Fun Things To Do in Monterey

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  • Cannery Row
  • Laguna Seca Raceway
  • Monterey airport
  • Point Lobos
  • downtown Carmel
  • It's hard not to find fun things to do in Monterey. Simply walking down Cannery Row (Number 2) or spending a day watching the excitement at Laguna Seca Raceway (Number 10) will put a smile on your face and plenty to talk about over dinner.

    No trip to Monterey is complete without a day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Quite possibly the best aquarium in the world, millions of visitors from every corner of the globe pass through the Aquarium's doors. One of the best features here are the hands on exhibits that brings the mysterious world of the deep right to your fingertips. Another crowd favorite are the feedings and presentations that take place hourly.

    17 Mile Drive, Number 7 on this list, is a fun way to frolic in unadulterated beauty while taking in miles of beautiful California coast. After paying a fee to get in, you have access to a two-lane road that winds next to the breaking waves, jagged rocks and steep cliff faces that border the Pacific Ocean. With plenty of places to pull over and go for a stroll, it's one of the best drives in the world.

    The major attractions of Monterey are on this list, but if you really want to kick back your heels on your vacation, take a Taste of Monterey wine tour. No trip to the Central Coast is complete without sampling California's award winning wines. The Monterey Area is known especially for its Pinot Noirs, but Taste of Monterey doesn't limit it to just this varietal. About 70 wines are sampled in all. Definitely a fun way to relax.

    Not on this list but definitely a fun thing to do if you're experienced is to go SCUBA diving in the Bay. Monterey Bay is home to one of the most ecologically rich ecosystems in the world and divers travel great distances to swim with the fishes, seals and starfish in Monterey Bay.

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    Monterey Bay Aquarium

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    886 Cannery Row
    (at the corner of David Avenue)

    World class aquarium perfect for family outings...
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    Cannery Row

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    Cannery Row

    A waterfront stretch of shops and restaurants...
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    Fisherman's Wharf

    Fisherman's Wharf
    (at the end of Alvarado Street)

    Picturesque wharf full of stores, eateries, and photo ops... read more

    Monterey Bay Kayaks

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    693 Del Monte Ave
    (At Fisherman's Wharf)

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    Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises

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    96 Fisherman's Wharf

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    Coastal Recreational Trail

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    A Taste of Monterey

    700 Cannery Row
    Suite KK, upstairs

    Taste local wines while enjoying the view... read more

    Laguna Seca Raceway

    1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway

    World Famous Raceway... read more
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