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Asilomar Ramble – walking tour of Asilomar Conference Grounds

Park: Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds

WHAT: “Asilomar Ramble” – walking tour of Asilomar Conference Grounds.
Take a tour with State Parks! Join a State Park staff person for an hour-long tour - "The Asilomar Ramble". This hour-long, park staff-led tour provides a wealth of knowledge about the "refuge by the sea", and you will walk away with a new perspective and a renewed appreciation of Asilomar's natural and cultural history. Our most popular tour, the "Ramble" is an overview of the beginnings of Asilomar, Julia Morgan Architecture, and Natural Forest and Dune Preserve information.

Easy walk over paths and roadways covering the "Historic Core" of the conference grounds and the Dunes Boardwalk.  Tour is free of charge and lasts approximately 1 hour. 

WHERE: Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Blvd. in Pacific Grove.
Meet at the State Parks desk in the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall (Registration Building).

WHEN: Currently offered MOST Friday and Saturday mornings and afternoons January through March, 2015:
Morning Tours: 9:30 a.m.
Afternoon Tours: 1:00 p.m. 

NOTE: Tours are subject to staff availability. For current week's schedule, more information, for special group tours, OR to confirm availability call in advance: (831) 646-6443;

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Planning a Special Event or Function at Asilomar

Special events and functions at Asilomar include but are not limited to: weddings, formal gatherings, catering, vending, and organized group activities. Wherever you want your event to take place - on the conference grounds or on the beach -  Aramark, the hospitality concessionaire at Asilomar under contract with California State Parks, provides the facility, reservations and services for these events. 
Contact Aramark to plan your special event with them: 
Phone: (831) 642-4222