Monterey in Central California is the ideal place to get away for the weekend and relax. There are countless things to do to escape from the everyday grind of work. Monterey is filled with adventurous things to do both inside and outside.
Are you interested in animals? The Monterey Bay Aquarium is known worldwide for its dedication to research to protect the creatures, as well as its interactive abilities with the animals. Come find the perfect balance between learning about a new animal and having a fun time.
For the more adventurous people there are several hiking trails to explore for the day. Take some water, a snack and a partner to one of the many beautiful trails. Whether you choose to leave for a few hours or for the entire day the breathtaking scenery will keep you entertained.
Cannery Row is for the tourist inside. This area is the location for many hotels, restaurants, shops and special events held throughout the year. Many of the local artists even have paintings for sail, or often times will be out creating new pieces for tourists to stop and watch the progress.
The Fisherman’s Warf makes for an entertaining morning. Stroll down the path to see fishermen unloading their catches of the day, while seagulls fly above hoping to grab one. Enjoy the restaurants that serve fresh fish or clam chowder while surrounded by the atmosphere. There are friendly otters playing nearby. If all of that excitement is not enough then you can purchase a ticket to take a glass bottom boat tour. The boat takes you out into the open waters to go sight-seeing of the ocean’s inhabitants.
Perhaps all of that is too much for those looking to simply get away and relax. For those of you try Pebble Beach. This location is filled with water, sand and much more. There is a high end day spa for the ultimate pampering day for the ladies, while the men can take to any of the 8 golf courses offered. You can end the day with one of the top restaurants in the area near multiple shops. If you do not wish to drive and pay to enter these attractions consider staying at the Lodge at Pebble Beach. As a guest you have access to all of the activities listed.
For the music lovers there are several Jazz destinations. Monterey offers five different Jazz locations to end your night with. Whether it is a trio or a whole live band these places will keep your feet tapping the whole night.