By Shawn Cavlan
The Monterey Bay is one of the most picturesque areas in the country. It has a bounty of activities that range from enjoying the outdoors, to museums, dining, and shopping. There is truly something for everyone.
Roaring Camp Railroad – 5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018
Ride through the Santa Cruz redwood forests aboard a steam locomotive on this alternative sightseeing tour, a great choice for travelers with limited time.
Wilder Ranch State Park – 1401 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
An excellent choice for varying levels of hikes, scenery, and touring historic buildings.
Seymour Marine Discovery Center – 100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Touch tanks, interactive exhibits, and knowledgeable docents make this a fun and informative activity.
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum – West Cliff Dr @Lighthouse
Come and learn about the history of surfing in Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk – 400 Beach St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
This is the premier attraction in Santa Cruz. Come enjoy surf, sand, and rides!!
Monterey Bay Aquarium – 886 Cannery Row @David Ave
One of the premier aquariums in the entire country. Something not to be missed!
17 Mile Drive
Follow 17-Mile Drive’s red-dotted line to arrive at an enchanting world full of dramatic coastal cliffs, snow-white beaches, mystical forests and iconic golf courses. Discover one of the most scenic drives in the world as you meet the inspiring Lone Cypress, ponder the giant trees at Crocker Grove, digest the untouched beauty at Fanshell Beach, behold the power of the Restless Sea at Point Joe, stroll the boardwalk above the beach at Spanish Bay, and much, much more.
Old Fisherman’s Wharf
A visit to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula just isn’t complete without a rendezvous with Old Fisherman’s Wharf.
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
A gorgeous walk hugging the coast in the city of Pacific Grove.
Cannery Row – Cannery Row & Wave Streets Monterey, CA
With its picturesque charm and colorful history, Cannery Row captivates visitors from all over the world. The unique appeal of this fabled street is what makes Cannery Row the most popular vacation destination on California’s Central Coast. With luxurious waterfront hotels, enticing restaurants and captivating boutiques. Cannery Row is the ideal place to soak up the culture and beauty of Monterey Bay.
Discovery Monterey Whale Watching – 66 Fisherman’s Wharf Monterey, CA 93940