Local Attractions

  • LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

WHAT TO SEE IN MONTEREY

Described as the greatest meeting of land and sea, the Monterey Peninsula encompasses some of California’s most stunning scenery while offering world-renowned attractions and recreation. From the dramatic Big Sur coastline to romantic Carmel and Pebble Beach to historic Monterey and its diverse peninsula communities, the Monterey Peninsula offers a rich and complete variety of destinations for the leisure or business traveler. A first-time trip to Monterey should include such sites as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf, 17-Mile Drive, National Steinbeck Center, Monterey Wine Country and the spectacular Point Lobos State Reserve. Return visits will allow you to explore the beauty and recreation of our area in greater depth. Located in the city of Monterey, the BEST WESTERN DeAnza Inn is within moments of all the Peninsula has to offer.

Laguna Seca Raceway

LAGUNA SECA RACEWAY

Less than 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful town of Monterey, you will find the Laguna Seca Raceway and Recreation Area.

Cannery Row in Monterey, CA

CANNERY ROW

Cannery Row has something for everyone! A memorable experience is waiting just for you whether you are an Olympic-league shopping enthusiast, foodie, nature lover, or history buff.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM

Less than 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful town of Monterey, you will find the Laguna Seca Raceway and Recreation Area.

Old Fisherman's Wharf

OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF

Your visit to Monterey wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Old Fisherman’s Wharf.

Monterey Fairgrounds

MONTEREY FAIRGROUNDS

The Monterey Fairgrounds first opened in 1935 and has become a wonderful place for a wide variety of public and private events.

Monterey Zoo

MONTEREY ZOO

The Monterey Zoo is home to more than 100 exotic animals ranging from African Elephants to Zebras and everything in between.

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