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Monterey Bay

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“beautiful area”(54 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Monterey Bay has something for everyone. We have friends and relatives throughout the region but still seem to find something new to experience. This time we were treated to one of the many fine restaurants. There's much more than the aquarium, Cannery Row, golf, seafood,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lee-and-Baby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monterey Bay, the Seaside to Carmel area, offers excellent ocean and harbor views where land meets ocean in dramatic way. Be prepared for crowds of tourist. If you plan to drive the 17 Mile Drive plan to start early or be bumper to bumper. But,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jelk50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Monterey Bay, 17-mile drive on a super windy day. It was easy to enjoy the view of the ocean while seated in the car. There is a ton to do. But, there only two spots where you can get buy food and rest...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mehrnoushs2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting in winter, we were restricted to views. Looked great. Would have been nice to have more time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Crimitorii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second stop on a road trip in California and I'm so glad we chose Monterey. It's full of naturally beautiful wonders. We were staying a way up the beach so took a walk along it into town. There were sea birds a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CharlotteMart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery studded with excellent shops, aquarium, and restaurants. Top it all with the friendly and supportive people of Monterey. Loved staying here and wish visiting again.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank FaisalOkapi
Reviewed 17 December 2018

We rode the electric bike on the 17th mile drive. Breathtaking view of the sea. Visit to the Lighthouse added old world charm to the trip. Would recommend taking the bike ride to be close to nature

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank priyakbhat
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

We checked out different types of seals and tons of birds, enjoyed great views, easy driving and relaxing walks. Lots of interesting places to visit. Monterey was a favourite with Santa Cruz a close second. The boardwalk was a little kitschy but the Wurlitzers and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kiwiklan
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Monteray and surrounding small towns are in a beautiful setting and the bay area is a must see. Whilst the sites have been modernised you can still the feel for the area that John Steinbeck made famous, if you use your imagination

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevel849
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The bridge was awesome! Stop along the way to see the otters near the tourist/shopping area. Stop by the local souvenir shops for a gift to remember your visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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13 January 2019|
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Response from H3300FZjohnc | Reviewed this property |
Sorry u can't say as we picked our car in Dan Fran and kept it all the way to Santa Monica.
10 January 2019|
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Response from miggy67 | Reviewed this property |
I've been to the central California coast in late summer and mid fall. I'm not 100% certain but I don't think there are drastic temperature changes throughout the year. I do recommend dressing in layers as the temps change... More
7 January 2018|
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Response from harikn | Reviewed this property |
Should be moderate , with some chance of showers . Avoid noon hours outside.