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The Most Convenient Hotels near Monterey Airport

Ramada Monterey and Monterey Carmel are centrally located on the peninsula. With Monterey Airport less than four miles away, our comfortable hotels offer convenient access to beaches, golf courses, historic and cultural attractions, and an array of shopping and dining venues.

Historic Monterey

Cannery Row is home to Monterey Bay Aquarium and many local shops and restaurants. Originally home to 21 fishing canneries and first made famous by John Steinbeck’s 1954 novel of the same name, Cannery Row is where you’ll find various historic buildings and Fisherman’s Wharf. You can even see plays performed throughout the year at the Wharf Theater.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Hotel

Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Located at the north end of Cannery Row, the aquarium has an annual attendance of 1.8 million visitors and is home to over 35,000 plants and animals, representing 623 species of aquatic life. With both hotels only minutes away, Ramada is the most convenient of all the Monterey Bay Aquarium hotels.

The Most Convenient Monterey California Downtown Motel

Take Highway 1 two miles south of Carmel’s Rio Road and you’ll find what has come to be known as “the greatest meeting of land and sea in the world”, Point Lobos State Reserve. The 550 acre park is teeming with scenic trails and spectacular views. For information call (831) 624-4909.
In addition to Point Lobos there is also the scenic 17 Mile Drive, Carmel-by-the-Sea and the pastoral beauty of Carmel Valley, which are all less than 10 minutes away. Ramada is centrally located to all of these transcendent locations, making us the most convenient of all the Monterey, California, downtown motels.

Interesting Things To Do

Bill Murray to Defend his Title in Pebble Beach Golf

Nov 29, 2011 | Tags: , , ,

Bill Murray to Defend his Title in Pebble Beach Golf

Did you know that Bill Murray is not only a famous actor but amateur golf champion? He won the crown in 2011 with PGA TOUR professional partner D.A. Points. You have the chance to see him defend his title February 6-12 at the . Other notable celebrities will also participate including TV stars Chris O’Donnell, George Lopez, Ray Romano, former San Francisco 49er Harris Barton and musicians Kenny G and Huey Lewis. Proceeds from the tournament are awarded to charities of the winner’s choice. Special events during the tournament include Google...

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Ring in the New Year at First Night Monterey!

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Ring in the New Year at First Night Monterey!

Will you be in beautiful coastal Monterey to celebrate the New Year? If so, be sure to check out First Night Monterey on December 31. First Night Monterey is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration welcoming in the New Year. The 2012 theme is “A FantaSea.” Historic downtown Monterey will be transformed by the art inspired by the ocean with colors, lights, musical entertainment and performances. More than 200 artists will come to downtown Monterey to perform for audiences on New Year’s Eve. The Monterey Conference Center will...

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Run at the Big Sur Marathon in Monterey Bay!

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Run at the Big Sur Marathon in Monterey Bay!

If you’ve been itching to go for a long run, be sure to check out the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay this year on Sunday, November 20th! The Half Marathon’s course runs through historic downtown Monterey along Cannery Row, and the beautiful coastline of Pacific Grove, with amazing views of Monterey Bay. If you’re more of a walker, there is also a walker friendly course. The weekend is full of fun athletic events for the whole family with a Pacific Grove 5K and Kids 3K run on Saturday, November 19th. Registration for both of these...

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Monterey Hosts 2011 Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV

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Monterey Hosts 2011 Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV

Are you a big motorsports fan? If so, be sure not to miss the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV from October 14 to October 16 in Monterey county, California. Many vintage and modern race cars will gather with their racers at Mazda Raceway Laguno Seca in Salinas. The event is hosted by Porsche Cars North America and will feature models from this decade’s RS Spyder to the 956/962 of the 70s and 80s. Along with the competition, all invited race participants will also participate in a concours d’elegance and other special activities celebrating...

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Music, Cars, and the Monterey County Fair – August Events

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Music, Cars, and the Monterey County Fair – August Events

August brings many fun outdoor events to the Monterey area that will provide you with some great entertainment when you’re looking for something to do.  Check out some of the events below: Spirit West Coast – August 4-6  The 15th annual Christian music festival returns in Monterey with a great lineup and many fun activities for attendees of all ages to enjoy.  In addition to the considerable array of artists performing, there will be a wide variety of sports and recreation activities, kids’ entertainment, a skate park, a vast...

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Monterey Events in July

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Monterey Events in July

July brings a myriad of fun events to the Monterey area!  Whether your interests lie in cars, rodeos, or music, there are a lot of fun outings for the whole family.  Check out some of these entertaining ideas for Monterey activities this month: Rolex Sports Car Series – July 8-9 The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey is hosting the eighth round of the 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series championship.  After the event’s one-year hiatus, the season so far has been unpredictable, with multiple cars fighting to become the reigning...

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The 16th Annual “A Day to Remember” Bridal Show – January 16, 2011

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The largest and most elegant bridal show on California’s central coast will take place on Sunday, January 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Monterey Conference Center.  The 16th Annual “A Day to Remember” Bridal Show features over 100 of the area’s finest wedding professionals, informative seminars to help you plan your perfect day, elegant designer fashion shows, lots of great prizes and much much more. For More Information Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.  For more information...

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Monterey Swingfest 2011 – January 13 thru 17

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The Monterey Swingfest starts this year on Thursday, January 13, at 7 p.m. with two workshops, which will be immediately followed by open dancing.  As always this fun-filled event will feature everything from West Coast Swing, workshops, and motion study classes to tons of contests so that everyone gets the chance to show off their skills. Monterey Intensive During the week leading up to the Monterey Swingfest, Skippy Blair will be hosting her Intensive courses to get the most dedicated teachers and students up to speed.  For more...

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Feathered Friends at the Monterey Bay Aquarium – November 20 & 21

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Feathered Friends exhibit allows you to get to know a variety of unique birds.  The weekend’s activities feature animals with beaks, wings and feathers including blackfooted penguins, Laysan albatross and an array of shorebirds from their aviary.  This special show will also feature educational presentations and programs, daily feedings, a family craft room and even a Special Feathered Friends Behind-the-Scenes Tour. For More Information The exhibit will be held on November 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m....

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Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational – November 16 thru 21

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The Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational is a non-tour professional tournament and is free for spectators to attend—no tickets are required.  It will be held on Del Monte Golf Course, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Pebble Beach Golf Links.  This unique event is the world’s only tournament that matches players from the PGA, the LPGA, the Champions and Nationwide Tours.  All players involved golf in head-to-head competition for the same prize money along with teams of four amateurs that are matched each day with a different...

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