Monterey Peninsula Visitor Guide

Monterey Peninsula Visitor Guide
Things to do in California (CA)

Build your own Central Coast California outdoor adventure!

The Monterey Peninsula’s breathtaking landscape—coastal bluffs, sandy beaches, nature trails and a forest of pine and cypress trees—is an ideal setting for numerous outdoor activities. As well, the coastal towns of Monterey County provide many unique sightseeing opportunities, from watching playful sea otters to following the Santa Lucia Mountain range on a bike ride along Highway 1.

Things to do in Monterey County

Favorite Outdoor Activities

Big Sur

Big Sur

A drive from Carmel down the coast to Big Sur is a must-do. Stop at Point Lobos for a picnic or stroll along the dramatic cliffsides.
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Pebble Beach Equestrian Center

Pebble Beach Equestrian Center

The Equestrian Center offers riding lessons, guided trail rides and boarding for privately owned horses.
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Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Just outside of Pebble Beach is the storybook village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, home to white sand beaches and tree-lined streets.
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Nature Trails & Outdoor Activities

Nature Trails & Outdoor Activities

Explore the natural beauty of the Del Monte Forest on horseback or on foot with over 26 miles of riding and hiking trails.
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Monterey & Cannery Row

Monterey & Cannery Row

The days of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row still echo along the famous waterfront of Monterey’s boat harbor.
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The Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium

Experience the wonders of the ocean at one of the largest aquariums in North America with over 100 exhibit tanks.
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Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove

Located next to Monterey, Pacific Grove, first developed in the 1800s, is a historic town with Victorian homes and seaside cottages.
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Monterey Wine Country

Monterey Wine Country

The Monterey area has over 200 years of wine growing history. Explore the world-class grape growing region while touring local wineries.
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