Find Some Seals
If you look carefully, you will find seals on the rocks in Monterey Bay. Follow their noise, might make it easier!
If you're into sealife; Monterey is also famous for its aquarium... I remember Monterey as a lovely walk, a pieceful marina and a Pier full of souvenirs. What more can you ask for!
Go to the aquarium, if you...
Go to the aquarium, if you have not already been, and pay the slightly pricey fee to see some amazing sea life. Have lunch on their deck and enjoy the otters. Walking down the beach searching for sand dollars is about the most fun I can imagine, especially when imagining it from my desk at work. Ahh...
go on the world-famous ...
go on the world-famous 17-Mile Drive..... dotted with plenty of cypress and pine trees. Don't forget to photograph the many magnificent houses located within this area too. An architectural feast! Or perhaps, you may even wish to drop by the Pebble Beach Golf Course?
Anyhow, a map detailing all the major highlights of the drive will be given @ US$7.50 per car (gate fee).
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Monterey Institute of International Studies is a graduate school of international studies in downtown Monterey. MIIS (pronounced by locals as "miss"), offers degrees in international relations, international business and languages, similar programs as the military offers at the Naval Postgraduate School and the Defense Language Institute, also in Monterey. MIIS, which is affiliated with Middlebury College in Vermont, also runs the Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Tuition is reasonable at about $13,000 per semester. MIIS's language programs help Monterey earn the nickname "language capital of the world."
The front of the school is along Pacific Street, but it is spread over a four-block area along Pierce and Van Buren Streets, between Franklin and Jefferson. Interestingly, the school occupies some of Monterey's historic buildings such as the Lara Soto Adobe (c1830s), the Simoneau House (1905), the Segal Building (1913), the Craig Building (1930s), and the Kinnoull House (1930s).
Address: 460 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA
Monterey County Weekly
Monterey County Weekly (http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/) is the paper the locals read for the best entertainment listings. It features the annual "Best of Monterey County" listings, as well as the weekly "club grid" for the entertainment at all the clubs and bars, movie listings, art, and culture. It also has editorials with a liberal slant and a few news articles. A must read if you spend any time in Monterey. And it's free!
Founded in 1988, the Monterey County Weekly is read by nearly 40,000 people each week in this county that includes the tourist towns of Monterey and Carmel, but also the farming areas of the Salinas Valley. Their building is located on Fremont and Williams Ave in Seaside (668 Williams Ave, 831-394-5656), right beside Curly's BBQ. They also publish the official Monterey Jazz Festival Program Guide and the annual Best of Monterey Bay Visitor's Guide.