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February 5, 2004

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No Pro-Am Like It...

Wine Passport Weekend

Why be modest? There really isn't a golf tournament quite like it... The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament is one of a kind, and has been ever since Bing Crosby first instituted his great "clambake."

Think of it: February 2-8 will see 180 top pros paired up with 180 celebrity amateurs, playing four rounds of highly competitive golf, across three of America's finest courses - Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill.

And what golfers! While the golf world's big star, Tiger Woods, won't be playing in 2004, the defending champion, Davis Love III will be there, along with Matt Gogel, Phil Mickelson, and Todd Fischer, to name a few. The celebs will be out in force, too, including James Woods, Lynn Swann, Ray Romano, Kevin Costner, Kenny G and Oscar De La Hoya.

Tickets and packages range in price from $40 for a day ticket up to $1600+ for Champions Club Members. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website at
A loaf of bread is just not as romantic without a complementary jug of wine... So what better way to spend Valentine's Day Weekend than sipping some of Monterey County's finest wines?

From February 13-15, you can enjoy wine-tasting with a romantic and fun-filled spin during the Wine Passport Weekend . While you drive through Monterey's mild winter weather and drowsing vineyards, you'll be collecting 'passport' stamps that enter you in a prize drawing worth $1500.

The event costs $35 for the three-day passport (more after February 1, less for designated drivers); additional events include four taste-tempting winemakers dinners, Valentine's Day dinners at the Monterey Bay Aquarium or A Taste of Monterey on Cannery Row, and more. Just call 831-375-9400 or visit the website for details.

News & Events
Rooms Available / Great Weather!

Don't postpone a visit this weekend. Plenty of rooms are available for the AT&T weekend, and the weather is forecast to be clear and sunny, making for a beautiful Monterey getaway. Click here to book a room.

Valentine's Day Specials

It's hard to find a more romantic spot than coastal Monterey. If you and your sweetheart need a just-the-two-of-you getaway, we have just the treat—from fun activities and Valentine wine dinners to special romantic getaways all through the weekend.

Plan your Romantic Stay in Monterey .

Upcoming Events

An Evening of Mendelssohn —Feb 6-7, Salinas (6), Carmel (7), 831-333-1283
Julliard String Quartet —Feb 8, Carmel, 831-625-2212.
"Bloodbrothers" —Feb 12-March 7, Carmel, 831-622-0100.
A Day of Romance in Old Monterey —Feb 14, Monterey, 831-647-6226.
Love at the Aquarium —Feb 14, Monterey, 831-647-6877
Masters of Food & Wine —Feb 18-22, Carmel, 800-401-1009
Left Coast Crime 2004 —Feb 19-22, Monterey.
Ray Vega and Pete Escovedo in Concert —Feb 25, Seaside, 831-582-4580.
Steinbeck's Birthday Celebration —Feb 28, Salinas, 831-775-4721.

For a further description of these and other upcoming events, click here .

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