Halloween in Monterey

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Okay, we’ll admit it: Monterey, CA has a dark side. And it’s about to come out this October with all of its spooky events! Get your crawl on at The Pebble Beach Zombie Run. Dress up your little goblin and trick-or-treat in downtown Pacific Grove. Or, have a not-so-scary Pumpkin Carving & Pinot date at Sovino Wine Bar & Merchant. More details about all things dark n’ spooky below.


The Pebble Beach Zombie Run   

Calling all runners (and crawlers) to Monterey! Head to popular Pebble Beach on Saturday, October 27 for the annual Zombie Run. Choose from two uniquely-designed courses, both trailing along the picturesque Pebble Beach and Fire Defense Roads. Course 1 is a challenging 5K “Zombie Crawl” with 3.1 miles of steep hills. Course 2 is a more relaxed 2K “Survivor Stroll” with flat terrain (perfect for strollers & little ones). The race is held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with snacks to follow. Afterwards you can also peruse the Emergency Preparedness booths, to prepare yourself for the next zombie apocalypse or world-ending disaster.


Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove

If you’re in Monterey looking for something a little less spooky and a little more kid-friendly, take a trip to downtown Pacific Grove on October 27 for their annual Trick-or-Treating event. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ghosts and goblins of all ages will be able to trick-or-treat at the participating businesses around downtown. Along with candy, there will also be music, giveaways and special offers at local restaurants & shops. The event is happening at the same time as the PG Museum of Natural History’s Spooky Science Saturday, so make sure to check out their special Halloween exhibits and activities.


Pumpkin Carving & Pinot

Who says Halloween is only for the kids? Skip the costume parties in Monterey and instead have a date night at Sovino Wine Bar & Merchant. On October 31, Sovino is hosting a romantic (and fun) Pumpkin Carving & Pinot event. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., you’ll have the chance to sip great wine and carve pumpkins. Registration is just $25/ person and includes the pumpkins, carving tools, stencils, aprons and glass of wine. To reserve your pumpkin, call Sovino Wine Bar at (831) 641-9463.


Nearby Monterey Hotel

Whether you’re going to crawl up hills at The Pebble Beach Zombie Run, take your kids trick-or-treating in downtown Pacific Grove, or carve pumpkins at Sovino Wine Bar, you’ll need a place to stay. And an intimate Monterey boutique hotel like DeAnza Inn is a perfect choice. Conveniently located near Monterey attractions like Pebble Beach and downtown Pacific Grove, DeAnza Inn offers spacious rooms and unbeatable amenities. Book your stay during Halloween before rooms fill up!

Be a part of the spooky fun happening in Monterey this October! Zombie apocalypse training, trick-or-treating, wine…could it get any better?


DeAnza Inn
An ideal couples retreat, with spacious bedrooms and a convenient location near all Monterey Peninsula’s major attractions. 2141 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 993940. 800.858.8775