Two Nights In CARMEL // AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Admittedly, we’re not big golfers, but this doesn't matter one bit when you're in Carmel for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. A Pro-Am is an event matching professional golfers with amateurs. In this case most of those amateurs are all celebrities. Celebs Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, Mark Wahlberg and others teamed up with pro golfers like Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth for the weekend tournament.

Carmel is a beautiful destination all year round, the tournament however breathes a life into the city not found during its usually calmer weekends. We spent two nights in Carmel with some dear friends enjoying every minute.

Friday around sunset was spent at Vesuvio for rooftop cocktails. Their Starlight Rooftop Lounge is much hipper than its name implies. Fire pits and couches create the perfect environment to enjoy a classic Italian cocktail like a Negroni (our favorite) or an Aperol Spritz. We then headed to the casual A.W. Shucks for some oysters and seafood. The night was closed out with one last drink at Hog’s Breath Inn. This is definitely the place to be on this particular weekend. You can really see all the colorful out-of-towner's the tournament brings. One of the best parts of a golf tournament has to be the people watching and we don't mean the celebrities. By midnight the Hog’s Breath Inn was overrun by some serious characters.

Saturday we spent the day on the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Carmel is classically Californian, this is a town that once elected Clint Eastwood as mayor, what better way to show off its California chops than with celebrities playing golf on a beach. After a full day of strolling around the course, watching a little bit of golf and a whole lot of beautiful views, it was time to eat. We headed to our reservation at The Bench. This clubhouse restaurant overlooks the 18th hole and has a stunning view down the coast. We ate delicious food, drank great drinks, and even chatted up Bill Murray for a few. It was the perfect way to wrap up a great weekend. We’re sold on the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in Carmel. We never thought we’d find ourselves thoroughly enjoying a PGA Tour event, who knew? This is definitely going to be a yearly tradition and we totally recommend making the trip.

The countdown is on to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 2017 (February 6, 2017 - February 12, 2017)! Stay updated on players, events, and sponsors here

Our recommendations for Carmel during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am:

There are many great hotels but we know the best ones! Contact us for bookings and recommendations

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

The Bench
Starlight Rooftop Lounge
Hog's Breath Inn
Il Tegamino

For more ideas and recommendations, visit our Carmel and Monterey Destination Guide

Two Nights In

Hello and welcome! Today February 1st marks the official launch of and the start of our newest venture. The plan was to start on January 1st but there was much to be done and we wanted to do it right. Please have a look around, we can't wait to share our stories and services with you!

Writing our first blog post about a destination would be too predictable, so we wanted to give you a quick glimpse into our lives instead. 2015 was a big year for us - we got married in Mexico, we honeymooned in Italy and France, and we took our annual California Coast/Big Sur road trip. We also took trips to Chicago, Portland, Cabo and much farther destinations like Thailand and Cambodia.

Here are some of last year's highlights (trust us, we'll get into the finer travel details when we do individual posts about these amazing destinations). Enjoy!

Justyna & Scott