Experience beautiful Monterey like a Local with Outdoor Activities and Safe Sightseeing
Monterey is a scenic California coastal city known for its sense of community and hospitality. The city’s natural beauty from picturesque Monterey Bay to pine-forested hillsides make it a coveted destination. With so much natural beauty everywhere you look, you can get out and play in Monterey in a socially distanced and responsible way.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Monterey County encourages you to stay safe and enjoy travel responsibly. Indoor entertainment venues are currently closed, but the following outdoor activities are open for a safe Monterey site-seeing experience. Face coverings are required, you can visit individual park and attraction websites for additional guidance.
TOUR MONTEREY BY SEA CAR
See Monterey in a fun and quirky way when you rent a Scoot Coupe or California Roadster from Sea Car Tours. Choose from one to three-hour tours where you’ll view Monterey historic buildings, Fisherman’s Wharf harbor, Cannery Row, Lover’s Point, and many other fantastic viewpoints.
Open 7 days a week from 10AM to 7PM, you won’t miss out on any opportunities to take in all of Monterey’s beauty in a safe outdoor environment. Whether you choose to drive and see the sites with their narrated tour or go your own way, Sea Car Tours will get you on the road and having fun again.
Monterey is known for its great whale watching, in fact, California is one of the only places you can see whales year-round. Sometimes whales can even be seen offshore by the naked eye! A plethora of whale species migrate by the Monterey coastline including humpbacks, blue whales, gray whales, and many others. Seeing whales in person is an exciting eye-opening experience, some may say even life-changing. A true whale watching tour with knowledgeable guides will guarantee a great whale watching experience. Tours are at limited capacity to ensure proper social distancing is in place for your safety. Let us do the planning for you and book our Whale Watching Package for your next visit to Monterey.
Visit Cannery Row
Cannery Row is a popular stretch of seaside shops and restaurants in Monterey, similar to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. It has recently been awarded the World Travel & Tourism Commission “Safe Travels” designation for having met and exceeded all health and hygiene protocols outlined by the commission. Find yourself indulging in authentic seafood meals, shopping for special keepsakes from local shops, discovering Montery wine at the region’s tasting rooms, or soak in ocean views by bike rental. A fun day awaits on Cannery Row.
Discover Monterey on horseback with numerous equestrian trails taking you through lush dunes to sandy beaches. Ride along the water with Monterey Bay Equestrian Center guided tours and take in beautiful views from Santa Cruz to Monterey. And don’t worry if you don’t know how to ride, the tours include training on how to properly ride a horse.
Walk the “Path of History”
A total of 55 historic sites live along Monterey’s two mile “Path of History,” providing you a unique experience to learn more about California’s rich history. See Monterey’s first brick house and first theater along this historic path which demonstrates the beginnings of California.