Save on the price of admission with packages from California boutique hotels and B&Bs that include complimentary tickets to local attractions.
Through June, guests who stay three nights at Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages receive two complimentary tickets to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. The gardens are especially beautiful this time of year. There are 49 acres to explore, beginning at the perennial garden then winding through succulents, fuchsias, dahlias, and finally across the creek and through the pine forest to the headlands and the wild Pacific Ocean. There’s also an extensive, beautifully designed vegetable garden. Visit oceanfrontmagic.com to book.
The Westport Hotel is also offering complimentary tickets to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. When guests book a two-night stay in a balcony room and mention this offer, they’ll receive two complimentary tickets. The innkeepers at the Westport recommend the Rhododendron collection, one of the most admired in the world, and this time of year is when they make their most spectacular showing. The Westport also encourage guests to explore the way the wondrous gardens lead right out to the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean. This special applies to direct bookings only. Visit westporthotel.us and enter promo code “May Garden Tour 2019.”
When guests stay three or more nights at Mendocino’s Headlands Inn through June 30th and mention the “Discover Mendocino” special when they make their reservation, they’ll also receive two free passes to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, one of California’s most spectacular oceanside gardens and the Headlands’ choice for must-see destination while visiting the Northern California Coast. As a bonus, guests also get a complimentary Headlands Inn tote bag, perfect for packing a garden day picnic. For stays that include a Friday or Saturday night, the inn will also provide two free passes to the Kelly House Museum History Walk through Mendocino Village. Visit headlandsinn.com to book.
Guests at Pacific Grove’s Martine Inn who stay two nights at regular rates in May will receive two free Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets, a $100 value. A leader in ocean conservation and education, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is considered by many to be the best in the world. The inn is a short walk to the Aquarium, making this offer even more enticing. Guests must mention this newsletter special at the time of booking. The offer does not apply for discounted room rates, and there are a limited number of aquarium tickets available. Guests can call the reservation desk directly at 831-373-3388 to make reservations.
Stay two nights in the Victorian Premier Room at the Centrella Inn ($349 plus tax) and receive two complimentary no-wait passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Also included are the inn’s signature breakfast cooked fresh each morning, early evening wine and hors d’oeuvres, and freshly-baked cookies in the evening. This special is valid Sunday through Thursday through May 31, 2019, subject to availability. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply, and reservations must be made directly with the Inn by phone, at 800-233-3372. Guests should mention the “Aquarium Special” when calling.
The Monkey Tree Hotel is offering complimentary tickets for two to the Palm Springs ShortFest, from June 18th through the 24th. The largest short film festival in North America, the competitive ShortFest screens over 300 short films and welcomes hundreds of filmmakers from around the globe. An Oscar, BAFTA, and Los Premios Goya-qualifying festival, ShortFest has presented more than 100 shorts that have gone on to receive Oscar nominations or awards. Monkey Tree Hotel is a 16-room boutique hotel on a one-acre property, nestled against the backdrop of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains. Call 760-322-6059 for more details or to book.
Healdsburg’s Haydon Street Inn shares their love of wine with guests by offering tasting passes to over 200 nearby wineries. Many of the passes are for complimentary tastings while others are two-for-one tastings or discounts on purchases. An upscale B&B just five blocks from downtown Healdsburg, the inn is a short walk or bike ride to a romantic picnic at one of the wineries in Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley or Alexander Valley. The inn also has discount coupons for the Charles Schulz Museum, as well as to some local spas. To receive the passes, guests can just request them from the innkeeper before heading out.
The Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa in Los Olivos offers a variety of vouchers for free tastings at local wineries, including the Fess Parker portfolio (Fess Parker Winery and Epiphany Cellars). Guests also receive tastings at Beckmen Vineyards, Vincent Vineyards, Kaena, and Brewer-Clifton. There are no restrictions or stay requirements. Guest rooms at the inn reflect a wine country elegance, featuring cozy fireplaces and hypo-allergenic comforters. Each stay at the Fess Parker includes full breakfast for two at The Bear and Star, the in-house restaurant that celebrates refined ranch cuisine paired with California’s bounty. Visit fessparkerinn.com for more details.