Monterey State Historic Park
California history lives here. Sign up for a guided walking tour of this heritage neighborhood and National Historic Landmark, home to numerous restored buildings from the early days of Monterey.
Old Fisherman's Wharf
Enjoy a relaxing waterfront setting for souvenir shopping and outdoor dining with a backdrop of coastal scenery. It's also the place to embark on a sailing cruise, fishing trip, or whale watching tour.
Head to this lively waterfront area to find quirky shops, popular restaurants, and breezy cocktail bars. Rent a kayak and cruise the Monterey coastline, or visit the world-famous aquarium.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Featuring numerous themed areas with interactive exhibits, animal feedings, and behind-the-scenes tours, this celebrated attraction is one of the top things to do in Monterey, CA for kids and adults.
Book an ocean excursion to get up close and personal with humpback whales, orcas, gray whales, and blue whales - plus other wildlife like sea birds, sea lions, seals, and otters.
Dennis The Menace Park
Kids adore this celebrated playground for its crazy slides, zip line, climbing wall, maze with lookout tower, and fun thing to play on - including a steam engine train.
Take a leisurely drive along the coast from Pebble Beach to Pacific Grove past famous golf courses, lovely beaches, picturesque cliffs, big mansions, and incredible scenery.
Home to five different museums and an active congregation, this early California mission was built in 1771 and offers a glimpse into the history and heritage of the region.
Point Lobos State Reserve
Wild nature abounds at this conservation area, which features easygoing hiking trails, an abundance of wildlife, and some of California's best snorkeling and scuba diving.