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Concours D'Elegance

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Concours D'Elegance

Hi,

This will be our first time to California. Coming in for the Concours D'Elegance August 17-22. Flying into San Francisco, staying in San Jose. Any suggestions for "must-do's" while in Carmel/Monterey/San Jose?

Any suggestions appreciated.

shelb

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1. Re: Concours D'Elegance

San Jose:

San Jose Winchester Mystery House; then

stroll the shops/restaurants across the street at Santana Row..

http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/

Go to Tech Museum in San Jose and see an IMAX show:

http://www.thetech.org/

Go to Great America - Santa Clara

http://www.pgathrills.com/

Then drive to Gilroy and see Bonfante Gardens

http://www.bonfantegardens.com/

Also drive from San Jose to Santa Cruz

If interested in trains and redwoods, go to Roaring Camp Railroad:

http://www.roaringcamp.com/

In Santa Cruz, visit the Boardwalk:

http://www.beachboardwalk.com/

Then drive down to Monterey:

In Monterey definitely go to Fisherman's Wharf Monterey

http://www.montereywharf.com/

Then go to Monterey Aquarium:

http://www.mbayaq.org/

Then drive to Asilomar State Beach - beautiful walk ways and ocean area:

www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=566

And then go 17 Mile Drive and spend time there. This is also where Concours d'Elegance will be:

monterey-carmel.com/17_mile_drive_Pebble_Bea…

Visit also the Carmel Shopping area (and if you like golf, try to book a golf tee reservation in Monterey/Carmel area)

http://www.carmelcalifornia.org/

You have a "too full" itinerary already - but if you have time the drive South of Carmel is very beautiful.

In particular Point Lobos State Reserve is very worth a spot:

http://pt-lobos.parks.state.ca.us/

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2. Re: Concours D'Elegance

Take the Route 1 drive down through Big Sur.

Have lunch at the Post Ranch Inn, the view is spectacular.

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