The HCIC Annual Conference schedule is designed to allow opportunities for recreation. A long lunch on Wednesday allows for kayaking or other activities. Friday's schedule ends at 12:00pm so you can have a full afternoon of fun. You are "on your own" for Wednesday's dinner--participants usually go in groups to one of the many restaurants in the area.

Visit the Aquarium

Located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row in Monterey, the Monterey Bay Aquarium holds 35,000 plants and animals representing over 600 species. For more information, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium web site.

Ranger-Guided Tours

Ranger-guided tours invite you to discover the natural and cultural history of Asilomar. Come wander among the historic buildings nestled in the Monterey pine and coast live oak forest. Stroll along the boardwalk through the tranquil Dune Natural Preserve. Or explore the rocky coastline teaming with life. Complimentary one hour tours can be scheduled by calling the California State Park office at (831) 646-6443.


Kayaking is available at Adventures by the Sea. You can kayak through the kelp forests and see otters and harbor seals in their natural environment. Daily tours and rentals are offered and both novice and advanced paddlers are welcome.

Stroll in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Famous for its movie stars, shopping and art, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a gorgeous place to spend a day. In Carmel-by-the-Sea you will experience a little of everything; A city in the forest, a one mile long pure white sandy beach, performing and visual arts, superb dining and shopping. Check out the Carmel-by-the-Sea Walking Map for more details.

Other Activities

Asilomar offers many activities, including beach volleyball, hiking & walking trails, surfing, biking, a heated, outdoor pool, shopping, bird watching, billiards, and other activities. Visit the Asilomar activities page for more information.

The Monterey Peninsula area is full of indoor and outdoor excitements, including deep sea fishing, golfing, horseback riding, movie tours, scuba diving, whale watching, and wine tasting. Check here for details.