Monterey Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Family Travelers
- 80%Local Culture
- 76%Adventure Travelers
- 70%History Buffs
- 65%Budget Travelers
- 60%Art & Design Lovers
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- MontereyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 04, 2012
Coastal living with a conscience. Located along a picture-perfect stretch of California coastline, Monterey is far enough from the hectic life of larger cities like San Jose and San Francisco, but close enough to benefit from their many amenities. With the near pristine wilderness of Big Sur to the South, and the quirky individualistic Santa Cruz to the North, there's always something interesting to get involved with, or in.
- MontereyJul 04, 2012
In case you haven't considered it, you can go winetasting in and around the region. There are dozens of wineries in the Central Coast (of which Monterey is a part) and you can do a day of it fairly easily. Another option to consider is making the short drive to Carmel. The downtown 'village' is compact and easily navigated, and the boutiques and galleries make for some great window shopping (or actual buying, if you have the means!)
- MontereyJul 04, 2012
So far I think the prettiest and charming town I have visited in the US. I loved the combination of ocean views, cute streets and houses, calm and easy going atmosphere, old Spanish heritage.... and of course stunning wildlife surroundings!. My stay was too short, I hope I can come back soon and visit more of the city and surroundings.
- MontereyMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen TravelersAdventure TravelersJul 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.
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