Monterey is a city in the State of California (it was the capital of the State of California between 1777 and 1849), located on the west coast of the United States two hours’ drive from San Francisco.
Between luxury hotels, boutiques, exquisite restaurants, and sunny beaches… The city of Monterey was the location of a famous TV series: “Big Little Lies”.
The city of Monterey offers countless Californian experiences; you can enjoy the best road trip in the United States along the breathtaking coast of “Big Sur” on Highway 1. Or explore the shops and attractions of the iconic Cannery Row. You can also take a surf lesson and if you are lucky you will see a wedding on the beach.
Its main attraction, the famous Monterey Aquarium, is one of the largest aquariums in the United States, where you can admire psychedelic jellyfish or even touch rays.
If you want to have an outdoor picnic next to a beach where you can surf in parallel, we recommend Lovers Point Park & Beach, a beautiful and romantic place where you can watch the sunrise over the Pacific.
For those who like to admire fish, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which has one of the largest pools in the world with a height of 8 meters.
You will find silver anchovies, leopard sharks and other varieties of fish. There are other pools in this magical place that shelter large jellyfish, wild sea lions and sea otters, octopus and even turtles.
Another pool will allow you to touch various species such as starfish, crabs and other small fish.
This aquarium is open all week long from 10am to 5pm with an entrance ticket of $49.95 for adults and $29.95 for children.
Also take a stroll at Fisherman’s Wharf, a marina full of restaurants that offer seafood dishes and even souvenir shops. You can also take a boat trip to observe and take pictures of the whales.