Monterey Bay, Monterey

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Skirted with protected areas, Monterey Bay teems with wildlife, including otters, seals, dolphins and whales. Areas around the bay are protected marine lands with dynamic ecosystems that you can explore on foot. Consider enjoying the bay's crisp waters on one of the beaches hugging the coastline or visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium. A drive along the coastal road is another way to see the area that provides views and plenty of opportunities to pull off for photos. See Monterey Bay and all Monterey has to offer by arranging your trip with our Monterey itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Lots to do in Monterey from museums and the aquarium to riding the red trail and shopping. Everyone should visit this historical place  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Loved visiting Monterey Bay and will definitely be back again. May favorite was Lover's Point Beach - it was protected from the wind, not too busy and had lots of character.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    follow the coastal road and stop to enjoy the view walking very quiet small coves costa
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