Moon Monterey & Carmel
Including Santa Cruz & Big Sur
By Kristin Leal
Fourth Edition, December 2012
Price: $16.99 USD
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Journalist and Monterey Bay area resident Kristin Leal offers her firsthand experience and advice on Monterey, Carmel, and beyond, from Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row to the nearby areas of Pacific Grove and Salinas. Leal includes various travel itinerary ideas, such as Family Fun in Santa Cruz, Charmed in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Visit Early California—a guide to the best antiques shops and Mexican restaurants San Juan Bautista has to offer. Complete with expert tips on wandering the redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains, finding hidden waterfalls in Big Sur, and spotting otters at the Elkhorn Slough National Reserve, Moon Monterey & Carmel gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Kristin Leal is a freelance columnist and reporter who currently contributes regularly to the Monterey County Herald. Her weekly column, called The Great Outdoors, focuses on travel adventures within Monterey County and the surrounding areas.
Leal has lived in the Monterey area for the last four years, during which time she has fallen in love with the region. She spends her free time discovering the treasures around the Bay and beyond, and is always in search of new, delightful “staycation” and adventure options.