Things To Do
Unforgettable Things to Do in Monterey and Carmel
The scenic Monterey Peninsula is the perfect getaway destination, from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the famous Pebble Beach golf courses to the picturesque 17-Mile Drive. Sign up for a whale watching cruise, indulge in fine wine tastings or watch for wildlife at Point Lobos State Reserve. Spend the day shopping and dining at Monterey's Cannery Row or Fisherman's Wharf where you'll find the freshest seafood paired with local craft beers, or kick back and relax on the pristine ivory sands of Pebble Beach, named one of the top beaches in the US. No matter what you love, you always find fun Monterey Bay and Carmel attractions near our charming seaside retreat.
Carmel Beach is one of most iconic destinations in Central California. Whether strolling along the scenic bluff or catching some waves, Carmel Beach blends picturesque views with outdoor recreation.
Carmel Road Winery
In the heart of Monterey County, Carmel Road Winery sits shrouded in morning fog blown away by a Pacific breeze. Delicious Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs greet wine lovers touring the beautiful and sustainable vineyards.
Fishermans Wharf Monterey
This popular Monterey wharf is the perfect locale for sailing cruises, fishing trips and whale watching tours. You'll also find wonderful seafood restaurants, chowder houses and funky souvenir shops.
Let the stunning coastline of Pebble Beach, with its azure waters and white sands, paint the backdrop for your next Monterey Bay golf adventure, destination wedding or scenic tour off the renowned 17-Mile Drive.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Discover what lies under the sea when you visit Monterey Bay aquarium, one of the top Monterey, CA family-friendly attractions. Enjoy interactive exhibits, guided tours and daily animal feedings.
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
The reserve takes its name from the offshore rocks at the Point of the Sea Wolves where the sounds of the sea lions carry inland. Enjoy sightseeing, photography, nature walks, picnics, scuba diving and majestic natural beauty.
Running from Pebble Beach to Pacific Grove, this gorgeous drive passes by famous golf courses, impressive mansions, clifftop restaurants and breathtaking natural scenery along the California coast.
The famous Cannery Row is a historic waterfront that is home to world-class restaurants, boutiques and spas. Rent a kayak, enjoy live music and sip a cocktail with an incredible ocean backdrop.
Cruise along the endlessly beautiful California coast for the most amazing scenic drive. Along the way you'll find beaches, marine reserves, restaurants, historic attractions and hiking trails
Carmel Mission Basilica Museum
Built in the late 17th century, this National Historic Landmark and museum offers a vast collection of Spanish Colonial religious art and artifacts, along with an art gallery. Discover one of California's most important heritage sites.
The cultural hub of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Sunset Center is the Monterey Peninsula's leading arts destination. Enjoy everything from concerts and symphonies to comedy acts and festivals.
A haven for artists, Carmel-by-the-Sea is an intellectual and cultural oasis with small-town charm. Enjoy the pristine beach before strolling through the quaint streets lined with art galleries, antique shops, boutiques and restaurants.