Monterey (approx. 10 minute drive)
The wharf is home to many restaurants, shops and whale watching tour boats.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a world-renowned research facility dedicated to the study and preservation of marine wildlife. They offer various exhibits featuring Jellyfish, Sea Otters, Penguins, the Giant Pacific Octopus and a 28 ft. Kelp Forest - one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world and home to Sardines, Leopard Sharks, Wolf-Eels and more.
An area rich in tradition, Cannery Row was once a bustling street lined with sardine canneries, but fell upon economic hardship as the sardine population dwindled. Revitalized and renamed after the famous novel by John Steinbeck, Cannery Row now boasts a stretch of restaurants, shops and attractions along the Monterey Coast.
Del Monte Shopping Center
An outdoor shopping mall featuring large department stores, brand name stores and a variety of casual dining options.
Museum of Monterey at Stanton Center
Monterey Museum of Art
This museum features galleries devoted to exhibitions of American and early California painting, photography and contemporary art. Located on Pacific Street in Monterey.
Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail
The Coastal Recreation Trail spans from Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove, through the Wharf and beyond. Rent a bicycle or surrey and be sure to make plenty of stops along the route to enjoy (and photograph!) the beautiful scenery. The sea lions love to perch atop the rocks and bask in the sun, and at certain times of the year, will congregate on the beach for breeding season!
Pacific Grove (approx. 10 minute drive)
Lover's Point Beach
Coastal Recreation Trail
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Pebble Beach (approx. 5 minute drive)
Pebble Beach Golf Links
The Links at Spanish Bay
Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Peter Hay Golf Course
Poppy Hills Golf Course
17 Mile Drive
Take in the breathtaking views as you drive along the stretch of coast within the Pebble Beach limits, bordered on either side by Pacific Grove and Carmel. Popular stops along the route include The Lone Cypress, Bird Rock and Pescadero Point.
Dining in Pebble Beach
Carmel Valley (approx. 15 minute drive to Carmel Valley Village)
Garland Ranch Park
Wine Tasting / Wineries
Carmel Valley is home to many wine tasting rooms and wineries.
Golf (Rancho Canada, Carmel Valley Ranch)
Highway 1 South (approx. 40 minute drive to Big Sur)
Soberanes Trail (at Garrapata State Park)
Andrew Molera State Park
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park