Venue

The Monterey Tides Hotel

Location: 2600 San Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA – 93940
Contact: 831-394-3321
Event Dates: Fall 2020

The Lab session will be located at the beautiful beachfront boutique hotel called Monterey Tides, which is nested along the shoreline of the famed Monterey Bay. The only Monterey hotel with a privately-owned beachfront, you'll experience a unique event in one of their breathtaking large meeting rooms. We'll be serving an executive continental breakfast each morning and healthy lunches with an assortment of soups, salads and sandwiches.

After the event ends each day, enjoy the only Monterey hotel with a privately-owned beachfront or feed your culinary cravings at their two on-site eateries, Bar Sebastián and Vizcaino Waterfront Food & Drink, which both offer delicious cuisine and dramatic ocean scenes.

Travel

The largest international airport is San Francisco International Airport (SFO) which is about 2 hours away and 100 miles from the venue. For a closer airport, fly into San Jose (SJC) which is 70 miles from Monterey and about a 1 hour drive. For the closest airport, direct flights are available into Monterey at the Monterey Regional Airport (MRY). The Monterey Regional Airport is 15 minutes away from the Tides Hotel.

Accommodations

There are many options for lodging and accommodations on the Monterey Peninsula, including areas such as Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Carmel. Below are some options in Monterey and are in close proximity to the meeting venue.

 

  • Tides Hotel: 2600 San Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA - (831) 394-3321.  BOOK HERE - $$
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay: 1441 Canyon Del Re, Seaside, CA - (831) 393-1115.  BOOK HERE - $$
  • Holiday Inn Express at Monterey Bay: 1400 Del Monte Blvd, Seaside, CA - (831) 394-5335.  BOOK HERE - $
  • Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel: 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA - (831) 372- 1234. BOOK HERE - $$$
  • Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA - (831) 920-6710. BOOK HERE - $$$$

Attractions

17 Mile Drive - Pebble Beach

17-Mile Drive is a scenic road through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, much of which hugs the Pacific coastline and passes an enchanting world full of dramatic coastal cliffs, snow-white beaches, mystical forests and iconic golf courses. Discover one of the most scenic drives in the world as you meet the inspiring Lone Cypress, ponder the giant trees at Crocker Grove, digest the untouched beauty at Fanshell Beach, behold the power of the Restless Sea at Point Joe, stroll the boardwalk above the beach at Spanish Bay, and dine at the infamous Pebble Beach Lodge.

Big Sur Coastline

Big Sur refers to that 90-mile stretch of rugged and awesomely beautiful coastline between Carmel to the north and San Simeon (Hearst Castle) to the south. Highway One winds along its length and is flanked on one side by the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains and on the other by the rocky Pacific Coast. Make sure to visit Pfeiffer State Beach, which is famously known as the purple sand beach in the Big Sur village.

Carmel By the Sea

As you walk down Ocean Avenue in the beautiful beach town, Carmel By The Sea, you'll find quaint artisan boutiques, one-of-a-kind shops, world-class art galleries, and inviting restaurants. At the foot of Ocean Avenue, Carmel Beach is one of the most iconic spots on California's Central Coast and is rated "One of America's Top Beach Towns." A unique feature of Carmel Beach beside the white sands and cerulean blue ocean is the ability to snuggle up next to a cozy beach fire - it's also dog friendly.

Carmel Mission

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission is considered the most authentically restored Franciscan mission, and despite its many events and services, the Carmel Mission's courtyard and gardens are peaceful places to meditate or rest. Self-guided and docent-led tours are available; see the Carmel Mission website for more information.

Fisherman's Wharf

A visit to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula just isn't complete without a rendezvous with Old Fisherman's Wharf. Experience a myriad of great Restaurants, Seafood & Chowder, Unique Shops, Whale Watching, Fishing, Sailing and Bay Cruises.

Monterey's Cannery Row

In Monterey, you'll find Cannery Row, one-time center of the sardine-packing industry that was immortalized by novelist, John Steinbeck. Today, it stretches along the waterfront and features restaurants, hotels, specialty shops, local artists' galleries and wine tasting rooms.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Dedicated to innovative exhibits, cutting edge marine research and ocean conservation leadership, the Monterey Bay Aquarium sets the standard for excellence around the world because of its immersive exhibits and ability to present marine life on a truly grand scale. The former sardine cannery is now a top attraction on Monterey’s historic Cannery Row, showcasing over 35,000 sea creatures representing over 550 marine species.