In California's "First" City, you'll discover plenty of things to do with our Monterey city guide.
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Located along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, the Monterey area offers attractions for all kinds of people, including art galleries, shops, golfing, wineries, restaurants and outdoor recreation. Your visit to the Monterey Peninsula area isn't complete without a trip to Old Fisherman's Wharf. Offering great seafood, whale-watching cruises, deep-sea fishing excursions, bay cruises, theater, historic sites and several gift shops, this is a wonderful way to spend the day with the entire family. Made famous by author John Steinbeck, Cannery Row is a cultural paradise filled with unique shops, historic attractions, superb restaurants and fantastic galleries.
In addition you will find the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, featuring thousands of sea creatures and interactive exhibits to connect with ocean life. Discover the thrill of learning at the Monterey County Youth Museum, commonly known as My Museum. Also located on Cannery Row, this museum is packed with a variety of hands-on exhibits that encourage creativity and curiosity for kids of all ages. Check out the Monterey Museum of Art, ranked one of the best small town museums in the United States. This art museum offers a permanent collection of early California art, Asian art, international folk art, and contemporary and traditional American art.
In addition to the number of attractions, you can also find several challenging golf courses and world-renowned wineries located throughout the Peninsula area. What are you waiting for? Book any of the Monterey hotels listed above and have the time of your life in California.