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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 74%Family Travelers
- 52%Adventure Travelers
- 52%Local Culture
- 52%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Green Travelers
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- MontereyMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 1Sep 14, 2012
I love Monterey and the area mostly for it's wonderful beaches and marine life. It's a great place for a dive trip even though the water is chilly. No other destination compares to diving in a kelp forest.
- MontereyMember ofBusiness TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Sep 24, 2012
Made famous by Steinbeck, this town has perserved its cannery history, and successfully turned it into a scenic place to wander around. The aquarium is a must see if you are in the area, and if you are a diver and can take the cold water, the kelp forests just offshore host about 17,000 species and make for great diving.
- MontereyMember ofBusiness TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsGreen Travelers+ 1Jul 04, 2012
I love everything about Monterey except the fog and freezing cold water. Why can't upwelling bring up warm, tropical waters and create a SoCal climate here? Otherwise, this is the perfect little historic seaside town.
- MontereyMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
If you're a John Steinbeck fan, you'll well know that Monterey, California was the setting for his tragic-comedy, Cannery Row. While the shacks, canneries and whorehouses are long gone, Monterey manages to maintain a little bit of its original character despite the best efforts of gentrification. All literary reasons aside, Monterey's natural beauty is draw enough to attract many a visitor. The aquarium there neatly captures the unique marine biology this stretch of California's Gold Coast has to offer - can't think of many other places where you can adopt a orphaned sea otter!
- MontereyJul 22, 2013
Didn't realize how popular of a spot this was until driving through there in the middle of July. This is tourist central, but I recommend coming in a time that is less crowded and enjoy the great atmosphere, weather, restaurants and aquarium. Great place to visit with kids too.
- MontereyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesDec 25, 2012
Monterey is a gorgeous historic seaside town. Unfortunately, it was raining the whole time I was there, but it's still a gorgeous place. Beautiful coastal region, with plenty of beautiful ocean views.