Old Fisherman's Wharf
Fun for all ages, Old Fisherman's Wharf is home to amazing restaurants (many specializing in seafood), kitschy tourist shops, and games kids love. Get tickets for whale watching tours and bay cruises, plus charter boats for fishing and sailing.
1 Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, California 93940
Monterey Bay Aquarium
More than 2 million visitors each year visit one of the world's most renowned aquariums. Fan favorites include the sea otters and kelp forest, where you can watch scuba divers hand-feed sharks and other fishes while chatting with the crowds.
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Made famous by American author John Steinbeck's story of the same name, Cannery Row was once a working waterfront district for canning fish from Monterey Bay. Today it's a destination for shopping, dining, and Monterey's nightlife.
Monterey, California 93940
Monterey Conference Center
The First TED talk took place here in 1984. Within a short walk of The Monterey Hotel, the Monterey Conference Center is undergoing a complete renovation slated for completion in early 2017. The first floor will be open in late summer 2016.
1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, California 93940
From mid-October to mid-February, Monarch butterflies overwinter in the hospitable microclimate of Pacific Grove. It's as if they know this charming coastal town on the tip of the Monterey Peninsula will welcome them, as it does all visitors.
Pacific Grove, California 93950