- Our list of the best things to do in Monterey, California, features the top 195 nearby activities — including 90 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Monterey, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Food & Drink, Museums & Galleries, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 48 things to do within the city of Monterey, CA , followed by 147 popular activities in nearby cities, including Carmel, Salinas, Pacific Grove, Seaside, Watsonville, Marina, Big Sur, Aptos and Marina del Rey
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Roadhouse Wine Bar 2999 Monterey Salinas Highway, Monterey, CA MoreLess Info
Taste reds and whites from Ray Franscioni’s wineries, including Pessagno and Puma Road
99% 617 votes
32 Cannery Row #8, Monterey, CA MoreLess Info
Charter cruise company Bella Monterey Bay is a highly-rated charter tour provider. The most popular package is the romantic evening sailing cruise. Adventurous sailing excursions are also available aboard the company's 47-foot sailing vessel
97% 392 votes
693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940 MoreLess Info
Serving the Monterey and Elkhorn Slough for over 20 years, Monterey Bay Kayaks offers rentals, classes, tours, and even fishing excursions for kayak lovers. There are even kid-friendly activities and the opportunity to learn how to standup paddleboard.
99% 1162 votes
Hikers love the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. This mild-to-moderate trail offers splended views of the Pacific Ocean the coastline. Hikers should wear tough boots with excellent traction. The Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail also welcomes cyclists.
96% 925 votes
P.O. Box 1201, Monterey, CA 93940 MoreLess Info
Indulge in a battery of wine tastings courtesy of Wine Trolley Tours, your designated driver and guide to the best wineries in Monterey. All tour guides have a thorough understanding of wine and winemaking.
95% 1633 votes
Along with breathtaking views, the Waterfront provides a great place to take nature walks or enjoy watching sea creatures such as seals and whales. With access to the beach, you can also get you feet wet or catch a bite at an oceanfront restaurant.
95% 1635 votes
Monterey Bay is a great place to feel close to nature. Its beautiful sandy beaches, clean waters and regular sightings of marine life in their natural habitat, make the Bay a popular tourist attraction. There are also many seafood restaurants and local shops nearby.
95% 1490 votes
Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA MoreLess Info
Surfing, swimming, snorkeling and fishing are popular activities at Dennis the Menace Park in Monterey, California. The park is also a convenient launching spot for small boats and touring craft.
90% 799 votes
84 Fisherman's Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 93940 MoreLess Info
Blue and Killer Whales inhabit Monterey Bay and can frequently be seen in the area. Monterey Bay Whale Watch takes its guests out on boats to the hot spots for whale watching.
91% 20910 votes
886 Cannery Row at David Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 MoreLess Info
Monterey Bay, California is home to one of the largest and most prestigious aquariums in the United States. It is especially famous for its extensive sea otter exhibits and conservation programs. .
99% 124 votes
1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA MoreLess Info
For movie buffs, the Monterey Movie Tour takes you to the locations where famous movies were filmed. A cool feature is their screen that shows clips of the film so that you can compare the locations to the places in the tour.