Local Day Trips, Events & Attractions Near CordeValle

Discover the Best of Our California Region

The proud host to some of golf’s most prestigious tournaments, CordeValle is also surrounded by many additional adventures and signature events. Just 30 minutes south of San Jose and 45 north of Monterey Peninsula, our intimate resort is conveniently located near some of Northern California’s top golf and tennis events, as well as spectacular wine, food, and cultural attractions.

California Wine Country

With over 80 vintners producing chardonnays, pinot noirs, and more, Monterey County is one of the largest wine growing regions in California. Its wines are defined by the cooling influence of Monterey Bay and the Blue Grand Canyon, one of the world’s deepest marine canyons. The result is a superb selection of 42 varietals of internationally renowned wines. Be sure to go on a wine-tasting tour along one (or all) of these three routes: Coastal Connoisseur – Carmel-by-the-Sea & Monterey County; Country Charm – Carmel Valley; and Vineyard Ventures – River Road Trail.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Less than an hour’s drive away from CordeValle is the picture-perfect European-style village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, rated “a top-10 destination in the U.S. year after year.” With its many unique boutique shops, art galleries, historic sites, superb restaurants, cultural activities, performing arts, and stunning Carmel Beach, it’s no wonder it’s considered one of the most romantic destinations in the country—making it the perfect CordeValle day trip with someone special in your life.

Monterey Peninsula, California

For over a century, the spectacular beauty of the Monterey Peninsula has inspired musicians, painters, and writers, including the legendary author John Steinbeck. (In fact, Monterey’s famed iconic Cannery Row gets its name from the Steinbeck novel.) Today, Monterey is home to some of the best surfing and whale watching in the United States, the world-famous Monterey Aquarium, and many acclaimed restaurants, shops, and art galleries, as well as excellent farmers’ markets virtually every day of the week.

San Francisco, California

Less than two hours’ drive from CordeValle is San Francisco, one of the great cities of the world. A food lovers delight, it features hundreds of international restaurants, while its neighborhoods like Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Union Square are equally renowned for their culinary and cultural offerings, not to mention fantastic shopping. Take a ride on one of San Francisco’s historic cable cars over Nob Hill to Ghiradelli Square (and world-famous chocolate), visit Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and be sure to get a few photos of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Signature Golf & Cultural Events Near CordeValle

CordeValle is the ideal home base for seeing some of the Monterey Peninsula’s signature golf and cultural events, such as:

  • AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am – One of the preeminent events on the entire golf calendar, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am features some of the top golf pros and celebrity amateurs in the sport.
  • Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – A favorite of racers and fans worldwide, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts a myriad of stellar professional and amateur events throughout the year.
  • Gilroy Garlic Festival – The Gilroy Garlic Festival first began in 1979, and now the “Ultimate Summer Food Fair” features three days of incredible food, beverages, arts and crafts, live entertainment—and two tons of garlic.
  • Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Buckle up and enjoy the ride at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, an annual celebration of the automobile. Showcasing everything from antique cars to classic hot rods and everything in between, this is a must-see event for the auto enthusiast.
Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium

Set to take place February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, the Golden Super Bowl is a can’t miss event for football fans. Make a weekend of it and see if the hometown San Francisco 49ers will score the opportunity to play with a home field advantage. Then, relax after all the excitement in the peaceful surroundings of CordeValle, located less than an hour drive away.