Take a scenic drive along the Pacific coastline and soak up views of pristine beaches, vibrant groves, and famed golf courses.
Bixby Creek Bridge
Snap a photo, relish in the views, and check this architectural icon off of your Big Sur bucket list.
Stroll along this historic oceanfront street and enjoy everything from boutiques and galleries to fine dining and nightlife.
A stunning Basilica and museum located in Carmel, this U.S. National Historic Landmark is rich in spiritual heritage.
Visit Monterey's village-like neighbor to the south and be transported to quaint restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and more.
Colton Hall Museum
Step back in time and enter this Monterey landmark's unique re-creation of the room where the California constitution was first drafted in 1849.
Leave reality behind and visit this permanent exhibition of Dali's work, the famous artist who once called Monterey home.
Dennis the Menace Park
Spend an afternoon with the kids at this sprawling waterside park, where a maze, climbing wall, and numerous play structures offers ample opportunities for fun.
Monterey is home to some of the best golf in the world including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and The Links at Spanish Bay.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Dive into one of the area's most popular attractions and explore an undersea world of wonder with a focus on regional habitats.
Monterey County Youth Museum
Curiosity is nourished and creativity flourishes at this kid-friendly museum offering a variety of hands-on exhibits.
Monterey Museum of Art
Immerse yourself in culture with a visit to one or both of this museum's facilities that celebrate and interpret the art of California.
National Steinbeck Center
This museum and cultural center is an engaging homage to the author that put the town of Monterey on the map.
Old Fisherman's Wharf
This pier on the peninsula is the best place for shopping, dining, and sightseeing when you're ready to play tourist for the day.
Pacific Biological Laboratories
A great way to spend an afternoon for any Steinbeck fan, tour the lab that inspired the Western Biological Laboratory in the famed Cannery Row.
Pinnacles National Park
Spectacular rock formations created by an ancient volcano make this inland park ideal for hikers looking to explore caves and spires.
Beach days are a breeze in Monterey with more than 99 miles of coastline featuring favorites such as Asilomar State Beach, Carmel Beach, and McAbee Beach.