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This is one of this beautiful city's many attractions. You can tour numerous historic period homes that date back to the 1800s as well as early adobe buildings. Each house is fully restored to its original condition and is decorated with authentic antiques to match. There are also sculpture gardens you can tour. Come experience a piece of regional and European colonial history. Admission to the park is free; see website for info on special SHP events such as the Monterey Living History Festival.
Climb aboard the boat and an expert naturalist guide will take you out on the water to view some of the many kinds of whales in the Monterey Bay. You will have the opportunity to potentially see grays, killer whales, humpbacks and more. In addition, the boats come with a state-of-the-art audio-visual system, making your whale-watching experience an unforgettable one. Prices vary, and group rates are available. The company also offers special nature tours as well as private boat rentals.
Adventures by the Sea provides everything you could need to enjoy the Monterey Pennisula. This tour and equipment rental company offers guests the chance to kayak the calm waters of the Pacific, experience the thrill of stand up paddle boarding, or cruising around town on a motorized bike along the ocean. Tours are offered for both bicycles and kayaks with lessons available for those who wish to take up paddle boarding.
Tour Monterey Peninsula by bus and get a full multimedia video accompaniment to all the places you see outside. The tour takes you to all the sights in the area, including Pebble Beach and the Lone Pine. The tour is about three hours long, and you get a free 72-page full color booklet to take home at the end. Even better, the tour comes in eight different languages including English, German, and Japanese. It is the only multilingual tour in the entire area. Tours depart at the Doubletree Hotel, Fisherman's Wharf. Call for group rates.