Subject: Re: Anniversary Trip...Suggestions Please
HI John,

Congratulations on your anniversary! I think you might enjoy Big Sur and Central California for a relaxed pace but one that provides ample oppertunities for hiking and touring. There are wonderful places to stay like the Post Ranch (http://www.postranchinn.com/) and the Ventana Inn (http://www.ventanainn.com) and the more casual Deetjen's (http://www.bbchannel.com/bbc/p213711.asp). There is an abundance of hiking oppertunities all over the central coast/Big Sur area and in May there is a Jazz Festival. There are many great Vinyards to explore in Central California (http://home1.gte.net/otruba/sb_wine.html) and much to see. I think this is a beautiful and Romantic destination. Here is more information on the area :

On Los Olivos Wine Region : http://www.sbwines.com/

On beach accomadations: http://www.californiatraveldreams.com/beach.htm

The Hearst castle : http://www.hearstcastle.org/

A guide to Big Sur: http://jrabold.net/bigsur/

Monterey and Big Sur http://geogweb.berkeley.edu/GeoImages/BainCalif/bigsur.html

A General Map : http://erik.simplenet.com/regions/central-coast-qtvr-map.html

An Interactive Map: http://www.pelicannetwork.net/big.sur.coast.htm

Jazz Festival Info ( May 5, 5 and 7th) http://www.bigsurjazz.org/

If you wish to get psychological/spiritual visit here : http://www.esalen.org/

More accomidation options: http://bigsurriverinn.com/

Big Sur fly fishing outfitters guide: http://www.e-flyfish.net/

A place to contemplate in Big Sur: http://www.contemplation.com/

A Virtual Tour of Big Sur: http://www.webtraveler.com/locales/bigsur/

Big Sur Restaurants: http://www.explorer1.com/monterey/bigsur2.htm

Big Sur Panorama ( beautiful) and virtual ventana Wilderness: http://www.virtualparks.org/

A travel guide : http://www.toursontape.com/

A Driving tour: http://www.greatbasin.net/~simberg/webtraveler.com/locales/bigsur/H721SS.html

I hope this helps :)

Amelia in Los Angeles