Monterey Journals

The Monterey Peninsula

A December 2005 trip to Monterey by kyrie2005

Quote: The Monterey Peninsula from an ex-soldier's perspective.

The Monterey Peninsula

Overview

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I was lucky enough to be stationed at the Defense Language Institute on the Presidio of Monterey, CA, a few years ago. It was pretty close to heaven on earth living in such a beautiful setting, and for our Christmas gift last year, my husband and I went back for a visit. Although a few things had changed, it was still the wonderful place I remembered. I firmly believe that the Monterey Peninsula is a must-do destination for everyone who loves the ocean.Quick Tips: Lighthouse Avenue is fun for shopping and eating - it's touristy without being overly so. The shops are much more inviting than your typical "miracle mile" of T-shirt, souvenir shops, and "old-tyme" photos.Check out Asilomar Beac...Read More

Compagno's Market & Deli

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Restaurant | "Compagno's Market and Deli"

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When I was a student at DLI, my favorite place to eat when the mess hall fare was questionable was Compagno's Deli, just a few blocks away from campus. The place was friendly and inexpensive, and served the most amazing deli sandwiches. They were probably the biggest sandwiches I'd ever seen!I am happy to say that when I visited the Monterey Peninsula last December with my family, I found Compagno's still there and still serving their phenomenal food! The atmosphere is that of a friendly neighborhood shop - the owners are friendly and they obviously still cater to the DLI crowd. It does get a little crowded around lunchtime, but to me, that's just a sign of great food! My husband and I decided to s...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 8, 2006

Compagno's Market & Deli
2000 Prescott Ave.
Monterey, California
(831) 375-5987