Skirted with protected areas, Monterey Bay teems with wildlife, including otters, seals, dolphins and whales. Areas around the bay are protected marine lands with dynamic ecosystems that you can explore on foot. Consider enjoying the bay's crisp waters on one of the beaches hugging the coastline or visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium. A drive along the coastal road is another way to see the area that provides views and plenty of opportunities to pull off for photos. To visit Monterey Bay and other attractions in Monterey, use our Monterey travel planner.
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Monterey has great shops and restaurants. We also kayaked along the kelp forests. We saw seals and otters. It was awesome.
Monterey has great shops and restaurants. We also kayaked along the kelp forests. We saw seals and otters. It was awesome. more »
My expectations of the Bay were exceeded. I live in a coastal city near Boston and am used to the ocean but this was on another level. Saw a lot of seals, pelicans, kelp, sardines. People fishing...
My expectations of the Bay were exceeded. I live in a coastal city near Boston and am used to the ocean but this was on another level. Saw a lot of seals, pelicans, kelp, sardines. People fishing... more »
A very popular tourist spot and definitely a must visit place In Monterey, California. It used to be an area for sardines canning factories but now is a top tourist destination. There are hotels, boutiques, souvenir shops, icecream and chocolate store, restaurants, arcade games where the whole family can enjoy.
It's beautiful and don't forget to go on the whale watch.
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