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Uncover Best Local Attractions in Monterey, California

Explore the scenic coastal trails of Monterey, California. With social distancing in the norm, the vibrant downtown area is offering a diverse choice of recreational activities like whale watching, kayaking, and more.

Outdoor Activities

Jacks Peak Park

Jacks Peak Park

Enjoy an exciting horseback riding or hiking journey through cathedral-like forests. Once you reach the summit of Jack Peak, embrace the silent beauty surrounding you. Rejuvenate your senses.
Category: Nature, Adventure, Sports | Distance: 5.1 mi
Beachfront Bike Trails

Beachfront Bike Trails

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail stretches 18 miles from Castroville through Pacific Grove. This mesmerizing waterfront trail follows the same route as the historic Southern Pacific Railway.
Category: Activities, Adventure, Nature | Distance: 2.6 mi
Garland Ranch Regional Park

Garland Ranch Regional Park

Witness the magical beauty of a 3,464-acres landscape. This place has unique species of plants, birds, and insects. The popular attraction is loaded with various trails for hiking, kayaking, bird watching and more.
Sports, Wildlife, Activity | Distance: 12.6 mi
Adventures by the Sea

Adventures by the Sea

Monterey Peninsula Beaches have reopened for water activities following all safety protocols. Vibe with the local energy and let marine adventures take over. Plenty of activities to enjoy with family and kids.
Sports, Adventures, Activity | Distance: 1.9 mi
Veteran's Memorial Park

Veteran's Memorial Park

Surrounded by forested hills, this place is ideal to spend some time with your family and friends. Looking for adventure? Take the offbeat hiking trails under Pine Forest to get your steady course of wildlife in the bosom of nature.
Category: Nature, Activities, Sight-seeing | Distance: 1.6 mi
Open Attractions Nearby
Scenic Day Trips

Scenic Day Trips

The famous 17-Mile stretch from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach unfolds the stunning world of dramatic coastal cliffs, enchanting white beaches, and majestic deep forests of Monterey Peninsula.
Category: Nature, Sports, Activities
Distance: 4.8 mi
Old Fisherman's Wharf

Old Fisherman's Wharf

The Monterey trip is incomplete without experiencing the historic Old Fisherman's Wharf. Cruise Monterey Bay to get an unrivaled view of whales, sharks, dolphins, otters, and other deep-sea marine life.
Category: Sight-seeing, Dining, Shopping
Distance: 0.9 mi
California's Finest Wine Tasting in Cannery Row

California's Finest Wine Tasting in Cannery Row

Find Monterey County's finest wineries on Cannery Row and Monterey Downtown. Vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms are now open with outdoor settings, keeping the safety protocols in place.
Category: Culture, Dining, Shopping
Distance: 1.6 mi
Whale Watching Tour

Whale Watching Tour

Monterey Bay Whale Watching Tour has reopened with proper sanitizing and social distancing protocols in place. Book a whale tour and view whales, dolphins, and other deep-sea water animals closely.
Category: Activity, Wildlife, Nature
Distance: 1.6 mi
Monterey Bay Classic Car Rentals

Monterey Bay Classic Car Rentals

Travel around Monterey County riding a vintage car of your choice. Cruise through the historic downtown district and witness Monterey's vibrant nightlife around the lively 17-Mile Drive.
Category: Sight-seeing, Shopping, Nightlife
Distance: 1.9 mi
Lake El Estero Paddle Boats

Lake El Estero Paddle Boats

Wear your life jackets and hop into traditional or swan-themed paddle boats of Lake El Ester. Kids will love paddling around the lake and the iconic Dennis the Menace Park.
Category: Sight-seeing, Activities, Nature
Distance: 0.8 mi
Nearby Dining
LouLou's Griddle in the Middle

LouLou's Griddle in the Middle

Location: Municipal Wharf 2
Phone: 831-372-0568
Distance: 0.74 mi
Open: 7:30 AM - 3 PM
Cuisine: American breakfast and seafood
Features: Ranked in the top 10 seafood restaurants in Monterey
Options: Takeaway
Rosine's Restaurant

Rosine's Restaurant

Location: 434 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-375-1400
Distance: 0.5 mi
Open: 9:00 AM -9:00 PM
Cuisine: American
Features: American cuisine and desserts
Options: Dine-in, Curbside Pickup, No-contact Delivery
Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant

Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant

Location: 422 Tyler St, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-655-8108
Distance: 0.4 mi
Open: 11:00 AM -2:00 PM 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cuisine: Greek
Features: Greek cuisine and intimate setting
Options: Dine-in, Takeout, No-contact Delivery
Fieldwork Brewing Company

Fieldwork Brewing Company

Location: 560 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-324-0658
Distance: 0.3 mi
Open: 10:00 PM -10:00 PM
Cuisine: NA
Features: Brewpub
Options: Dine-in, Curbside Pickup, No-contact Delivery
Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza

Location: 474 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-645-9036
Distance: 0.4 mi
Open: 4:00 PM -10:00 PM
Cuisine: American
Features: Bar
Options: Dine-in, Takeout
The Wild Plum Café

The Wild Plum Café

Location: 731 Munras Ave suite b, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-646-3109
Distance: 407 ft
Open: 7:30 AM -3:30 PM
Cuisine: Bakery
Features: Bakery and Café
Options: Dine-in, Curbside Pickup, No-contact delivery
Krua Thai Restaurant

Krua Thai Restaurant

Location: 731 Munras Ave # A, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-655-9797
Distance: 433 ft
Open: 11:00 AM -3:00 PM4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cuisine: Thai
Features: Thai curries, noodles, and stir-fries
Options: Takeout

Travelers' Tips

Are Monterey beaches open?
Most Monterey beaches have reopened safely and responsibly. Some beaches are open for various recreational activities, including biking, kayaking, walking, and more. Be wary about limited parking slots.
Are the Monterey County parks open?
Most parks have reopened for travelers following the health and safety protocols. Many hiking and walking trails are now open too. Picnic areas currently have limited access due to safety protocols.
Are Monterey, California restaurants open?
Yes, most restaurants are open in Monterey, but with proper precautions. Outside dine-in, takeaway, no-contact delivery - different options are available. Wearing protective masks is mandatory while entering.
Do you offer any staycation packages?
Yes! Stay for 2 nights at Days Inn’s Monterey and win a complimentary night stay! For essential workers, we offer 10% discounts on weekday bookings, as a small token to say, ‘thank you’. Check more .

Call us (831-204-1269) at Days Inn Monterey Downtown and book your room now.
Have a Worry-free Trip
Arrive at the enchanting world of Monterey Downtown. Days Inn Monterey Downtown offers safe staycation with thoroughly maintained social distancing norms.

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