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    A Californian town noted for it’s literary heritage and Mexican heritage as well as a beautifully rugged Pacific coastline, Monterey is an atypical Californian attraction, a far cry from the sun-drenched beaches you might pick for a typical summer blow out, but deeper and more cultural in its outlook.

    Despite lacking that take-your-breath-away beach, some of the most enticing Monterey sites are still the natural ones. Kayaking, for example, is perhaps the ultimate way to view the rock-strewn coastline, while several companies run whale watching tours (seasonal – the best time to go is through the winter period), during which you can even spot the humungous Grey Whale. Scuba diving amongst the underwater kelp forests – home to all sorts of subtly sheltered sea life – and hang gliding or parasailing will keep the adventure sports enthusiasts happy, too.

    On the artistic side – aside from taking charming pictures of sea lions posing on rocks – there’s The Monterey Museum of Art, home to an impressive eight galleries. The Pacific Native Museum explores local history, and the Path Of History guides you around the entirety of Monterey heritage. The Carmel Mission has far more to offer than just a short look at local Catholic History, with several local celebrities buried up front and a little museum to explore around the side.

    Once you’re done with that lot, head up to the heights of Jack’s Peak Country Park for a panoramic view of the entire area, or check out the live racing action at the world famous Laguna Seca Raceway, just a few miles down the road. Monterey’s atypical Californian fair, the perfect place to indulge in the more traditional take on Californian life and enjoy sites like fairgrounds, flit around with the seals and whales, and explore the heritage of a part of the states that was long under Mexican control.
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    • Monterey Pop Festival
      2.92 Km from Monterey
      The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. Crowd estimates for the festival have ranged from 25,000-90,000 people, who congregated in and around the festival grounds. The fairgrounds’ enclosed performance arena, where the music took place, had an approved festival capacity of 7,000, but it was estimated that 8,500 jammed into it for Saturday night’s show. Festival-goers who ...
    • Monterey County Fairgrounds
      2.94 Km from Monterey
    • Centrella Hotel
      3.18 Km from Monterey
      The Centrella Inn, at 612 Central Ave. and other addresses in Pacific Grove, California, United States, is a complex of four historic buildings that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The first two buildings of the complex were built during 1888-89. It grew serving the Methodist Chautauqua and other trade that grew rapidly in Pacific Grove following the Southern Pacific Railroad connection to the city, and following 1887 fire at the historic Del Monte Hotel. It was listed on ...
    • Forest Theater
      5.56 Km from Monterey
      Founded in 1910, the Forest Theater, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, was one of the earliest outdoor amphitheatres west of the Rockies. Actor/director Herbert Heron is generally cited as the founder and driving force, and poet/novelist Mary Austin is often credited with suggesting the idea. Numerous groups presented plays and pageants. Original works by California authors, children's theatre, and the plays of Shakespeare were the primary focus. The property was deeded to the City of Carmel-by-...
    • Tor House and Hawk Tower
      7.30 Km from Monterey
      Tor House and Hawk Tower are buildings in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, built by poet Robinson Jeffers.
    • John Steinbeck House (Salinas, California)
      22.76 Km from Monterey
      John Steinbeck House is a historic house restaurant and house museum at 132 Central Avenue in Salinas, California. The house was the boyhood home to the author John Steinbeck. Steinbeck's boyhood home is a turreted Victorian building in downtown Salinas, which has been preserved and restored by the Valley Guild, a nonprofit organization.The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. Fixed menu lunches are served Monday through Saturday, and the house is open for tour...
    • National Steinbeck Center
      22.99 Km from Monterey
    • Elkhorn Slough
      27.94 Km from Monterey
    • Watsonville High School
      37.05 Km from Monterey
      Watsonville High School is a high school located in Watsonville, California in Santa Cruz County, and is part of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. This is an open campus school, thus students are able to leave and come back after lunch. However, this has been a problem for many years; too many students skip class and end up either not graduating or having to move to other schools because of their cuts. The school mascot is Willy the Wildcat. The school colors are black and gold. Their m...
    • Verve Coffee Roasters
      40.93 Km from Monterey

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    • Carmel-by-the-Sea
      Beautiful little jewel, great for a getaway. Caters to the souvenir/art/ocean-themed-art buying crowd. Great place to get married or engaged. Pricey lodging; consider staying a little bit inland. Carmel is near the annual Big Sur marathon.
      Carmel-by-the-Sea Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
    • 920 2nd Ave
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      920 2nd Ave, Marina, CA 93933, USA
    • Marina
      Marina is located on the beautiful Monterey Bay, six miles north of Monterey on California State Highway 1, a mere 108 miles south of San Francisco, and 355 miles north of Los Angeles.

      Marina enjoys a Mediterranean climate with average temperatures of between 50º and 70º. There are two harbors and three airports within 10 miles of Marina.

      The City encompasses 9,000 acres and extends for 5 miles along the Pacific Ocean, north from the former Fort Ord boundary to the Salinas River and inland for 4 miles along the river to the municipal airfield.

      "Marina" was established in 1918, and incorporated in November of 1975.
      Marina, CA, USA
    • 1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy
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      1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908, USA
    • Big Sur
      Big Sur refers to the mountainous region of California's central coast between Carmel and San Simeon. Dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, verdant coastal forests, and a multitude of waterfalls make Big Sur a prime destination for hikers, artists, and those seeking a little bit of solitude amidst breathtaking natural wonders.

      The Big Sur area encompasses several state and national reserves, including Julia Pfeiffer State Park, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Los Paders National forest and the Ventana Wilderness. Attractions include McWeigh Falls, Bixby Bridge, whale watching opportunities, and Cone Peak, the highest coastal mountain in the lower 48 states. On many days, the endangered California Condor can be seen flying over the Santa Lucia Mountains.

      The winding cliff-side stretch of Highway One through Big Sur has been designated an American National Scenic Byway and is an attraction in itself.

      Big Sur can be easily summed up by the same titled song by The Thrills! Bring your surf board!
      Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
    • Capitola
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      Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    • Santa Cruz

      Santa Cruz is located at the northern end of the Monterey Bay on the coast of California. It's about 70 miles south of San Francisco, but San Jose and the Silicon Valley are only about 35 miles away over the hills on the infamous highway 17 (see separate review). The population of Santa Cruz is only about 50000, so it is a pretty small town.

      Home of Univ. of California Santa Cruz, so it's a college town. It has beautiful beaches, world-class surfing (the city's nickname is Surf City), the historic Beach Boardwalk with its classic rides and roller coasters are a favorite for kids and family in the summer, the pier with its fish market and restaurants and shops is a fun place to visit. Nearby hills we have tall redwood trees, and a train can take you from the hills to the beach! An interesting point to note, hidden in the hills is a tourist attraction that is named the Mystery Spot because it is breaks the laws of physics. This surely deserves a visit anytime and is a family fun orientated destination.

      A pedestrian-friendly downtown area which was destroyed by the 1989 earthquake and rebuilt. Monarch butterflies winter in the eucalyptus trees by the Natural Bridges state park.

      Mild climate, a bit cool from the ocean mist at times. Victorian mansions in old Santa Cruz for architecture lovers. For you traveling and nature photographers, did you know Frans Lanting calls Santa Cruz home?

      Santa Cruz is the typical beach area. Residents and visitors both ride and swim in a pleasant mood with the waves over here.

      Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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    Graphic showing average weather in Monterey in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 9.8 102.4 49.6 40.3
    Feb 11 79.5 51.8 31.3
    Mar 12.2 74 54 29.1
    Apr 13.5 31.8 56.3 12.5
    May 14.9 15 58.8 5.9
    Jun 16.4 3 61.5 1.2
    Jul 17.2 0.2 63 0.1
    Aug 17.2 0.6 63 0.2
    Sep 17.1 8.6 62.8 3.4
    Oct 15.2 17.8 59.4 7
    Nov 12.5 42.4 54.5 16.7
    Dec 10.2 87.4 50.4 34.4

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