Monterey, located on California's central coast, is an excellent city for a romantic break or a fun-packed family vacation. Surrounded by white-sand beaches and verdant vineyards, this bustling city is packed with hip galleries, elegant boutiques, and restaurants serving freshly caught local seafood.

    If you’re traveling with kids, a trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium is essential. This state-of-the-art attraction is home to an amazing array of ocean dwellers, from otherworldly jellyfish to majestic hammerhead sharks. Split across 2 beautifully preserved period buildings, the Monterey Museum of Modern Art boasts a comprehensive collection of Californian masterpieces.

    Where to shop & what to buy in Monterey

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Monterey

      Looking for the best places to go shopping in Monterey City in California? While it's best known for outdoor experiences, its fishery business, and an abundance of historical sites and vineyards, beyond the sightseeing you'll find great shopping destinations for goods such as fresh local produces, rare books and vinyl, as well as world-renowned vintage wear. Most stores are...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Monterey

    • 10 Best Nightlife Experiences in Monterey

      Monterey is a wave-washed ocean town with a darn buzzing nightlife scene. It's famed around the globe as the setting for John Steinbeck's classic novel Cannery Row, but also draws crowds of beach lovers, history buffs, surfers and marine wildlife aficionados. When the sun sets in Monterey, you'll only need to mosey down to the shrimp shacks and beer...

    Useful information

    • Monterey Travel Essentials

      Our Monterey Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in California, USA. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) to my hotel? What currency and type of...

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