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The best things to do in Monterey: Whale Watching, Seafood & Sightseeing

People keep visiting Monterey year after year for the seaside town's coastal terrain, waterfront dining, outdoor adventures and stunning views. Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium with the whole family. Head to Cannery Row for eclectic eats or to Old Fisherman's Wharf for fresh seafood and whale-watching. Ride your bike along the Monterey Recreation Trail or set out on a kayaking tour around the Bay. Carve out time for the 17-Mile Drive all the way to Pebble Beach. And don't leave Monterey without exploring one of California's biggest attractions: Big Sur. Your coastal adventure starts here.
 
Monterey Cannery Row
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Cannery Row

Get a front row seat to a spectacular waterfront experience sprinkled with hip boutiques, savory bites, wine tastings, cozy night time fire pits and even wildlife watching. 
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Category: Family / Kids

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Discover the secret world of marine life with fascinating exhibits and go behind the scenes to watch live feedings in front of one of the aquarium's largest windows.
Old Fisherman's Wharf at California
Category: Activities

Old Fisherman's Wharf

Soak up scenic harbor views, indulge in eclectic eateries serving the freshest catch-of-the-day and experience one-of-a-kind whale-watching and boat tours.
Monterey Recreational Trail
Category: Activities

Monterey Recreational Trail

Pave the way for a journey filled with discoveries and pedal your way around the Monterey Bay Peninsula while taking pictures or stopping for a charming picnic.
California Adventures By The Sea
Category: Activities

Adventures By The Sea

Start your adventure by uncovering Monterey's natural beauty on land and sea, with a bike ride around Monterey's seaside towns, or a kayak tour along the Penninsula. 
Monterey 17-Mile Drive
Category: Activities

17-Mile Drive

Make it worth your while on the 17-Mile Drive, California's epic drive from Monterey to Pebble Beach, and stop at the iconic landmarks you've often seen on the big screen. 
California Big Sur
Category: Attractions

Big Sur

Prepare to pause for some of the most legendary views on the planet and visit famous state parks, where you'll encounter awe-inspiring hikes, rocky shores, and clifftop dining.
 
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