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10 Things Your Family Will Love About Monterey


When people talk about Monterey, they always talk about its beauty and its relaxed atmosphere. Not to mention the top tourist spots in the area like The Cannery Row, the Fisherman’s Wharf and the world-famed Monterey Bay Aquarium. These are only a few of the things that your family will love about Monterey. Planning to visit this hidden gem soon? Here are the top things that you should all be excited about when visiting Monterey.
 
OCEAN VIEWS
 
It is without a doubt that Monterey has the perfect spots to have a stunning view of the ocean. You can either have a beachfront dining experience at some of the famous restaurants in Monterey or go up to the observation deck of Monterey Bay Aquarium and have a breathtaking view of the ocean. 
 
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM
 
There is so much to see and learn here at Monterey Bay Aquarium. It’s perfect for kids and kids at heart. Get up close and personal with the marine creatures as you learn valuable facts about them. There are sea otters, penguins, octopus and jellyfish which you can feed and sometimes toucIt'sIts not like the usual aquarium where you just view the fishes from a large transparent glass tank, here, it’s more interactive making it enjoyable for everyone. 
 
GORGEOUS BEACHES
 
Monterey Area is loaded with beautiful beaches. You can have a beach bonfire at Del Monte beach, a romantic by the beach picnic at McAbee beach, a classic beach BBQ at Lovers Point or just enjoy the view of Asilomar State Beach. No one is stopping you to try the beautiful beaches of Monterey. 
 
FARMER’S MARKET
 
Community Farmer’s Market offers the locals fresh and organic produce from fruits to vegetables, baked goodies and arts and crafts. It’s a one stop community shop where people converge to buy healthy goodies. By buying from Farmer’s Markets, customers are also supporting local farmers and growers. 
 
SUMPTUOUS FOOD
 
Monterey Bay is home to many restaurants serving scrumptious meals. Try Old Monterey Cafe’s power breakfast meals like omelets, bacon, waffle and fresh fruit shakes. Another restaurant that is favorite by the locals is Loulou’s Griddle in the Middle. Its cozy ambience makes it an excellent breakfast spot by many. Not to mention, their food is delicious as well. 
 
NICE WEATHER
 
The nice weather in Monterey makes it a perfect place to visit all year round. Summers are usually short and comfortable while winters are normally cold and cloudy. If the summer heat is making you feel uncomfortable, the cold coastal breeze is ready to make you feel relaxed.
 
PHOTO OPPS
 
Monterey has so many scenic views that are Instagram worthy. From the beautiful beaches, to the aquariums to national parks. There’s so much view to see for photographers and non-photographers alike. Topping the list is the Carmel Mission, next is the Sea Lion Pier in Moss Landing, and McWay Falls. 
 
CANNERY ROW
 
Cannery Row is another favorite go-to place of tourists whenever they visit Monterey. It has lots of breathtaking views like McAbee beach that offers scuba diving lessons and other exciting water activities. Shopping stores that sell toys, arts and crafts, souvenir items, antiques, clothes and many more. Food shops from in house hotel restaurants to restaurants situated along the streets. And historical sites where you can learn so much about the rich history of Monterey. 
 
DRIVING TO MONTEREY
 
Even before you reach the beautiful Monterey, the view going to the destination is already a sight to behold. Don’t forget to look at the view from your car window or you will miss some of the picturesque spots of Monterey.  

WILDLIFE
 
Are you ready to spot some wildlife? Monterey is home to diverse wildlife creatures from the sea, land, and air. Its abundant marine life attracts locals and tourists daily. Go whale watching or have a look at the sea otters, seals, sea lions and many more. 

For your next family vacation, check out Munras Inn. Just a mile away from family attractions in Monterey. Book via our website here or call us at (831) 646-9696.

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