Pring Escape, Monterey Style: New Girls’ Goodlife Getaway

Monterey County, CA (PRWEB) February 4, 2005

This spring, grab the girls and go coastal! Renew and recharge with spiked-up spa treatments, outback equestrian romps, two-for-one golf lessons or a rejuvenating cruise along the world-famous 17-Mile Drive in a classic 1929 Model A reproduction. New: Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “Girls’ Goodlife Getaway” package features discounts at 24 area hotels and resorts with value-added deals on sports, spas, wine and culinary adventures throughout the region. Available March 1 through April 30, 2005, the “Girls’ Goodlife Getaway” package can be reserved now at

Tapping into the booming trend in female-only travel, this sybaritic sojourn along California’s classic corridor packs plenty of punch. Slip into a complimentary Monterey Sea Salt Aroma Bath, ponder the local Pinot Noirs with a crafty Wine Tasting Survival Kit or dice it up via a two-for-one culinary course certain to launch the next Food Network star. Created to seduce every sense, the Girls’ Goodlife Getaway is the ultimate Rx for women seeking a respite.

Affordable Escapes

Stay and save at 24 participating hotels and resorts ranging from classic Victorian inns to four-star ocean-front properties. Depending upon dates, rates start as low as $ 49.00/night (Carmel River Inn). More than seven hotels offer guestrooms for under $ 100.00/night. For a complete listing of hotel properties visit the “Girls’ Goodlife Getaway” package at

Indulgence on a Dime

Pampering Hits a High Note/Spas Lounge in the luxury surroundings of the newly-renovated Spa at Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley’s legendary retreat offering plush poolside treatment cabanas surrounding a soothing sun-drenched pool. From the signature Epicurean Facial to Quail’s LaStone River Rock Massage, the resort ensures guests check in and check out fully renewed. Deal: With every 50-minute massage receive a complimentary 30-minute Monterey Bay Seaweed Wrap.

Oceanfront, visitors can slip in and chill down to the sounds of the sea while melting away at the top-notch Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa located on historic Cannery Row. View the world – and a few whales – from the stunning penthouse spa facilities and rooftop sun deck with fireplace. Deal: With every 50-minute spa treatment receive a complimentary 25-minute Monterey Grape Seed Tea Bath.

Certain to swell every sense, Monterey’s Spa on the Plaza is the stop for a plethora of creative treatments mastered by owners Roy and Camille Malcolm. From serenity wraps to freeze dried masks tackling those delicate zones, the 6,000 sq. ft. sanctuary is buzzing with bliss. Deal: With every 50-minute spa treatment receive a complimentary Monterey Sea Salt Aromatherapy Bath.

Energia Body Centre at Del Monte Shopping Center is stop for fitness buffs who enjoy pumping up and pampering in one stop. Deal: With every 50-minute massage receive a complimentary Monterey Bay Sea Salt Scrub and free day pass to the fitness center.

Wine and Culinary Adventures

From the new River Road winetasting trek to the cache of boutique wineries popping up in Carmel Valley, winetasting in Monterey County is nothing short of world-class. Kick off the adventure with a visit to A Taste of Monterey, one of the County’s top tasting and retail stores stashed along Cannery Row. Deal: Two-for-one winetasting and one complimentary Wine Country Survival Kit to kick off the road trip. Kit includes a six-pack airplane wine carrier to pack those gems home, Monterey Wine Country Map & Guide and travel wine opener.

Kick it up in the kitchen with a stint at the Culinary Center of Monterey, location for a variety of day courses in a state of the art “Dream Kitchen.” Learn the art of grilling and marinades, beer food, entertaining with ease or cooking for a romantic rendezvous from classically trained chefs. Deal: Two-for-one cooking class. Restrictions and black-out dates apply.

The armchair oenophile can cash in on a regional wine, culinary or agricultural tour and leave the driving to a pro with Ag Venture Tours, one of Monterey County’s top tour operators. Deal: With every half- or full-day tour receive one bottle of Monterey County wine and two wine glasses (per twosome).

Sports and Travel Persuits

Ladies, start your engines! Wind the day away as the sun sizzles into the Pacific with a soothing cruise in a classic 1929 Model A reproduction along the stunning 17-Mile Drive, or hit high gear on a progressive shopping spree from antiquing in Moss Landing to gallery hopping in Carmel Valley. Rev up and recharge in that dream car for a day via Monterey Rent-a-Roadster. Deal: Rent a 1929 Model A Ford Roadster reproduction for two hours and receive the third hour free.

Annie Oakleys meet their match at Holman Ranch, a lush 400-acre retreat tucked deep within Carmel Valley. Once the locale for social parties and Hollywood’s elite, the ranch now offers a gracious equestrian center and event setting certain to blow the hooves off any horse lover. Deal: Two-for-one Hopalong Cassidy one-hour trail ride.

Ranked the top golf destination in the nation, Monterey County puts a new spin on “green with envy” and is a haven for the growing force of female golfers taking to the tees. Soothe your groove and hammer down that handicap at three of the region’s key golf courses including the 72-par Bayonet & 72-par Blackhorse Golf Club. Deal: Tap into top-ranked LPGA instructor Katherine Nino for a two-for-one one-hour golf lesson.

Located on the 4,366-acre “Canada de le Segunda,” Rancho Canada Golf Club tees up with two 18-hole, 72-par courses graced with gently rolling broad to needle narrow fairways framed by the Santa Lucia Mountains. Challenging play awaits the avid golfer as courses traverses Carmel Valley River in a tapestry of traps and tribulations. Deal: Two-for-one one-hour golf lesson.

Visitor Information

Monterey County is located 120 miles/192 km south of San Francisco and 345 miles/552 km north of Los Angeles along the classic California corridor. The region boasts 99 miles of prime Pacific Coastline, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, three historic missions, 45,000 acres of premium vineyards, 25 golf courses and 250+ accommodations. Monterey County includes the Monterey Peninsula, Big Sur, North County and the Salinas Valley. For a free copy of the Monterey County Travel & Meeting Planner or to book the Monterey “Girls’ Goodlife Getaway” package, visit or contact the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 888/221-1010.

Editor Note:     

Monterey County is an equal opportunity travel destination. Men welcome on all “Goodlife” packages.

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Contact: Koleen Hamblin/KOLI Communications    


Julie Armstrong/Monterey County CVB


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