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Monterey, California Travel Information and Vacation Planner











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San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Bay Area is the preferred vacation destination for over 15 million travelers per year. Coming from every corner of the globe, tourists enjoy incredible sightseeing and world famous attractions such as Alcatraz Island, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Golden Gate Park.  And after a busy day of taking in the sights and sounds of the City, travelers can partake in the area’s rich nightlife and enjoy world-class food and entertainment.

Need a break from your travels? San Francisco boasts some of the finest hotels in the world — ranging from small, boutique hotels to historic, majestic masterpieces such as The Fairmont San Francisco to more contemporary establishments like Mandarin Oriental San Francisco with its commanding view of the Financial District.
For more information on places to stay, please scroll down the page.

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What’s on Tap


Monterey Festivals & Events:


Whale Watching – Dec. through May


For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Monterey.



Top Attractions:

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Aquarium is your window to marine life in the Monterey Bay!

Cannery Row

Historic Cannery Row is great destination for hotels, shopping, dining, and, oh, yes, the Aquarium!

Monterey Fishing

Fall is fishing and crabbing season!

Kayaking and SCUBA Diving

The rocky bottom around Monterey make it perfect for ocean adventures!

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May


Pebble Beach…need I say more.


For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.




Monterey’s Summer Advisories:

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 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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