Every year, for 4 years now, locals in Monterey, California have been celebrating a unique event in commemoration of the town’s history and culture. The 4th Annual Fort Ord Warhorse Day celebrates the rich history of the Fort Ord army and its horse soldiers. The celebration is held as a form of remembrance and recognition of the historic past and for the education of future generations. The event is held at the Marina Equestrian Center – the original veterinary hospital for horses built in 1941 – and features a wide variety of attractions, educational materials and displays that depict the history of Fort Ord.
The event is perfect for families and groups where in there is an attraction for both adults and children alike. In this year’s Ford Ord Warhose Day celebration, visitors will get to experience a special flash museum, a visit to the army blacksmith, a petting zoo, a showcase of the world war 2 command posts, the vehicles used in that time and of course the public demonstration of the cavalry horses and mules. There will also be a very special tribute to be led by the Del Monte Brass Band and the DLI Choir will sing the national anthem. For families or first timers to the event, it is recommended that they partake in a special guided tour on bikes which goes around the Fort Ord National Monument and the Fort Ord Dunes State Park.
The event will be on May 3, 2014 and will start at 8am (for the guided bike rides) and up to 2pm in the afternoon. What’s best is that this whole celebration is free to the public which means no admission fee is required.
This is why Vagabond Inn – a contemporary family friendly hotel in Monterey, California – has always been an avid supporter of the event. It is celebrations like the Fort Ord War Horse Day, that is able to bring together communities and families and bond on the rich history of the town and at the same time, enjoy the many recreational activities available for everyone. Vagabond Inn is a suitable hotel accommodation that can also serve as a starting point for many other Monterey tourist destinations.
It is recommended that out of town visitors and tourists make their visit to Monterey into a weekend vacation to see all that the area has to offer. This also includes the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Being only an hour away from Monterey, it is an easy trip to the Boardwalk which is a very popular amusement park in California. It is perfect to visit during the spring time to avoid huge crowds during summer season.
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is well known for their exciting rides like the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, the Speed Bumps bumper cars, the Logger’s Revenge and many more. The Boardwalk also features attractions like the Casino Arcade, Neptune’s Kingdom, Mini Golf, Lazer Tag, Lazer Maze, Boardwalk Bowling and many more. This is the perfectly fun stop to any family weekend getaway.