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Monterey Travel Tips

What is there to do in Monterey?
Monterey is a beautiful coastal destination with amazing activities, including biking, hiking, golf, whale watching, sport fishing, and wine tasting. Our hotel is close to Monterey's top attractions, like Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, Denice the Menace Park, and 17-Mile Drive. Take a day trip to Carmel-by-the-sea and the jaw-dropping Big Sur coast.
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa?
Our hotel is surrounded by several Monterey attractions that include San Carlos Cathedral (0.1 mile), Monterey Museum of Art (0.2 miles), Colton Hall Museum (0.3 mile), Fisherman's Wharf (0.9 mile) and Cannery Row (1.3 miles).
Where is the closest Monterey beach?
Del Monte Beach by Fisherman's Wharf is closest to Casa Munras. This scenic beach on Monterey Bay is less than a mile away and easily accessible by walking, driving or biking.
What are the best things to do with kids in Monterey, CA?
The beautiful coastal town of Monterey, California, is a family destination with fun attractions for kids. The top 10 things to do with kids in Monterey are:
  • Seeing marine life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Waterfront dining and Segway tours on historic Cannery Row
  • Whale watching tours from Fisherman's Wharf
  • Getting wild at the Monterey Zoo
  • Playing at Dennis the Menace Park
  • Exploring the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail
  • Enjoying sand and surf at Del Monte Beach, Monterey Beach and Asilomar State Beach
  • Hiking through Pinnacles National Park
  • Exploring MY Museum, Monterey's hands-on children's museum
  • Driving down the coast to Big Sur and McWay Falls
Where is the closest walking trail in Monterey?
The waterfront Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail is one mile from the hotel. Stretching 18 miles from Castroville in the north to Pacific Grove in the south, the walking, jogging and biking trail is a great way to avoid busy streets to get around town and to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, and Fisherman's Wharf.
Where is the closest Monterey park to the hotel?
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa is 0.5 mile from the Dennis the Menace Playground with a maze and climbing wall, all part of the beautiful El Estero Park Complex. El Estero Park also has a lake with paddleboats, trails, and BBQ and picnic areas.
Where can I play golf in Monterey nearby?
The Monterey Peninsula is home to the most beautiful public golf courses on the California coast, including Monterey Pines Golf Club, Pacific Grove Golf Links, and Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. The hotel is within minutes of Pebble Beach Golf Resort, which includes Del Monte Golf Course, Spyglass Hill, and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Please contact our reservations department at 800-222-2446 to assist you with tee times at Pasadera Country Club.
Are Monterey beaches pet friendly?
Yes. The Monterey area offers several pet friendly beaches, including nearby Del Monte Beach near Fisherman's Wharf. Asilomar Beach and Carmel Beach are just a short drive away, so you can enjoy the sand and surf of California's central coast with your dogs.
Where can I go hiking in Monterey?
Monterey offers beautiful hiking trails, including the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail that stretches for 18 miles along the bay. Hike the winding trails in Toro Park up Ollason Peak for sweeping views of Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley with its colorful wildflowers.
Head down to Big Sur, one of the most stunning destinations on the central California coast. Explore Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park with hiking trails through the cliffs down to the beach and Pacific Ocean.