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Monterey Bay

Monterey, CA
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Ranked #2 of 56 Attractions in Monterey
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Kayaking, Fishing, Whale watching
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Laguna Niguel, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My family spent an awesome day cruising around the bay on our bikes. Lots of seals and birds to see and the bike path is fantastic!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We went at the perfect time to whale watch, it was mid august, and we saw seals, whales, dolphins, and otters. You can see the whales easily when there are lots of birds flying over the water (I think they like to eat the crill that are near the whales). Monterey bay is a great place to whale watch from... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Monterey is lovely; bit touristy maybe but what isn't. Go in the morning so you can see all the seals hanging out in the marina. The light house is worth a visit as well.

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Oswego, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Monterey Bay is a beautiful area to visit and shop. Highly recommend. Excellent clam chowder and shops for all to explore. The beach is clean and the sand is soft and warm. All ages would enjoy the bay.

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Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We just came from Santa Cruz, attracted by the song 'Under the boardwalk'. Can't find words to express the vulgarity of the place. When not so much later you get to Monterey, you feel like in heaven!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Really worth the trip from San Francisco. Monterey Bay is very beautiful, and you should definitly walk around, there`s a lot of nice and different stores and beautiful views and beaches

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Hyderabad, India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I like the Monterey bay wharf and harbour and the hotel by name Monterey plaza and hotel. We can have a scenic view of the Ocean and can take a board walk if we like. Naval college of Engineering at this town is an added attraction . we love the place.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had a great time in Monterey Bay walking around Cannery Row and having some wonderful clam chowder! Parking can be tough in high season.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The town is quaint, and beautiful! So many places to eat really good food of all kinds! Shopping is great! Plenty to do for all ages! We took our granddaughters and fun was had by all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The scenery from Big Sur to San Francisco is fabulous. 17 mile drive is a must, but just driving down past Big Sur or up towards SF you will see breath taking scenery everywhere. Good food everywhere but bring lots of quarters. Parking is very expensive everywhere.

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