Say hello to Monterey! Located along central California's beautifully rugged coast, this city is famed for its views, arts scene and easygoing atmosphere. Whether you enjoy lazing the day away with penguins, waking up to smell the flowers or devouring seafood like there’s no tomorrow, you’re covered. Search for accommodation in Monterey today and kick off your getaway!
Things to Do in Monterey
Head over to Monterey Bay Aquarium, where you can check out the kelp forest (and its large predators of the sea—yikes!) and watch the sea otters (much cuter). Next, make your way over to Monterey State Historic Park, which features the first theatre in California and historic colonial houses.
For some evening fun, visit Fisherman's Wharf and see if you can set your own personal record for most clams eaten in one sitting. (Book nearby Monterey accommodation so you can get home before the food coma sets in.) Cannery Row, the setting for John Steinbeck's book of the same name, now has fewer sardine canneries (none, in fact) and lots of great spots to have a drink. Finally, Monterey holidays aren't complete without a trip to one of the many surrounding wineries in the region.
Getting To & Around Monterey
The closest airport is San Jose International (SJC), which is 120 km north. One of Wotif’s car hire options or a shuttle bus is the best way to get from the airport to Monterey hotels. Flying into San Francisco International (SFO) is a popular option, too. Book San Francisco accommodation, then make the 170 km south drive to Monterey. Once there, you’ll already have wheels, although taking the bus, taxis and walking or cycling are also good bets for getting around.
Sea creatures, wineries and nightlife—how can you go wrong? When you book your Monterey getaway with Wotif, you can’t! Our deals will save you so much cash, you’ll be buying cases of pinot noir before you even know what you’re doing.