Monterey Travel Guide
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Monterey, CA – Cannery Row and is a popular Monterey destination for both visitors and locals alike. You can take in the views along the ocean front walkway, window shop at many unique shops and boutiques, and participate in many outdoor activities ranging from beach combing to SCUBA diving. And after you partake in a satisfying meal at any one of the delightful Monterey restaurants, you can burn off those calories at several popular night spots that are perfect for the dancing and music enthusiast.
Cannery Row is also home to the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Travel Guide & General Information
What’s on Tap
Pacific Grove Butterfly Days – Oct. 6, 7 & 8 2017
Parade, bazaar, special events at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary
Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 8, 2017
Capitola Wharf, Capitola, CA
Monterey Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2017
For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Monterey.
The Aquarium is your window to marine life in the Monterey Bay!
Historic Cannery Row is great destination for hotels, shopping, dining, and, oh, yes, the Aquarium!
Fall is fishing and crabbing season!
The rocky bottom around Monterey make it perfect for ocean adventures!
Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May
Pebble Beach…need I say more.
Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially on Highway 1 between Seaside and Monterey. Also, 68 between Highway 1 and 101 can be extremely slow. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn about road conditions.
Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.
EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.
Carmel Valley and Big Sur have major wildfires. Authorities expect them to burn through the end of August! Google for the latest news.
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