Local Activities

Kayak Adventures

Rent a kayak or take a FUN Guided Kayak Tour and get an up-close view of harbor seals, sea lions and marine birds along Monterey's beautiful shoreline.

Scenic Coastal Trails

Enjoy California's scenic walking, hiking and biking trails along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the Big Sur coastline.

Popular with joggers, skaters, walkers and cyclists, Monterey Bay Coastal Trail (pictured above) runs along the rocky coastline at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove.

Scenic 17-Mile Drive

Hike or bike parts of the world-famous scenic 17-Mile Drive loop and enjoy breathtaking landscape, vistas and Pacific Ocean views. Be sure to pick up a map at the entry gate.

Plan a fun BBQ or Beach Party for your next off-site Team-Building Event or Corporate Picnic.

"A Taste of Monterey"
Cannery Row Bay View Tasting Room & Wine Visitors Center

The Cannery Row Bay View Tasting Room and Official Regional Wine Visitors Center is conveniently located in downtown Monterey, just one block from the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Cannery Row.

Fun Whale-Watching Tours

Whale-Watching Tours depart daily from Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey.

Top Destination Spa Treatments

We've put together a sample listing of popular Destination Spa Treatments that people typically sign up for while vacationing. Spa Treatments can book up quickly, so be sure to sign up upon arrival of your destination.

Monterey Spas

Pamper yourself or that someone special with a luxurious spa treatment during your next visit to Monterey, Carmel or Big Sur.

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary is a FUN place to visit, especially if you like butterflies... and deer!

Pebble Beach Golf Links was ranked the No. 1 Public Course in America by Golf Digest in 2008/2009. The championship golf course offers spectacular Monterey coastline views.


Chinese Restaurant

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

724 Abrego St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-3637

Sakura Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

574 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-1767

China Town

600 Munras Ave
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-1111


Monterey Fish House

2114 Del Monte Ave
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-4647

Fish Hopper Seafood & Steaks

700 Cannery Row # O
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-8543

Fisherman's Wharf of Monterey: Cafe Fina

47 Fishermans Wharf # 1
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-5200

Fisherman's Wharf of Monterey: Gilberts Red Snapper

30 Fishermans Wharf # 1
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-3113

Indian Restaurant

Indian Summer

220 Olivier St, Monterey
(831) 372-474


Ambrosia India Bistro

565 Abrego St, Monterey
(831) 641-0610


American Restaurant

Marlyn's American Grill

55 Camino Aguajito
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-2002 

Rosine's Restaurant

434 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-1400

Crazy Horse Restaurant

1425 Munras Ave
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-4771

Lallapalooza Restaurant

474 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 645-9036

Mexican Restaurant

El Palomar of Monterey

724 Abrego St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-1032

El Torito Mexican Restaurant

600 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-0611

Jose's Mexican Bar & Grill

638 Wave St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 655-4419

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc

500 Del Monte Ctr
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 641-9353


Old Monterey Cafe

489 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-1021

Koko's Cafe

419 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-3777

Trailside Cafe & Coffee House

550 Wave St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-8600

Cafe Lumiere

365 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 920-2451

Loose Noodle Pasta House The

538 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 641-0130

California Pizza Kitchen

1100 Del Monte Ctr
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-4975

Pino's Italian Cafe

211 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-1930

tusca Ristorante

1 Old Golf Course Rd
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 657-6675

Pronto Pizza Restaurant

21 Soledad Dr
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 655-3322

Top Attractions

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is the best one in the USA. It is large and has a fine collection of sea creatures, most notably ..."

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940


Cannery Row

In January 1958, the City of Monterey officially re-named Ocean View Avenue "Cannery Row" in honor of John Steinbeck and his novel that described a colorful past set amid the cannery culture of the time.

Cannery Row Company
555 Abrego Street
Monterey, CA 93940



IMAX Monterey

"The new IMAX in Cannery Row has a mascot called Dippy the Dolphin--my kids loved the mascot and the great 3D movies ..."

640 Wave St.
CA, 93940


Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf was built by the Pacific Coast Steamship Company in 1870 for the loading and unloading of passengers and goods. The wharf was also used by other commercial operations, and the city of Monterey

Wharf #1
Monterey, CA 93942
United States

17 Mile Drive

Discover Nature’s treasures as you explore the serene majesty of Del Monte Forest. Here you’ll quickly experience the magic of a legendary scenic tour that’s home to The Lone Cypress, Seal and Bird Rocks, Fanshell Beach, Point Joe, and the colliding currents of The Restless Sea

17 Mile Dr
Monterey, CA 93940

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

1021 Monterey Hwy,
 Monterey, CA  93908
United States

Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art is really two museums in different locations. LaMirada, is just outside of downtown, ..."

559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940-2805
United States

National Steinbeck Center

The Center is located in John Steinbeck's hometown of Salinas, a scenic 17-mile drive from Monterey, California in the heart of Steinbeck Country. The Museum offers three distinct visitor experiences in literature and history

1 Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901-3436
United States