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Monterey Travel Guide

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Monterey Travel Guide

Where is Monterey?

Plane tickets? Check. Bags packed? Yep. Wait... where exactly are we going? Before you jump in the airport cab, it's good to know where Monterey is.

It is approximately 140 miles south of California's capital, Sacramento. Monterey is also 25 miles south of Capitola.

Visitors to this area of Central Coast California rub shoulders with about 28,000 people.

Places to Visit in Monterey

Curious about what should be right at the top of your agenda? Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf simply have to be seen!Don't take a trip to Monterey without stopping at great attractions like Carmel Beach and Dennis the Menace Park. Other fine options are the Maritime Museum and Point Pinos Lighthouse. If you have the time, make an effort to see them all.Lifelong friendships and career-related networks have been formed for generations at Naval Postgraduate School. Witness the continuation of this culture during pre-arranged tours. Want to keep the good times rolling? Stop by Del Monte Golf Course and talk golf with fellow players after a few games. But there's more! Hoping for a colorful afternoon of amazing rides and games? Bring the kids to Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Car Rentals in Monterey

Monterey is calling your name, and the best way to explore it is with your own set of wheels. Search, compare and book car rentals in Monterey in a matter of clicks through Orbitz. Ready to hit the gas?

Many people walk off the plane and collect their car within the Monterey Peninsula Airport area. Located in the airport neighborhoods, Avis and Budget will help you work something out.

Renting a car should be an easy process. So why not pick up your ride from the peaceful streets of a local neighborhood? Enterprise at 1191 Echo Avenue in Seaside is a good option. Another superb option is Hertz. They're positioned at 2049 Del Monte Blvd.

Where to stay in Monterey – Hotel Accommodation

Orbitz will help you choose the nicest place to stay in this great destination. Right now, there are 139 hotels in Monterey.The L Auberge Carmel and the Carmel Valley Ranch are some top options for those who want to splash out a bit. Alternatively, check out the Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge (NW corner of San Carlos St & 5th Ave) and the Magic Carpet Lodge (1875 Fremont Blvd). These are some of our top low-budget hotels.Seeing Monterey Bay Aquarium is a unique experience, so why not book accommodation nearby and make your trip even more exciting? The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a handy 0.4 miles away, and the Martine Inn is 0.4 miles away.

Nearest Airports to Monterey

After traveling all the way to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), you'll just have one more journey before you arrive at your final destination. The terminal is located 55 miles north of the downtown area.

Popular Places to Visit Near Monterey

Monterey has an abundance of things to keep you busy, but if you want to explore further afoot, you're in luck! You have world-famous attractions right around the corner! Tourists from every corner of the globe flock to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. You can reach it easily from Capitola, which is 25 miles away.

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