Mission Ranch, Carmel, CA-a dairy ranch in the 1850s, the renovated bunkhouses and barn today offer quaint, period-style rooms, overlooking Carmel River Beach (not all rooms have ocean views). The marshy cove at the property’s edge is a haven for wildlife. Six tennis courts, and the fitness center overlook the cove. The Restaurant at Mission Ranch and surrounding patio offer the best view of the cove. $150
California - Monterrey - Carmel by the Sea - Famous tree: The Lone Cypress Tree is over 200 years old and because its one of the most famous trees in the world, is also the official symbol of Pebble Beach and you will see it during your drive through 17-Mile Drive. The tree is perched on a rock with supporting cable around it to keep it from falling.