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The award-winning Monterey Bay Aquarium focuses on local sealife, including otters, sharks, rays and tidepool creatures - all right on the edge of the Bay at Monterey's waterfront


 

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Monterey California

Monterey is "the big city" on the Monterey Peninsula, dominating the waterfront of Monterey Bay, home to sea lions and otters; visited by migrating whales. Many Monterey visitors enjoy boat trips out on the bay to see these creature close up. The city is best known for the Monterey Bay Aquarium and nearby historic Cannery Row.  
 
Even if you never leave land, there are many reasons to visit Monterey. There are plenty of hotels, motels and B&B’s for visitors – as well as restaurants, shops, children’s parks, boats, waterfront trails and golf courses. The climate is mild year-round – rarely too hot or too cold. With a full line-up of special events like the Monterey Jazz Festival as well as many car events, golf tournaments, food and wine activities, something is always happening in Monterey.  

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Use our Monterey map to plan your trip. For more local hotel, shopping, dining and touring information, go to the Top Destinations section and print out the Monterey Area scenic drive map.

   


 
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A seagull enjoys the sunrise on Monterey Bay.

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