Monterey Bay California Missions & Museums
The Monterey Bay is home to a rich legacy of California history. Author John Steinbeck tells the stories of working class Monterey in such novels as Cannery Row. Three of the 21 California missions are located in Monterey County. Monterey also offers a range of museums covering natural history, maritime history and art.
Visit Historical Monterey -
Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea is perfectly situated near interesting museums and historical Monterey attractions. Visit Carmel Mission, Monterey Museum of Art at La Mirada, Presidio of Monterey Museum and points of interest along the Path of History tour. Find great deals on Monterey Bay vacation packages online at Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea.
California Missions in Monterey County -
Spanning nearly the length of California, the historic El Camino Real is home to 21 California missions. Three of these famous, historic missions are located in Monterey County: San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel Mission, Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and Mission San Antonia de Padua. Carmel Mission is the burial place of Father Junipero Serra and is noted as one of the most beautiful and best kept of the California missions.
Path of History -
The Path of History in Monterey is marked by a series of yellow tiles set in the sidewalks of the city's main streets. The Path meanders for two miles through California history dating back to 1602 when Spanish explores landed on the shores of Monterey Bay. Historical sites along the Monterey Path of History include the Custom House, adobe structures, and the Pacific House Museum. The Path of History is a self-guided walking tour. Most historic buildings along the path are located at Monterey State Historic Park near Fisherman's Wharf.
Monterey Bay Museum Guide -
Delve into the histories of California, Spain and Mexico at various Monterey Bay museums. The Pacific House Museum at Monterey State Historic Park features interactive displays that explain the House's role as a court house, hotel, and tavern. Upstairs, the Monterey Museum of the American Indian features beautiful Indian artifacts from tribes that once inhabited the Monterey Bay region. The Monterey Museum of Art comprises two venues: Pacific Street and La Mirada. Galleries focus primarily on paintings and photographs of California landscapes and the Monterey Bay Peninsula.