Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay
4.5
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • food e
    Phoenix, Arizona966 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bay is vibrant and healthy now!
    We love the bay and the various sea life beach and sounds. What a gem on the california coastline. Best place to relax and has diverse things to see and do on land and especially on sea. Located near pebble bch and carmel by the sea and the new growing seaside town. We are not a fan tje trinket gift shops. And we seek more rnr. Note some historic spots to see too!. So dig in and find what you like. Plan ahead for a few day stay !!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 7, 2023
  • mini
    Fremont, California205,163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice day at Monterey Bay - February 2024
    We went to Monterey Bay area again on a lovely sunny day in February, Many locals were out. We enjoyed seeing different areas and for sunset, we parked by Asilomar State Beach and enjoyed the views. Its a gorgeous ocean area in California.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 26, 2024
  • Essa Y
    Santa Clara, California12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Monterey is combination of nature, good food and sports
    beautiful, relaxing time walking on the beach and watching animal life or biking along the shore. We biked 28 miles in 4 hours :) The weather is warm during day and slightly chilly during mornings and evenings. If you like playing pickleball, there are public courts to play pickleball.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 17, 2024
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Essa Y
Santa Clara, CA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
beautiful, relaxing time walking on the beach and watching animal life or biking along the shore. We biked 28 miles in 4 hours :) The weather is warm during day and slightly chilly during mornings and evenings.
If you like playing pickleball, there are public courts to play pickleball.
Written April 17, 2024
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mini
Fremont, CA205,163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We went to Monterey Bay area again on a lovely sunny day in February, Many locals were out. We enjoyed seeing different areas and for sunset, we parked by Asilomar State Beach and enjoyed the views. Its a gorgeous ocean area in California.
Written February 27, 2024
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Phillip D
Burton Latimer, UK277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Plenty to see and do and kept the kids amused for the day. We had lovely weather so and would certainly return when we're back
Written November 5, 2023
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food e
Phoenix, AZ966 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We love the bay and the various sea life beach and sounds. What a gem on the california coastline. Best place to relax and has diverse things to see and do on land and especially on sea.
Located near pebble bch and carmel by the sea and the new growing seaside town. We are not a fan tje trinket gift shops. And we seek more rnr. Note some historic spots to see too!. So dig in and find what you like.
Plan ahead for a few day stay
!!
Written September 7, 2023
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Betty M
Oro Valley, AZ495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Monterey Bay is never a disappointment. Nature at it's best and finest. Highly recommend you take your time to explore.
Written June 26, 2023
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neelu2015
New Delhi, India61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Awesome Panoramic View,beautiful houses,winding roads --old world peaceful coastal town.
Love it so much for its 17 Mile Drive,Whale Landing,Aquarium,pristine beaches ,sealions lazing in islands-I keep going again and again
Written June 26, 2023
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traveler
Concord, CA208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We love Monterey and Monterey Bay. It is so peaceful and tranquil. And, so much to do and see. Great sunsets!!
Written June 21, 2023
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Craig P
Connecticut3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Monterey is beautiful but at every opportunity tourists are asked to pay way too much for the experience. From the $11 fee just to drive the 17 mile drive past Pebble Beach to the aquarium entry of $60 per person it's just not worth it. That doesn't even include the parking price to get near the aquarium which can run another $40-50. Try to figure out the town parking meters that are a mile away...no one that was with me and several people drove away in disgust. Just not worth the price and hassle.
Written June 20, 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This town can be defined as the ultimate tourists' trap.
And it really is.
From expensive shops, bad food and countless tour buses, this is one spot you can easily skip and not miss a thing.
As for the bay itself - it's anything but spectacular.
Written May 19, 2023
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neelu2015
New Delhi, India61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Absolutely heavenly.... postcard place on 17 mile drive!
Aquarium was fantastic, excursion to Point Lobo fruitfully resulted in various seal,sea lion
Written December 17, 2022
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