Cannery Row is Monterey's famous waterfront district that was once the center of the area's sardine industry. Made famous by novelist John Steinbeck, Cannery Row today is a bustling one mile stretch lined with souvenir shops, specialty boutiques and exceptional restaurants housed in former cannery factories.
649 Cannery Row, Monterey, California
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The famous Monterey Bay Aquarium offers visitors a hands-on view of the spectacular marine animals and environments found in Monterey Bay. Exhibits include life-sized whale exhibits, a towering kelp forest, majestic swimming schools of albacore tuna, great white sharks, and giant Pacific octopus.
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
This one-mile waterfront trail runs from the Monterey Bay Aquarium to Lover's Point. Enjoy a morning jog or stop off at the spectacular vista points to snap a photo of the gorgeous Monterey Bay. The well-maintained paved pathway features plenty of spots to rent bicycles, surreys, in-line skates, and kayaks.
Monterey Bay Coastal Trail , Monterey, California
Adventures by the Sea
Enjoy fun and healthy recreation near the glistening shores of Monterey Bay. Paddle the cool waters near Cannery Row or Stillwater Cove, cruise the town on a four-wheel surrey or pedal your bike along breathtaking rocky shores. Adventures by the Sea will rent you the equipment to fulfill your outdoor activity needs.
299 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Discover the finest wines and vineyards in Monterey County. Sip on robust pinot noirs, aromatic chardonnays, and zesty zinfandels at local Cannery Row waterfront wine tasting rooms, including A Taste of Monterey, Baywood Cellars, Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge, and Bargetto Winery.
Carmel Valley, California
With its sparkling white sand and gorgeous waters, Carmel Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon or stunning sunset. Uncork a bottle of wine during your leisurely picnic, hang ten on the powerful waves, fly a kite along the shores or stroll along the beach and let the gentle sea breeze take you far, far away.
Carmel Beach, Carmel , California
National Steinbeck Center
Head to Salinas, CA to the National Steinbeck Center, a museum dedicated to depicting the life of Monterey County native son, John Steinbeck. Literary enthusiasts will want to take their time wandering through the museum's six permanent exhibit halls showcasing historic artifacts, photographs, and film clips.
1 Main St, Salinas, California 93901
Founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1771, the Carmel Mission is a beautiful example of adobe architecture. Enter the breathtaking Basilica Church and become inspired by the curved ceiling and browse the collection of Spanish Colonial art. Explore the exhibits in the Downie, Munrás, and Convento Museums.
3080 Rio Rd, Carmel-By-The-Sea, California 93923
Spend the day taking in the sights along this scenic road, which winds through the prestigious gated community of Pebble Beach. You’ll cruise past impressive oceanfront mansions, secluded coves, pristine beaches, and classic golf courses. Don't miss such cool natural attractions as the Lone Cypress tree and Seal Rock.
17 Mile Drive, Pacific Grove, California 93950
Experience high-speed racing thrills at Monterey's WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. This world-class racing venue showcases an action-packed schedule of exciting automotive racing events year-round. Feel the thunderous roar of the engines, as you catch elite road racing on this world famous track, located just moments away.
1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, California 93908