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.
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.
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.
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.