Things to Do in Monterey Bay

Explore one the most beautiful and alluring destinations on the California coast. Visit the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium, and spend the day in a magical underwater realm. Stroll along Cannery Row to find one-of-a-kind shops and waterfront dining, and book a whale watching adventure from Fisherman's Wharf. History comes alive at the Monterey State Historic Park, and the Monterey Museum of Art features a vast collection of contemporary works. From family fun to fine wine, you'll find endless things to do in Monterey Bay.
 

Cannery Row

Discover dozens of unique shops, waterfront restaurants and wine tasting in this historic neighborhood made famous by John Steinbeck's novel.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most popular Monterey CA attractions for kids, this world-renowned aquarium is home to sharks, penguins, sea otters and fascinating ocean creatures.

Fisherman's Wharf Monterey

Sign up for a whale watching cruise, sailing tour or fishing charter in this waterfront area, which also offers plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment.

Monterey State Historic Park

Take a guided tour of some of the oldest buildings in California at this heritage park, located in Monterey's Old Town historic district.

Monterey Museum of Art

Peruse a fine collection of early California and American art at this three-story landmark museum, including paintings, photographs and sculptures.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding is a fun sport that is suitable for anyone 13 and up. If you have never paddleboarded before, you can learn easily through a safety orientation and basic instruction provided by rental companies. Learn a new skill and get a great workout while enjoying beautiful views of marine life-you might even see a sea otter!

17-Mile Drive

You can cruise 17-mile drive in your car, bike, or on foot. If you choose to drive, you can pay a small fee at the entrance. If you choose to bike or walk, entry is free.

Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

Avoid busy roads to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Museum of Monterey, and Fisherman's Wharf by travelling the trail on bike or on foot. You can rent bikes, surreys, and skates from local business nearby along the trail.

Del Monte Golf Course

Opened in 1897, Del Monte Golf Course is the oldest course west of the Mississippi. This inland 18-hole, par-72 golf course boasts a meandering layout that has challenged golfers for more than a century. Host of the California State Amateur, Del Monte features narrow, tree-lined fairways and small, protected greens, and serves as one of three Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational courses Visit Del Monte Golf Course.

Laguna Seca Golf Club

Play a round of golf on Laguna Seca Golf Club's signature Robert Trent Jones golf course, a challenging Monterey golf course that follows the terrain of the coastal hills of Monterey. Tee boxes offer expansive views and a multitude of bunkers await errant approach shots. Laguna Seca welcomes the public to experience a clubhouse, a golf shop and a natural grass practice facility Visit Laguna Seca Golf.

Pebble Beach Golf Courses

Ranked the No. 1 golf resort by Golf Digest Magazine in 2002, Pebble Beach's four golf courses are lauded for their unmatched golf facilities, breathtaking scenery, and the acclaimed Pebble Beach Golf Academy. Visit www.pebblebeach.com.

Wine Tasting in Monterey

Toast your arrival to Monterey Bay with a delicious vintage from our local wine country. The mild climate of Monterey County is the perfect environment to make wine. Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea is centrally located near tasting rooms and downtown wine stores, as well as the Monterey Bay Wine Trail. Reserve one of our select Monterey vacation packages for your wine tasting getaway to Monterey Bay. Visit www.montereywines.org