Situated on the oceanfront of the pristine Monterey Bay, Cannery Row offers visitors a historic look into California’s past. In addition to historic landmarks, Cannery Row offers visitors a wide variety of shopping, keputusan 4d games, fine dining and marine activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, whale watching and tide pooling. From the Cannery Row fishing shacks to the refurbished manufacturing plants from Monterey’s past fishing industry, there is a lot to explore in and around Monterey.
Monterey is also home to several hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts, some of which are registered historic buildings. Downtown “Old Monterey” has easy access to Old Fisherman’s Wharf and beach areas, which are popular sites to relax with family and friends. Walking tours are available throughout the peninsula and many focus on history, the arts tradition of Monterey and the founding of the area.
Monterey Bay Natural Marine Sanctuary
The Monterey Bay Natural Marine Sanctuary, home to one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, is heavily studied by biologists and celebrated by nature enthusiasts. Constantly under threat, the Monterey Bay Natural Marine Sanctuary has been federally protected since 1992. Sitting on the edge of the sanctuary is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the most popular attractions on the Northern California coastline. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a world-class facility dedicated to educating guests about the wonders of the oceans and how to protect them. Those who want to experience the Monterey Bay Natural Marine Sanctuary outside of the aquarium can take hikes along the coast or take kayaking tours in the bay.
The historic architecture and scenic oceanfront setting of Monterey has made this a popular community for weddings. Old Monterey’s charming adobe buildings can be booked for weddings and receptions, but their popularity requires advanced reservations. Everything from small boutiques to large resorts can be found in Monterey and the surrounding areas, so wedding parties and out-of-town guests can be easily accommodated.
Monterey Peninsula Dining
Monterey, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach all have their share of world-class restaurants and famous chefs who incorporate the local produce and fresh seafood into their menus. Cannery Row and the Old Fisherman’s Wharf are two areas of Monterey with high concentrations of delicious eateries. Some of Monterey’s best dining establishments which can be booked online are:
- Chart House Restaurant – Monterey
- Duck Club Grill – Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
- Esteban Restaurant at the Casa Munras Hotel
- Stokes Restaurant and Bar
- TusCA Ristorante
Monterey Peninsula Events
Monterey County is the biggest producer of organic produce in the United States, so each year during the summer and fall harvest Monterey, Carmel and the surrounding areas host large events to celebrate their agricultural tradition. During the festivals and events, area hotels begin to fill with visitors who look forward to harvest each year, including sports figures, Hollywood celebrities and nature enthusiasts. Restaurants capitalize on the delicious harvest food and feature it in their seasonal menus, making this one of the best times of the year to experience dining in Monterey County.