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Cannery Row’s waterfront Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa—ideal base camp for exploring the Peninsula

Schooners casual dining on the waterfront at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Resort
Tom Wilmer
Schooners casual dining on the waterfront at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Resort

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Chris Sommers, managing director at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa to discover what’s new and happening on Cannery Row and around the Monterey Peninsula.

Lover's Point in Pacific Grove is in walking distance from Monterey Plaza Hotel & Resort
Tom Wilmer
Lover's Point in Pacific Grove is in walking distance from Monterey Plaza Hotel & Resort

Sommers also shares highlights of experiencing the Monterey Plaza Hotel, from its extensive spa amenities to the fine-dining culinary creations prepared by internationally acclaimed executive chef, Michael Rotondo.

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Every where you turn at the Monterey Plaza Hotel there's a classic vista.
Tom Wilmer
Everywhere you turn at the Monterey Plaza Hotel there's a classic vista.
The lavish use of warm woods adds a homey feel to the public spaces at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Resort
Tom Wilmer
The lavish use of warm woods adds a homey feel to the public spaces at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Resort
Whale watching is a super popular outdoor activity on Monterey Bay.
Tom Wilmer
Whale watching is a super popular outdoor activity on Monterey Bay.

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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