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Airplane Tour over Monterey Bay from Watsonville
"Board the airplane at Watsonville Airport and slip on your headphones to hear the live onboard narration from your professional pilot who customizes your tour and offers informative commentary throughout your 40-minute flight.Your pilot takes you along California’s central coastline. Snap photos of the expansive vista including the mountains of the Southern Coast Ranges and admire views of Carmel. Look for whales and other marine mammals as you soak up the spectacular landscape below including the Bixby Creek Bridge possibly the most photographed bridge on the entire Pacific Coast Highway."
From $99.00
 
Monterey Bay Peninsula Helicopter Tour
"Board the helicopter at Monterey Regional Airport and slip on your headphones to hear the live onboard narration from your professional pilot who customizes your tour and offers informative commentary throughout the 30- or 60-minute flight depending on option selected.Take off on an aerial adventure around Monterey Bay as your pilot-guide points out all the highlights below including camera-worthy views of the Pacific Ocean and Monterey marine life. Search for migrating whales or sea otters that float in the kelp forests of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary bordered by Elkhorn Slough."""
From $345.00
 
Monterey and Santa Lucia Helicopter and Wrath Winery Tour from Watsonville
"Your helicopter flight departs from Watsonville. Once you’re buckled in for the approximate 15-minute flight lift off and head about 25 miles (40 km) inland as you travel over one the world's finest wine growing locations before landing at Wrath Winery.In the air admire views of Monterey Bay the fertile Salinas Valley the Santa Lucia Mountains and one the world's finest wine regions. Hear live commentary about the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA (American Viticultural Area) a premier cool-climate district for growing grapes. You’re treated like a VIP as the helicopter lands at Wrath where the staff greets you and acquaints you with the winery. Roam the Estate San Saba Vineyard on your own
From $410.00

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Photography

Monterey has the largest population of raccoons I've ever seen in a city, small town, or the country. Some nights near the wharves, just after dark, you'll see a mess of coons sneaking out from under...
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

One side of the aquarium building is a continuous 3 story aquarium. At first I didn't realize it was all the same aquarium, there is just so much to see, but when I finally caught on, I was amazed at...
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Cannery Row

you can do Bus tours from the San Francisco Bay Area to Monterey if you want to save on gas and there are a lot of companies that offer day tours to Monterey and the options and many like a whole day...
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Schools

The US Navy's institute for higher learning, Naval Postgraduate School awards just under 2,000 Master's degrees each year in areas such as international studies, information technology, engineering,...
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Sea Life

Sea otters are cuter, skinnier, and much quieter than their cousins the sea lion. Unfortunately, they are also smaller and more shy, therefore more difficult to spot. This guy was on the east side of...
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Walk / Hike / Play

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...
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17 Mile Drive

The community of Pebble Beach is actually an unincorporated area run by a corporation rather than by an elected government but it falls under a census designated place called Del Monte Forest. Del...
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Coastal Views / Beaches

Near the entrance to Fishermans Wharf, yet seldom noticed, is Monterey's statue of Santa Rosalia. This statue was erected in 1929 "in memory of those courageous Sicilian fishermen whose labors and...
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Golf / Other Sports & Recreation

Monterey is a Golfing Mecca. With Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Cypress Golf Club all sharing the real estate, I can think of no better place to golf. Located in Big Sur on the water, stunning views...
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Visitors Center & Old French Consulate

My first stop ever in Monterey, after filling my tank at the now demolished Valero Station, was to swing by the visitors center at El Estero Park for information on hotels, restaurants, and things to...
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Osio Theater

The Osio Cinemas is one of those small, local theaters that every town should have, but most just can't stay in business. The Osio creates its niche by showing a variety of independent films, foreign...
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Coast Guard in Monterey

Monterey's Coast Guard station was established in 1946. Station Monterey is under the operational control of Coast Guard Group San Francisco. Monterey's CG station covers a 120-mile stretch of...
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Monterey Peninsula Artists

Ever heard of Monterey Peninsula Artists? Probably not, but your favorite singer certainly has. They are an agency for a bunch of singers of all genres, headquartered on 509 Hartnell Street in...
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Spanish Architecture

Many buildings constructed in the early 1800s still stand in Monterey. They are great examples of Spanish Architecture with their adobe walls, pitched terra cotta roofs, and wooden decks. Downtown...
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Top Hotels in Monterey

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400 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940, United States
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750 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940, United States
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2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, California, 93940, United States
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2221 North Fremont St, near Della Vine Avenue, Monterey, California, 93940, United States
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242 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940, United States
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487 Foam Street, Monterey, California, 93940, United States
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Top Things to Do in Monterey

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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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Fisherman's Wharf

This is located to the right of the Old Fisherman's Pier. The plaque reads: We dedicate this monument, The Fisherman, by Artist Jesse Corsaut, to those who made a living from the riches of the sea,...
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Cannery Row

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail runs along what use to be old Southern Pacific railroad tracks that serviced Cannery Row. Lots of folks including ourselves walking along and enjoying the sights...
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Recognized as one of the best aquarium's in the US. This is a must see on any visit to Monterey. The Aquarium sits bayside with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. right outside the door is the natural...
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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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Carmel

On June 3, 1770, after a year of journey Fr. Serra, gathered by the Monterey Bay to witness a formal ceremony of the erection of the Holy cross that would mark the establishment of the second mission,...
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Top 5 Monterey Writers

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Ewingjr98

"Watching the Sunset in Monterey..."
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Lhenne1

"City by the Sea"
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Yaqui

"Monterey, Ca~"
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rsilva

"Monterey - Beginning of the U.S. tour"
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KimberlyAnn

"Monterey and Its Beautiful Big Sur Country"
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