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1 Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
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Rank: 1 About 23

Almost 2,000 acres of coastal, canyon and mountain greatness, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is a fantastic place --and a perfect introduction to Big Sur. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is 34 miles south of Carmel,...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA, United States
Type: Parks and gardens


2 Monterey State Historic Park
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Rank: 2 About 23

This is one of this beautiful city's many attractions. Monterey State Historic Park is a collection of significant historic houses and buildings interspersed throughout Old Monterey. The inside of the Stevenson House, Larkin...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Monterey, CA, USA
Type: Parks and gardens


3 17 Mile Drive
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Rank: 3 About 23

Along this well-known drive which passes via several reputable spots, one would find seals basking on beach; along with pelicans perching on ‘rocky’ cliffs. Those looking out for superb views should not miss out on 17 Mile Drive. Pebble...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
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Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


4 Seaside
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Rank: 4 About 23

The City of Seaside is an ocean-side community overlooking the Monterey Bay on the Central Coast of California, about 115 miles south of San Francisco. It was founded in 1887 and incorporated in 1954. The ten...

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5 Cannery Row
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Rank: 5 About 23

This is a popular street in Monterey which offers a number of attractions, shopping opportunities, restaurants, nightlife and other recreational facilities. One can find luxurious and affordable hotels such as the Clement Monterey and the...

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Address: Monterey, CA 93940, USA
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


6 Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Rank: 6 About 23

It is located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row in Monterey, and is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It has an annual attendance of 1.8 million and holds 35,000 plants and...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 886 Cannery Row at David Avenue Monterey, CA 93940
Type: Museums


7 Depository
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Rank: 7 About 23

Celebrating the rich artistic heritage of Central California, the Monterey Museum of Art offers exceptional collections of early California paintings, photography, and contemporary art in two unique historic...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 555 Dyer Road, Monterey, CA, United States
Type: Museums


8 Old Monterey
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Rank: 8 About 23

Monterey witnesses the most dramatic meetings of land and sea on Earth which makes Monterey among the world’s favorite vacation destinations. Everywhere you look in Monterey there are remnants of other times and other lives, from the...

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Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


9 Point Pinos Lighthouse
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Rank: 9 About 23

The Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino, during his expedition in 1602 for the Count of Monterrey, named the point at the southern entrance to Monterey Bay as Punta de los Pinos or Point of the Pines due to the...

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Type: Other attractions


10 Andrew Molera State Park
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Rank: 10 About 23

This park is named after Andrew Molera whose family owned the land. The park lies on the Big Sur coast and is still to be developed. The land offers opportunities for hiking, walking, biking, camping, surfing and more. The...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: CA 93920, USA
Type: Parks and gardens


11 Mucky Duck
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Rank: 11 About 23

Mucky Duck can be described as one of the favorite restaurants and nightspots for visitors and locals alike. Live entertainment, a ‘full bar’, and sumptuous food make ‘Mucky Duck’ one’s finest choice with...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 479 Alvarado Street
Type: Nightlife


12 Steinbeck’s Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum
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Rank: 12 About 23

This is a wax museum which features wax figures of the historical people of the town. There are more than hundred figures which portray four hundred years of Californian history. This wax museum holds community heritage programs,...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 700 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA, United States‎ - (831) 375-3770‎
Type: Museums


13 Taste of Monterey
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Rank: 13 About 23

One can enjoy a series of localized wines at Taste of Monterey. It happens to represent around 70 wineries of the regional caliber. After hours, tasting rooms of this place transform in to ideal venues with regards to team building...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
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Type: Stores and shopping malls


14 Wine
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Rank: 14 About 23

Monterey is a world renowned wine destination where the grapes luxuriate in just the right conditions garnered by superb soils, warm sunshine and cool ocean breezes, which enriches the slow and leisurely ripening that lasts up to 60 days...

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15 Fisherman’s Shoreline Park
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Rank: 15 About 23

The Fisherman’s Shoreline Park is a long thin park spread in five acres.  This includes grassy areas and has seats with bay views. There is also the paved recreation trail along the shoreline. At this park, one can enjoy surf...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Lighthouse Ave & Foam St,
Type: Parks and gardens


16 Whale Watching
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Rank: 16 About 23

Monterey offers year round Whale watching and such nature tours which are accompanied by experienced biologists and naturalists. This is a more than three hour trip wherein a tourist can get a unique opportunity to view the diverse...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 96 Old Fisherman's Wharf #1
Type: Tours


17 Monterey Lighthouse
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Rank: 17 About 23

The Monterey Lighthouse is known as the Point Pinos Lighthouse. This lighthouse was constructed under the guidance of Francis Kelly and Francis Gibbons. This lighthouse is the oldest continuous operating lighthouse on...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 98 Asilomar Boulevard,
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


museo de historia mexicana
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Rank: 18 About 23

The Museo de Historia Mexicana houses four exhibit halls that demonstrate political, cultural, social and economic development of the nation.  These demonstrations are the ways of changes from ancient times to the colonial and...

Reviewed by: Ekaja
Type: Museums


18 National Marine Sanctuary
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Rank: 19 About 23

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is one of 13 National Marine Sanctuaries. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), designated in 1992, is a federally protected marine area offshore of California's...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 299 Foam St, Monterey, CA, United States‎ - (831) 647-4201‎
Type: Nature and sport


19 Del Monte Shopping Center
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Rank: 20 About 23

Del Monte Shopping Center can be described as an open-air, 675000 sq. ft, regional shopping center situated in Monterey. It’s amongst the premier shopping destinations of California. This mall had been opened in the year 1967. At...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 1410 Del Monte Center
Type: Stores and shopping malls


20 Monterey County Youth Museum
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Rank: 21 About 23

This museum offers several activities for children, who can spend an entire day here. My Day at the Beach has a boat that rocks and sand blocks, My Go-Fore Golf has gopher tunnels and 3 fairways, My Healthy Farm has a giant maze machine,...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 425 Washington St, Monterey, CA, United States‎ - (831) 649-6444‎
Type: For children


21 Dennis the Menace Park
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Rank: 22 About 23

This is a kid friendly park with several fun activities and is situated at St. Pearl in Monterey. The playground is the innovations of the popular comic strip Dennis the Menace and the park has a cute spunky sculpture of him in the...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Pearl St, Monterey, CA, United States‎ - (831) 646-3866‎
Type: Parks and gardens

Attractions close to Monterey


Farmer's Market - 0.8 mi
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The Farmers Market was opened in 1934 and located just south of CBS Television City. The Farmer’s Market is a very highly trafficked area of food stalls, sit-downs eateries, prepared food vendors. It also displays...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Alvarado St, Monterey, CA, United States‎ - (831) 665-8070‎
Distance: 1.3
City: Pacific Grove

Type: Flea and street markets + Share


Heritage Falls Park - 1.7 mi
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Heritage Falls Park is located in a city called Monterey Park that lies in the state of California.  The Heritage Falls Park is located in a place where an Amphitheatre was supposed to...

Reviewed by: Shweta Distance: 2.7
City: Monterey Park

Type: Parks and gardens + Share


Cape Cod National Seashore - 2 mi
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The Cape Cod national seashore is famous among tourist and also among celebrities mainly in the summer, as it is surrounded   by the ocean from all the three sides. The Cape Cod national seashore consists of...

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Address: 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA, United States
Distance: 3.2
City: Cape Cod

Type: Beaches + Share


Lovers Point Park - 2.9 mi
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The Lovers Point Park is a landscaped community park covering 4.4 acres with a large lawn area. This park is the most popular location for weddings and fire works celebrations.Lovers Park is the most...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 618 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA, United States‎ - (831) 648-5730
Distance: 4.7
City: Pacific Grove

Type: Parks and gardens + Share

Neighbouring places: Monterey


Pacific Grove - 2.9 mi

Pacific Grove is a coastal town having a population of about 15,552 in Monterey County, California and is beautifully situated between the two famous adjacent cities Pebble Beach...

Distance: 4.6
City: Pacific Grove

Pebble Beach - 3.4 mi

Pebble beach, better known as a resort destination is a small coastal unincorporated community having a population of 4,531 in Monterey County. In technical terms Pebble...

Distance: 5.5
City: Pebble Beach

Carmel - 3.5 mi

Carmel-by-the-sea is a petite township in Monterey County, California, United States. This township is usually known as Carmel and is located in Monterey Peninsula. Carmel-by-the-sea is famous for its artistic...

Distance: 5.6
City: Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea - 3.5 mi

Carmel-by-the-sea is a petite township in Monterey County, California, United Sates. This township is usually known as Carmel and is located in Monterey Peninsula. Carmel-by-the-sea is famous for its artistic history. As per the United Sates...

Distance: 5.6
City: Carmel-by-the-Sea

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