Located on California's gorgeous central coast, this jewel-like community has long been a treasured honeymoon location. Romantic hotels in Monterey look out on the crashing Pacific surf while offering a glimpse into California's colorful history. Whether you come here to play golf, revel in Steinbeck country, or stroll hand-in-hand along Carmel's sandy beaches, you'll leave a piece of your heart in this breathtaking place.
Out and About in Monterey
It's all about the compelling coast here, so when you check in to hotels in Monterey you're practically obliged to include a visit to the town's world famous aquarium. Tame sea otters and sea lions, fluorescent jellyfish and other wonders of the deep are beautifully displayed. Cannery Row, immortalized in Steinbeck's novels, sits near a wild beach where you can walk for hours. From Monterey hotels, pack a lunch and head to the stunning coast, watch the sea lions haul out on the rugged headlands and take photos of the cypress trees silhouetted against the sky. Point Lobos State Reserve is a destination for hikers and photographers from all over the world, and you'll need to arrive early in the day because the number of visitors is limited. Hotels near Carmel fill up during the PGA Tour and other events at Pebble Beach Golf Links, but if you arrive during a quieter season you can relish the stunning beauty of this course for yourself.
Eating and Drinking
Think abalone, artichokes, garlic and sourdough bread; California's bountiful tastes have been sweeping visitors away for generations. Fisherman's Wharf has the best cheap spots for picking up clam chowder and fried sand dabs (a local favorite) along with a crusty loaf of bread.
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