The Jewel of the California Coast

Located on the picturesque California coast, Monterey is a charming destination that offers something for everyone. With its stunning beaches, beautiful landscapes, and vibrant marine life, Monterey is a paradise for nature lovers. Explore the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium or take a scenic drive along the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Indulge in fresh seafood at Cannery Row or go whale watching in the bay. Whether you're a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or just looking for a relaxing getaway, Monterey has it all.

With its breathtaking coastal beauty and abundance of outdoor activities, Monterey is a dream destination for travelers. Immerse yourself in the world of marine life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with fascinating creatures. Take a leisurely walk along Cannery Row and soak in the historic charm of this former sardine canning district. For outdoor adventure, explore the rugged coastline of Big Sur or go hiking in the nearby national parks. After a day of exploration, indulge in delicious cuisine at one of the many restaurants overlooking the ocean.


  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: Immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean at this world-class aquarium.
  • 17-Mile Drive: Experience the beauty of the California coastline with a scenic drive along this iconic route.
  • Cannery Row: Explore this historic street lined with shops, restaurants, and breweries.
  • Big Sur: Discover the stunning natural beauty of Big Sur with its rugged cliffs and breathtaking views.
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve: Hike along the scenic trails and witness the rich biodiversity of this coastal reserve.
  • Pacific Grove: Visit this charming seaside town known for its Victorian architecture and monarch butterfly sanctuary.

Before You Go

  • Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly.
  • Make sure to reserve tickets for popular attractions in advance.
  • Bring comfortable shoes for exploring the coastal trails.
  • Research local restaurants and make dining reservations.
  • Check if there are any festivals or events happening during your visit.
  • Bring a camera to capture the stunning coastal scenery.

Tips and Tricks

  • Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium early in the morning to beat the crowds.
  • Don't miss the Sunset Drive-In Theater for a unique movie watching experience.
  • Take a scenic drive along the Pacific Coast Highway for breathtaking views.
  • Try the clam chowder at one of the local seafood restaurants.
  • Pack layers as the weather can change quickly along the coast.
  • Take a whale watching tour to see these majestic creatures up close.
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