Monterey is situated at the southern end of the Monterey Bay. The city lies in the historic and picturesque Monterey County. The major industry of the County and the city is tourism. Monterey attractions include the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, and many more.
Scenic and Natural Getaways
Whole Monterey County is located on the Pacific Coast which includes both coastline includes both sandy and rocky beaches. The beaches consist of many high cliffs which gives you an expansive view of the ocean. There are lots of activities happening in the beach area as known for a different activity. The beaches are actually famous for different things like if you are lover of diving then must visit McAbee Beach for diving, Carmel River State Beach for bird watching and Moss Landing State Beach for swells and waves that daily tempt surfers. The majority of these attractions are controlled by state and federal park officials. Their main aim is to protect the area’s landscapes. One of area’s most fascinating beaches is located off of Highway 1 at Jade Cove. Like its name suggests, the region is full of jade, which you can mine following Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary regulations. There are top class attractions which should know by everyone.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey bay Aquarium is ranked one of the top family attractions in the country. You can’t imagine Monterey’s aquarium draws nearly two million visitors a year. One of the world’s best and largest exhibit aquariums, it’s home to more than 350,000 marine animals and plants, and about 550 species. The Aquarium is consisting of three stories in which 335,000-gallon tank with clear acrylic walls. These fully loaded building is offering stunning views of leopard sharks, sardines, anchovies, and other creatures swimming through a towering kelp forest. The 1.2-million-gallon Outer Bay tank houses open-ocean life, including yellowfin tuna, large green sea turtles, barracuda, sharks, giant ocean sunfish, and schools of bonito. The Giant Octopus exhibit is also amazing. Splash Zone (designed for kids up to 9) runs daily programs and displays of black-footed penguins, invertebrates, and other inhabitants of coral reefs and the cooler waters of Northern California.
As California’s first capital, Monterey is the site of many California firsts, such as the state’s first theater and first brick house, both of which can be seen on the “Path of History” tour located near downtown Monterey. Visitors can follow yellow markers along the street for a self-guided tour. In 1977 the National Steinbeck Center was created in honor of Nobel prize–winning writer John Steinbeck. The center is located in Salinas, Steinbeck’s birthplace, and is open Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center features seven theaters showcasing films based on Steinbeck’s most famous novels as well as interactive, multisensory exhibits about the history and agriculture of the area. Eccentric Carmel poet, Robinson Jeffers, left behind a legacy in his home, Tor House. Visitors may take tours through the house, which is full of artifacts from around the world, such as stones from the Great Pyramids, or climb up Celtic-style Hawk Tower, which in the backyard. As of February 2010, tours run every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of many places where wildlife-lovers can get their fix. Also, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve teems with sea lions and otters, and from December to May, migrating gray whales. Tourists often overlook Monterey’s downtown area, in favor of Cannery Row, which is only a few miles away. Located primarily on Alvarado Street, the downtown area is home to many British-themed pubs and restaurants, such as the Crown and Anchor or the Mucky Duck, which features an outdoor dancing area. Rather than pay to drive the famous 17-mile Drive, make a journey down Pacific Grove’s Ocean View Boulevard. The route, which eventually turns into Sunset Drive, follows the rocky coastline, providing breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
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