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Popular Attractions and Fun Things to Do in and Around Monterey, CA

Experience the best that the charming beach town of Monterey has to offer. Hit the hiking trails or hop on your bike and head over to the sandy beaches, or enjoy fun aquatic activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, and surfing. Stroll over to one of the many wine tasting rooms for a sample of Monterey's best varietals. Tee off like a pro at the premier golf courses in the vicinity, or explore the diverse array of shops and dining experiences at Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf. From exhilarating motorsports events at Laguna Seca to captivating automotive showcases like the Concours d'Elegance, there's never a dull moment. Whether you're checking out the exotic marine life exhibits at the Monterey Bay Aquarium or attending an expo at the Monterey Conference Center, you'll find it all minutes away from our convenient location in old downtown Monterey. No wonder our boutique hotel is considered to be the perfect home base for the ultimate California getaway.
Monterey, California Cannery Row
Cannery Row
Just a few steps from Hotel Pacific, this historic waterfront district houses the Monterey Bay Aquarium, authentic seaside restaurants, shops, art galleries and wine tasting rooms, along the Pacific coast.
Distance from hotel: 0.74 miles
Category: Activities, Shopping & Nightlife
Monterey California Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Experience underwater adventures and check out marine life exhibits without even getting wet. This awe-inspiring attraction is known for its larger than life exhibits, inspiring kelp forest habitats, and countless sea creatures.
Distance from hotel: 1.43 miles
Category: Attractions, Family / Kids
Monterey California Monterey Bay Activities
Monterey Bay Activities
Bask in the sandy beaches, sip varietals from local grapes, bike or kayak to all the great area attractions, or play a few rounds of golf on the green fairways of Monterey. There is something for everyone.
Distance from hotel: 3.73 miles
Category: Activities
Monterey California 17-Mile Drive
17-Mile Drive
Drive down the Carmel coast to see the best scenic vistas and seascapes in California. This 17-mile stretch makes for a once in a lifetime experience guaranteed to delight and inspire.
Distance from hotel: 4.66 miles
Category: Activities, Attractions
Monterey California Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail
Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail
Walk, bike or kayak along this scenic 18-mile waterfront trail that stretches along the Pacific coast. Stop off at all of Monterey's best attractions like Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf for a fun way to explore the town.
Distance from hotel: 8.77 miles
Category: Activities, Attractions
Monterey California WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
The Laguna Seca Raceway hosts annual events like the Monterey Grand Prix and Monterey Speed Week, along with track days and exhibitions. Don't miss out on this high-octane experience!
Distance from hotel: 10.55 miles
Category: Entertainment
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