- AARP.ORG HOME
- TRAVEL HOME
- MEMBER BENEFITS
- WORK & RETIREMENT
- HOME & FAMILY
Family Weekend Getaway in Monterey and Carmel
While the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is perhaps the most well-known attraction for Monterey, this gorgeous coastal town warrants a visit for plenty of other reasons. Its array of activities is almost as boundless as its beauty — in a weekend, you can explore its quaint downtown and bustling Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf, walk or bike along miles of beautiful seaside trails, and dig into just-caught seafood at top-notch restaurants.
Just four miles away is Carmel-by-the-Sea, an upscale enclave that beckons with blocks of charming shops and restaurants, plus plenty of nearby options for beaches and hikes. Plus, this is prime whale-watching territory, with year-round opportunities to see the majestic creatures. In short, these side-by-side towns make for an ideal family getaway, whether you're after education, adventure, or R & R. No matter what's on the itinerary, though, be sure to bring the camera, as there's a photo op around every corner. – By Blane Bachelor
AARP Travel Center
Book online or call: 1.800.675.4318
AARP Travel Center Book online or call: 1.800.675.4318
Leaving AARP.org Website
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.