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Welcome to the city of Monterey, located on Monterey Bay along the Pacific coast in Central California. Monterey offers the iconic California experience with 99 miles of breathtaking coastline winding from dramatic cliffs to rocky shores and sandy beaches, creating a sunny invitation to millions of annual visitors to explore a little of their own California dreamin'.

Discover a seaside city where you can experience breathtaking vistas that wind their way around into one of the top rated road trips in the nation known as the 17-Mile Drive. Sip handcrafted wines at award-winning hillside vineyards. Play golf on legendary championship courses and shop on Cannery Row, the waterfront street made famous by John Steinbeck´s great American novel by the same name that was later adapted to a film starring Debra Winger and Nick Nolte.

Being the waterfront city that it is, Monterey is noted for its abundant marine wildlife, important marine science laboratories, and adventuresome ocean activities. Fisherman´s Wharf is the city's most popular attraction to catch tons of maritime fun, with activities like the Princess Monterey Whale Watching Tours, Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Monterey Bay Sailing, and Randy´s Fishing Trips. If you've got a taste for seafood, you can enjoy the freshest seafood at Abalonetti Seafood, Crabby Jim´s, Liberty Fish Company, and Old Fisherman´s Grotto to name a few. Another popular aquatic attraction is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which you´ll also find perched on the waters edge.

There are so many unique attractions to this city by the sea; you´ll find an ocean full of reasons to never want to leave.

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