Monterey, CA Things to Do

MONTEREY, CALIF.—Whether visiting or living in this California destination, there are many things to see and do. Centrally located on California Central Coast, it isn't hard getting to Monterey. You can drive or fly into the Monterey Airport. See map!

Here are attractions, activities and events of interest:

Attractions- include Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Pacific Ocean and sand beaches, Cannery Row, nearby John Steinbeck Museum, and 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach.

Pebble Beach 17 Mile Drive and its splendid golf courses (Pebble Beach Golf Links ranks as the top public course in the U.S.) provide incredible golf experiences for those with an interest.

Dining- Dining runs the gamut from hotel cuisine from top area chefs, to the chain restaurant Bubba Gump, a local and tourist favorite serving shrimp, seafood, chicken & ribs.

Events- Laguna Seca speedway features popular car racing annual events, Monterey Bay Aquarium keeps a full schedule of events, and the city and Chamber of Commerce work toward keeping the city buzzing with many activities and events throughout the year.

Festivals- Monterey Jazz Festival is one of the city's oldest, best known and most important celebrations held each year.

Shopping- Cannery Row and downtown Monterey provide lots of unique shopping please, in addition to Del Monte shopping center.

Sports- Kayaking, bicycling, and car racing are some of the city's fast-paced, pleasures. Car racing brings out the crowds from around the nation, in fact.

Vacations- Monterey shares the bay location with Pacific Grove, Carmel and Pebble Beach. Between the four cities, tourists eat, sleep, tour and sight-see. Top vacations in Monterey are:

1. Romantic - The Central Coast attracts couples to share breath-taking vistas and unique weather.

2. Business - Corporations like to book their conferences to Monterey.

3. Family - Families on drive trips like to spend at least one night in Monterey before heading either to Santa Cruz, the Bay Area, or Southern California.

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