Extend Your Stay in Monterey, CA during IPS

September 10th-12th Cristian Silvestre - Marketing & Communications

Headed to IPS? Make it a Workation and Extend Your Stay in Monterey, CA

For those lucky enough to attend this year’s IntelliEvent Profitability Summit you are in for a real treat! Not only will you come away as an expert in IntelliEvent’s efficient Lightning platform but it just so happens that the event takes place in one of California's most sought after travel destinations.
 
Why not tag on an extra few days to fully enjoy all that area has to offer? Create your own ‘workation’ and build in some extra time to explore some of the area’s hottest attractions. See the sample itinerary below! .
 
Old Fisherman's Wharf
Tuesday, September 10th

8:00am-3:00pm

Get acquainted with the IntelliEvent team and see what’s in store for the week during scheduled IPS activities and one-on-one meetings.

3:30pm-6:30pm

Join the team for an unforgettable Vendor Appreciation Opening Reception. Bring your appetite and get ready for a fun filled evening to properly kick off the rest of the week.

Wednesday, September 11th

7:00am

Are you an early riser? Skip the snooze button and treat yourself to a quick run (or walk) along Monterey’s iconic Coastal Recreation Trail.Start near Old Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown Monterey and head towards Cannery Row. If extra time allows, continue along the path to Lovers Point in Pacific Grove.

Cannery Row Monument

8:00am-3:00pm

The IntelliEvent team has carved out an incredible day of Lightning learnings including topics on Logistics, CRM, Routing, Reporting and more. Don’t worry, lunch will be provided.

4:00pm-8:00pm

Prepare to be wine’d and dine’d this afternoon with extraordinary wine tastings and a locally procured dinner.

Thursday, September 12th

8:00am-2:00pm

Today wraps up IPS with key topics highlighting New User Training, Accounting, Project Management, API Integration and more.

3:00pm-7:00pm

Bid farewell to the IntelliEvent crew (for now) and join a friendly golf tournament followed by yet another scrumptious dinner.

Click here for the complete IPS agenda.

Post- IPS

Continue to explore the area for an additional one or two days (although you could easily spend another week). Here are a few ideas to fill up the rest of your weekend.

Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium & Cannery Row

No visit to Monterey is complete without a visit to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium.Anchored on Cannery Row, this one-of-a-kind aquarium will give you a glimpse into what lies beneath the ocean’s surface.

If you’re already in the area, then pay a visit to Cannery Row. This historical street has a little something for everyone—shoppers, foodies, families and more will all find something to their liking.

Kelp Forest Exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Take a Whale Watching Tour

Set sea with a local whale watching tour and explore what is known as the “Whale Watching Capital of the World.” Several whale watching charter boats line Old Fisherman’s Wharf, offering opportunities to catch rare glimpses of orca, humpback and blue whales year-round.

If you’re already in the area, then pay a visit to Cannery Row. This historical street has a little something for everyone—shoppers, foodies, families and more will all find something to their liking.



Join a Guided Tour

Get a local’s perspective of the area and sign up for one of the many guided tours for jaw-dropping views of the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links, Lone Cypress Tree and multi-million dollar mansions. Be sure to stop in at The Inn at Spanish Bay for a cocktail around their outdoor firepits. Sunset is especially a magical time of day as the lone bagpiper makes his way around the course.

Monterey Movie Tours Bus

Explore Pebble Beach & 17-Mile Drive

Wind along Pebble Beach’s scenic 17-Mile Drive in Monterey County. Foodies will love either the Carmel Food Tour or the Monterey Food Tour while movie-lovers will find delight in the behind-the-scenes scoop on filming locations on a Monterey Movie Tour. Several wine tour operators are also available for those who want to enjoy our award-winning wines responsibly.

Pebble Beach Visitors Center

Shop Along Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Stroll along the cobblestone streets that Clint Eastwood was once mayor of and soak in this charming European village . Choose from an array of mouthwatering restaurants and work it off with some serious retail therapy. Afterwards, head down to Carmel Beach for stunning white sand beaches and coastal views.

Take a Scenic Drive down Highway 1

Buckle up for one of the nation’s top rated road trips as you make your way down Highway 1 to Big Sur . It will be hard to keep your eyes on the road with awe-inspiring views of rugged cliffs, expansive ocean views and the famed Bixby Bridge. Make it all the way way down to Nepenthe for a tasty Ambrosia burger served with a view.

Camping in Big Sur

Sip Local Wines in Carmel Valley

Find a favorite new wine as you drive through rolling hills and vineyards to charming Carmel Valley village. Just a 20 minute drive from Monterey, here you will find over a dozen tasting rooms all within walking distance for your choosing. Be sure to take a home a few bottles as souvenirs. Keep in mind that chardonnays and pinot noirs are our specialties!

Folktale Winery & Vineyards

Take a Hike

There’s no better way to surround yourself in Monterey’s beauty than out and about in the Great Outdoors. Choose from a plethora of day hikes for every level of hiker - including easy yet rewarding trails at Point Lobos State Reserve to thigh-burning terrain at Pinnacles National Park. Other outdoor playgrounds include Jacks Peak, Andrew Molera State Park and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

We hope you take advantage of these ideas and more during IPS and make this a ‘workation’ to remember!

- The IntelliEvent Team



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