According to Bittranslators, Monterey is located near the famous highway 1, the spectacular road that runs along a large part of the Pacific Ocean coast of the state located in Western America . A Monterey holiday can be perfectly combined with surrounding coastal towns. The Monterey Peninsula has 4 towns: Monterey, Pacific Grove, Asilomar and Carmel. Monterey is the ancient capital of California, under the Spaniards and Mexicans. Your Monterey holiday is fun to combine with a car tour. Namely Western Experience car tour, Taste The West Deluxe car tour or Western Impressions car tour.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
For the most beautiful aquarium in America, namely the Moneterey Bay Aquarium, you visit Monterey during your holiday. This successful museum is due to an initiative of David Packard, the founder of Hewlett-Packard. He was born in Monterey and 2 of his daughters work in marine biology. The museum was opened in 1984 and is considered one of the important museums of the United States. The approximately 6000 inhabitants include fish, rays, sharks, penguins, flamingos, turtles and otters.
17 Mile Drive
The 17-Mile Drive is a scenic looping road through the towns of Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula. From the route (where you have to pay a toll) you have spectacular views of the wild coast, the famous Pebble Beach resort with its golf courses and the Del Monte forest and one of the most photographed trees in the world: the Lone Cypress.
Cannery Row is a street along the coast in the town of Monterey. In the street are a number of former factories that canned sardines; the last factory closed in 1973. John Steinbeck described life in Monterey in the 1920s and 1930s in his famous novel Cannery Row.
In Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, not to be confused with Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, you can shop and eat in the many seafood restaurants. The boats also leave here daily from which you can go whale watching. This is an unforgettable experience that you must experience during your Monterey vacation. Large groups of sea lions are basking in the sun at the Coast Guard Pier.
Spanish explorer Juan Rodríquez Cabrillo is believed to be the first Euro-American to sight the bay on November 17, 1542, which he named La Bahia de los Pinos (Bay of Pines). Sixty years later, in December 1602, Sebastián Vizcaíno became the first European to set foot on the shores of the bay which he officially renamed “Monte Rey Bay”, in honor of the Viceroy of New Spain who had commanded his expedition. Under a large oak tree overlooking the bay, near what is now Artillery and Pacific Streets, he and his crew of 200 celebrated Mass in honor of their safe journey.
In 1776, Spain named Monterey the capital of Baja (lower) and Alta (upper) California. That same year, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza from Sonora arrived with the first settler for Spanish California; most of them headed for San Francisco. The soldiers of Monterey and their wives lived in the Royal Presidio (located where San Carlos Cathedral now stands) and struggled to create a pueblo and raise families.
Monterey State Historic Park
You can also discover the history of Monterey during your vacation. The Monterey State Historic Park is a state historic park in Monterey, California. It includes part or all of Monterey Old Town Historic District, a historic district with 17 contributing buildings and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. The grounds include California’s first theater and the Monterey Custom House, where the American flag was first raised over California.
HYATT REGENCY MONTEREY HOTEL AND SPA
The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa is 2 miles from the Monterey Peninsula Airport and offers a free airport shuttle service. It features heated outdoor pools and a golf course. The rooms feature a 42-inch HD flat-screen TV.
The rooms have Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station. They also have a seating area, refrigerator, safe, coffee maker and bathrobes (upon request).
The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa features 2 hot tubs, a day spa and a business center. It also has a gym and extensive tennis facilities. In addition, it offers outdoor wedding facilities. A money exchange service is available.
The hotel has a bar and a restaurant. If you arrive by electric car, you can use a Tesla charging station and a universal charging station free of charge. You cannot reserve the stations and they have a maximum loading time of 4 hours.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa is less than 3 miles from Fisherman’s Wharf, the Bargetto Winery of Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Carmel-by-the-Sea is 4 miles away and Pebble Beach is 6 miles away.
Monterey Tides offers direct beach access and a year-round heated pool. It is 3 miles from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. You can drive to Old Fisherman’s Wharf in 10 minutes. All comfortably furnished rooms have free Wi-Fi.
Each room at this hotel has a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a refrigerator. All units have a private bathroom and offer ocean or garden views. They are accessed through an exterior gallery.
Guests of Monterey Tides can enjoy lunch and dinner at Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink. This restaurant offers a unique coastal Spanish dining experience with panoramic views of Monterey Bay. Craft cocktails and draft beer are available at Bar Sebastián. Bar Sebastián offers a seasonal menu of Mexican/Spanish dishes and a daily happy hour.
Pebble Beach is 4 miles from the hotel. Carmel-by-the-Sea is an 11-minute drive from Monterey Tides.
Located in Monterey Peninsula, California, the Hotel Abrego is ideally located for exploring the area’s beaches, shopping and more. It offers cozy accommodations with a variety of area attractions, including Fisherman’s Wharf.
The Hotel Abrego is conveniently located only a short distance from the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, the charming shops of Carmel-by-the-Sea and the premier Pebble Beach Golf Course. In the vicinity of the hotel you can discover the vibrant nightlife and fantastic restaurants.
Guests can enjoy dinner in the Abrego’s lounge, which serves a variety of light dishes and a wide selection of beverages, including locally produced wine and beer. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi and a heated outdoor pool.