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Explore Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row & More

Monterey, Ca., has something for everyone, from honeymooners to families on vacation. The Monterey Hotel, in the heart of downtown, is near a myriad of attractions. 

When planning your Monterey visit, our concierge is happy to recommend fun things to do and assist with tickets, tours, transportation and anything else required to make your stay relaxing and hassle-free.

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.

101 Washington Street, Monterey, CA 93940

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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, CA 93940

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Cannery Row

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.

Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

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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 a modern, state-of-the-art meeting facility.

1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

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Pacific Grove

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, CA, USA

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17-Mile Drive

Discover one of the most scenic drives in the world as you meet the inspiring Lone Cypress, ponder the giant trees at Crocker Grove, digest the untouched beauty at Fanshell Beach, behold the power of the Restless Sea at Point Joe, stroll the boardwalk above the beach at Spanish Bay, and much, much more.

Pebble Beach, CA

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Golden State Theater

The Golden State Theater is a 15,000 square-foot Moorish castle on Alvarado street, a short walk from The Monterey Hotel. The Theater has been restored and features an Old World grand lobby, mezzanine, one thousand plush velvet seats, state-of-the-art sounds and more!  

417 Alvarado Street Monterey, CA 93940

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Monterey Museum of Art

During your stay in Monterey, visit the Monterey Museum of Art which prides itself in cultivating curiosity in the visual arts of the past, present and future. Throughout the year, the Museum features an array of exhibits and local artists that showcase the diversity of California art. 

Please visit their website to learn more about hours and admission prices. 

559 Pacific Street Monterey, CA 93940

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Historic Downtown Monterey

Just steps away from our hotel, downtown Monterey features over 400 shops where you can immerse yourself in the rich history that Monterey offers. Alvarado Street, which is recognized as a "Main Street Community" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is adjacent to several historic buildings, most of which offer daily tours. 

Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

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