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Address: Monterey, CA
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Beautiful Monterey Bay

The scenery is magnificent. We especially enjoyed waking around Carmel By the Sea, Rocky Point Restaurant south of Carmel, and the bagpiper at dusk at Spanish Bay Resort.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dallas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The scenery is magnificent. We especially enjoyed waking around Carmel By the Sea, Rocky Point Restaurant south of Carmel, and the bagpiper at dusk at Spanish Bay Resort.

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Peoria, Arizona
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of all the cost of California I believe the Monterey Bay to be the most amazing. From the cliffs of Big Sur, to the marine life and nature of Monterey, to the incredible surfing of Santa Cruz it can't be beat. The diversity of the trees and plants is mind boggling. The change from sheer cliffs of 200 plus feet... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The perspective from a kayak on Monterey Bay is fabulous.. launch from MBK adjacent to wharf #1 and paddle out through the harbor and venture over to Cannery Row. You will not be disappointed with the wildlife and the incredible scenery

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just an amazing place, great views along the coastal routes. Great food just about everywhere you go, shopping, activities...ride a bike, play in the sand, check out tide pools, go to the aquarium. this is a great visit if you are new to California, you won't be dissappointed.

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not our first time here. But always a nice way to relax by parking the car and just watching the waves and getting out and listening to the sounds of the beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

DO NOT miss out on Monterey while travelling through the west coast! this place is a jam, such a uniqe atmosphere , food, markets and hotel!

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Brescia, Italy
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I left my heart in this beautiful place. If you are driving along the coast you must stop here. This place is good for families but also for couple. I suggest to spend a couple of days in this area and explore the nature. I will come back

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Swanton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt the California coast from Cambria to Monterey is some of the most beautiful coastline found anywhere in the world. There are redwoods, mountains, and the beautiful pacific ocean, dream trip come true. Do not miss McWay Falls, and of course the Bixby Bridge which has stunning views as well.

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susanmix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monterey Bay is special. We saw up to 8 whales at a time, otters frolicking in the foamy, pounding surf, delicate lilies in full bloom with the teal blue surf spraying the jagged rock formations in the background. The bay is beautiful, and all the way south to Big Sur there are majestic beaches, cliffs and bridges.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views, golf courses, points of interest and restaurants. Visit Cannery Row and you can stay busy all day long. Visit Pebble Beach and see outstanding huge homes and a world class golf courses. Visit Carmel...everything is all a short drive and well worth visiting.

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