Monterey is a city in Monterey County, California, United States
Located in California’s rugged central coast, this city is famous for its Del Monte Beach, Berwick Park, Cypress Grove, and Monterey State Historic Park Office
Cannery Row Antique Mall and Maybe On Monday are the two must visit places for shopaholics
For culinary destination, food hunters are recommended to try Clam chowder, cioppino, bread bowl, and local cocktail
Del Monte Beach is a sandy beach with clear water. Tourists can walk around through the sand dunes while enjoying sightseeing. This beach is highly recommended because it's less crowded there. Berwick Park is another good place for sightseeing in Monterey. This one acre park displays a beautiful view of the bay with picnic spots, a grassy lawn, hiking and biking trails.
Monterey Museum of Art is an amazing old museum, first opened in 1959. Tourists can see the Californian arts from the 19th century to the present day like Charlton Fortune's Hatton Ranch and Ritschel Painting Palette. Tourists should also come to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is a huge aquarium full of sea animals such as jellyfishes and white shark which was built in 1984.
Cannery Row Antique Mall is a popular place full of antique items. It's one of the historical buildings from the Steinbeck era. This antique store is located at the Wave street, Monterey. For a better shopping experience, tourists should also visit Maybe On Monday. It is a cool gift shop selling creative artworks and crafts from Nepal and around the world.
One of Monterey's authentic cuisines that tourists must try is clam chowder. It's made of bacon, potato, cream, clam juice, and clam base. You can get the food at many local restaurants in the city like Old Fisherman's Grotto. Cioppino and bread bowl are also local foods of Monterey. For drinks, local wine and cocktail are recommended to try!
The official language spoken by people of Monterey is English. Monterey is rich in culture where it has the mix of Spanish, Mexican, and also European culture like German, British, French, and Italian. This city is also known as the jazz and blues city.
The best time to visit Monterey is between April and May. The temperature is warmer since it's spring season.
InterContinental the Clement Monterey offers the landscape view of Monterey Bay. This hotel is located next to the bay, 2-minutes walk from Cannery Row, 2 kilometers from Fisherman's Wharf, and 10 kilometers from Pebble Beach. You can also book a room at Centrella Inn. This hotel has a vintage-American interior with a strategic location. It's near the Lover's Point Beach, B&B building, and some souvenir shops.
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar is a famous seafood restaurant in the city that offers a sea view. It serves a big portion but with reasonable price. The most popular menu is clam chowder and seafood pasta. Also, you can eat at Crab House. This restaurant serves super fresh crabs and other seafood menus like calamari and oyster. Don't forget to try the cocktails.
Start your day by having a breakfast at Studio Cafe. They offer delicious coffee and tea with gluten-free goods, snacks, and ice creams. Don't miss its pecan muffin! Another cafe to try is Aloha Coffee And Café. It is a tiny but cozy cafe in the city offering American and Hawaiian cuisines like waffles and acai bowls. It also has the best Kona coffee to try.
Peter B’s Brewpub is a perfect place to spend your night. This pub offers various tasty local beers like Belgian Saison or Belly Up Blonie Ale. There is also tacos and margaritas. Peter B’s Brewpub is open from 4 PM till midnight. To complete your adventure, you should also visit Cibo, an Italian eatery. It offers delicious cocktails and live jazz, soul, and funk music to enjoy the night.
Cannery Row is a waterfront street in the New Monterey. It's an interesting place where you can learn the history while enjoying the beautiful view of the bay. Don't forget to visit Old Fisherman's Wharf, a historical wharf in the city. It was a fish market in the 1960s that is now become a tourist attraction.
Cypress Grove is a nice spot for taking pictures with crashing waves along the rocky coast and beautiful trees. You can also go to Monterey State Historic Park Office, a historical site in the city. It was also the place where Spanish explorers came in 1602. The place is suitable for your Instagram feed.