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Activities in Monterey

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Ranked #1 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: For thousands of years people have made their living fishing the Monterey Bay, beginning with the Rumsien Ohlone, the native... more » Owner description: For thousands of years people have made their living fishing the Monterey Bay, beginning with the Rumsien Ohlone, the native people of Monterey. From abalone to rockfish, everything was fished and the Monterey Bay was a multi-cultural stew. This entertaining tour led by noted fisheries historian and author, Tim Thomas, will take you back in time to explore the history of the fisheries of Monterey Bay and the people who made it Monterey famous. « less
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Ranked #2 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Biking Trails
Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.
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Ranked #3 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Kayaking & canoeing
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Ranked #4 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Bus tours; Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Experience an unforgettable journey wine tasting in the aesthetic beauty of Carmel Valley aboard “Hattie the Magnificent... more » Owner description: Experience an unforgettable journey wine tasting in the aesthetic beauty of Carmel Valley aboard “Hattie the Magnificent Trolley”.We will pick you up at the Portola Plaza-Downtown Monterey at 11:00 AM and trolley you to Ventana Vineyards out at Tarpy's Flat.We then travel over the Salinas Mountains to visit the many tasting rooms in the Carmel Valley Village including: Bernardus Vineyards, Parsonage Vineyards, Chateau Sinnet, Heller Estate Organic Vineyards and Boekenoogen Winery.Our last stop is Mid Valley where we can visit Boete Winery and Chateau Julien.You will then be returned to Portola Plaza with all the wonderful memories, new friends and wines you have collected. « less
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Ranked #5 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: 47'Luxury Italian Racer Cruiser sailing yacht for your personal and intimate pleasure for sailing our beautiful Monterey Bay... more » Owner description: 47'Luxury Italian Racer Cruiser sailing yacht for your personal and intimate pleasure for sailing our beautiful Monterey Bay Sanctuary. Bring all your own goodies and party with Bella on the Bay Monterey. All amenity's you will need on board. Only 6 guests per cruise for our groups so its spacious and intimate. Or private Charters for up to 6 max. Please! its just me and my boat so if I don't answer right away leave me a message and I will return the call as soon as I am able. Thanks Your Captain Christian...;) « less
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Ranked #6 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Walking tours; Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Escape the crowds and discover Monterey up close and on foot, with the Original Monterey Walking Tours. Experience walking... more » Owner description: Escape the crowds and discover Monterey up close and on foot, with the Original Monterey Walking Tours. Experience walking tours of Monterey that are entertaining, highly rated and fun for all ages. Historic Monterey walking tours take you through the Cradle of California - from the Spanish explorers to California statehood. Cannery Row walking tours relive the days when Monterey was the "Sardine Capital of the World". See the places and meet the people made famous by John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row". « less
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Ranked #7 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Movie & TV tours; Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #8 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Boat Tours; Boat tours & water sports
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Ranked #9 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Sail with confidence on world famous Monterey Bay. Monterey hosts the most bio-dense and bio-diverse ecosystem on the U.S.... more » Owner description: Sail with confidence on world famous Monterey Bay. Monterey hosts the most bio-dense and bio-diverse ecosystem on the U.S. Pacific coast. Whether you are a complete novice trying sailing for the first time, or an experienced ocean veteran ready to take your seamanship to a higher level, we offer American Sailing Association (ASA) classes taught to your skill level. Monterey Sailing Monterey Bay Sailing is a professional sailing organization established in 1998 whose mission is to offer residents of the Monterey Peninsula communities and visitors an affordable opportunity to sail the central coast. Marine mammals seen frequently include grey, blue and humpback whales who blow, or breach as they migrate with their calves. Sea otters, dolphin and vocal sea lions enjoy one of the most pristine areas of the entire Pacific. On cruises, all sailors are offered a chance to take the helm and discover the grace and beauty of a boat under sail. Choose a captained cruise for a more relaxing voyage in the world's second largest marine sanctuary. Cruises are safe, affordable, family fun for all ages. For sailors who want to become active in the sport, a membership in Monterey Bay Sailing Club reduces the cost of certification courses and bareboat rentals by 50 - 70%. Bareboat rentals are available for non-members who are certified and qualified to bareboat. The Monterey Bay Sailing fleet offers a selection of boats suited to the local conditions. The local conditions are a sailors paradise. Typically, 345 plus days of good to excellent sailing conditions predominate annually. The prevailing west to northwest wind ranges predictably from 8-15 knots. The ASA sailing school is instructed by professional sailors with decades of experience. ASA certifications are valid for life and recognized internationally. We are dedicated to teaching safety and seamanship and give you the confidence to fulfill your sailing goals and dreams. « less
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Ranked #10 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: We have 5 bike, kayak, and SUP rental locations on the Monterey Peninsula. We also offer daily Kayak Tours at 10:00AM and... more » Owner description: We have 5 bike, kayak, and SUP rental locations on the Monterey Peninsula. We also offer daily Kayak Tours at 10:00AM and 2:00PM daily. We have bikes for all ability levels: have high-end carbon fiber road bikes, mountain bikes, cruisers, hybrid, and new to our rental fleet Pedego Electric Bikes. « less
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Ranked #11 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region. Wine... more » Owner description: Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region. Wine tasting tours visit the Monterey Wine Country (Carmel Valley, Salinas) or the Santa Cruz Mountains. Agricultural education tours feature the Salinas Valley. Sightseeing tours include Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel or Big Sur. All our tours are designed to be fun and educational and customized to your interests. Each tour includes pickup and return at your residence or hotel. « less
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Ranked #12 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Trails; Outdoor Activities
A great 1.25-mile walk from Cannery Row to Lover's Point to soak up the sights and sounds of the sea.
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Ranked #13 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Boat Tours; Boat tours & water sports
Owner description: Fast Raft Marine Eco-Tours are a fun and exciting way to explore the beautiful Monterey Bay Sanctuary! Our low to the water... more » Owner description: Fast Raft Marine Eco-Tours are a fun and exciting way to explore the beautiful Monterey Bay Sanctuary! Our low to the water boat, Ranger is comfortable and highly maneuverable, offering an incredible perspective of ocean wildlife and beautiful coastal scenery. With a maximum of six passengers, each Eco-Tour is custom designed to the unique desires of our guests. « less
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Ranked #14 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Scenic Drives

The 17 mile drive, CA , is a wonderful and scenicdrive with beautiful views. However, you should keep in mind that this is a toll road and you will have to pay a fee to drive on... more »

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Ranked #15 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Beaches; State Parks
This rocky beach is typical of the beautiful scenery along the Big Sur coastline.
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Ranked #16 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Wellness Spas
Owner description: Located over the tranquil Monterey Bay, the state-of-the-art Vista Blue Spa is on the top floor of the Monterey Plaza Hotel &... more » Owner description: Located over the tranquil Monterey Bay, the state-of-the-art Vista Blue Spa is on the top floor of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. The Spa reflects both comfort and relaxed refinement with treatments geared toward rejuvenating the body, renewing the spirit and reviving the senses. With everything from massages, facials, body wraps, and "signature" treatments such as the Monterey Bay Salt Glo treatment, you will enjoy the finest in spa luxury. Make a day of your spa experience and enjoy the area from a "bird's eye" view. The Spa's outdoor sun deck, complete with fireplace, is the perfect place to enjoy a light spa lunch. Not to be overlooked, the two Bay-view whirlpool tubs are the perfect way to cap off a relaxing spa day. The Spa also features a spacious, full-service fitness center with the latest Cybex aerobic and Keiser weight-lifting equipment, and experienced trainers to assist you.Our Spa receptionists will customize a package of spa treatments to meet your individual needs. « less
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Ranked #17 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Discover Monterey Bay Sanctuary under sail with Carrera Sailing during our nature excursions, sunset cruises or private... more » Owner description: Discover Monterey Bay Sanctuary under sail with Carrera Sailing during our nature excursions, sunset cruises or private charter tailored to your needs. We provide intimate, small group sailing, where you can participate or sit back and relax. All skippers are US Coast Guard licensed and vessels meet or exceed US Coast Guard requirements. « less
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Ranked #18 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Ghost & vampire tours; Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Relive the Fantastic Tales of Old MontereyOnce the capitol of Mexican California, Old Monterey was the center of fiestas and... more » Owner description: Relive the Fantastic Tales of Old MontereyOnce the capitol of Mexican California, Old Monterey was the center of fiestas and balls, the glamour of dashing Spanish horsemen and the throb of guitars played by romantic suitors. It was also a town of intrigue, murder, swindles and shipwrecks.Epic lives full of lost treasures, found romance, and amazing adventures. Visit the sites of the ghost in the garden, ancient burial grounds, hidden treasure, hauntings, hangings and frequent ghostly sightings.This 90 minute trolley tour, led by longtime residents and local historians, will bring you into a Monterey that few alive today have seen. « less
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Ranked #19 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Boat Tours; Boat tours & water sports
Owner description: We offer full service guided Family Friendly Fishing & Whale Watching tours year around in the third largest deep submarine... more » Owner description: We offer full service guided Family Friendly Fishing & Whale Watching tours year around in the third largest deep submarine canyon in the world. Our skippers are known for their ability to find Gray whales, Killer wWhales, Dolphins, Turtles, Porpoises and more! We also offer Burials at Sea. « less
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Ranked #20 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Boat Tours; Boat tours & water sports
Owner description: Princess Monterey Whale Watching has been in the cruise business for over 30 years. We are the Monterey Bay's leading company... more » Owner description: Princess Monterey Whale Watching has been in the cruise business for over 30 years. We are the Monterey Bay's leading company in narrated ocean and bay tours, specializing in natural history and biology of marine wildlife, especially whales! Our whale watching trips run year-round and are fully narrated by marine biologists/naturalists, all with 10 or more years experience on the Monterey Bay. « less
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Ranked #21 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Gear rentals; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #22 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Other food and wine; Food and Drink
Owner description: The Wharf Marketplace is Monterey County's fresh food destination featuring locally produced provisions at their seasonal... more » Owner description: The Wharf Marketplace is Monterey County's fresh food destination featuring locally produced provisions at their seasonal best. We are proud to bring you The Bounty of The County. Inspired by San Francisco's Ferry Plaza and Seattle's Pike Place Market, The Wharf Marketplace features fresh local produce, freshly caught seafood, cheese, Monterey County wine and beer, along with a grab-and-go cafe. « less
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Ranked #23 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers; Fun and Games
Owner description: A high quality, creatively designed mirror maze walk-through is the feature attraction at this brand new family attraction.... more » Owner description: A high quality, creatively designed mirror maze walk-through is the feature attraction at this brand new family attraction. No matter what your age you will love getting lost in our psychedelic setting complete with high tech lighting and pumping music. It’s a great opportunity for families and couples to solve this challenge together.“Break the Vault” Lazer Maze Challenge is for the competitive visitor who wants to try their skill in a Mission Impossible setting. It’s time to put your game face on…Warning this activity is extremely addictive…… « less
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Ranked #24 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Scuba & snorkelling
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Ranked #25 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Wineries; Specialty Shops
Owner description: This regional wine market and bistro is Cannery Row's 2nd largest attraction and is a must see when in Monterey. We invite... more » Owner description: This regional wine market and bistro is Cannery Row's 2nd largest attraction and is a must see when in Monterey. We invite you to come in and discover the culinary delights of Monterey Wine Country. Take in the magnificent ocean's edge location while sampling locally-sourced wine and food. An entire wall of windows overlooks the majestic Monterey Bay, providing a stunning backdrop for a wine tasting and/or dinning adventure. Housed in a renovated circa 1918 sardine cannery and showcases over 95 Monterey County wineries. « less
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Ranked #26 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Wineries; Food and Drink

Ventana is a wine tasting room next door to Tarpy's Restaurant.  The winery tasting room is surrounded by beautiful pine and oak tree more »

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Ranked #27 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Boat Tours; Boat tours & water sports
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Ranked #28 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Wellness Spas
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Ranked #29 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Wine tastings & tours
Owner description: Wine tasting tours of the Monterey region, including Santa Cruz, Carmel, and Paso Robles. We offer exclusive private wine... more » Owner description: Wine tasting tours of the Monterey region, including Santa Cruz, Carmel, and Paso Robles. We offer exclusive private wine tasting tours, that are all inclusive with private tastings at select wineries. Wine tasting tours include tasting fees, door to door service, picnic lunch, snacks, water, and introductions at all wineries. We can custom tailor a wine tasting tour to your needs and budget. Wine Tour areas; Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Paso Robles « less
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Ranked #30 of 77 activities in Monterey
Category: Wineries; Food and Drink
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