Monterey Bay is a favorite vacation destination in California. The area offers stunning beaches, natural beauty, coastal terrain, and lots of outdoor activities. Not to mention great wine!
From kayaking to hiking to golfing, you’re going to find something fun to do in Monterey. The city has a charming, small-town atmosphere with big fun. Popular tourists spots include Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. For golf fans, the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links is one of the most famous golf courses in the world. Besides attractions and hiking wilderness, Monterey also hosts great annual events and festivals throughout the year.
Tourists flock to Monterey, Pebble Beach, Salinas, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Big Sur each year. Monterey Airbus provides unrivaled shuttles to activities in Monterey and more.
Immortalized by John Steinbeck, Cannery Row were once sardine canneries but have become Monterey’s premiere destination for shopping, dining, family fun and local nightlife. The area also has a number of great hotels. The waterfront street is also a popular spot for sport fishermen and kayak launching. Reserve a Cannery Row shuttle service with Monterey Airbus.
This may be the best way to see Pebble Beach. 17-Mile Drive is scenic road from Pacific Grove to Carmel. The road hugs the Pacific coastline cliffs and passes by Lone Cypress, giant trees at Crocker Grove, and the untouched Fanshell Beach. Admission to 17-Mile Drive is $10.25 per vehicle.
Located in historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium was designed to be half over land and half over Monterey Bay to blur the line between museum and habitat. Visit sea otters, penguins, jellyfish, and more. The Monterey Bay Aquarium also has sharks and is the only public aquarium to have successfully exhibited a great white shark for longer than 16 days. Book a shuttle to Monterey Bay Aquarium today.
The city of Carmel was founded by artists and writers and still boasts over 70 fine art galleries. Take a walking tour of Carmel art galleries and see exquisite paintings, photography, sculptures, and art glass. 90 minute guided tours also take you through charming passageways and secret gardens.
Have a taste of Carmel! Food tours include seven tasting stops at some of Carmel's most iconic restaurants. This tour promises some education, food, fun, and camaraderie. Both classic food tours and private food tours are available.
Pebble Beach isn’t just the best golf course in Monterey; it’s the No. 1 public course in America. The golf course is located on the south side of the Monterey Peninsula and offers views of Carmel Bay. It also hosts PGA Tour events like the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. If you brought your clubs, Monterey Airbus can provide the transportation.
Your visit to Monterey Bay just isn’t complete without seeing the Old Fisherman's Wharf. The old wharf has great seafood, fishing, sailing, whale watching, and seasonal events. Whale watching has become one of the most popular tourists activities in the city. The Old Fisherman's Wharf has exquisite views of the bay and is considered one of the best places to walk and watch in Monterey County.
The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail follows the former Southern Pacific Railroad line. You can hike 18 miles of coastal rail-trail from Pacific Grove to Castroville. It’s considered one of the most scenic hiking trails in California. The northern end of the trail is located about a mile from Cannery Row.
Asilomar State Beach is a state park with public access to the rocky coast and dune habitat. A 1-mile wooden boardwalk runs through the natural dune habitat, making for easy, beautiful beach hikes. The rocky coves are home to thousands of species unique to the bay (it is illegal to collect shells or living specimens). The popular Asilomar Conference Grounds is also located at the beach. It’s one of the most popular conference centers and resorts in Monterey. Reserve an Asilomar State Beach car service with Monterey Airbus.
Each October, monarch butterflies cluster together on the pine, cypress, and eucalyptus trees of the Monarch Grove Sanctuary. Located in Pacific Grove, the migration is so specific to the area that it’s known as "Butterfly Town, U.S.A." The monarchs leave the California Central Coast around late February. Monterey Airbus provides shuttles to Pacific Grove and more.
Monterey County's Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway is one of the country's most important motorsports sites. It’s a 2.238-mile paved racing track used for both auto and motorcycle racing. It was built between Salinas and Monterey, and major events include the Monterey Sports Car Championships and the Superbike World Championships. Book a Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway shuttle today.
Big Sur Adventure tours explore the coast from Fisherman’s Wharf to Point Lobos on electric bikes. Electric fat-bikes make it easy to cruise at a comfortable 20 mph. Check out seaside attractions, beaches, and iconic landmarks in Big Sur. Bike tours are a fun way to get around and explore Monterey. Find out more about things to do in Bir Sur!
Whatever you want to do in Monterey, out shuttles can help get you there!