Perfect Destination Wedding Venue
Being a travel enthusiast, travel writing was on my list ever since I launched this blog. However, the prior writing commitments couldn’t make it possible.
“To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”
Because there is a time for everything, there can’t be a better time than this holiday season to launch yet another category on the Blogging Hacks: Travel.
Welcome aboard, fellas!
My first travel post on this blog has to be about California (my favorite part of the world). Leave aside America; there is so much to do in this state that you can never get tired of traveling to this most beautiful state in the US.
There is something about this place that makes you leave your heart there. With more posts to follow soon on California, this post focuses on Monterey, a city that is located on its rugged central coast.
What Makes Monterey a Perfect Destination Wedding Venue?
The stunning scenery and breathtaking views along the 17-Mile Drive are a treat to traveler’s eyes. The beaches, coastal terrain, wildlife and the luxury of a small Carmel-by-the-Sea town makes you reminiscence your trip to this heavenly abode for a lifetime.
When you take your vows in Monterey, it doesn’t only add meaning to your lives but also to the people on the perimeters.
A place as beautiful as Monterey truly embodies the spirits and personalities of a couple.
And when it is about love, romance, and eternal commitment; you can never undermine the magic of the sea and the starlit sky.
I visited Monterey last summer for a cousin’s wedding. This place occupies a top slot in my list of favorites when planning a wedding or even a romantic weekend getaway in California.
Seeing the couple promising each other their undying love, affection, and loyalty- it was not difficult for me to believe that the gods were watching over them, showering their blessings and this union was planned.
We drove from Fremont and it took us approximately 2 hours to reach Monterey. If you’re driving from a San Jose airport, you can rent a car and drive down along the coastal line to reach there. It will take you approximately 1.5 hours to reach there.
After reaching our hotel Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa, we walked around and absorbed the beauty of the place. There was a cocktail to attend in the evening and we partied until dawn. Even though I was in a different part of the world yet it didn’t feel any different from home because there was so much beauty and emotions involved in every tradition.
Drove on 17-Mile Drive, a scenic road that majorly hugs the Pacific Coastline and captured some amazing views!
Explored “Carmel-by-the-sea” (one of the most beautiful towns I’ve ever been to) on foot and headed to Carmel Plaza.
Carmel Plaza: An award-winning garden patio that houses 40 specialty stores and restaurants.
A mid-day meal at Carmel Coffee and Cocoa Bar: We loved the food and would love to go back! Portions are big and rates are decent.
Rest of our day was spent attending the wedding ceremony followed by the reception at the Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach.
Its quaint charm, cold breeze, and scenic beauty are unparalleled for a wedding abundant in style and elegance. Crafted out of imagination and perfected executed, this property ensured the hosts a fantasy wedding. The assortment of majestic retreats and gourmet food promised an evening full of amazing fun.
The weekend getaway ended with a visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Given a choice, I would like to spend the rest of my life in this place tucked away in the calm and beautiful town far from the maddening crowds of the city.
It’s worth taking the plunge in any of the properties in this beautiful city to experience the breathtaking views of sapphire-blue waters. I would go back to this town in a heartbeat!
Monterey has a number of hotels, vacation rentals and B&B’s to suit every budget. You can make bookings through any of the travel websites or Airbnb.