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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
 
1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour
"Pick up your 2-seater Sea Car at the Portola Hotel & Spa just a 5-minute walk from Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. Simple to drive and park this zany scooter car allows you to zip around downtown streets and out to the coast to cruise along one of the most scenic drives in the United States. You can follow a designated itinerary or make up your own adventure.The 1-hour narrated tour Fisherman’s Wharf Cannery Row and Lovers Point park and beach. Enjoy sweeping ocean vistas through the convertible’s open top and soak up views of the harbor. You'll see sand dunes
From $65.00
 
Monterey Bay Sunset Sailing Cruise With Unlimited Wine and Beer
"We are home to one of the most bio-diverse bio-dense ecosystems on the continent. On every charter you will be enjoying a large variety of mammals and exotic birds. This makes Monterey Bay one of North America's premier cruising destinations in any season of the the year.""""Our most-popular and romantic cruise without hors d’oeuvres. Sail alongside otters sea lions
From $75.00

Coastal Views / Beaches Tips (8)

Go To Big Sur

if you are visiting the Hearst Castle Historical State Park after a walk through of Monterey and Carmel with lost of spare time or having 2 to 3 day extra time, I would suggest a timely stop along Big...
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machomikemd
May 05, 2012

Commercial Wharf

Officially named Municipal Wharf II (but usually called Commercial Wharf or Wharf II) this structure was built in 1926 to ease congestion on Fisherman's Wharf (or Municipal Wharf I). It hosts several...
Ewingjr98
Jun 21, 2008

Alisomar State Beach

One of Monterey's most beautiful beaches, this one is somewhat out of the way. It offers a lot of outdoor activities, and is an excellent place to watch a sunset. Dead kelp plants often wash up onto...
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Tom_Fields
Nov 23, 2007

Carmel, (Clint Eastwood was once Mayor here)

This is a very cool village about 10 miles or less south of Monterey. A very artsy downtown with plenty of galleries, coffeeshops, beautiful outdoor cafes, and anything that is for the more wealthier...
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tvdandy
Oct 11, 2006

A secluded beach

While driving north on the Pacific Coast Highway, we saw some deserted beaches that seemed ideal for enjoying the sun and sand. Not sure if it was safe to go in the water, but if your happy just...
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CJD68
Aug 07, 2003

Sunsets at Carmel

Along with beautiful beaches, Carmel has a awe inspiring sunset. Bring a glass of wine, relax with a loved one.
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tvdandy
May 22, 2008

Kids and Rocks

Here we are on the 17 mile scenic drive and where we like to camp out and play on the beach at Pacific Grove
georgeberz
Sep 23, 2005

Pacific Coast Hwy north of Monterey

We enjoyed many stops on the ride up toward San Francisco. There were hidden beaches, the ocean crashing on rocks, light houses and beautiful wild flowers scattered along the way.
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Jul 25, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Monterey

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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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17 Mile Drive

If anyone found a Olympus camera on 17 mile drive actually closer to Lovers Point near the pink flowers that are in bloom please respond on this.site, pictures are non replaceable, the camera is I'm...
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Maritime Museum

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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Whale Watching

For $5 off per person, see the link below. It ends up costing around $25 per person. What to bring: warm clothes, snacks (they sold granola bars, hot drinks, and microwave popcorn). Details of my...
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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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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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