Autumn adventures await with a Pebble Beach Fall Getaway
While the days get shorter and the nights get colder for so many people across the country, the fog is lifting, and the sun is shining for others. Indian Summer has arrived on the Monterey Peninsula. Fall is one of the best times to visit Monterey, and Pebble Beach Resorts is the natural choice for those looking for fun autumn adventures in the warmth of the California sun. Thanks to an idyllic setting along Carmel Bay with miles of hiking and equestrian trails – and of course, world-famous golf courses – Pebble Beach Resorts offers guests a fantastic fall getaway.
- Ideal Oceanside Weather: The weather in Monterey County doesn’t get much better than during Fall. September through November provides the area with some of its sunnier months with near-perfect 70-degree temperatures, and at night, guests can relax at any of the ocean-side firepits, admiring the beautiful view with a warm cocktail in hand. Wildlife lovers also benefit from the blue whale migration as they feed off the California coast from June through October, making the month a great time to catch sight of them in Monterey Bay.
- Road Trips Rule: This is the year of the road trip, and Pebble Beach’s 17-Mile Drive is among the most glorious. The resort makes it easy to explore in style thanks to a fleet of Lexus vehicles available for guests to borrow for up to two hours during their stay. For those drawn to autumn ghost stories, Ghost Tree at Pescadero Point is a must-visit. These pale, ghostly trees clustered along the coast at Pescadero Point evoke images of ghosts for their eerie, unusual appearance. There is a long-standing tale surrounding the most famous Ghost Tree on the Pebble Beach coast: many drivers on the route claim to have seen a woman’s image, the “Lady in Lace,” in the middle of the road on dark, foggy nights.Other favorite spots along the drive include Huckleberry Hill, named for the abundance of native huckleberry bushes, and rumored to have been frequented by writers Robert Louis Stevenson and John Steinbeck; The Lone Cypress, the symbol of Pebble Beach Resorts – an iconic tree that has perched on its rocky pedestal overlooking the Pacific Ocean for more than 250 years; and Spanish Bay Beach where The Inn at Spanish Bay arranges for a bagpiper to serenade guests and put the resort golf course to bed each evening at sunset.
- Fall Stay & Play Package for Golf Lovers: Pebble Beach Golf Links is the most recognized of the resort’s courses, but Pebble Beach is actually home to three Top 50 public courses, including Spyglass Hill and The Links at Spanish Bay. This original article by Pebble Beach Resort’s in-house magazine offers a great October theme: The 10 Spookiest Shots at Pebble Beach Resorts. And the resorts’ Fall Stay & Play package makes a bucket-list golf trip an easy decision. The package is filled with perks that are perfect for guests on and off the course with two rounds of golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links and The Links at Spanish Bay or Spyglass Hill Golf Course, $150 resort credit, and a two-night stay at The Inn at Spanish Bay. A complimentary round at The Links at Spanish Bay is included when booking a 3rd night. Rates start at $2,775 for The Inn at Spanish Bay, and the package is available through November 21, 2020.
- Taking a Pause in Pebble Beach: Humans have long headed for the great outdoors to disconnect from modern stresses and reconnect with the natural world. Science confirms what so many have instinctively known: there’s healing in getting back to nature. The simple act of wandering among trees has been enshrined in the Japanese practice of forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. And marine biologist Wallace Nichols penned a book on the emotional benefits of “blue mind”—time spent in, on or even just near the water. According to Nichols, “the mere sight and sound of water can induce a flood of neurochemicals that promote wellness, increase blood flow to the brain and heart and induce relaxation.”Beyond its legendary golf courses, Pebble Beach Resorts is home to some of the West Coast’s most spectacular natural scenery.Within the resort grounds, guests can commune with nature along 27+ miles of trails that meander through dense, protected forests, open meadows, and along the rugged Monterey Bay shoreline. The resort’s Equestrian Center also makes this possible on horseback with a guided tour. Or, travelers can launch a kayak or paddle board right from The Beach Club to explore the waters of Monterey Bay. Pebble Beach Company maintains all forest trails and is committed to their protection and restoration.