Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay
4.5
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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4.5
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Excellent
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578
Average
76
Poor
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Terrible
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Phillip D
Burton Latimer, UK265 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Plenty to see and do and kept the kids amused for the day. We had lovely weather so and would certainly return when we're back
Written 5 November 2023
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food e
Phoenix, AZ967 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We love the bay and the various sea life beach and sounds. What a gem on the california coastline. Best place to relax and has diverse things to see and do on land and especially on sea.
Located near pebble bch and carmel by the sea and the new growing seaside town. We are not a fan tje trinket gift shops. And we seek more rnr. Note some historic spots to see too!. So dig in and find what you like.
Plan ahead for a few day stay
!!
Written 7 September 2023
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Betty M
Oro Valley, AZ501 contributions
Jun 2023
Monterey Bay is never a disappointment. Nature at it's best and finest. Highly recommend you take your time to explore.
Written 26 June 2023
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neelu2015
New Delhi, India56 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Awesome Panoramic View,beautiful houses,winding roads --old world peaceful coastal town.
Love it so much for its 17 Mile Drive,Whale Landing,Aquarium,pristine beaches ,sealions lazing in islands-I keep going again and again
Written 26 June 2023
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traveler
Concord, CA208 contributions
Jun 2023
We love Monterey and Monterey Bay. It is so peaceful and tranquil. And, so much to do and see. Great sunsets!!
Written 21 June 2023
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Craig P
Connecticut3 contributions
Jun 2023
Monterey is beautiful but at every opportunity tourists are asked to pay way too much for the experience. From the $11 fee just to drive the 17 mile drive past Pebble Beach to the aquarium entry of $60 per person it's just not worth it. That doesn't even include the parking price to get near the aquarium which can run another $40-50. Try to figure out the town parking meters that are a mile away...no one that was with me and several people drove away in disgust. Just not worth the price and hassle.
Written 20 June 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
This town can be defined as the ultimate tourists' trap.
And it really is.
From expensive shops, bad food and countless tour buses, this is one spot you can easily skip and not miss a thing.
As for the bay itself - it's anything but spectacular.
Written 19 May 2023
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neelu2015
New Delhi, India56 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Absolutely heavenly.... postcard place on 17 mile drive!
Aquarium was fantastic, excursion to Point Lobo fruitfully resulted in various seal,sea lion
Written 17 December 2022
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Michelle
Kansas City, KS34 contributions
Sept 2022
Beautiful city. Lovely views. Very touristy. Enjoyed walking Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row. Great restaurants and shopping. The sea lions were loud and fun. A true California experiences.
Written 2 October 2022
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Maria W
6 contributions
Sept 2022
It was lovely to see the chatty seagulls in Fisherman's wharf and Tidal Coffee shop is worth a visit. We had a fab day whale watching too.
Written 30 September 2022
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