Saturday, January 17, 2009

Romance capital of California

I am not sure if I have met Celeste C. White, who is the Director of Communications for the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Regardless, she felt I should be reminded that Monterey is heralded as the romance capital of California (I did not know this... big shocker). And as Valentine’s Day was quickly approaching (I had to look this up: Saturday, February 14th), it might be handy to post the top 11 (huh?) places to propose in Monterey County.

Consider this a public service announcement for dudes that want to make sure their gal says "yes" to that all important question. And as an added twist, the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau is asking romantic minded proposers to upload their best Monterey County Proposal Images to their Flickr group, http://www.flickr.com/groups/seemonterey. The best proposal image will be deemed the winner on February 13th and will receive exclusive Monterey County prizes. Contest rules available at www.SeeMonterey.com.

So here is the list...
1. Marriage Proposals on a Golf Course, Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills.
2. Marriage Proposals on a Beach, Carmel’s White Sand Beach, Julia Pfeiffer State Beach, Carmel Monastery Beach, SCUBA diving off of San Carlos Beach, Sunset Sail through the Sanctuary.
3. Marriage Proposals at a Famous Landmark, Bixby Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row.
4. Marriage Proposals in a Winery, Château Julien, Bernard us Lodge, Ventana Vineyards.
5. Marriage Proposals From on High, Pinnacles, Big Sur Hikes, Aerial Sightseeing Tour.
6. Marriage Proposals at a Restaurant, Fandango Restaurant, The Sardine Factory, Pacific’s Edge Restaurant, Aubergine.
7. Marriage Proposals on a Drive, Land Rover, Skip Barber, Limousine Service, Monterey Movie Tours.
8. Marriage Proposals at a Point, Point Lobos, Lovers Point, Point Pinos, Rocky Point.
9. Marriage Proposal at a Mission, Royal Presidio, Carmel Mission Basilica, Soledad Mission.
10. Marriage Proposals at the Zoo, Wild Things, Condor Camp, Monterey Bay Aquarium.
11. Marriage Proposals in a Garden – Earthbound Farms, Bernardus Lodge, Butterfly Sanctuary, Orientations Chinese Garden at the Marsh Building, Adobe Garden (Custom House Plaza).

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At 7:20 AM, Blogger Celeste White said...

Scuttleblog-
So glad you have posted and reminded everyone of the joys of Monterey County. I have included more details on 11:Marriage Proposals in a Garden here and will count down to number 1 until Valentines Day. Would love to hear some proposal stories from Monterey County too! Cheers-

MARRIAGE PROPOSALS IN A GARDEN-- Earthbound Farms, Pacific Grove Butterfly Sanctuary, Orientations Chinese Garden at the Marsh Building, Custom House Plaza
If she gave you butterflies in your stomach from the first moment you saw her, then propose at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary for an up close peek at thousands of butterflies. Tucked into a residential enclave in Pacific Grove, this free frolic is a top winter spot for Monarchs who flutter as far as 2,000 miles at a height of 10,000 feet. Led by the earth’s magnetic field and position of the sun, each year new butterflies arrive en masse to cluster in the pine and eucalyptus trees from October to February. Or you can bring your sweetheart to the Picket Fence at Casa del Oro Complex next to Pacific House and wander the Sensory Garden in the plaza, the Herb Garden that lies in front of it or the Casa del Oro Garden located at the corner of Pacific and Scott Streets in Monterey, pick one and pop the question.

 

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