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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."
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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

More Local Customs in Monterey

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Pebble Beach Fridge Magnets

again, as everyone knows, I like to collect fridge or refrigerator magnets on all of the places that I visit whether local or international and going to monterey is no exception. you can have a...
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Pebble Beach Shot Glasses

not only do i collect assorted fridge magnets of my local and international travels but i also collect shot glasses which I sometimes use to take a shot of tequila heheh (thank you patron!) and here...
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Monterey Shot Glasses

not only do i collect assorted fridge magnets of my local and international travels but i also collect shot glasses which I sometimes use to take a shot of tequila heheh (thank you patron!) and here...
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Monterey Fridge Magnets

again, as everyone knows, I like to collect fridge or refrigerator magnets on all of the places that I visit whether local or international and going to monterey is no exception. you can have a...
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Sand City's West End Celebration

Sand City's West End Celebration is one of the smaller local festivals and one that is attended mainly by locals. At the same time, it is one of the more fun local events and certainly worth a trip...
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Seaside's Japanese Obon Festival

The Japanese Obon Festival is an annual event held at the Monterey Buddhist Temple in Seaside. The small festival is held in and around a beautiful temple, and it offers a variety of simple Japanese...
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Monterey Greek Fesitval

Another summer weekend, another festival in Monterey. While the Greek Festival grabs what is probably the best weekend of the year--Labor Day's three-day weekend--it was a pretty standard celebration...
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Our Favorite Local Bands

Stun Gun Jones, A Band of Ninjas, and The Money Band are our three favorite local rock bands in Monterey. They play frequently in downtown Monterey at the Mucky Duck and the Brit, but you might also...
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Cherry's Jubilee

I have no idea who or what a cherry is other than a small red fruit with a hard pit. Even the cherry's jubilee website doesn't seem to tell me who "Cherry" is nor why he seems to be so jubilant each...
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Watsonville's Strawberry Festival

The Monterey Strawberry Festival in Watsonville is an annual event to celebrate the region's bountiful strawberry crop. California produces some 88 percent of the nation's strawberries, and in Santa...
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Monterey SummerFest at Custom House Plaza

One of the many summer events in downtown Monterey's Custom House Plaza is the annual SummerFest art and craft fair. This small event is held in late June each summer (21-22 June in 2008). The...
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Monterey-PG lighted boat parade

The boat parade, called “Brighten the Harbor,” takes place on a Sunday evening in the middle of December (in 2007 it was on December 16th). the parade is sponsored by the Monterey Peninsula Yacht...
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Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival

Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival is one of Monterey's oddest events of the hundreds that take place here each year. Using much of the Monterey Conference Center in the Portola Plaza Hotel, the...
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California's Annual Turkish Festival

The annual California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival is held each year at Custom House Plaza in downtown Monterey next to Fishermans Wharf. Admission is free and you are treated to an array of live...
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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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