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Discover Exciting Things to Do in Monterey Bay

Discover one of California's most popular vacation destinations on the central Pacific coast. Home to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and historic Cannery Row, our picture-perfect neighborhood provides exciting attractions you'll love exploring. Enjoy all of the fun, family-friendly Monterey Bay things to do, from whale watching at Fisherman's Wharf to shopping at Del Monte or taking a scenic 17-mile drive to Pebble Beach. Add some adventure to your west coast vacation and set sail on a kayaking trip or walk along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. Whether on the beach, wine tasting, golfing, or enjoying the surf, the Days Inn Monterey Downtown offers a prime location to experience the ultimate vacation getaway.
Monterey Bay Aquarium in California

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Visit this renowned aquarium to see colorful marine exhibits, free-floating jellies, animal feedings, and playful performances featuring sea otters, penguins, and sharks.
Monterey Fishermans Wharf at California

Monterey Fishermans Wharf

Home to numerous one-of-a-kind restaurants and shops, this oceanfront destination offers exciting whale watching tours, street performers, and breathtaking coastal views.
Cannery Row in California

Cannery Row

Set along the Pacific coast, this historic waterfront district is home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and countless seaside restaurants, shops, art galleries, and wine tasting rooms.

Monterey Recreational Trail at California

Monterey Recreational Trail

This scenic waterfront recreation trail stretches 18 miles along the Monterey Bay coastline in California, running parallel to the old Southern Pacific Railway - perfect for hiking, biking and strolling.
Laguna Seca Raceway at Monterey

Laguna Seca Raceway

A favorite of racers and fans worldwide, watch the nation's best drivers gain speed along this 2.2-mile paved corkscrew-like track featuring 11 turns with a backdrop of California's central coast.
Monterey Bay Whale Watching in California

Monterey Bay Whale Watching

Fisherman's Wharf in downtown Monterey is a great place to sign up for a whale watching tour. Head out onto the sea and watch for whales, sea lions and otters swimming in the water.
17-Mile Drive at California

17-Mile Drive

Enjoy a breathtaking scenic drive through Pebble Beach and stop at various points of interest along the journey to see some of the best coastal seascapes in Northern California.
Del Monte Shopping Center in California

Del Monte Shopping Center

Shop for local treasures at this open-air shopping center located off Highway 1 featuring lively restaurants and diverse retailers such as the Apple Store, Macy's, and Pottery Barn.