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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

Cannery Row

Written by AnaMH on 06 Nov, 2000

Taking down the modern Cannery Row is hard to imagine the street made famous by John Steinbeck, the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner. The history of the modern Cannery is one of rebirth. Once these streets were alive with fisherman, whalers, cannery works and today…Read More


A Taste of Monterey

Written by AnaMH on 06 Nov, 2000

This wine tasting room has one of the best views of the ocean. If you enjoy wine, this is the place for you. There is a great gift shop. They have an extensive selection of the regional wines of Monterey and the surrounding area. Located…Read More


Transport

Written by IWW639 on 29 Jul, 2000

Ok, the area hosts 3 regional bus services: CCAT, SLO Transit, and SCAT. I've never had to use these myself, but my friends swear by it. 25 cents to $2 will get you all over the county. Try the SCAT's trolley, the Coastal Cruiser, for…Read More


Steinbeck House

Written by Nevada Gal on 23 Jul, 2000

Lunch at Steinbeck House in Salinas. Dining in the Victorian home on Central Avenue where John Steinbeck was born and raised will be a special treat for fans of the Nobel prize winning author. It's best to make reservations since seating is limited. Only two…Read More


Whale-watching Tour

Written by wyogirl81 on 01 Jan, 2007

Go on a Whale-watching Tour while you are here. They start around $30 per adult. We saw Humpback whales, dolphins, sea otters, seals, and sea lions. The tours leave right from Fisherman's Wharf. You won't want to miss this opportunity.…Read More


Moss Landing

Written by StephCat on 12 Sep, 2005

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…Read More


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Written by whatelb on 09 Mar, 2006

The beaches in California are amazing. The sand is great and the ocean is marvelous to look at. When you watch the waves crash upon the rocks, you can't help but have a feeling of calm, even though the ocean is in the throws of…Read More


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