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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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  • Whale watching, sailing, eating, dining, all wonderful here. There are a lot of homeless laying around the area. 
  • amazing place to see and to sit and enjoy! lots of gorgeous trees and beautiful sunsets. The drive down the "1" is undeniably one of my favorites. 
  • If you are looking for a cute town, with flavor and culture....Monterey Bay is the stop you must make. You will find touristy things and culture combined, down by the Wharf/Aquarium. You can find fine...  more »