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.
Monterey Airport is only 5 miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea. Taxi service and Uber are available from the airport, and rental cars are also an option. Remember Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge is walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shopping and other attractions of Carmel Village. No car is needed to enjoy the charms of Carmel-by-the-Sea!
Carmel-by-the-Sea is a year-round destination, but there is something special about spring. This is especially true this year. So many plans have been disrupted, vacations delayed and celebrations muted. But Spring is Back! And no better way to welcome spring is a stay in Carmel with our abundant spring flowers, mild weather and beach bonfires.
Book your stay now to enjoy the best of Carmel-by-the-Sea!
The Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association hosts the county's signature wine event, the Winemakers' Celebration in picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea. Celebrating the wines and winemakers of Monterey County's world-class growing region, the event will display incredible wines as Dolores Street (between Ocean & 7th) is transformed into an atmosphere reminiscent of a European village street festival. Click for more information.
Bruce in the USA **Sunset Center** May 6
Much more than just another tribute, BRUCE IN THE USA is a high-energy, note-perfect, and visually accurate musical experience of a Bruce Springsteen & The E St. Band show. Matt Ryan, from the world famous “Legends In Concert”, began playing Springsteen in 2000. That great success in the Las Vegas show brought him to performances across the world, eventually evolving his character into the BRUCE IN THE USA show. Along with his powerhouse band, they have taken this genre of performance art to a whole new level, making it the World’s #1 Tribute to the E Street Band’s musical legacy. Visit the website for information and tickets.
**Free Mother's Day Celebration **
May 8, 2022 12 - 5 pm San Carlos between 5th and 6th
Enjoy live music, local wine, and good company, while immersing yourself in the beautiful paintings of Erin Hanson. Join us at our Carmel gallery for a wonderful afternoon. All mothers will receive a special gift! Click for more information.
** Quail motorcycle gathering **
May 14 10am - 4pm Quail Lodge & Golf club
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering celebrates the Evolution of the Motorcycle, honoring both pre- and post-war eras of the world's finest sports and racing bikes. Amongst the motorcycles, the event features a gourmet barbeque lunch with offerings from local wineries and breweries, together with live entertainment, leading motorcycle manufacturers, lifestyle vendors and more - the perfect opportunity to spend a day amongst the finer things in life. Click for more information.
**27th Annual carmel art festival & sculpture in the park**
may 13-15, 2022
Combining plein-air painting and live sculpting with exhibits, sales and lots of live music, the Carmel Art Festival takes over Devendorf Park for three days. Artists create their exhibition paintings outdoors on Wednesday and Thursday all around the Monterey Peninsula, bringing them to Devendorf Park on Friday afternoon for judging. The public can view and purchase these and other newly created paintings through Sunday. Weekend events also include Sculpture-in-the-Park, Kids-make-art day, and live music each day. On Sunday morning, winning artists engage in a Quick Draw competition with the results being sold via Silent Auction. Click for more information.
Carmel is a year round destination, so we always have a full calendar of events! Here are a few events to entice you!
Cresecent Bay Entertainment presents: Box Scaggs
**SUNSET CENTER* June 1 & 2, 2022 7:30pm
It's appropriate that Boz Scaggs' new album and tour is Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. He produced a pair of albums of jazz standards: But Beautiful and Speak Low, the latter topping the Billboard Jazz chart, demonstrated Scaggs' stylistic mastery, as did the Southern-flavored Memphis and the rhythm & bluesy A Fool to Care. Come experience the jazz mastery of Boz Scaggs LIVE! Click for more information and tickets.
** Carmel Surfabout **
Since 1980, once a year, local monterey county surfers and their families have gathered on the squeaky white sands of Carmel beach for a weekend of friendly surf competition. The weekend marks the only calendar dates throughout the whole year where our surf community’s coming together is not dictated by chance ideal surf conditions. Instead, we come together for each other, and to celebrate our shared love for a life of chasing waves on our central coast and beyond. Come and watch the fun! Click for more information.
** carmel bach festival **
july 14 - 30, 2022
America's most important Bach festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its 84th season in 2022 with 15 days of performances, talks and educational events. As always, the focus is not only on J.S. Bach, but also on the many artists he influenced, such as Handel, Mozart, Brahms, and more. Musicians from the around the world perform an amazing array of multiple concerts and more than 40 events in Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach. View the full schedule at the Carmel Bach Festival website.
** Pebble Beach Concours D'elegance **
august 15 - 23, 2022
Don't miss the most anticipated automobile events in Monterey County. Enjoy days on end of auto shows, auto memorabilia, VIP parties, and new car reveals from nearly every luxury manufacturer. Many of these events are totally free, too! Click for more information.
Looking for something else to do?
Stop by Reception where we have information on all that is happening in the local area, menus from local restaurants and insider secrets! We are all locals and are happy to share our knowledge to the best of Carmel.
** Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge **