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Insiders' Guide to the Monterey Peninsula, 4th (Insiders' Guide Series) Paperback – June 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Series: Insiders' Guide Series
  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Insiders' Guide; 4th edition (June 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762729708
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762729708
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #724,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

For more than twenty years, the Insiders' Guide® series has remained the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information. Each guide is written by locals and true insiders and offers a personal, practical perspective that readers everywhere have come to know and love.
From Historic Carmel Mission to world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium to scenic 17-Mile Drive, the Monterey Peninsula is a picturesque place to spend a weekend - or a lifetime. This authoritative guide will lead you to opportunities for soaking in spectacular scenery, whether scuba diving at Lovers Point or hitting the greens at Pebble Beach. Inside you'll find:
* a comprehensive guide to day trips, restaurants, nightlife, and lodging
* descriptions of wineries and wine country tours
* countless ways to enjoy the outdoors - in and around the water, at
festivals and parks, and even at open-air shops
* sections dedicated to children, retirement, and much more.
Whether you're planning a vacation, living in the area, or looking to relocate, Insiders' Guide to the Monterey Peninsula will show you everything you need to know.

About the Author

Tom Owens has a marketing firm, Tom Owens Communications. His background includes magazine journalism, marketing, advertising, and public relations, covering everything from insurance to jazz. He lives in Pacific Grove, California.

Melanie Bellon Chatfield provides writing and communications services to local and national businesses and contributes to area lifestyle, health care, and business publications. She lives in Monterey, California.

Customer Reviews

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer L Strahl on April 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book, not only for tourists and visitors to the Monterey Peninsula, but also for those considering relocating there (like me). I wanted a book about the region that describes the neighborhoods and towns in order to get a general feel for the area (information pertinent to those contemplating a move), and this book does just that. It is amazing how much information the authors have managed to jam into each page, and they have included a good deal of local history. The book is written in a witty, engaging, almost conversational style. Unlike many books of this genre, the blurbs about restaurants, inns, and everything else are written descriptively, rather than subjectively or from the authors' personal points of view (which may differ from the reader). In short, this is a very well-written book from two people who clearly love the peninsula on which they live!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book was invaluable to our trip to this beautiful area. A very informative, fun read and a great way to learn about where to go, what to see, and what's available. I highly recommend this book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Beth on November 20, 2005
Format: Paperback
There are only a handful of guidebooks about the Monterey Penninsula, and this is the best one. It is reliable, well-organized, and well-written. I have spent a while living in Monterey, and reference it often.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katie Kelly on July 4, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very helpful and reasonably priced, as I prepare for my trip to Monterey. Full of suggestions: what to see, what to do, where to eat, and much more!
Great resource~
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