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This city park sprawls out over 45 acres, with lush lawns, walking paths, a picnic area with barbecues and tables, and El Estero Lake. Paddle boats are available for rental at the concession stand, making it the perfect outdoor activity for the whole family. The park also features a workout course and restrooms.
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.
This urban beach is at the end of the famed Cannery Row near the Coastguard Pier and Reeside Avenue. A popular beach for scuba divers, many traverse the waters in the area to check out the remains of the cannery gear just offshore. Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket and bask in the beautiful weather Monterey is known for.
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.
The gorgeous Monterey State Beach is the perfect setting for an afternoon of family fun in the sun. From swimming, fishing, boating, making sand castles, flying kites, kayaking and more, the range of outdoor activities are endless here. Its lengthy stretch of sand and gentle breeze also makes it favorable for a healthy walk or a jog. Be prepared for cold weather, the fog rolls in quickly here, so be sure to pack an extra layer of clothing!
This iconic beach is at the foot of 17th Street, and is known its stunning beauty and variety of outdoor activities. From kayaking, surfing, swimming, scuba diving, windsurfing, to land activities such as beach volleyball, hiking, picnicking, and more. Bicycle rentals, public restrooms, and snack bar are also available. Lovers Point Park hosts the annual Feast of Lanterns pageant and fireworks festival.