Things to Do in Monterey, CA
Monterey, California is a spectacular city that offers visitors beautiful scenery, breathtaking beaches and a wide variety of fun things to see and do at local attractions, festivals, wineries, restaurants, and events. When you visit the Central Coast and stay at Hotel Pacific in Monterey, you’ll find a wide range of fun things to do just a few minutes away from luxury, all-suites hotel. Enjoy romantic fireplace rooms, relaxing courtyard, superior amenities, and take advantage of the fun outdoor activities, attractions, museums, shopping, beaches, and dining you’ll find right here on the Monterey Bay.
Monterey’s Path of History. Step into the past along Monterey’s Walking Path of History. Follow the Path of History to discover the magic of a rich and treasured history that mixes with the wonder and vibrancy of a city eager to meet the future. Monterey is a special place, which has maintained more of its rich and complex heritage than any other California city.
Old Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoy a bowl of steaming hot clam chowder, laugh at the antics of local sea lions and otters, enjoy a glass bottom boat tour on the Monterey Bay, search the waves for migrating grey whales, dine on the freshest local seafood, and shop the day away at this popular Monterey visitor attraction.
Cannery Row Once the industrial center of Monterey’s booming sardine-packing trade, Cannery Row is a popular waterfront district that is home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and other exciting attractions. Celebrated in John Steinbeck’s famous novel of the same name, today Cannery Row offers a wide range of visitor attractions, shopping, dining, historical landmarks, and fun family attractions all overlooking the Monterey Bay.
Monterey Bay Aquarium. Housed in a former sardine cannery on Monterey’s famous Cannery Row, the famous Monterey Aquarium offers a spectacular variety of marine related exhibits that include life-sized whale exhibits, huge tanks teeming with albacore tuna, sunfish, great white sharks, marine birds, jellyfish, live otters, hands-on kids activities, on-site dining, and much more. Open daily, except Dec. 25 from 10am - 6pm. [Top]