Enjoy the Art and Culture on the Monterey Peninsula

There is so much to do and see in Monterey—the Aquarium, the 17-Mile Drive, Point Lobos, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, and the list goes on.  Behind all of the main attractions, though, is a rich history and cultural heritage that the average tourist often overlooks.  This week, we’ll spotlight the many repertory, community, and youth theatres in the area.  In neighboring Carmel, you’ll find two theatres: The Forest Theater, and Pacific Repertory Theatre. In Pacific Grove, you will find The Performing Arts Center of Pacific Grove.  Right on Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf is the New Wharf Theatre.

The Forest Theatre in Carmel has been thrilling audiences since 1910, and it is the oldest outdoor theatre west of the Mississippi River!  They have live theatre performances and live movie screenings in the summer.  Take a cushion, take dinner, and enjoy theatre in the great outdoors in front of a fire pit!

The Pacific Repertory Theatre is also located in the heart of Carmel, and is one of the best professional theatres on the Monterey Peninsula!  It has an intimate 300 seat auditorium and you’re sure to love the performances they put on!

The Performing Arts Center of Pacific Grove was originally built in 1923. Over the years this “art deco” facility has hosted many world renowned artists including Ella Fitzgerald. The Performing Arts Center continues to host performances of the highest caliber and is poised to become one of the true “must plays” in California.

The New Wharf Theatre on Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf is community theatre at its finest—you’ll enjoy exuberant and fun-filled performances from Monterey locals.

The Old Monterey Inn is centrally located and will be a relaxing romantic home base from which to explore all that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer.

Arts in Monterey

Performing Arts Center Of Pacific Grove

Arts in Carmel, CA

The Forest Theater in Carmel.

Monterey, CA bed and breakfasts

Your home base: Old Monterey Inn garden patio.

 

Enjoy “Evenings by the Bay” at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Our world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is always thinking of different events to offer our visitors to the Monterey Peninsula in order for them to enjoy the wonders of our fabulous ocean habitat in cool and exciting ways! “Evenings by the Bay”, offered every Saturday and Sunday night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm through September 1st is a great way to do just that! Included in the price of your regular priced admission ticket will be live music from Monterey Jazz Festival musicians, complimentary wine tasting by Estancia Winery, beer and wine for purchase, and special menus of appetizers and desserts.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Horse Exhibit

The exhibits at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are always worth the price of admission! This is the perfect chance to enjoy the aquarium after the crowds have gone for the day, all while sipping a glass of wine, enjoying appetizers, and listening to accomplished musicians perform! Check out all of the sea creatures in their natural habitat, some you can view for the last time! One of our guest favorite exhibits is closing September 2nd, so this could be your last chance to see the beautiful Sea Horse exhibit!

Our Monterey bed and breakfast always has VIP tickets for the aquarium available, and we are happy to help you plan for and enjoy these special weekend events!

Evenings by the Bay Monterey Bay Aquarium Band

By Lawrence Havlick