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Valentines Events 2004

Special Valentines Values
This February 14, plan a Romantic Stay in Monterey

All you need is love! Monterey County wineries, restaurants, hotels and attractions will take care of the rest, offering a range of romantic activities this Valentine's Day weekend.
  Romantic Activities

A Day of Romance in Old Monterey
Couples have the chance to tour historic adobes and stroll the hidden gardens of Monterey. Two-hour tours leave every half hour between 10 am and 2 pm (no tour at 12:30 pm) from the Cooper-Molera Adobe, stopping at Larkin House and Sherman Quarters. Four short plays are included in the tour, which ends with refreshments and 19th century entertainment.
Reserve tickets by January 31

Wild Things Nighttime Flashlight Tours
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Wild Things Inc. offers their first annual Valentine's Day "Mating Game Tours." See what their wild friends are doing at night and learn about their fascinating courtship and mating behaviors while participating in a hilarious fun filled "mating game" yourself. This scored event is tastefully orchestrated by the Wild Things staff with a chance to win an overnight stay for two in their Safari B&B. After the tour, enjoy a cheese, cracker, chocolate and sparkling cider reception while game scores are counted and a winner is chosen. An optional photo with a "wild thing" will also be available.
Friday & Saturday nights February 6-7 & 13-14
$25 per person or $45 per couple
831-455-1901 ext 3
Reservations required. Due to the nature of this event, it is an adults only tour (18 years and older).

  Wining & Dining

Wine Passport Weekend
Guests can sample Monterey County wines and explore the area's most scenic drives and vineyards during the annual Wine Passport Weekend. Sponsored by the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association, this popular event includes entertainment, food, and wine tasting provided by local wineries and restaurants along the Monterey County wine trail, as well as a drawing for local wines and gifts. Participants receive commemorative wine glasses and official passports stamped by wineries and restaurants along the wine trail. Visit www.montereywines.org for a complete list of events.
February 13-15

Wine from the Heart
In conjunction with the Wine Passport Weekend, Wine from the Heart invites guests to a reserve wine tasting throughout the weekend, complete with a complimentary Valentine's Day gift. Boutique California wines and romantic gifts will also be available for purchase.
February 13-15

Valentines Day Winemaker Dinners
Kurts Carmel Chop House will host two Winemaker Dinners on Friday and Saturday of the Wine Passport Weekend.
February 13 featuring Château Julien Wine Estate
February 14 featuring Hahn Estates / Smith & Hook Winery
$85 per person both nights

The Three Flags Restaurant at the Monterey Marriott will host a Passport Weekend Winemaker Dinner, featuring Graff Family Vineyards.
February 14
$85 per person
831-375-9400 for dinner reservations
831-649-4234 for rooms

A Taste of Monterey, on Cannery Row, invites guests for a February 14 candlelight ocean view dinner paired with local wines. A champagne tasting precedes the dinner.
February 14
$80 per person

The historic Martine Inn in Pacific Grove will host a Valentine's Day and Winemaker Dinner at 6:30 pm on February 14, featuring wine pairings from Carmel Valley's Joullian Vineyards. The six-course Victorian meal costs $75 per person.
February 14
$75 per person

Love at the Aquarium
It's a sea of love at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which hosts "Love at the Aquarium" on February 14. A strolling dinner in the Outer Bay galleries is open from 7-9 pm, with candlelight, food, wine and dessert. A DJ dance party, with wine appetizers and full bar service for purchase, takes place from 8-12 pm.
February 14
Dinner and party: $95 per person ($75 per person for aquarium members)
Dance party with wine tasting: $50 per person ($40 for members)
Party admission only: $35 per person

Romantic Dining
Marinus at Bernardus Lodge (831-658-3550) and The Covey at Quail Lodge (831-620-8860) each offer romantic Valentine's Day dining throughout the holiday weekend. Call for information and reservations.

  Romantic Accommodations

"Ranch Romance" Package
After a day of romantic tours and fine wine, enjoy a night at one of Monterey County's first-class hotels and resorts. Carmel Valley Ranch (831-625-9500 for rates and reservations) is offering the "Ranch Romance Package," which includes a one-bedroom suite, in-room massage for two, unlimited use of secluded whirlpool spas, and champagne and chocolates.

"Romantic Escape" Package
The Romantic Escape package at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa includes a deluxe inland view guestroom, chocolate-dipped strawberries and champagne, two 50-minute spa treatments, and breakfast for two and a $75 dinner credit at Duck Club restaurant.

Hyatt Regency Monterey Packages
The Hyatt Regency Monterey has two romance packages available February 14-16. The Valentine's Room Package, for $199 plus tax and fees, includes deluxe accommodation for one night, in-room breakfast, and champagne and strawberries. The Valentine's Suite Package, $399 plus tax and fees, includes suite accommodation for one night, dinner for two in the Peninsula Restaurant, in-room breakfast, and champagne and strawberries. The Peninsula Restaurant at the Hyatt will also offer a Valentine's dinner menu February 13-15, and brunch on Sunday, February 15.
February 14-16

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