May 15

Hilltop Park Monterey is a beautiful park spread out over 2.8 acres which offers a variety of activities for all ages. From unique playgrounds to the parks open spaces, it provides a wealth of leisure recreation and activities all the year round.

Hilltop Park Monterey features both grass turfs and picnic regions, a tennis court, basketball court, play equipment, and a BBQ area. The Park Center includes a computer lab, darkroom, and a pottery studio plus a Teen Room for the children. A large variety of recreation programs for all ages are also held, including tap dancing, tot art classes, ceramics, cooking, KinderJam, and more.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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May 07

Monterey State Historic Park is a beautiful place in the city of Monterey. The park itself was founded Spanish explorers and consists of a collection of significant historical houses and buildings that can be found throughout Old Monterey. The historical park stands to preserve places and objects that are of historical significance including 17 buildings, several residences and about its history with beautiful architecture.

May through September, 9am to 5pm
October through April, 10am to 4pm

The historic building includes California’s first theatre, and Monterey customs houses; a place where the American flag first hoisted over California. It maintains their rich heritage, preserving an important part of Californian as well as Spanish, Mexican, and American history. The Monterey State Historic Park displays the cultural diversity to create living history experiences and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. The park also operates free tours of its gardens and historic buildings dating back to the 17th century.

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Apr 23

Breakwater Cove Monterey is one of the hundreds of Marine Protected Areas scattered along the California coastline which is connected to San Carlos Beach. It is another popular, sloping, sandy shoreline dive site. This is a wonderful place to get a glimpse of sea lions, octopus, and other marine creatures.

The best diving is on the outer side of breakwater. The visibility can vary from 5-40 ft in depth and you will find tons of life. Depth range is about 25-65 ft. It provides a year round site that accommodates every level of diver. Though the visibility can be poor at times, the vast amount of sea life makes any dive here memorable.  It has a large amount of wild life and plant life to look at as long as you go out about 150 yards from shore. Abundance of kayaks and paddleboards located in the distance.

Parking can be limited on first come basis. Swim along the breakwater to experience sea lions and beautiful nature, or find the big intake pipe and follow that out to medtridium fields in about 60 feet of water.

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Apr 16

Roberts Lake Monterey is a 5 acres large, has a depth between 10-12 feet, and is located near Rohnert Park in Monterey County, which is named after Arthurt N. Roberts, this beautiful lake is the centerpiece of Roberts Lake Park, also popular as a city park.

Roberts Lake Monterey is a popular hangout for hordes of geese, ducks, coots and seagulls cadging bread crusts from visitors. You will find a different variety of fish including pumpkinseed sunfish, largemouth bass, crappie, carp, channel catfish and bluegill here; Turtles also live in Roberts Lake.

The lake area contains picnic-tables and circled by the paved Monterey Coastal Trail, it also occasionally hosts speedboat races and fishing competitions. Whether you are flying fishing, spinning or bait casting your chances of getting a bite here are good. The lake is the site of an annual free fishing derby for children.

Nice scenic value adds a touch of nature, landing a beauty at sunset, wildlife and perfect for photography. Come stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge in Monterey County and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit:

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Apr 09

If you are seeking your own personal retreat, Fort Ord Dunes Beach is the perfect rugged, sandy beach with family outing for one day. A path to the beach is about a four-mile stretch of shoreline and interpretive exhibits.  One-third mile long trail is also available from the beach to the Dunes State Park.

On clear days Lover’s Point on the Monterey Peninsula can be seen all the way to Santa Cruz.  Trail visitors can enjoy the spot with nests of snowy plovers, native plants provide habitat for various birds, wild creatures and reptiles. Out in the ocean visitors are likely to catch sight of sea otters, harbor seals, and migrating whales. Dunes are now home for many endangered birds and other wildlife. Dogs, Horses and campfires are not allowed on the beach.  This a great destination for a day spent sunbathing, roaming and walking along the shore.

If you’re looking for a quiet place to listen to the waves and be alone while visiting Fort Ord Dunes Beach, this is the place. Stay at the Stage Coach Lodge, Monterey, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit:

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Apr 02

The Sea Otter Classic Monterey is regarded as the world’s largest cycling and outdoor sports festival and show held every spring since 1991 at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, California. The name Otter Classic is placed in honor of the southern sea otters, an indigenous mammal which superfluities along with the neighboring Pacific coast.

The Classic event is one of the nation’s best and largest cycling events, attracting an entirety of 10,000 riders from numerous disciplines and about 65,000 fans. Hundreds of cyclists, together with public, world, and Olympic champions attend Sea Otter to race and meet with amateur cyclists and fans. Having high level of competition pro racing careers have gotten a boost by opposing against global field of racers that arrive at Sea Otter from around the globe.

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Mar 26

Veterans Memorial Park Monterey is an attractive 50 acre park in the woody hills of Monterey. It is located just a few miles from Downtown Monterey. This park consists of rolling hills, a large pavilion, grassy picnic areas, camping areas and a publicly recreation building.

The park includes climbing trails under towering Monterey Pine forest and bay views. It also has a Memorial Plaza that contains a number of different monuments and memorials. About 30 RV sites and 10 tent sites are available and nice hiking trails with ocean views.

Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Vehicle Entrance Fee: None

Veterans Memorial Park Monterey is a popular camping destination for many who visit Monterey. Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge hotel offering you great rates on rooms. For your reservations go here:

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Mar 19

Monterey County has 99 miles of fantastic coastline encircling every coastal landscape. Carmel River State Beach is one of the popular and beautiful mile-long pristine white sandy beach with divers, kayakers, and birders.

Carmel River State Beach is located at south of Carmel point on Scenic Drive, where Carmel River meets the ocean. The beach offers excellent views of Carmel and Point Lobos, and Monastery Beach and at its southern end, is a popular diving spot. The sheltered park is a great place where local wildlife, especially the variety of bird’s habitation would be seen. It is a favorite of locals and tourists alike and slopes off more slowly than neighboring beaches, making it a good place for enjoying the water edges. Kelp forests in the area helps to make the beach popular with recreational divers, as such areas are major locations to view aquatic life. Pets welcome on leash.

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Mar 12

Monterey offers a lot of iconic California experiences. One of the beautiful and attractive destinations is McAbee Beach Monterey which is a protected beach and a popular diving spot located in the middle of Cannery Row, Monterey.

History says that Portuguese whalers launched boats from here and rowed them out into the bay to catch whales migrating along the Monterey coastline. The beach offers a variety of reefs, Kelp Forest, plenty of beautiful fish and Sandy bottom types.

McAbee Beach Monterey offers visitors a chance to see a variety of marine life, including a lot of interesting rocks, harbor seals, sponges and anemones. We can say, it is a good dive in the heart of Monterey. Seals and otters have been known to gently harass divers here. McAbee Beach is the perfect place to take a break from a long day of sightseeing.

Experience the short dive at McAbee Beach Monterey. Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge hotel, and get rooms at very affordable rates.

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Mar 06

The National Steinbeck Center Monterey is located in Monterey County and was founded in 1983. This museum is a tribute to Nobel award winning author John Steinbeck, his hometown, and offers readings, workshops and speakers. It was opened to the public on June 27, 1998.  It focuses on activities to encourage learning about literature, human nature, history, farming, and the arts.

Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fees: $5 – $10

The National Steinbeck Center Monterey holds a unique setting for groups of 25-600 for meetings, tutorials, parties and special events. Also, occupy artifacts and visual with audio exhibits about John’s and his life and literary career. The museum is so well laid out with clever things to make your visit unforgettable.

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