The City of Monterey, California is a truly unique seaside town. Visitors from all over the world come to enjoy its scenic beauty, recreation opportunities, history tours and world-class events. “What to do in Monterey” hopes to help visitors navigate the myriad of shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment options available here. Come to Monterey to visit our world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium; to walk the Path of History, with dozens of adobes, monuments, and museums; to recreate in the Monterey Bay by kayaking, surfing, fishing, whale watching and scuba diving; to relax and to view our diverse collection of wildlife from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; to shop and dine in downtown Monterey and historic Cannery Row; and to enjoy the hiking trails in lush Monterey Pine Forests.
You are also a short drive away from Big Sur, Point Lobos, Pebble Beach, Santa Cruz and Carmel.