Romantic Things To Do in Monterey

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  • Romance is on everyone's mind in Monterey, due in large part to the spectacular geography. The city and surrounding areas have no shortage of romantic things to do that will keep you occupied and moon eyed.

    While jellyfish, sea anemones, and stingrays may not strike one as immediately romantic, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is perhaps the most intimate and magical attractions in Monterey. Full of wonders from the deep, visitors can cuddle up as they watch sea otters frolic, sea horses swim, and turtles fly. Many of the exhibits here are hands on, so if your honey is shying away from giving a sea cucumber a pet, you can help them along. Also features a pleasant cafeteria with views of the Monterey Bay.

    While wine tasting is fun, we all know how romantic an experience it can be. Something a little more off the beaten path is the Tor House and Hawk Tower (Number 3) in Carmel. Built by the poet Robinson Jeffers for his wife and young sons, this hand-built property is perched on the precipice of the Carmel cliffs. Jeffers wanted to build a refuge and sanctuary for the ones he loved most in the world. The story of Jeffers and his wife has touched thousands (you'll have to take a tour to find out the details). Tours are limited to 6 persons, so visitors are given every opportunity to experience the selfless care that went into the construction of these houses of love.

    Lovers Point (Number 7) is literally free and literally one of the only places in the Monterey Bay Area where one (or two) can watch the sun rise and set over the Pacific. Pack a picnic and camp out as the day begins and ends at Lovers Point. The spot used to have religious significance, but now it is a favorite spot to take a more carnal love.

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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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    Monterey Bay Sailing

    78 Fishermans Wharf # 1

    Guided sailing tours... read more

    Monterey Bay Scenic Tours

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    2 Serrano Way
    (near Portola Street)

    Incredible and all-encompassing... read more

    Lovers Point

    Ocean View Blvd.

    A beach for lovers... read more

    Rent a Roadster

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    229 Cannery Row
    (at the corner of Reeside Street)

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    Golden State Theatre

    417 Alvarado St

    Historic theater that draws big acts to Monterey...
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    A Taste of Monterey

    700 Cannery Row
    Suite KK, upstairs

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