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Monterey and Pacific Grove

Monterey County has long been known as a mecca for outdoor activities and world-class hiking, biking, surfing, kayaking and golf. The area also offers an array of relaxing and romantic activities to share with your playmate, like exceptional dining, wine tasting and jaw-dropping drives.




MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM

Dedicated to marine research and conservation, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is known throughout the world for its interactive exhibits and ability to present marine life on a truly grand scale.

KAYAKING IN MONTEREY BAY

A kayaking trip can give families stories to share that last for years to come. Whether it's seeing wildlife up close or seeing Cannery Row from the water, kayaking is a great way to spend time with your family and to see things from a different angle.

FISHERMAN’S WHARF

Old Fisherman's Wharf in downtown Monterey should be on the "must-do" list of every visitor to the area. This is a great place to take in the sights, sounds and smells of Monterey.

WALK OR BIKE MONTEREY BAY COASTAL RECREATION TRAIL

The waterfront Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail stretches 18 miles, from Castroville in the north to Pacific Grove in the south. This popular paved path hugs the coast, following the same route as the old Southern Pacific Railway.

LOVERS POINT

Lovers Point Park is located at the foot of 17th Street in Pacific Grove, and is a landscaped community park of 4.4 acres. It is used for picnicking, fishing, swimming, water sports, and surfing.

MONARCH GROVE SANCTUARY

If you're fortunate enough to be in Pacific Grove during the fall or winter, you will be witness to one of nature's most incredible spectacles: the annual migration of the Monarch butterflies.

WHALE WATCHING

California is one of the only places in the world where visitors can see whales year-round, and there's no better place for whale watching than Monterey.