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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I drove from San Francisco to LA THIS MONTH and planned to stop @ Sta Barbara and Carmel. Monterey was the best surprise of the trip with the cutest promenade, bars and restaurants and the best seafood by the sea

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48 reviews 48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I made a trip here to visit someone and absolutely love the area now. Very attractive location and worth visiting for a few days. Bring a camera. Within reach of some great restaurants and the wharf.

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San Diego, California
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Monterey Bay is romantic, views are spectacular... has an interesting history to the whole area (especially Cannery Row). Wine country is smack in the middle..drive to Salinas..agriculture country only 15 minutes north of Monterey... I loved loved loved it!!!! Cannot wait to go back.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Took family of six to appreciate the bay, its wildlife and older time history, views, architecture, and courtesy. Good value.

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Eleven hours , but lots of stops. Beautiful scenery, interesting facts and trivia! Cannery Row was especially impressive for literary value and history. Nice little town. Great aquarium ( once again you need more time to explore this area). Pebble Beach Golf resort!

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Toronto
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

What is not to like. Just a feast for your eyes and a must see for anyone that loves nature. Italy move over.

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I'm from Southern California and have been blessed to travel to many places in the world. And I must say that Monterey and California's central and northern coast are still among the most beautiful places on Earth, IMO. The vistas, the history, the literary culture of the town and its surrounding environs (a la Steinbeck) are truly amazing. So peaceful,... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

This is such a wonderful area to walk and just enjoy the ocean views. So relaxing to watch the waves crashing in, birds swooping and seals sunbathing. There is so much to see! Fun to walk on the rocks and enjoy the sea animals and ocean waves.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Excellent views of the Pacific Ocean. You can explore this area in multiple ways, walking, driving, biking. We drove through it and stopped along at some spots for pictures. Next time, will likely be spending more time here

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Watch for sea otters and seals around the aquarium! Nice little town to walk around with picturesque views!

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