©

Montara trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Montara

Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  Montara
(4.8/5 based on 95+ reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: nature, historic sites
Montara is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California, United States. The population was 2,909 at the 2010 census. Nearby communities include Moss Beach and Princeton-by-the-Sea.EtymologyAccording to historical sources, the name "Montoro" was initially used for Montara Mountain and Montara Point by the Whitney Survey, also known as the California Geological Survey, in 1867. In 1869, the Coast Survey referred to the area with its current name. The name is thought to be a misspelling of several Spanish words that describe mountains and forests, such as montuoso, montaraz, and montaña. It could also refer to a corruption of the Spanish word "Montosa"; "Cañada Montosa" (valley of brush) was allegedly written on an 1838 design of Rancho San Pedro, located in Southern California, but the connections between this plan and the town are unclear.Geography and environmentMontara is located at , approximately 20mi south of San Francisco and 50mi north of Santa Cruz, California. Neighboring towns include Pacifica to the north, Moss Beach, El Granada, and Half Moon Bay to the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.9sqmi, all of it land.
Our United States tourist route planner allows you to schedule your trip to Montara, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Montara

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Montara

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Montara:
Sightseeing, nature, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nature, museums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Parks, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, wildlife areas
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, trails, golf
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to California

19 days in United States & The Netherlands BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in San Francisco & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UKRAINE March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Anaheim BY A USER FROM UKRAINE March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in California BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News