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Two of America's best song-stylists appear at Carmel's Sunset Center in March. On March 11, it's "Songs of Sinatra" with Steve Tyrell, a night of Old Blue Eyes' classic songs; on March 16, it's Eartha Kitt in concert, presented by the Monterey Jazz Festival as part of its spring concert series.

Romantic Monterey

 Romantic MontereyCouples find Monterey County the perfect place to begin a new life together or to rekindle romance. The choice is endless when it comes to beautiful places to tie the knot. Whether atop a cliff in Big Sur or in a quaint historic garden, couples find Monterey's spectacular scenery the perfect backdrop for exchanging vows.

Charming Victorian bed and breakfast inns, full-service resort hotels, and peaceful campsites among the redwoods are a few of the choices for the romantic. Packages may include soothing massages or candlelight dinners; the romantic opportunities are boundless.

Couples can enjoy a stroll along the beach at sunset or a tour of the wine country of Monterey County. For the active couple, there's golf, kayaking, scuba diving, biking, walking, horseback riding and a wealth of other recreational activities. The cultural scene offers entertainment for theater-goers, music lovers, and those who enjoy festivals.

Romance on the Silver Screen
Cinematic sparks fly when the romantic chemistry of two stars is just right. Were they inspired by filming in Monterey County? Maybe. Why not see the movie again, then visit the scene yourself...

The Sandpiper (1965) Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton the ultimate romantic couple on Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur.
A Summer Place (1959) Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue, locations in Pacific Grove, All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Carmel, and Monterey Peninsula Airport.
Rebecca (1940) Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier filmed this haunted romance partially at Point Lobos.
Basic Instinct (1992) Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas on location at Carmel Valley Village, with Garrapata Beach standing in for Stinson Beach.
Turner & Hooch (1989) Tom Hanks and a doe-eyed mastiff named Hooch, all around Pacific Grove.

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