Ultimate California Super Bowl Weekend 2016
PHOTO: Ocean House Exterior at Post Ranch Inn courtesy of Kodiak Greenwood
For those headed to San Francisco this weekend (or are already there) for Super Bowl 50, stunning Monterey is a mere 60 minutes south of the game. Take the iconic drive along the Pacific coast for a post Super Bowl destination and explore Big Sur or taste central coast wines on the beaches of Carmel.
You can even go right to the AT&T Pro Am Golf Tournament in Pebble Beach, beginning the day after Super Bowl. The tourney is a favorite among athletes and celebs, such as Bill Murray (Happy Groundhog's Day Mr. Murray!), Carson Daly, Phil Mickelson, Chris O’Donnell and Vijay Singh.
If you need some ideas on lodging or on what to do, here are four solid options.
PHOTO: Surf Air plane courtesy of Surf Air
The exclusive Surf and Stay experience, in partnership with Surf Air and Post Ranch Inn, is perfect for sports fans heading to California for Super Bowl. Hit the game and then jet off to Big Sur with the three-night hotel/air package, including round-trip airfare for two on Surf Air from San Fran to Monterey, three night accommodations in one of Post Ranch Inn’s private homes, exclusive use of a Lexus during your stay, one four course dinner for two and one nine course taste of Big Sur for two at Sierra Mar, and other amenities. Click here for more information: http://www.postranchinn.com/packages/.
PHOTO: Sunset at La Playa Carmel courtesy of La Playa Carmel
Finish off the weekend with the Wine Tasting Package at La Playa in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Package includes one night accommodations, two Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea™ Wine Tasting Passports and a waived corkage fee at participating nearby restaurants. Starting package rate is $439/night. Click here for more information: http://www.carmelcalifornia.org/things-to-do/wine_walk_passport.aspx.
PHOTO: Bernardus Lodge & Spa courtesy of Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Bernardus Lodge & Spa: Girl’s Getaway
Hate football but don’t want to miss out on the trip to Cali? Let the guys do San Fran and gather up the girls to head to Carmel Valley for Bernardus Lodge & Spa’s Girls Getaway Package. Spend a weekend in wine country and enjoy luxurious accommodations, spa treatments and dinner at Lucia. Click here for more information: http://www.bernarduslodge.com/specials/.
Bernardus Lodge & Spa: Connoisseurs package
Indulge in some good food following Super Bowl with the Connoisseurs Getaway package. Offer includes dinner for two at LUCIA or in the privacy of your room. Starting package rate is $395/night. Also great for those spending the day at the tournament.