Travelling to Asilomar and the Monterey Peninsula does not require too much planning and preparation. In fact, many visitors decide to come at the very last minute. The most important thing is to build in enough time during your trip for local exploration once you are here.
While on the grounds at Asilomar, the 107 acres of California State Park and State Beach property provide ample opportunity for leisurely strolls through the dunes, ambitious runs along the beach or a relaxing dip in the heated pool. Asilomar is best enjoyed as a place to meet for a common purpose, a place to reconnect with friends and family and a place for personal reflection amid quiet solitude. In all cases, Asilomar guests leave inspired and wanting to return.
But venture off grounds and discover endless venues for exploration, education and enjoyment. Monterey County is flush with attractions and activities throughout the year. Wineries, shops, golf, art galleries, museums, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, historic Cannery Row, 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, the scenic drive south to Big Sur, music festivals, auto and motorcycle racing, antique car auctions and gourmet food and wine events are just a few of the delightful distractions that create memorable visits time after time.
Casual attire is always appropriate. At Asilomar, “formal” simply means that you wear socks and your best pair of khakis. We always recommend dressing in layers which can be easily added or removed as you travel through the myriad micro-climates found on the Monterey Peninsula. A jacket or sweater is never without use, and if you are planning to spend time at the beach or on the golf course, a few dabs of sunscreen are also recommended.