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Unforgettable Things to Do in Pacific Grove and Monterey Bay

Embrace the enormous natural beauty of the Monterey Bay Peninsula, an enchanting seaside enclave where life centers on the ocean. Explore white sand beaches and wander along forest trails. Discover cute sea lions on the shore and colossal whales right off the coast. Find waterfront wine spots and the freshest seafood ever. Connect with California's astounding diversity, from the exclusive golf links at Pebble Beach to the historic, working-class wharf at Monterey. Go fishing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. Browse candy stores and jewelry shops. Take it all in: the eye-popping beauty of 17-Mile Drive, the smell of the sea, the surreal submarine worlds at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This is a destination that you'll never forget.
17-Mile Drive

Spectacular 17-Mile Drive

Cruise along breathtaking coastal roads and see dramatic sea cliffs, mystical forests, natural landmarks, and world-famous golf courses. Picnic on the beach and bike between ocean viewpoints.
Monterey Bay Aquarium

World-Famous Monterey Bay Aquarium

Go deep with technicolor jellyfish, steely-eyed sharks, and cheeky sea otters at this renowned aquarium on Cannery Row. See a three-story kelp forest, pet a starfish, and join the penguins for lunch.
Kayaking in Monterey Bay

Thrilling Kayaking in Monterey Bay

Get up close and personal with Monterey Bay's stunning marine sanctuary when you paddle over the gentle waves. Rent your own kayak or take a guided tour. Encounter wildlife and be part of nature.

Old Fisherman's Wharf

Historic Old Fisherman's Wharf

Stroll this waterfront neighborhood to discover quirky souvenir shops, seafood restaurants, and exciting ocean activities: fishing trips, glass bottom boat trips, and whale watching adventures.
Princess Whale Watching

Princess Whale Watching Tours

Experience an exhilarating glimpse of blue whales, gray whales, and humpbacks on a comfortable boat trip. You can also spot dolphins, porpoises, harbor seals, sea otters, sea lions, and seabirds.
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