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Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds hosts Christmas at the Inns

California State Parks Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds Hosts Pre-Event tours during Christmas at the Inns, November 28 and 29, 2017

Please join California State Parks staff on Tuesday, November 28, and Wednesday, November 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., for a fun and informative pre-event tour to learn about the work of celebrated architect, Julia Morgan, at the Asilomar Conference Grounds.

Christmas at the Inns ticket holders will begin their tour at the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall, where they will be escorted through two Julia Morgan buildings before returning to the Hearst Social Hall for music and refreshments prior to participating in the rest of the Christmas at the Inns event offerings.
Lisa and Santa

Julia Morgan, whose large portfolio of architectural design included famed Hearst Castle, also created buildings for the Asilomar Conference Grounds, working at the site from 1913 through 1928. Of the original 13 buildings that Ms. Morgan designed for Asilomar, 11 are still standing and continue to be used regularly by guests and visitors to the property.

The tour will incorporate an easy but brisk walk between three buildings; comfortable shoes are recommended.

 For a complete list of the inns participating in the 2017 Christmas at the Inns, please visit the event website at

FREE parking is available to all particpants in any lot with designated parking spaces. Visit  for directions to Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds


Mrs. Claus Visits Asilomar

Mrs. Claus visits Asilomar, Saturday, December 23, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Phoebe Hearst Social Hall

Breaking News!! California State Parks and the Asilomar Conference Grounds is pleased to welcome Mrs. Claus to the Phoebe Hearst Social Hall on Saturday, December 23rd for a special Holiday reading of Christmas and Holiday stories from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Settle into a cozy seat in front of the blazing fireplace as you listen to Mrs. Claus read Christmas favorites old and new. There will be tasty Christmas cookies to share and enjoy, with warming drinks to quench your thirst available for purchase at Phoebe’s Café. Bring the youngsters and oldsters and Christmas fanatics for this special FREE Holiday activity at Pacific Grove’s own State Park – Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds!

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds Park Events - Tours

Asilomar State Park staff lead regularly scheduled tours for visitors and conference guests alike. The Asilomar Ramble, our most popular tour, is currently scheduled most Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.
For a detailed schedule please click on the "State Park Tours" selection located in the Right-Hand Menu on the home page.

For groups booking a conference at Asilomar, a complimentary tour - the Asilomar Ramble - is available, free of charge for your group. To speak with a State Park staff person about scheduling a tour for your group, special needs, or additional tour questions, please contact Lisa Bradford:
Phone: 831-646-6443

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:
Email:   Phone: (831) 642-4222