City Center, 8.24 mi
189 Seaside Circle
Marina, CA 93933
A true gem on California's Central Coast, Monterey has everything you want from a Pacific Ocean destination. From its sparkling bay to its world-renowned aquarium to its historic downtown, Monterey has a little something for everyone.
Discover historic Monterey with a visit to Monterey Old Town Historic District, right in the center of town. As you wander through this site, walk the 2-mile path, and visit up to 55 historic buildings, you'll learn all about how Monterey evolved from a Spanish colony to a business hub to an oceanfront paradise. Don't miss your chance to visit Cannery Row, either. It may no longer be the sprawling site of sardine canning factories it was when John Steinbeck wrote the novel "Cannery Row," but it's now home to the area's best shopping and dining.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is another essential destination in Monterey, as it's both a conservation center and home to fascinating exhibits like Kelp Forest, Giant Pacific Octopus and Splash Zone. From here, hop on the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail to take in more of this gorgeous area.
Take your pick from one of the many hotels in Monterey and design your ideal visit. Treat yourself to an upscale stay right on Monterey's gorgeous waterfront or book a family-friendly getaway at one of the area's excellent budget-friendly hotels.
To get to Monterey as quickly as possible, flying into Monterey Regional Airport is your best bet. This airport may be small, but it offers a few flights each day to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix. If you'd rather drive, you're in for some lovely views, as Monterey is perched right on the stunning Pacific Coast Highway.