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When Jimi Hendrix ended his famous Monterey performance with “Wild Thing,” he could have been talking about all the wiggly marine creatures in the massive Monterey Bay Aquarium. Come to this California coastal city and seal up your vacation with a visit to historic Cannery Row, or some bayside seafood at the fantastic restaurants lining Fisherman’s Wharf. There’s a host of things to do in Monterey, from the Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises to the kid-mecca Dennis the Menace Park.

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When Jimi Hendrix ended his famous Monterey performance with “Wild Thing,” he could have been talking about all the wiggly marine creatures in the massive Monterey Bay Aquarium. Come to this California coastal city and seal up your vacation with a visit to historic Cannery Row, or some bayside seafood at the fantastic restaurants lining Fisherman’s Wharf. There’s a host of things to do in Monterey, from the Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises to the kid-mecca Dennis the Menace Park.

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Stories and Tips Monterey

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Common Areas at the Jabberwock Inn

Written by hwlrmnky on 20 Jan, 2002

The Jabberwock has a living room and a sun porch for guests to enjoy. While the 5 p.m. sherry is an occasion for guests to get to know each other, should they be so inclined, there is no air of "forced togetherness." My husband and…Read More


Disabled Access--Wheeling Around Monterey!

Written by hwlrmnky on 20 Mar, 2002

I had a great time wheeling around Monterey near Cannery Row and the aquarium. If you have wheels and you have not been to Monterey before, perhaps this entry will allow you to feel a bit more prepared. If you stay in a hotel on…Read More


Disabled Access--The Lowdown on the Jabberwock

Written by hwlrmnky on 20 Mar, 2002

We stayed at the Jabberwock Inn, which is four blocks from the ocean. The Jabberwock, being a small bed and breakfast, is not required to meet ADA standards and makes plain on its website that they are not handicapped accessible. After a talk with the…Read More


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17 Mile Drive

Written by BeTheBuddha on 25 Jun, 2002

If you're in the area, you must take this scenic drive. We started in Monterey and just took in the various viewpoints (all marked on a handy map when you enter) as we drove through. Bird Rock doesn't have many birds on it,…Read More


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The Perfect

Written by smmmarti guide on 28 Oct, 2003

Is there a greater pleasure when traveling than hanging out and poking around a new territory? Searching out the unfamiliar, where nothing much and everything has the potential to surprise and offer unexpected connections and insights, is travel's supreme joy. This sort of carefree exploration…Read More


Rooms We Peeked In--Jabberwock Inn

Written by hwlrmnky on 20 Jan, 2002

We stayed in the Toves, but our hosts were gracious about allowing us to look in the vacant rooms after checkout time. The Mome Rath is the other Jacuzzi tubbed room at the inn; it is on the 2nd floor and has a modest view…Read More


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Karoake City!

Written by Ethan on 28 Mar, 2001

Monterey tends to shut down after 9pm. If you are young at heart and looking for some nightlife, Monterey is not the way to go. One thing in great abundance in Monterey is Karaoke. Yes... I know it sounds nuts but every…Read More


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Strolling on Alvarado Street

Written by Ishtar on 24 Aug, 2001

Alvarado Street is Monterey's "corazon". I learned that Monterey was California's first capital. Just as there are many things here that I wished we had seen, such as the Monterey Museum of Art, there are other things that we bumped into during our inumerable walks.Monterey…Read More


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What we missed that should be experienced

Written by Ishtar on 24 Aug, 2001

Places like the Monterey Peninsula always give you reasons for going back; the primordial one is the elements of sea, rock, sky, and fauna. But here are some of the things we never got around to experiencing which I want to list, not only as…Read More


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Rolling Down Highway 101

Written by Ishtar on 15 Aug, 2001

As we continued our way south, we began to see some farm/fruit stands offering cherries and other goodies. How could I resist? I picked up one bag which felt like about a lb. or so for $5. Also, they were offering caramel nut bars, pistachios…Read More


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