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Monterey, CA

About Monterey

Located on the coastline, the town of Monterey is in love with the water. Shops and eateries line the coast on Cannery Row and Old Fisherman’s Wharf.

From the shore, you can watch the seals’ heads bobbing in the water, or you can venture out via boat to whale watch.

If you would rather not brave the elements, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the best aquariums in the USA, is a must-see spot perfect for singles, couples, and families alike.

If you are looking to simply take a cruise, you can drive the scenic 17-mile drive to the world-renown Pebble Beach.

Depending on when you visit, you may be able to attend the PGA Tour event at Pebble Beach and see some of the best golfers in the world.

Not into the hushed tones of golfing? Let’s get loud! Monterey hosts a famous annual Car Week each August that includes, auto shows, rallies, concours, and auctions. Mark your calendar!

Sea otter close up portrait from Tumbleweed Travel
Monterey bay aquarium building California shots june from Tumbleweed Travel
colorful jelly fishes in the aquarium of Monterey Bay with blue background in fantastic light from Tumbleweed Travel
Boats Monterey Bay Monterey California from Tumbleweed Travel
A humpback whale breaches out of the water in Monterey Bay California. from Tumbleweed Travel


  • Drive the scenic 17-Mile Drive to Pebble Beach
  • Watch the sea otters play at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Get up close and personal to the ocean’s largest creatures with a whale watching tour
  • Visit Cannery Row and see what inspired John Steinbeck


Type: City

Season: Year Round

Climate:  Coast

Airport(s): San Francisco

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