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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.
17-Mile Drive

17-Mile Drive

Cruise along breathtaking coastal roads to witness the dramatic sea cliffs, mystical forests, snow-white beaches, and world-famous golf courses. Relax on the beautiful beach or bike between ocean viewpoints. Soak up the views of the stunning surroundings, meet the Lone Cypress, savor the beauty at Fanshell Beach, see the power of the Restless Sea at Point Joe, and stroll the boardwalk above the beach at Spanish Bay.
Monterey Mirror Maze

Monterey Mirror Maze

No matter how old you are, the Monterey Mirror Maze welcomes you with unlimited entertainment. Come and have fun with the high quality, creatively designed mirror maze walk-through. Prepare yourself to get lost in their psychedelic setting featuring high tech lighting and pumping music. The perfect symmetry will show you infinite reflections of yourself in every direction and you will end up thinking “where to go now”?
John Denver Memorial

John Denver Memorial

Sing your favorite John Denver song while you drive to the John Denver Memorial. Rest assured, like his songs, this place will also help you find your peace of mind. Take some time to show respect to the internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter while soaking up the view of the breathtaking surroundings.
Cannery Row

Cannery Row

Set aside some time to visit Cannery Row. Experience its picturesque charm and learn the colorful history of this popular vacation destinations on California’s Central Coast. Minutes from our friendly hotel, Cannery Row is the ideal place to soak up the vibrant culture and mesmerising beauty of Monterey Bay.
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