Monterey, California Things to DoBusiness travelers and families with kids staying at our upscale hotel will enjoy plenty of things to do everyday. Experience the wonders of the sea at Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Shop and dine at historic Cannery Row. Catch a whale watching cruise from Fisherman’s Wharf. All that and more awaits your arrival.
Monterey Bay Aquarium.The country’s largest marine sanctuary, Monterey Bay Aquarium is home to a wide range of creatures, from sea otters to soupfin sharks to sea turtles. Exhibits include Kelp Forests, Monterey Bay Habitats, Secret Lives of Seahorses, and The Jellies Experience. For more information, visit http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/.
Cannery Row.If you’re into shopping, eating, and historic arcitecture, you’ll have a field day at historic Cannery Row. There are more than 85 retail shops, an array of fine dining establishments on the Row, and several former sardine canning factories. For more information, visit www.canneryrow.com. [Top]
Fisherman’s Wharf.Fisherman’s Wharf has been a presence in Monterey since 1846. Back then, ships brought goods from around the world. Today, Fisherman's Wharf features shops, fresh seafood, and opportunities for whale watching and fishing excursions. For more information, visit http://www.montereywharf.com/.
Downtown Monterey.Restaurants, museums, galleries, clubs, and everything in between can be found just one-tenth of a mile from the Hotel Abrego in downtown Monterey. And every Tuesday afternoon, you’ll find a certified farmer’s market on historic Alvarado Street. Enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables, breads, pastries, arts and crafts, flowers, entertainment, clothing, and jewelry. For more information, visit http://oldmonterey.org/. [Top]
MY Museum.The 8,500-square-foot Monterey County Youth Museum overflows with a bundle of hands-on exhibits, such as MY Theater, MY Healthy Farm, and MY Hospital. The signature exhibit is MY ImagiTree, which is where little ones will encounter many activities and learn about animals that live in and around trees. For more information, visit http://www.mymuseum.org/.
Dennis the Menace Park.Designed by cartoonist Hank Ketcham, Dennis the Menace Park boasts lots of cool stuff kids will go crazy for. A large, old Southern Pacific railroad engine dares one and all not to climb inside and over it. There’s also a rock-climbing wall, a long bridge that moves from side to side, and two humongous slides, skateboard park, and paddle boats. For more information, visit http://www.monterey.org/rec/locations.html. [Top]
Monterey Movie Tours.Tour some of the Monterey, CA locales that were used in such well-known films as “Play Misty For Me” (Fisherman’s Wharf), “Cannery Row” (Cannery Row), and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” (Monterey Bay Aquarium). For more information, visit http://www.montereymovietours.com/.
Bicycle & Kayak Rental.Adventures by the Sea provides two great ways to experience the beautiful Monterey, CA area. One is by land, which involves a bicycle ride along the recreation trail, around Pacific Grove’s scenic shores, and into world-famous 17-Mile Drive. And two is by sea, where you’ll get an up-close-and-personal look at the kelp forest and busy marine life along Cannery Row from an ocean kayak.
For more information, visit http://www.adventuresbythesea.com/. [Top]