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.