Sunday - Thursday evenings during May and June from 4pm - 6pm, we will be offering our "Happy Hour” to celebrate the return of Spring and of thoughtful travel. We would love for you to join us in this celebration.
Registered guests will be treated to a glass of wine and an individually wrapped cheese plate to enjoy in our heated spa patio or in the comfort of their room. Just stop by the front desk to request your glass of wine (your choice red or white) and cheese plate.
Carmel is blessed with weather that is always mild and the welcome is always warm! But Spring is special as new green is popping up on the surrounding hillsides along with our beloved California poppies. Safe outdoor eating options are plentiful. And there is always the gorgeous Carmel beach for surfing, kayaking, beach volleyball, beach combing or just lazying on the sand.
After a year-long closure the Monterey Bay Aquarium is opening again! The Aquarium is open now for current members and will be open to all guests on May 15. You can make reservations as a non-member starting May 5 at 9am. Come and see the graceful penguins, beautiful jelly fish, cute sea otters, and so many other undersea creatures. Don't miss the special exhibits on the giant Pacific octopus, the kelp forest, and the 90-foot-long exhibit of the waters of Monterey Bay, and it's many fascinating inhabitants. Click to make reservations.
it's whale watching time!
May is a great time to see the humpback whales and blue whales. They often spend several days in Monterey Bay to feed on the abundant anchovies and krill in the area. Not only does this mean you have a longer viewing period but that they also are spending more time near the surface, giving you a close look at them. For an even closer look you can take a whale watching trip from one of the several tour operators, such as Chris' Whale Watching.
** 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.
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 **