Old Fisherman's Wharf is a tourist hot spot for free chowder samples, whale watching tours, and viewing sea lions and otters.
The Monterey Bike Path runs along the ocean and offers a perfect place for bikers, runners, and walkers to enjoy the beautiful Monterey coastline.
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.
Del Monte Beach is located right off the bike path heading North from Monterey. A beautiful spot for a picnic or beach bonfire.
Popular for camping and hiking, Andrew Molera is at the North end of Big Sur.
Pinnacles National Park is just an hour outside of Monterey and offers incredible hiking and rock climbing opportunities.
Bixby Canyon Bridge is one of the most beautiful and iconic bridges along Highway 1.
The Fort Ord public lands offer some of the best mountain biking trails in Monterey County.
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.
The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey is famous for the many races that take place each year.
The Lone Cypress is an iconic part of the Pebble Beach coastline.
The beautiful trails along the Pebble Beach coastline make a perfect horseback ride.
One of the most famous Golf Courses in the world, Pebble Beach Golf Links overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Central California coast.
Elkhorn Slough is a beautiful place for kayaking, paddle boarding, and enjoying nature!
Asilomar Beach in Pacific Grove is a popular place to surf!
Paddle Boarding is a fun way to explore the Monterey Bay. Don't forget to rent or bring a wetsuit!
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!
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!
Located in the Del Monte Shopping Center, Whole Foods is just a short drive or bike ride from downtown Monterey!
Need to do some shopping? The Del Monte Shopping Center has over fifty shops, a grocery store, and a movie theater!
Need a quick snack between classes? Grab something at Trader Joe's, a grocery store just a few blocks from campus!