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Our Favorite Places in Monterey


Our Favorite Places in Monterey

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The Monterey Institute offers professional graduate degrees with an international focus. Our students, faculty, and alumni work on some of the most critical issues of our time.

Monterey Institute of International Studies

University

460 Pierce St
Monterey , CA

(831) 647-4123

Old Fisherman's Wharf is a tourist hot spot for free chowder samples, whale watching tours, and viewing sea lions and otters.

Old Fisherman's Wharf

Pier

Wharf No. 1
Monterey , CA

(831) 375-4604

Old Fisherman’s Wharf : Believe Inn Monterey

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The Monterey Bike Path runs along the ocean and offers a perfect place for bikers, runners, and walkers to enjoy the beautiful Monterey coastline.

Monterey Bike Path

Trail

Monterey Bike Path

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Skyline Nature Trail around Jack's Peak is a scenic place to hike near Monterey

Skyline Nature Trail

Trail

Jack's Peak Rd.
Monterey , CA

Skyline Nature Trail

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Carmel River State Beach is one of the most beautiful places to watch the waves crash along the coast. The marshland attracts many varieties of birds.

Carmel River State Beach

Beach

Ocean Ave
Carmel , CA

(831) 649-2836

French Heart by the Sea~: Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Del Monte Beach is located right off the bike path heading North from Monterey. A beautiful spot for a picnic or beach bonfire.

Del Monte Beach

Beach

Popular for camping and hiking, Andrew Molera is at the North end of Big Sur.

Andrew Molera State Park

Park

2211 Garden Road
Monterey , CA

(831) 649-2836

Garrapata Beach, right off of Highway 1, offers hiking trails with beautiful sweeping views of the Central Coast.

Garrapata Beach

Garrapata Beach

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Pinnacles National Park is just an hour outside of Monterey and offers incredible hiking and rock climbing opportunities.

Pinnacles National Park

National Park

5000 Highway 146
Paicines , CA

(831) 389-4485

Bixby Canyon Bridge is one of the most beautiful and iconic bridges along Highway 1.

Bixby Creek Bridge

Bridge

27602 Highway 1
Big Sur , CA

The Fort Ord public lands offer some of the best mountain biking trails in Monterey County.

Fort Ord National Monument

National Park

Hwy 68
Salinas , CA

Carmel Valley is a sunny escape just a few miles from Monterey. The rolling hills are dotted with wineries making wine tasting a favorite activity.

Carmel Hills Winery

Winery

The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey is famous for the many races that take place each year.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Racetrack

1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy
Salinas , CA

(800) 327-7322

laguna seca | Bandeira Verde

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The Lone Cypress is an iconic part of the Pebble Beach coastline.

The Lone Cypress

Tree

17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach , CA

The beautiful trails along the Pebble Beach coastline make a perfect horseback ride.

17 Mile Drive - Picnic Rocks

Scenic Lookout

One of the most famous Golf Courses in the world, Pebble Beach Golf Links overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Central California coast.

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Golf Course

2700 17 Mile Dr
Pebble Beach , CA

(831) 647-7500

Pebble Beach Golf Links

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Elkhorn Slough is a beautiful place for kayaking, paddle boarding, and enjoying nature!

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Nature Preserve

(831) 728-2822

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Asilomar Beach in Pacific Grove is a popular place to surf!

Asilomar State Beach

Beach

Sunset Drive
Pacific Grove , CA

Paddle Boarding is a fun way to explore the Monterey Bay. Don't forget to rent or bring a wetsuit!

Monterey Bay

Harbor / Marina

Monterey Bay Kayaks - Monterey Bay Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals

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Kayaking is a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and get up close to wildlife in the Monterey Bay.

Monterey Bay Kayaks

Outdoor Supply Store

693 Del Monte Ave
Monterey , CA

Part of the Marina shopping complex that also includes Old Navy and Bed Bath and Beyond, REI is a great place to pick up gear for the amazing outdoor activities you can enjoy around Monterey!

REI

Clothing Store

145 General Stilwell Drive
Marina , CA

(831) 883-8048

Settling in to Monterey? The Sand City Target is a short drive from Monterey and offers a wide variety of household staples. The Sand City shopping complex also houses a Costco if you are looking to buy in bulk!

Target

Department Store

2040 California Ave
Sand City , CA

(831) 392-1990

Located in the Del Monte Shopping Center, Whole Foods is just a short drive or bike ride from downtown Monterey!

Whole Foods Market

Supermarket

800 Del Monte Ctr
Monterey , CA

Need to do some shopping? The Del Monte Shopping Center has over fifty shops, a grocery store, and a movie theater!

Del Monte Shopping Center

Mall

1410 Del Monte Ctr
Monterey , CA

(831) 373-2705

Del Monte Shopping Center

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Need a quick snack between classes? Grab something at Trader Joe's, a grocery store just a few blocks from campus!

Trader Joe's

Grocery Store

570 Munras Ave
Monterey , CA

(831) 372-2010