundance of whales and dolphins inhabiting the Bay. Monterey is the best place in the nation to view a variety of marine mammals and seabirds.

Depending on the season, whales and dolphins that are frequently observed include Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, Northern Right Whale Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Killer Whales, and Dall’s Porpoise.

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Highlights:

  • Year-round whale watches
  • Marine biologists on all trips
  • Ample time to find and view marine animals, not rushed
  • Experienced and knowledgeable captains
  • Large, fully equipped boats (49-59 passengers)
  • Highest sighting success for whales and dolphins
  • Assist passengers with seabird identification
  • Provide excellent photographic opportunities
  • Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales
  • Dolphins, Porpoise, Killer Whales
  • Sea Otters, Seals, Sea Lions, Seabirds

Schedule and Rates:

  • Late spring, summer and fall (April to mid-December) for Humpback Whales, Blue Whales and Dolphins.
  • Winter and early spring (mid-December to March) for Gray Whales and Dolphins.

Winter and Early Spring Whale Watch – mid-December through March

Gray Whales, Dolphins, Killer Whales

3 hour trips
Junior Marine Biologist for children
Cost: Adults $40, Children 4 to 12 $27, Children 3 and under $15.
Trips start Saturday, December 12, 2015 and run through Thursday, March 31, 2016.
Daily trips, 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Also 7 a.m. breakfast trips on some Saturdays. There are no trips on Christmas day (December 25).

Late Spring, Summer and Fall Whale Watch – April through mid-December

Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Dolphins, Killer Whales

All-day Whale Watch trips:

Scheduled on selected days in April and May (See schedule for dates)
Departing at 8 a.m. and returning late afternoon or evening.
Cost for all-day trips: $110 per person.
Children under age 12 not allowed.
See All-day Whale Watch for details.

Morning trips:

4 to 5 hour trips every day except Thanksgiving
Departing at 9 a.m. and returning between 1 and 2 p.m.
Cost for morning trips: Adults $49, children 4 to 12 $39, children 3 and under $15 each.
Morning trips are scheduled every day from Tuesday, April 1 through Friday, December 11, 2015 except for Thanksgiving day.

Afternoon trips:

3 to 4 hour afternoon trips every day except Thanksgiving from April 1 to Nov. 30 and weekends from Dec. 1 through Dec. 11, 2015.
Trips depart at 2 p.m. and return between 5 and 6 p.m.
Cost for afternoon trips: Adults $41, children 4 to 12 $29, children 3 and under $15 each.

Evening trips:

3 hour evening trips may be scheduled on weekends during part of the season. Check schedule for dates.
Evening trips depart at 5:30 p.m. and return at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Cost for evening trips: Adults $41, children 4 to 12 $29, children 3 and under $15 each.

Learn more by visiting the official website http://www.montereybaywhalewatch.com.

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10 Simple Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s time for spring-cleaning! Freshen up your homes and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. It is also an opportunity to throw open the windows and let some air in and make your homes clean and efficient spaces. To make things easier, here are 10 simple tips that will help you keep your house in excellent shape any time of the year.

1 Work from the top down, inside to outside, to avoid getting what you just cleaned dirty again.

2 Do one room, even one area of one room, at a time to avoid unfinished jobs. The satisfaction of seeing one room sparkle will make the hard work feel like it’s worth the effort.

3 When tidying, reduce trips around the house by temporarily depositing items in one spot en route to but not at their final destination.

4 Do two things at once. While laundry is going, scrub the shower stall.

5 Make small repairs. If you’re not handy, hire someone.

6 Invest in good rubber or vinyl gloves to protect your skin and nails.

7 Dust before vacuuming or cleaning the floor. Try feather or lambswool dusters, especially extendable ones for reaching above window and door casings and into corners. Household rags are invaluable for jobs requiring a damp cloth – natural fibres work best.

8 Buy mops with a squeeze mechanism (great for vinyl, linoleum or ceramic tile floors) and a decent-size heavy-duty pail – one with a measuring scale helps get soap-to-water ratios correct.

9 Don’t stand your brooms on their bristles. It will destroy their shape and diminish their effectiveness. Instead, get a broom holder, like the Magic Holder 5-position broom organizer.

10 Use a Swiffer for light dusting, or your favourite broom or vacuum attachment to clean hardwood floors. Then damp-mop with a mild cleaner such as Murphy Oil Soap. I recently discovered BonaKemi’s MicroPlus Hardwood Floor Care System, which includes a mop with a removable washable microfibre pad and a nontoxic water-based spray cleaner. It makes the floors glow, and smell good, too.

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Don’t Miss Monterey Bay Aquarium Ticket Promos for 2016

Get admission tickets with the price from $21.95

Good news! Monterey Bay Aquarium is offering admission tickets with the affordable price as low as $21.95. Tickets are non-refundable and valid for one-time use within a period of one year, starting the day they’re purchased. They expire one year from the last day of the month in which they were purchased. Children under 3 are free. To get this offer click this link.

Membership fee as low as $50

Monterey Bay Aquarium offers 5 different membership levels for you with the favorable price as low as $50. All memberships include: free admission for one year and express entry; discounts in Monterey Bay Aquarium’s gift and bookstore and on Aquarium Adventures programs. To get this offer click this link.

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Add a Tour for Only $15.00

Add a tour of the Aquarium for only $15 extra when you purchase your general admission ticket. You can redeem the offer here.

Up to $4 Discount Off Tickets for AAA Members 

$4 off children admission and $2 off adult admission. Must purchase tickets from any Northern California AAA Office. You can redeem the offer here.

Become a Member!

Sign up for a membership to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and get unlimited admission all year long, discounts on merchandise, programs and special events, and more! Prices start at $50. You can redeem the offer here.

 

Are you visiting Monterey County or is your family coming over for a vacation? Are you looking for a local place to accommodate you? Come and stay with us here in Munras Inn! Nestled at the coastal community of Monterey Bay, we offer 29 charming, well appointed rooms. Munras Inn is definitely the best choice for you! Book with us now by clicking here, or call us at (831) 646-9696.  You’ll definitely enjoy great accommodation and excellent customer service.