IF YOU GO
IF YOU GO
United offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Monterey, Calif. United, Alaska Airlines, US Airways and American Airlines offer one-stop flights from Reagan National to Monterey, and United and US Airways offer one-stop flights from BWI Marshall. Pinnacles National Park is about 55 miles from Monterey.
WHERE TO STAY
Pinnacles National Park Campground
Pets allowed in campground but not on trails. Tent sites $23; RV sites with electricity $36.
Inn at the Pinnacles
32025 Stonewall Canyon Rd., Soledad
Two miles from the park. Rooms from $225.
Valley Harvest Inn
1155 Front St., Soledad
Clean, comfy child- and pet-friendly motel in central Salinas Valley, 15 minutes from the park. From $59.
WHERE TO EAT
800 San Benito St., Hollister
Wood-fired thin-crust pizzas; craft beer. Lunch and dinner from $8.
1822 N. Main St., Salinas
Sandwiches stuffed with farm-fresh ingredients. Lunch and dinner from $7.
WHAT TO DO
Pinnacles National Park
Highway 146, Paicines
Just east of central California’s Salinas Valley. Pack plenty of water and, for cave trails, flashlights. Park passes (valid seven days): $5 per motorized vehicle; hiker/bicyclist $3 per person. The west entrance is open every day 7:30 a.m. to
8 p.m. The east entrance is open daily 24 hours a day.