Things to See and Do in Monterey County
Ride the trails of Pebble Beach, hike the bluffs of Big Sur, bike the beautiful coastline of Monterey, and a whole lot more. Here are just some of the things you can see and do on your next visit to the Monterey Peninsula:
Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
Catch a guided trail ride at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center and explore miles of marked trails that run deep into the beautiful Del Monte Forest.
Pebble Beach Nature Trails
Pebble Beach Company maintains nearly 30 miles of riding and hiking trails. Pick one up at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center and explore more than 5,000 acres of nature.
Outside of Pebble Beach, explore breathtaking hikes at Big Sur, Point Lobos, Pinnacles, Garland Park and Fort Ord, or stroll along the water and enjoy the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail.
Interested in cycling 17-Mile Drive or the 18-mile Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail? Call Adventures By The Sea at (831) 372-1807, or stop by the Spanish Bay Tennis Pavilion for more details.
Kayak or rent a Standup Paddleboard and cruise the aptly named Stillwater Cove, or explore the kelp forests of the Monterey Bay. Adventures By The Sea can set you up by calling (831) 372-1807.
Six spectacular beaches circle 17-Mile Drive, each waiting for long walks, picnics, sunset gazing, new profile pics — and whole lot more. Outside of Pebble Beach, the beaches of Santa Cruz are a surfing mecca, while the snow-white sand of Carmel Beach is dog heaven.
Animals & Wildlife
Black-tailed deer graze on golf courses and hop across 17-Mile Drive, while Bird Rock is teeming with sun-bathing harbor seals, belching sea lions, and an array of gulls and cormorants. Off the coast, gray, blue and humpback whales pass through the Monterey Bay, and sea otters float in kelp beds.
Whale Watching and Fishing
Deep sea fishing and whale watching boats launch from Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey daily. Surfwater and freshwater fishing can also be found throughout Monterey County, where you can reel in anything from halibut, stripers and perch to bass, trout, steelhead and catfish.
Racing and Spectating
From twilight biking and racing schools to premium spectator events such as the Superbike World Championship and the return of INDYCAR, a trip to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will infuse adrenaline and action into any Monterey Peninsula trip.
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