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Family Weekend Getaway in Monterey and Carmel
Summer is high season for Monterey and Carmel, with perpetually sunny weather that even manages to slightly warm up the chilly Pacific for the brave souls who want to take a dip. Visiting in the winter months, however, means fewer crowds, whale-watching season (gray whales can be seen from winter through the spring; humpbacks and gray whales migrate through from April to December; orcas are spotted year-round) and better deals on hotels, which often offer aquarium passes as part of discount packages.
Bike enthusiasts should consider a visit during the Sea Otter Classic in April, which bills itself as the largest bicycling festival in the world and takes place at the nearby Laguna Seca Recreation Area. The four-day event features a massive expo with giveaways galore, pro demos and family-friendly activities.
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