Noted for its rich history of resident artists and authors (including John Steinbeck and Robert Louis Stevenson), Monterey is home to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and the annual Monterey Jazz Festival. Its dramatic ocean scenery, historic communities, beautiful beaches, pristine pine forests, prestigious golf courses, charming wineries and miles of breathtaking coastline make Monterey an enchanting vacation destination for people of all ages. Exciting attractions - from Cannery Row to Pebble Beach, Monterey Bay Aquarium to Fisherman's Wharf - as well as infinite shopping and dining opportunities ensure that Monterey has something to offer everyone. Whether wine-tasting to whale watching, out for a family vacation to romantic retreat, find out for yourself what Monterey has to offer!
Stay with us while attending these upcoming events:
10/5 – Annual Butterfly Parade and Bazaar
11/7 - 11/10 - Big Sur Food and Wine Festival
1/1 - Rio Grills Resolution Run
1/26 - Whalefest Monterey
Outdoor Recreation in Monterey, California-
Discover the natural beauty of Monterey and unleash your sense of adventure. Hike through Monterey's nature preserves and beaches, enjoy tide-pooling along the rocky shores of the ocean, go horseback riding through open meadows, or venture to Point Pinos Lighthouse. Sightsee along Monterey's 17-Mile Drive, tee off at Pebble Beach, hike the towering cliffs of Pinnacles National Monument and encounter diverse wildlife in the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Discover your spirituality at Esalen in Big Sur or walk the winding labyrinth of Carmel Valley.
This scenic drive boasts some of the most fantastic views on the West coast.
Bella Monterey Bay:
A Luxury 47 Foot Italian racer/cruiser sailing yacht available for your personalized sailing charters on Monterey Bay! 818-822-2390
El Estero Park:
Features a lake with paddle boats, skateboarding and dog parks, a snack bar, and the awesome Dennis the Menace Park! Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey
Monterey State Historic Park:
Historic state park which includes California's first theatre and the Monterey Customs House, where the American flag was first raised over California. A U.S. National Historic Landmark! 831-625-4419
Bay Adventure by the Sea - Kayaking Package -
Blessed with beautiful beaches, stunning coastal trails, magnificent state and county parks, mountains, forests and wilderness and the Pacific Ocean, Monterey is a breathtaking vacation destination for outdoor fun and adventure. Experience exhilarating water sports - boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and cruising - on the protected waters of Monterey Bay. Embark on a whale watching cruise in the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, one of the world's most lively whale watching spots. Enjoy excellent scuba dining at Monterey's Lover's Point - one of the most popular beach diving points in the county - and San Carlo Beach. Paddle through the waters of Monterey Harbor, explore the expansive kelp beds along Cannery and marvel at diverse sea life.
Bay Family Vacations -
Monterey is a wonderful family vacation spot filled with activities and attractions that make you smile. Kids love watching playful sea otters in the Monterey Bay Aquarium, riding the merry-go-round on Cannery Row, hands-on activities at MY Museum - where families can make a TV show - kite flying on Seaside Beach, kayaking past the seals on Monterey Bay, paddle boating on Lake El Estero, pedaling a surrey on the Recreation Trail and roaming the adventure playground of Dennis the Menace Park, where kids can hop aboard a locomotive. Jump rails at the skateboard park or scuba dive in Monterey's sheltered bay.
A Taste of Monterey -
This gift shop/tasting room is the perfect location to relax and enjoy a glass of wine - over 70 regional wineries represented! Carries a large selection of locally produced wines, wine accessories and gifts. After hours the perfect venue for private events. Open daily 11am 6pm; 700 Cannery Row, Ste. KK
From Carmel Valley to the Salinas Mountains, experience an unforgettable wine tasting adventure aboard Hattie the Magnificent Trolley. Visit many tasting rooms including Bernardus Vineyards, Parsonage Vineyards, Chateau Sinnet, Heller Estate Organic Vineyards and Boekenoogen Winery, Boete Winery and Chateau Julien.
Ghost Trolley of Old Monterey -
Once the capitol of Mexican California, Old Monterey was the center of fiestas and balls, dashing Spanish horsemen and romantic guitar-playing suitors and also murder, swindles and shipwrecks. Relive our rich history on this 90 minute trolley tour, led by longtime residents and local historians. Information available at front desk.
Monterey Movie Tours - top rated activity! -
This three-hour tour which brings to life some of the wonderful movies that have been filmed locally - includes three stops made on the 17-mile drive in Pebble Beach.
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