The beautiful waterfront city of Monterey on the central coast of California is a fantastic place to visit for an exciting family getaway. With a huge array of activities available for your enjoyment, from kayaking to scuba diving, surfing to whale watching, you'll never be short of something exhilarating to do. Home to Cannery Row, the inspiration behind John Steinbeck's excellent novel on life in Monterey during its sardine canning heyday, Monterey is a must-visit city for those looking for a taste of American history. Stay in one of our 6 IHG Monterey hotels, and enjoy a home away from home while you explore this fascinating city.
If it's Steinbeck that's brought you to picturesque Monterey, head straight to 'The Row' which is now lined with shops, restaurants, hotels, bars and nightclubs, and soak up a little of Monterey's vibrant social scene. With live jazz, blues, rock and pop acts playing nearly every night of the week, you're bound to find a show that will make you want to put on your dancing shoes. For something a little more sedate, try a wine tasting tour at one of Cannery Row's three distinct tasting rooms, serving vintages from a variety of wineries from both California and further afield, as well as local craft beers sure to tantalise your taste buds.
While you're visiting Monterey, be sure to head down to the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail, a paved path that stretches for 18 miles along the sparkling seafront. Do as the locals do, and try your hand at inline skating, or hire a bicycle for a leisurely ride that will tousle your hair with sea breeze. Keep your eyes peeled for harbour seals, sea otters, sea lions and local birds. If you're really lucky, you might even spot a whale!
After an exciting day's adventures, return to one of our IHG hotels in Monterey and enjoy our world-class facilities. Book your stay with IHG today and discover for yourself all that California has to offer.