On a visit to Monterey you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Monterey. These places are what Monterey is all about. These must see places in Monterey will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940, United States
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Almost 2 million people visit this aquarium annually, and boy does it live up to the hype! The residents here are mostly sealife and include over 600 species of plants and animals. The main exhibits are:
The Kelp Forest: This exhibit is the museums centerpiece, and since kelp grows quickly, the open aquarium requires divers to regularly trim the k...
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17-mile-drive, Monterey, California
Before the aquarium, this was everyone’s favourite reason to visit Monterey. Breath-taking coastal views along the Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove as well as sections though historical areas make this unmissable. There are four primary ways to enter the drive main highway entrance at California State Route 1, and entrances in Carmel and Pacifi...
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649 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940, United States
“A poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream." That’s how John Steinbeck described Cannery Row. They used to call it the Ocean View Avenue, and then John Steinbeck went and wrote his novel, Cannery Row (named for the sardine canning that went on here till the 1970s, and that’s all it...
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3080 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923, United States
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a U.S. National Historic Landmark, this was California’s second mission, and it played a significant role in California’s late 18th century power struggles. The church is today one the most authentically restored churches, with an original bell tower that survives to this day. As su...
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32 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
This is a Monterey not-so-hidden surprise! But we’ll get to that. So, extending 1700 feet out into the bay, this pier is super popular among fishermen. Publicly accessible during the day, it’s when you properly venture out onto the pier that you see who it really belongs to sea lions in the hundreds, basking on the rocks, flopped out an...
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20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940, United States
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Monterey History and Art Association must be saluted for what they did for this place. It is nothing short of fantastic. Along a two mile path lie 55 historic buildings, this self-guided tour is marked by the yellow tiles set into the sidewalk. An informative and interactive map of the tour can be found online for those who want to do this by t...
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Bixby Creek Bridge, CA-1, Monterey, CA 93940, USA
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Bixby Creek Bridge is on the Big Sur coast of California, and one of the most admired bridge of the country. It is amongst the highest bridges of its kind and the west coast’s reigning pride. This engineering wonder is around 280 feet tall, standing proudly overlooking the ocean.
Famous for its aesthetic grandeur, the bridge is a must sto...