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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
 
Monterey Bay Sunset Appetizer Cruise
"On this 2-hour romantic sunset sailing adventure you will cruise about 13-14 miles whiling eating delicious appetizers. You captain will serve you brie cheese sliced pear red grapes and stone ground crackers and spicy red pepper humus and whole wheat pita. Make sure to watch out for marine mammals as you will sail alongside otters sea lions porpoise
From $89.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Monterey

The Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum

The Spirit of Monterey Wax Musuem is an off the beaten path activity for history buffs and people who love to see wax figures hehehe. Located inside this small museum are assorted wax figures of the...
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machomikemd
May 06, 2012

Go to Hearst Castle

Driving up to the Highway 1 for 99 miles from monterey will lead you to Hearst Castle, It is a 2/12 hour drive along the scenic and winding roads of CA Route One where you can do several photo stops...
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machomikemd
May 03, 2012

Take a Red Trolley Tour

On a red trolley you can be given two very different tour options. A wine tour of Carmel Valley Wineries in Monterey County. Or more unique, a ninety minute Ghost Tour of Old Monterey "Haunts". Both...
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cnango
Aug 28, 2011

Old Monterey Path of History Walking Tour

Yes, I included the walking tour under my "things-to-do" tip, but I also include it here because the path covers many historic sites and gardens that the average visitor never visits. What tourist...
Ewingjr98
Apr 04, 2011

Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo - Old Town

The smallest cathedral in the US, this is also the oldest continually operating church in America and the oldest stone building in California. In its early years, it was the Royal Chapel for the...
Ewingjr98
Apr 04, 2011

Point Lobos State Reserve

Located about 3 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1, Point Lobos State Reserve has some of the most breathtaking beauty and diverse scenery in the Central Coast. Every driving or hiking path you take,...
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tvdandy
May 25, 2009
 
 
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Mission Basilica in Carmel

The Carmel Mission Basilica is a beautiful mission located outside of Carmel. For photo buffs, plenty of historic architecture. Also a wonderful garden path and a historic cemetary. The church inside...
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tvdandy
May 23, 2009

Cactus Garden

Across the parking lot from the Del Monte Hotel is the Arizona Cactus Garden. The garden was created 1881-1882, fell into disarray and was fully restored in 1995. It's a peaceful little garden with...
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Lhenne1
Aug 06, 2008

Short Road Trip for Seafood and Antiques

There isn't really a lack of things to do in Monterey, but if you're looking to get out of town for a day, this is great place to visit. Tons of wildlife, ocean tours, antique shops, restaurants...and...
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Lhenne1
Jul 20, 2008

Haunted Monterey

Monterey is one of the oldest European towns in Monterey, so it's not surprising that it has a share of so-called haunted houses and ghost stories. Some of the supposedly haunted places...
Ewingjr98
Jul 13, 2008

Relax on a heated bench next to a fountain!

This place is amazing its right off the rec trail and nobody seems to know about it. Even on the craziest day on Cannery Row you go on down to the tea room and get to listen to great music, enjoy the...
MelissaChavez
Jul 09, 2008

Monterey Fire Department Historical Museum

Monterey Fire Station #2 is located at 582 Hawthorne Street New Monterey and provides first response to New Monterey, Cannery Row, and the Presidio. The station was built in 1951, but this fire...
Ewingjr98
Jun 21, 2008

Watsonville Ocean Speedway

If you're looking for something to do on a Friday night (not that Monterey won't have plenty) drive north to Watsonville. About 20 minutes from Monterey is the Ocean Speedway, a dirt race track. This...
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Lhenne1
Jun 16, 2008

Thomas O. Larkin House

In 1832 Thomas O. Larkin, the half brother of John Rogers Cooper (of the Cooper-Molera Adobe), joined his brother in business in Monterey. Larkin was a New England merchant who became influential in...
Ewingjr98
May 12, 2008

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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2221 North Fremont St, near Della Vine Avenue, Monterey, California, 93940, United States
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2 Portola Plaza, 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

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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Monterey Bay Aquarium

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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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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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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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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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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Top 5 Monterey Writers

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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