Famous for its fishery, this incredibly picturesque city is an extremely attractive vacation destination, with the popular Monterey beaches appealing to a range of guests. Stay in one of the many Monterey beachfront hotels, and enjoy a relaxing vacation on the Pacific Coast. The area is characterized by warm weather throughout the year, peaking in July to September when temperatures average around 70°F. The summer months also tend to be very dry, with nearly all the annual rain falling from November until April.
When to visit MontereyGiven its equable annual climate, the area is ideal to visit at any time of the year. During the peak summer season, Monterey hotels are generally more expensive, and the city can get rather crowded, especially areas offering water sports. You can often get good prices on hotels near Monterey Bay Aquarium during the mid-seasons and winter - perfect times for couples seeking bargain stays in romantic hotels in Monterey to visit.
How to get to MontereyThe main airport of the city is the Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), while the Monterey-Salinas Airbus service connects Monterey with San Francisco and San Jose. Unfortunately, there is not a Greyhound stop in the city itself, but there is one in nearby Salinas, with plenty of hotels near Monterey suitable for a stop-over. Local bus and train services run throughout the city, converging at the Jules Simoneau Plaza
Why visit MontereyOne of the most famous attractions in the Monterey Bay area is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which houses an array of California’s rarest marine species. When in Monterey, it is also definitely worth undertaking the Path of History walking tour, which enables visitors to explore the key landmarks of the city, including the Pacific House and the Fisherman’s Wharf..
Where to stay in MontereyOur website, Hotels.com offers up-to-date Monterey reviews, and you can also book a range of hotels in Monterey, on any budget. Have a look at some of the accommodation options available, including an array of family-friendly hotels in Monterey, and take advantage of some of the fantastic deals we offer.