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. To visit Monterey Bay and other attractions in Monterey, use our Monterey travel planner.
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  • Monterey is a lovey little town with some great places to visit. We like wildlife so we walked through the town looking for Anya's Hummingbirds in the town parks and all kinds of sea mammals in the ba...  more »
  • We were certainly excited to see a cruise ship in the harbor! The park by fisherman‘s wharf is extraordinary! Lulus in the middle on the municipal wharf is a great little restaurant. Monterey Bay has ...  more »
  • I really liked the part of the port, restaurants, Museum, interesting place to visit
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