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Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey
#1 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Love the aquarium!! Everything is so exotic and beautiful!!! kids and adults loved it and enjoyed every corner of the aquarium!! Love to go back next year again!
Great for everyone, singles/couples & families, Very helpful & knowledgeable staff and tons of volunteers to help answer all questions regarding sea life.
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17-Mile Drive Monterey
#2 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
From the beautiful cypress trees to the ocean views, to the visits from families of deer coming across the golf courses, I find it very calming.
Fantastic photo ops, historical info, and multi-million dollar homes all in one fell swoop!! Great family activity as well.
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Carmel River State Beach Carmel
#9 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Good location Nice pictures take from this point Must see to enjoy Take nice walk by the beach And amazing views People very friendly and helpful My kids take amazing pictures of the bay And enjoy the walk
A wonderful wide open, family friendly space to walk & talk; kids & doggies can play safely while the sound of the sea soothes your soul . .
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Asilomar State Beach Pacific Grove
#8 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Our family stayed at Andril Fireplace Cottages in Pacific Grove for 3 nights and walked to this beach to watch the sunset every night!! SO beautiful!
Great relaxing family spot for enjoying this natural beauty!
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Monterey Bay Monterey
#5 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
wildlife everywhere from seals basking on the beach rocks to huge birds (by huge i mean large child size) awesome for those that love nature and a preserved beach catering to family and wildlife
The dramatic Pacific Ocean full of aquatic wildlife provides a wonderful backdrop to the unspoiled Del Monte Forest and the quaint town of Monterey offer whatever you desire for the entire family.
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Point Lobos Carmel
#3 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Hillside trails overlooking beaches with harbor seals, corporates, etc. Very informative little museum dealing with whaling and abalone, which the kids found interesting!
... docents with their tripod lenses set up to show you whales spouting and breaching in the distance, otter moms with babies swimming amongst the kelp and new families of seals on the rocks and beaches.
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Dennis the Menace Park Monterey
#15 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
is a wonderful park for young kids lots of play structures and kid can get entertained hours and hours it is clean and safe and alos have washroom facilities outside the pak.pets also welcome my son had a grate ti...
I remember when the roller slide was brand new, everything was bright and freshly painted, the hills where GIANT, the maze was amazing (and hedges were tall) and children could climb on the train which I now see f...
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard Pacific Grove
#4 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Along the drive, you will see beautiful rocky shores, waves crushing on rocks, Lover's Point (Park for family picnic), restaurants and walking trails.
... in Berwick Park across the street - tourists taking pictures around a humpback whale sculpture, families picnicking, two women practicing kickboxing, a wedding rehearsal followed the next day by the actual wed...
Lovers Point Park Pacific Grove
#11 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Appropriately named, but breathtaking for all on any occasion, just gorgeous out there! Recommended for families, older folks,, women friends, couples, any day, it is absolutely beautiful there any time, such pass...
The park has green spaces and picnics, a rocky formation where my young kids live to monkey around safely, a paved trail following the coastline that can followed either all the way to the aquarium and beyond or t...
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Scenic Road Walkway Carmel
#6 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Lovers Point Pacific Grove
#12 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Lovers point is so beautiful .theres a little beach area for the kids to swim .there a volleyball area also a park where you can have a nice picnic lunch the also have bike rentals also kayak rentals there's a lit...
The park has some interesting sculptures, a grassy area for napping or relaxing, picnic tables and a BBQ for a family gathering, and a gorgeous view of the peninsula.
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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail Monterey
#7 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
We needn't have worried - there were families, couples with dogs, cyclists, skateboarders all using the trail.
When you reach Pacific Grove, you have to ride along the street for a fair distance, so something to keep in mind if you have young children.
China Cove and Gibson Beach Carmel
#14 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Very pretty area, great for families and couples to visit.
Coast Guard Pier Monterey
#21 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
There are countless opportunities for great picture-taking, and kids will just love the proximity to the animals.
The whole family enjoyed watching them bark and swim around within 10-15 feet of us.
Monarch Grove Sanctuary Pacific Grove
#22 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Come in early October for the Butterfly Parade when the kids dress up and welcome the butterflies!
I would recommend this place to families when all of the butterflies are there.
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Garrapata State Park Carmel
#10 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Garrapata epitomizes all of the things that are the peacefulness I find along The 1. Cliffs and crags, raw ocean power, stretches of nothingness, and smiles from my friends and family when they too let go at Garra...
Kids and dogs stay close to you; I will say it again, watch your kids and dog every second here!
Point Pinos Lighthouse Pacific Grove
#18 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Good for families, history buffs, lighthouse fans.
This Lighthouse has been preserved to show what it was like 100 years ago with the light keeper and family living there.
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Pacific Grove
#23 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
It's a great museum a lot of fun you need about a couple of hours to check it out it's great for families that have kids they have a lot of fun.
It's a good museum to tour, especially for children.
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission Carmel
#13 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Be sure and watch all of the videos and make your way to the Munrás Family Heritage Museum in the back.
When me and my family recently took a trip to Monterey, we took a day to do the Seventeen Mile Drive, which I also HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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Jacks Peak County Park Monterey
#26 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
This place has all you need for a terrific hike, views of the city, picnic area and fun for adults and children.
Great family or, couples, or individual spt to visit for a relaxing day in the woods overlooking Monterey.
Ocean Avenue Carmel
#17 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
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Lone Cypress Pebble Beach
#20 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
We were gifted this unexpected surprise when friends/family who lived in the area took us to see this tree.
Old Fisherman's Wharf Monterey
#27 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
We took a nice family walk along the wharf -- stunning views of the bay, as well as seeing sea otters and harbor seals cavort right next to the walkway.
Family loved the trip and boys went Sea Fishing at Randy's - great trip!
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Carmel Mission Carmel
#16 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
The cemetery has remains of many historic families as well as a tribute to the Native Americans.
Also there is a Munros family museum that shows details of how a typical family lived in the early settlement days.
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MST Trolley Monterey
#34 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
Great for getting around and great for an adventure with kids.
It was on-time and fun for the children.
Cannery Row Monterey
#29 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
An easy walk from end to end.. Loads of eateries, shops and cafes, with everything you might want at great prices.. Perfect for a relaxing day with family and friends..
This place has t-shirt shops, candy shops, nicknack shops and is full of history!! Great place for couples, family with younger children and or teenagers.
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Lover's Point Park Pacific Grove
#35 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
You can see surfers, children playing, otters, sea lions and beautiful rock formations.
Kids had fun jumping of of deck into the water.
Del Monte Beach Monterey
#43 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
You will find yourself lulled by the warm air and soft sounds of the seagulls and distant children playing in the sand.
great space to kids, easily to kayak in off the break, also bathrooms nearby only 2, lay down you blanket, chairs, umbrells near them.
Monterey County Youth Museum Monterey
#58 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
It's a clean and safe indoor space that allows babes to move about safely and parents to relax a bit or interact as much as they care to with their child.
The staff is very dedicated and this interactive museum is great for small children to learn about many things.
Sunset Cultural Center Carmel
#32 of 266 things to do in Monterey County
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