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MontereyUnited States of America

Forests of towering redwoods, dramatic seascapes, a thriving arts scene and premier local wines; this community hits the perfect balance between rugged and refined.

Visit Monterey to relax on white beaches, paddle the shoreline or spot whales along the Pacific coast. Walk past historic buildings, see artists perform or enjoy a seafood dish with Pinot Noir in the charming coastal city. The area is a popular weekend getaway from San Francisco, just 116 miles (186 kilometers) to the north; however, there is enough to do in this cultural city to keep you busy for weeks.

Monterey in California shares the Monterey Peninsula with Pacific Grove and Carmel. Spanish explorers arrived here in the 16th century, followed by Chinese and Portuguese fisherman, who pioneered the commercial fishing industry three centuries later. In the decades leading up to the 1950s, Monterey became the “sardine capital of the world” and was immortalized in John Steinbeck’s novel Cannery Row.

The Monterey Peninsula has long been a haven for artists. In the one-time bohemian enclave of Carmel, visit Tor House, a stone cottage and tower built by poet Robinson Jeffers. Explore more than 50 historic sites along Old Monterey's two-mile (three-kilometer) "Path of History," a self-guided tour marked by yellow signs. Watch a show at the historic and much-loved Sunset Theater. At Carmel Mission, discover a little serenity and 18th-century history, then warm your toes by a bonfire under the stars on Carmel Beach. Pay your respects to Monterey’s favorite son, the Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, at the National Steinbeck Center.

Walk under the redwoods and sycamores of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, or around the inlets of Asilomar State Beach. Explore the area’s sea life at the superb Monterey Bay Aquarium or learn about the city’s maritime past in the Museum of Monterey. Rent a sea kayak and paddle out across the swaying kelp beds off Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. As you hike one of the trails along the rugged Big Sur coastline spot sea lions and migrating whales.

Beautiful sandy beaches, a rich marine environment and cultural delights make Monterey one of the most popular destinations on the West Coast.

Top hotels in Monterey

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
The price is RM969 per night from 14 Oct to 15 Oct

Located in the heart of Monterey, this luxury resort is within a 5-minute walk of Cannery Row and Monterey Bay. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Lovers Point are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,590 reviews)

"This property was walking distance to fisherman’s wharf and cannery row."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Monterey Tides
Monterey Tides
3.5 out of 5
The price is RM704 per night from 6 Oct to 7 Oct

Nestled on the beach, this Monterey hotel is just steps away from Monterey State Beach and Monterey Bay. Del Monte Beach and Monterey County Fairgrounds are ...

3.7/5Good! (1,627 reviews)

"Over looking the ocean ,nice view and our is clean!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Monterey Tides
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
The price is RM668 per night from 14 Oct to 15 Oct

Located in the heart of Monterey, this luxury resort is within a 15-minute walk of Lake El Estero and Monterey Bay. Monterey County Fairgrounds and Del Monte ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,947 reviews)

"Good size room. Reasonably priced. Charged for parking , says valet free but we didn’t have."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Monterey

"the Nest" in Carmel Valley
"the Nest" in Carmel Valley
3.5 out of 5

Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Garland Ranch Regional Park and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Folktale Winery and Vineyards. Carmel ...

3/5 (1 review)

"Great location surrounded by trees. Property could use a little TLC - when we arrived no"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2020

"the Nest" in Carmel Valley
Stunning Ocean Views, Close to Golf, Wine Tasting, Shops, Beach, Aquarium Passes Available!
Stunning Ocean Views, Close to Golf, Wine Tasting, Shops, Beach, Aquarium Passes Available!
3.5 out of 5

Located in Northeast Carmel, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Cherry Center for the Arts and 17-Mile Drive. Carmel Beach and Carmel Mission Basilica ...

Stunning Ocean Views, Close to Golf, Wine Tasting, Shops, Beach, Aquarium Passes Available!
Lx1: Chateau D' Renaitre - Carmel-by-the-sea Luxury Villa
Lx1: Chateau D' Renaitre - Carmel-by-the-sea Luxury Villa
4 out of 5

Situated in Carmel, this holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of Folktale Winery and Vineyards, Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive. Carmel Mission Basilica and ...

Lx1: Chateau D' Renaitre - Carmel-by-the-sea Luxury Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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