Monterey Things to Do

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  • 1. 17 Mile Drive

    17 mile drive is a gated drive around the ocean in the Pebble beach area. it costs about 10 dollars per car and although beautiful doesn't really contain anything ( other than the golf courses) that...

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  • 2. Monterey Bay Aquarium

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Whale watching is quite the past time for locals in the Monterrey area. There have been a record number of humpback whales spotted in Monterey Bay this fall. From the back deck of the Aquarium guests...

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  • 3. Cannery Row

    4 out of 5 stars

    I love going to the Cannery Row area for my Antique hunting. I have always enjoyed the Cannery Row Antiques Mall, but upon my last visit I found the place with the most amazing and original Antiques...

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  • 4. Fisherman's Wharf

    4 out of 5 stars

    I think the highlight of fisherman's wharf is the seal's lounging out on a dock, waiting for fisherman to through the scraps of their daily catch into the bay. Great fun to watch. Some just lounge on...

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  • 5. Downtown

    Also known as San Carlos Cathedral, this church, built in 1794, was originally used for the soldiers stationed at the Presidio. Today its still a functioning church but is not associated with the...

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  • 6. Whale Watching

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We had such an outstanding trip with the Monterey Bay Whale Watch! Our trip lasted for 3 hours and the boat ride alone was fun, not to mention the whale! And did we see whales! Besure to read about...

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  • 7. Carmel

    Carmel By The Sea is just a few miles south of Monterey and while driving along the 17 mile drive, you can take the Carmel exit of the 17 mile drive to go to this quaint artistic and luxe shopping...

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  • 8. California Missions

    This is a great walking tour of the historic Spanish and Mexican era sites in Monterey, all doable within a couple hours at most, even 1 hour if quick. They include several Spanish-Mexican era adobes...

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  • 9. Big Sur

    We drove down to the Big Sur area and spent part of it simply driving along the coast and the rest hiking a Pfieffer Falls Park. The views are spectacular and it is definately worth a drive if you...

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  • 10. Seals

    When I arrived in Monterey, the first thing my girlfriend said (she had already been there a week) was: I have to show you all the sea lions! Unfortunately, it was late and it had gotten dark, so I...

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  • 11. Maritime Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    I noticed a show Trancendental Visions are the website. It turned out to be a Day of the Dead show. Then I realized that the show was a virtual show. Pretty cool! I thought this kind of stuff only...

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  • 12. Dennis the Menace Park

    It's not often you find a playground that is as much fun for adults as it is for the kids. The Dennis the Menace Park in El Estero Lake. The playground was designed by Hank Ketcham, creator of the...

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  • 13. Birdrock

    The "Bird rock" was one of the more interesting things to see in the 17-Mile Drive. It is just a rock in the ocean, but still very close to the coast, that is completely covered with birds (I don't...

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  • 14. Point Pinos Lighthouse

    Drive up to Pacific Grove and visit Point Pinos, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast. The light has been in operation since February 1, 1855, and acts as a guide and warning...

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  • 15. Sea Lions

    The best place to see a lot of sea lions resting on the beach is at the Hopkins Marine Station, which is just steps away from the Monterey Aquarium. If you leave the aquarium and go west, away from...

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  • 16. Bixby Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Bixby bridge is just one of the Many Bridges you cross to and from Monterey Going to the Central Coasts of California to Hearst Castle, San Simeon, Lucia, Pismo Beach, Cambria, etc along the...

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  • 17. Lovers' Point

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Not as famous as 17 mile drive but free and almost as scenic is Sunset drive that winds by the coast through Pacific Grove eventually leading back to Monterey by Cannery row. This is rugged California...

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  • 18. Pacific Grove

    Pacific Grove is a nice, quiet town at the end of the Monterey Peninsula between the rich Pebble Beach country club estates and the touristy Monterey area. They have a public golf course along the...

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  • 19. Point Lobos State Reserve

    You also have Pacific Grove, right before Monterey that has some lovely walking paths as well Point Lobos State Reserve - http://www.pointlobos.org/ You can see photos in my webpage. Enjoy the...

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  • 20. Monterey Bay Strawberry Festival

    Monterey County is a large producer of a very wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Not to be left out of this list of produce, is the strawberry. The entire state of California produces 88% of the...

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  • 21. Bay

    Olld pictures of Monterey Bay taken 23 years ago mixed with new pictures. The monterey bay is surrounded by the coastal communities in and around Monterey County and Santa Cruz Counties and the...

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  • 22. Dixieland Jazz Festival

    This is an annual event. In 2007, performances were split between the Plaza Hotel, the Conference Center, and some other nearby venue, including one beautiful nearby theater that was built in 1926....

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  • 23. Santa Cruz Boardwalk

    Go to my pages on Santa Cruz which is wll covered there, but basically, Santa Cruz is about one hour's drive north of Monterey on the northern shore of Monterey Bay. Monterey is the more famous of the...

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  • 24. Flora / Fauna

    When you stop anywhere along this part of the coast, you can't miss the chipmunks. They are very eager to come to you, to beg for some food. Hahaha,I like these little creatures, all swirling around...

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  • 25. Pebble Beach

    The Lodge at Pebble Beach is the main center of commercial activity in the 17 mile drive. The Lodge at Pebble Beach envelopes the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links and has a hundred plus...

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