Many people who have traveled to the Monterey Peninsula before think that they have seen it all. A trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17 Mile Drive, the Big Sur Coastline and Fisherman's Wharf are usually on everyone's must see list.

Traveling with kids? Aside from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, there are tons of places to go including the Children's Museum, pottery studio, tandem kayaking, whale watching, kite flying, skate parks, movie theaters, farm tours and wild animal tours. Bonfante Gardens, a large amusement park is located just about 30 minutes away as is the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk Amusement Park.

 Looking for a romantic getaway? There are tons of romantic inns and bed and breakfasts and resorts for special occassions. The most romantic are the smaller inns found in downtown Carmel and Pacific Grove. There is a listing for a company called Romantic Room Designs that will decorate your hotel room for an anniversary, honeymoon, proposal etc.. with rose petals, flowers, candles, chocolates, and gift items. Can turn any room into a romantic lair.