Monterey is one of California’s most popular destinations – and one of our favorite Bay Area getaways. Its world-famous Monterey Peninsula offers unparalleled coastal and Pacific Ocean views, especially on fog-free sunny days.
If you like the outdoors, there are a lot of things to do for FREE! Enjoy scenic walking, hiking and biking trails along the spectacular Monterey Peninsula, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the Big Sur coastline. Bring the kids to see beautiful Monarch Butterflies in Pacific Grove and the barking Sea Lions at Fisherman’s Wharf. Stroll along historic Cannery Row. Visit nearby Carmel and enjoy browsing through the shops and art galleries or walk along the beautiful white sandy beach.
Other fun area attractions include the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium, new IMAX 3-D Theater, wine-tasting, world championship golf courses and spectacular 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. Book a stay at the new Intercontinental The Clement Monterey, overlooking Monterey Bay in the heart of Cannery Row. It’s a great venue for business meetings, family vacations and romantic getaways.