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How about an early spring break for your family?

March is a lovely time to visit Carmel. March is the start of the wildflower season and there is still time to see gray whales, dolphins and killer whales on their annual migration. The weather is cool and the crowds are sparse.

We will waive one extra person fee or pet fee on midweek (Sunday-Thursday) stays in March.

Carmel's white sand beaches and spectacular sunsets are within walking distance of your room! Try an invigorating morning walk, get a picnic lunch from one of our local delis or try our newest hot spot the nearby Rise & Roam Bakery / Pizzaria for fabulous takeout and spend the day hiking some of our world-famous trails. There are so many choices for some family fun. Let our front desk help you decide.

And, the beach is in walking distance of your room. It doesn't get any sweeter than that!

Need some inspiration of what you can do?:
Family Friendly Things to do in Carmel with Your Family
Scenic Runs, Hikes and Walks in Carmel
Great Things to Do in Carmel

And Carmel is one of the country's most dog-friendly cities! We can help you plan a great time out with your pet.

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 March Events In and Around Carmel

** Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge  **** 

Whale Watching in Monterey Bay

it's whale watching time!

March is prime time to see the gray whales, dolphins and killer whales as they migrate. Monterey Bay is a perfect spot for viewing as they come close to shore to feed in the Monterey Submarine Canyon. For an even closer look you can take a whale watching trip from one of the several tour operators, such as Chris' Whale Watching.

Mathilda the Musical

**  Golden Bough Theater Presents: **
Mathilda the Musical
Through March 15
9th and San Carlos

Wonder and amazement abound with this Tony award-winning Broadway Musical. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and over 20 catchy songs, Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical tells the story of a courageous little girl with an unbounded imagination who proves that despite the odds you can do anything you put your mind to  - and change your destiny. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by this Broadway hit and winner of 16 Best Musical awards! For information visit the web site.

Ballet Hispanico

** Ballet Hispanico **
March 5
Sunset Center
9th and San Carlos

The premier Latino dance organization in the United States, Ballet Hispanico brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. Whether dancing on stage, in school, or in the street, Ballet Hispanico creates a space where few institutions are breaking ground.
Ballet Hispanico, a role model in and for the Latino community, is inspiring creativity and social awareness in our neighborhoods and across the country by providing access to arts education.
Sunset Center is honored to have this prestigious Company also participate in Classroom Connections as part of our comprehensive Arts Education Program. By bringing world-class artists into local classrooms, the Classroom Connections initiative has served over 11,000 students in Monterey County, designed to foster imagination, confidence, and a sense of possibility, Visit web site for more information.

Cirque Eloize

**  Carmel-by-the-Sea Fitness & Nutrition Retreat **
Learn How to Have No More Injuries
March 19-22

Let Jeff Galloway show you how to have "No More Injuries" at this one-of-a-kind Carmel Fitness and Nutrition Retreat! Jeff represented the US in the Munich Olympics and other international competition. His passion is in helping others improve their health, attitude, personal empowerment, with mental enhancement through exercise. His methods have been used by millions of runners and walkers to begin, and to get back into great shape at any age, with tips to avoid injury. He has written 30 books, is a monthly columnist for magazine and is the official training consultant for the run Disney series of events. Jeff is in Carmel to help you with your fitness and nutrition goals. Visit web site for more information.

Pianist Grosvenor at Sunset Center

**  Sunset Center Presents:  **
Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor
March 22
9th and San Carlos

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognised for his electrifying performances, distinctive sound and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most arduous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his music making. Described as "one in a million...several million" by The Independent, he has also been lauded as "a keyboard visionary" by the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Sunset Center web site.

Point Lobos View

**  Point Lobos  **
3 miles south of Carmel

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is outstanding for sightseeing, photography, painting, nature study, picnicking, SCUBA diving, and jogging. In addition to the spectacular beauty, nearly every aspect of its resources is of scientific interest. There are rare plant communities, endangered archeological sites, unique geological formations, and incredibly rich flora and fauna of both land and sea. Deriving its name from the offshore rocks at Punta de los Lobos Marinos, Point of the Sea Wolves, where the sound of the sea lions carries inland, the Reserve has often been called "the crown jewel of the State Park System". Point Lobos has offered many things to millions of people who have visited it over the years. Visit web site for more information.

Runs, Hikes, and Walks in Carmel

**  Run, Hike or Walk Carmel  **

Horizon Inn Carmel and Ocean View Lodge are ideally situated for an active vacation. To give you some ideas,request our Scenic Runs, Hikes & Walks brochure at the front desk. Routes are  designed to fit all fitness levels and cover the scenic areas that make Carmel so famous. Get an idea of what you can do by vising our Scenic Runs, Hikes & Walks page.

Marjorie Prime

**  PacRep Theater Presents" **
Marjorie Prime
March 26-April 11
Golden Bough Theater
9th and San Carlos

2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Book by Jordan Harrison Directed by Kenneth Kelleher
It’s 2062, the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s “programmed” to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace. Visit the web site for more information.

Carmel Food Tour
**  Carmel Food Tours  **
9th and San Carlos Take your choice-- or take all 3!
The Carmel-by-the-Sea Classic Food tour for three glorious hours of food, drink, history, camaraderie, and an insider’s view of Carmel-by-the-Sea that you’ll never forget.

Carmel Bikes & Bevs Rev your morning with a fun ride on a Specialized Turbo Como ebike from downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea to picturesque Point Lobos State Park

Carmel-by-the Sea Happy Hour Tour. A 2-hour guided tour of 3-4 specially-selected adult beverage destinations in Carmel-by-the-Sea

For complete details and schedule of tours visit the web site.

Planning Ahead?

Horizon Inn Carmel Spa Renovation

In April we are bringing back our very popular Beach Bonfire Meditation every Wednesday afternoon. If you stay 2 or more mid-week nights you will receive a complimentary Livin'Like a Local bag of goodies at check-in.

This is the ultimate one-of-a-kind coastal Carmel-by-the Sea experience. And it is our gift to you when you stay with us on a Wednesday evening in April!

Erin Gafill Carmel painter

"Stitch and Bitch with Erin Lee Gafill
Monterey Art Museum
May 24
Join Erin Lee Gafill, resident artist at Horizon Inn Carmel, for drop-in sewing, knitting, and more. Bring your textile projects from home and gather around for socializing and sharing! Needlepoint is like a meditation. It is both rhythmic and constructive. At the end of the day you have something lovely. Needlework is soothing, practical, meditative, productive, and social.

Since WWII, Stitch ‘n Bitches have been convened by stitchers, offering both practical support as well as community.  As our lives become increasingly influenced by mechanization, digitization, and commercialism, making something with your own two hands becomes increasingly important for our sanity and our culture.Bring your own Make and Mend project or delve into Erin’s yarn stash to get started. Beginners welcome. $5 suggested donation.

Enjoy Carmle's world famous wines

 Looking for Something else To DO?

This is only a sampling of the exciting events in Carmel. Stop by Reception where we have information on all that is happening in the local area plus menus from local restaurants and insider secret spots! We are all locals and are happy to share our knowledge so you can enjoy the best of best of Carmel.

**  Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge  **

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