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Monterey Bay

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Monterey Bay

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Welcome to Monterey Bay, CA

Natural beauty is at the heart of this region's enormous appeal—you sense it everywhere, whether you're exploring one of Monterey Bay's attractive coast-side towns, relaxing at a luxurious resort, or touring the coast on the lookout for marine life. - Copyright © 2014 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved. Explore

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Hang with the Sea Otters

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, find front-row views of spectacular marine life — from playful otters to jellyfish and giant kelp forests.

Hang with the Sea Otters

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Stroll Cannery Row

Recall John Steinbeck’s classic tale on this street, once lined with sardine canning factories. Sample the seafood at one of the many restaurants.

Stroll Cannery Row

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Go Out in a Surrey

Head for Adventures by the Sea and take a surrey ride along the coast. Or try an electric bike: Go 10 to 20 miles with no pedaling.

Go Out in a Surrey

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Tee Off Like a Pro at Pebble Beach

The fees are steep at this golfing mecca, but the courses offer far more than your everyday 18 holes. Maybe you’ll spot Jay Leno or Clint Eastwood.

Tee Off Like a Pro at Pebble Beach

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Monterey Bay Kayaks

If you didn’t get up close and personal enough with wildlife at the aquarium, rent a kayak and take a tour to splash with otters and seals in the bay.

Monterey Bay Kayaks

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