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Monterey Bay Activities

Enjoy Dining, Shopping, And Recreation In Monterey, California

Sample all of Monterey's best highlights for the ultimate California experience showcasing coastal beauty and charm. Whether you are basking on the white sandy Pebble Beach, sipping varietals from Monterey Wine Country, golfing on the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Course, or whale watching from Cannery Row, there are endless things to do in Monterey, CA that are perfect for families, couples, or travelers seeking a relaxing getaway.
Visitors can rent a bike, go kayaking down the Monterey Trail, try their skills at paddle boarding or even learn to surf. For those trying to unwind, there are plenty of local eateries and bars serving the freshest catch and crafted cocktails. Shopping is always a great pastime in Monterey and Moss Landing is known for its great antiques. The Del Monte Shopping Center is also an option and offers a diverse array of retail experiences.
Monterey Bay Activities

Monterey Bay Activities

Monterey, California, 93940, Monterey, California, 93940
Distance from Hotel: 3.73 miles

Hours & Prices


Some activities can be enjoyed 24 hours/day. Check with each attraction for their hours.


Prices vary per activity. Adventure by the Sea offers hourly, ½ day and 24 hour rentals for sport equipment.


  • Race Night on the Row
  • Antique Shows
  • Blues in the Park


  • Kayaking
  • Whale Watching
  • Shopping
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Antiquing
  • Golfing

What are the popular landmarks on the 17-Mile Drive?

Drive past The Lone Cypress, the eternal symbol of Pebble Beach. Stop to see the seals at Fanshell Overlook and enjoy a picnic lunch on the rocks at the scenic Spanish Bay. Finally, at the end of the drive, you’ll arrive at the Lodge at Pebble Beach where you can enjoy shopping, dining, and a round of golf.

What are the top attractions for families and kids?

It is easy to find a fun family itinerary in Monterey Bay. Aside from all of the basic local attractions suitable for all ages, kids flock to Dennis the Menace Playground due to its playful activities. The Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey County Youth Museum are both great options for fun educational marine adventures. For those looking for land animals, the Monterey Zoo is the perfect spot to see wild animals come to life.

Where can I rent a bike or go kayaking?

There is no shortage of places to bike or kayak in Monterey California. Adventures by the Sea is the premier recreational company with five locations throughout the coastal city. They offer daily rentals to start your kayaking or biking adventures, as well as tours and standup paddle board lessons. If outdoor recreation is your thing, Adventures by the Sea is the place to go.
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