Monterey State Historic Park
California history lives here. Take a guided walking tour of this heritage neighborhood and National Historic Landmark with restored buildings from the early days of Monterey.
Old Fisherman's Wharf
Enjoy a relaxing waterfront setting for shopping and outdoor dining with a backdrop of coastal scenery. Embark on a sailing cruise, fishing trip, or whale watching tour on Monterey Bay.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Explore this incredible aquarium on Monterey Bay. Discover stunning marine life exhibits, animal feedings, and behind-the-scenes tours. See sharks, jellies, penguins, and sea otters. Please know that tickets need to be purchased from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in advance. The Monterey Bay Aquarium will be open to all guests starting on Saturday, May 15th. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, May 5th at 9am.
Embark on a whale watching adventure from Fisherman’s Wharf and see humpback whales, gray whales, blue whales, and orcas in Monterey Bay. Get close to sea birds, sea lions, seals, and otters.
Dennis The Menace Park
Let the kids have a blast at this celebrated Monterey park and playground with crazy slides, a zip line, a climbing wall, and a maze with lookout tower. Kids also love the steam engine train.
Drive the Monterey Bay coast, from Pebble Beach to Pacific Grove, past iconic golf courses, white sand beaches, picturesque cliffs, and mystical forests. See the Lone Cypress and Restless Sea at Point Joe.
Point Lobos State Reserve
The crown jewel of California’s state parks, Point Lobos offers beautiful coastal hiking trails, abundant wildlife, and some of California's best snorkeling and scuba diving in the Pacific Ocean.
Reconnect with Monterey's wild side. Go whale watching 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.