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Monterey Activities & Local Guide

Monterey Activities & Adventures

Monterey is a place of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. With historic charm with a playful coastal vibe, Monterey is one of the most beautiful destinations in Northern California.
 
Experience a whale watching or kayaking tour on Monterey Bay. Explore sandy beaches, beautiful parks & hiking trails. Bike along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail. Tee off on spectacular golf courses. Discover amazing local experiences just steps away from Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

Outdoor Activities

Reconnect with Monterey's wild side. Join a whale watching tour on Monterey Bay. Explore gorgeous beaches, parks, and hiking trails. Tee off on championship golf courses. Bike the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail. Discover local experiences around every corner.
 
  • Whale watching tours with Adventures by the Sea
  • Cruise 17-Mile Drive along the coast to Pebble Beach
  • Kayak Monterey Bay from Old Fisherman's Wharf
  • Bike the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail
  • Walk the 2.7-mile Monterey Path of History to local landmarks
  • Road trip down the coast to Carmel and Big Sur for stunning views
Outdoor Activities at Hotel California

Parks & Hiking Trails

Monterey Beaches

Discover the beautiful beaches of Monterey. Whether kayaking from McAbee Beach, walking the Del Monte boardwalk or swimming at the State Beach, Monterey is the ultimate beach destination.
 
  • McAbee Beach - This small beach and cove below Cannery Row is a scenic spot kayaking and scuba diving.
  • Monterey Municipal Beach - Adjacent to Fisherman's Wharf, this beach is popular for sunbathing, swimming, and kayaking.
Monterey Beaches

Golf Courses

The Monterey Peninsula is home to the most beautiful and challenging golf courses on the California coast. From the links at Pebble Beach to the Nicklaus layout at The Club at Pasadera, chase birdies in Monterey.
 
Golf Courses
  • Outdoor Dining in Monterey

    The Monterey food scene boasts incredible restaurants and outdoor patios open for dining, delivery, and take-out. Known for its fresh seafood and bold culinary spirit, Monterey is one of the best places to eat on the Northern California coast.

    Estéban Restaurant

    Enjoy modern Spanish cuisine and house-made sangrias on the outdoor patio at Estéban at the Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa.
    Estéban Restaurant
  • Outdoor Dining in Monterey

    The Monterey food scene boasts incredible restaurants and outdoor patios open for dining, delivery, and take-out. Known for its fresh seafood and bold culinary spirit, Monterey is one of the best places to eat on the Northern California coast.

    LALLA Oceanside Grill

    Dine on the outdoor patio on Cannery Row. This casual California grill offers fresh seafood and scratch-made coastal fare. Try the cioppino.
    LALLA Oceanside Grill
  • Outdoor Dining in Monterey

    The Monterey food scene boasts incredible restaurants and outdoor patios open for dining, delivery, and take-out. Known for its fresh seafood and bold culinary spirit, Monterey is one of the best places to eat on the Northern California coast.

    Sardine Factory

    Experience the food from this iconic Cannery Row restaurant to-go. Enjoy fresh, sustainable seafood and corn-fed aged steaks. Try the abalone bisque and calamari puffs.
    Sardine Factory