This famous Monterey playground is located in the El Estero Park. First opened in 1956, the park has undergone various renovations with the most recent in 2005. Named after the comic character by Hank Ketchum, the park features a toddler area and larger slides and structures meant for older children. A maze with a lookout tower, climbing wall, suspension bridge and statue of Dennis himself, this park is full of fun for kids of all ages.
The Monterey Bay Coastal Trail is a beautiful scenic trail, that runs along the coastline of Monterey Bay. Stretching over 18 miles (28 kilometers) from Pacific Grove to Castroville, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a run or a bike along the route and take in the spectacular views. There are numerous eateries located along the way, as well as places to rent a cycle or a surfboard.
This Monterey Peninsula state beach is where locals flock for coastal walks. This protected area encourages visitors to bask in the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, but to take no souvenirs home with them. As a protected site, no fishing is allowed in the area. However, dogs are allowed on the beach as long as their leashed.