Monterey Journals

Weekend in Monterey

An April 2005 trip to Monterey by StephCat

Jabberwock Bed & Breakfast Inn Photo, Monterey, California More Photos
Quote: You know when you find that special place--that place where you want to live, in which you feel at peace, where nature and art and living all come together? The Monterey Bay area is that place for me.

Weekend in Monterey

Overview

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must-see. Bring walking shoes so you can walk around Lover's Point. If you have a drysuit or tolerate the cold REALLY well, look into doing a couple dives. Carmel is worth visiting if you like to shop or if you like neat examples of early 20th-century cottages. Big Sur is a short drive away, as are the numerous wineries of the region. Santa Cruz, up the coast, is also a lot of fun and in marked contrast to the more upscale quiet neighborhoods.Quick Tips: Online sources such as BedandBreakfast.com provides quick links to the homepages of various bed-and-breakfast inns. ...Read More

Jabberwock Bed & Breakfast Inn

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Jabberwock Bed & Breakfast Inn Photo, Monterey, California
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Dave and I usually stay with our friends Traci and Doug when we visit Monterey and Pacific Grove, but this weekend we were up for their wedding reception and decided rather than burden them with guests we'd stay at a bed and breakfast. I did my usual online search and came up the Jabberwock Inn as the best option. The website itself is highly detailed and, after the fact, very accurate, in its descriptions of the rooms and grounds. The house is a nice example of arts-and-crafts architecture but is decorated in a more Victorian style (too bad), but not overwhelmingly so. I can't remember which room we originally booked -...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 12, 2005

Jabberwock Bed & Breakfast Inn
598 Laine Street
Monterey, California 93940
(831) 372-4777

Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Attraction

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium is arguably the best aquarium in the U.S. (given I’ve not gone to any aquariums outside the U.S.). I’ve been to some very nice aquariums, including my local Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, but the Monterey Aquarium tops the list. Its primary focus, including the large pelagic tank (home to the recently released – unfortunately, a day or two before our visit – juvenile female great white shark – kudos to the aquarium and veterinary staff for keeping her healthy), is the local Pacific waters. One particularly nice exhibit for those unfortunate souls who don’t dive was a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 11, 2005

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, California 93940
(831) 648-4888

Moss Landing

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My friends Traci and Doug had their reception where Traci works, at the Moss Landing Marine Lab. Located north of Monterey off Highway 1, it is primarily a research and education facility. However, you get a great view of the bay from the back of the building, and the landscaping is done with native California plants (neat if you're into that sort of thing).

Moss Landing itself is very tiny, primarily consisting of the marina and a small conglomeration of a couple restaurants and some antique shops. I didn't find anything I was dying to buy, but the prices did seem to be good for the various antiques.