SN: 115557 - 2019
An evening exploring the Monterey Adobes after an afternoon stroll through Pacific Grove. Catch dinner between the two 5K walks. Enjoy mulled wine, cookies, history and music during the Adobe walk.
Christmas in the Adobes
Dennis the Menace Playground, Monterey, CA
Starting Sat, Dec 14th for 1 day
Open from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Bridges - Spanning the USA
Little Free Libraries
Make a Wish at a Water Fountain
Points of Reference
Take a Walk In a City Park
Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails
Pacific Grove: remote start, directions given at park. Pacific Grove is a charming seaside town sporting the Point Pinos Lighthouse, free-ranging deer, a Monarch Butterfly sanctuary, interesting eateries, and lovely coastline. Walk the new 5k route and grab dinner. Return to Monterey, get your Adobe ticket at the Custom House and be ready by 5:00pm to begin Christmas in the Adobes (5:00pm to 9:00pm). Monterey: Christmas in the Adobes is Monterey's annual step back into the time of Spanish and early American history when Monterey was a bustling city and thriving port. A ticket (purchased/reserved ahead of time by calling the Monterey State Historic Park Custom House 831.649.7111*) allows you entry into more than 20 of the 19th century adobes decorated for the holidays, lit by luminaria, staffed by docents in period clothing and offering knowledge, music and refreshments.
Distance: 5k/10k, Rating: 1B
Leashed pets okay with clean-up, except in butterfly sanctuary and some adobes. Flashlight and warm clothing recommended for the evening. *Christmas in the Adobes tickets go on sale in mid-October, previously $25/person. Check SBStriders.org and CVA4u.org website for more details.
Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only
Driving to the start
El Estero Park, 777 Pearl St, Monterey, CA 93940. Driving North on Highway 1, take the Aguajito Rd exit South. Driving South on Highway 1, take the Monterey exit. Both: Follow signs for the Naval Postgraduate School. Turn Right on Camino Aguajito, then Left on Pearl St. Park is on your right.
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