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#1 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; State Parks; Beaches; Hiking Trails

 Point Lobos State Reserve is a "must" when visiting the Carmel area.  A small fee will gain you entrance into the park.  The ranger will gladly hand out information and maps for... more »

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#2 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Trails
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#3 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Golf Courses; Sports Complexes
A golf course of legendary status, Pebble Beach is renowned for the challenge and panorama of its links.
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#4 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Biking Trails
Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.
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#5 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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#6 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Beaches

 The Carmel City Beach and the Carmel River Beach are two of the most scenic beaches in this area.  The pristine white sandy beach at Carmel is a nice place for a picnic, to fly a... more »

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Asilomar State Beach (Pacific Grove)
#7 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Beaches; State Parks
Owner description: The name of this State Beach means "a refuge by the sea," which describes the breathtaking views of forest, surf and sand on... more » Owner description: The name of this State Beach means "a refuge by the sea," which describes the breathtaking views of forest, surf and sand on more than 105 secluded acres of scenic forest and sand dunes. « less
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Monterey Bay (Monterey)
#8 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Bodies of Water
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#9 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Aquariums; Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Located at the ocean's edge, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to marine life -- for dive masters and non-swimmers alike.... more » Owner description: Located at the ocean's edge, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to marine life -- for dive masters and non-swimmers alike. It's home to sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and thousands of other marine animals and plants. Its mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans. « less
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#10 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Parks
Designed by the creator of Dennis the Menace, this park has all sorts of unique attractions.
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#11 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast.... more » Owner description: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. Stretching from Marin to Cambria, the sanctuary encompasses a shoreline length of 276 miles and 4,601 square nautical miles of ocean. The sanctuary contains our nation's largest kelp forests and one of North America's largest underwater canyons. Its diverse marine ecosystem also includes rugged rocky shores, wave-swept sandy beaches, and tranquil estuaries. The sanctuary is managed to balance recreational and commercial uses with protection of natural resources, water quality, habitats, and its bountiful resident and migratory marine life. Visitors will find in the southern half a mostly undeveloped shoreline of rocky shores and steep mountainsides. The northern shoreline is similar but is dotted with settlements of small towns and moderate-size cities. Visitors to Monterey Bay National Marine Sancuary can enjoy surfing, diving, snorkeling, tidepooling, and camping. Hiking, biking and touring by car are just a few ways visitors can view this stunning coastline. « less
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Carmel Village (Carmel)
#12 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Neighborhoods
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#13 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Beaches
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Lovers Point (Pacific Grove)
#14 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

 Lover’s Point is a very nice way to spend some time while in the Pacific Grove area.  The grassy park with beautiful views of the coastline is often a place where you will see... more »

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#15 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Scenic Drives
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#16 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Stretching 6,859 yards at par 72, this Robert Trent Jones, Sr. layout is a demanding and rigorous course requiring acute... more » Owner description: Stretching 6,859 yards at par 72, this Robert Trent Jones, Sr. layout is a demanding and rigorous course requiring acute skill and length from the back tees. « less
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Tor House (Carmel)
#17 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
The historic home of the poet Robinson Jeffers is open to the public for group tours.
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#18 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Beaches
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#19 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Missions; Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
Owner description: Established in 1771, this Spanish mission is one of the most beautiful in the state and worth a visit for its serene aura.... more » Owner description: Established in 1771, this Spanish mission is one of the most beautiful in the state and worth a visit for its serene aura. The mission includes a working church, gardens and interior exhibits. « less
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17-Mile Drive (Monterey)
#20 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
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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Garrapata Beach (Monterey)
#21 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Beaches; State Parks
This rocky beach is typical of the beautiful scenery along the Big Sur coastline.
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Lovers Point Park (Pacific Grove)
#22 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Parks
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#23 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Natural History Museums
Owner description: The Pacific Grove Museum is your living personal field guide to the California Central Coast. Explore the birds and wildlife,... more » Owner description: The Pacific Grove Museum is your living personal field guide to the California Central Coast. Explore the birds and wildlife, plants, geology and cultural richness that make this region unique in the world. Its mission is to inspire discover, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world. This Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. « less
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Mission Basilica (Monterey)
#24 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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#25 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: One of America's leading Scottish-style links golf courses features rolling fairways, white sand dunes and a bagpipe... more » Owner description: One of America's leading Scottish-style links golf courses features rolling fairways, white sand dunes and a bagpipe performance that signals the end of each day. « less
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Cypress Point Golf Club (Pebble Beach)
#26 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Golf Courses
Scenic golf course located along the California coast.
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#27 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Museums; Performances
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Point Pinos Lighthouse (Pacific Grove)
#28 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Lighthouses
One of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast.
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#29 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Theaters
Owner description: PacRep at the Forest Theatre - annual family musical (Beauty & the Beast, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, etc.), and traditional... more » Owner description: PacRep at the Forest Theatre - annual family musical (Beauty & the Beast, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, etc.), and traditional Shakespeare Festival under the stars at one of the oldest outdoor theatres on the west coast Historic theatre dating to 1910 and early stage used by the Carmel 'bohemians' that started the city's theatre movement. Shakespeare Festival includes repertory productions at PacRep's Golden Bough Playhouse and the Circle Theatre. « less
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#30 of 105 attractions in Monterey Peninsula
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: 72,000+ square feet of fitness, fun and family! Two large indoor swimming pools with adult lap swimming all day, 92-degree... more » Owner description: 72,000+ square feet of fitness, fun and family! Two large indoor swimming pools with adult lap swimming all day, 92-degree therapeutic pool, saunas, sundeck, swimming lessons, aquatic exercise classes, triathlon and master's training and more. Three-court gymnasium with basketball, volleyball, badminton, ping pong, wrestling, hockey, soccer, and sports/cheer camps. Two large aerobic studios with spinning, yoga, pilates, zumba, kettlebell and over 100 classes offered every week. Large fitness facility with cardio fitness, strength and flexibility centers. Kid's Zone. Pro Shop/Snack Bar. Free Wi-Fi. Friendly staff. Always clean. Open seven days a week, 5:30 am - 9:30 pm, M-F, 7 am - 6 pm Sat, and 8:30 am - 6 pm Sun - 361 days a year. Affordable prices with monthly, 3-month, 6-month, one-year memberships and drop-in admission. « less
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