Monterey Attractions

Enjoy an ocean of attractions on the beautiful pacific coast of Monterey. Our handpicked list of favorite attractions will help you discover the best things to do across the city. We´ve made sure you get to step into the past, stroll the Row, hang out on the wharf, and even go zoom, zoom!

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail
Park your car and explore the most popular Monterey attractions by foot as you walk along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. The waterfront trail stretches 18 miles on a paved path along the community coast to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, the Museum of Monterey, Fisherman´s Wharf and more.


Monterey State Historic Park and Path
Step into the past on the Monterey State Historic Park and Path. Explore this two-mile path and discover some of Monterey´s most notable landmarks, streets, historic homes, buildings, parks and attractions. You'll see interesting sights like the location where Spanish explorers first landed in the city, the nation's last remaining whale bone sidewalks and more.

Phone: (831) 649-7118

Old Fisherman´s Wharf
Spend a day enjoying the sights, sounds, and attractions at the Old Fisherman´s Wharf. The iconic pier was built in 1870. The landmark destination offers visitors an exciting blend of great restaurants, unique shops, fun entertainment, community events, and ocean activities like bay area cruises, fishing, sailing, whale watching and more.

Address: 39 Fisherman´s Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940 - MAP
Phone: (831) 375-4604

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Dive into the underwater world of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, on historic Cannery Row, perched on the edge of the Monterey Bay. This aquatic attraction is your window to the ocean world to see giant octopi, sharks, turtles, sea otters, the secret lives of seahorses and plenty more at one of the best aquariums to explore.

Address: 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940 - MAP
Phone: (831) 648-4888

Cannery Row
Cannery Row is a historic waterfront district and major attraction in Monterey. This area of town was made famous by renowned novelist John Steinbeck when he wrote a book about a small fictional street lined with sardine fisheries in Monterey; Cannery Row was published in 1942. Today, the Row is home to popular hotels, attractions, recreation, and nightlife.


Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Zoom Zoom! Speed over to the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey to watch Motorcycle Grand Prix and AMA Superbike racing. Discover a Monterey tradition and attraction that started with a love for world-class racing on the inaugural running of the Pebble Beach Road Races in 1950. Those sports events outgrew public roads and laid the tracks in 1957 for today´s racing facility.

Address: 1021 Monterey Salinas Highway, Monterey, CA 93940 - MAP
Phone: (831) 242-8245

Monterey Symphony
Reach your high point at the Monterey Symphony. The community-based orchestra performs pops and classical concertos under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Max Bragado-Darman. Enjoy the sweeping sounds of world-famous music performed solo by the orchestra as well as with performing artists like the American Ballet Theater troupe.

Address: 2560 Garden Rd., Ste. 101, Monterey, CA 93940 - MAP
Phone: (831) 646-8511

Monterey Museum of Art
Art lovers are treated to one museum with two locations at the Monterey Museum of Art. You´ll view modern art exhibits and attractions such as POPICONS on display at the museum's La Mirada contemporary location, while highly acclaimed local artist collections are on display at the museum's Pacific Street location.

Address: 559 Pacific St., Monterey, CA 93940 - MAP
Phone: (831) 372-5477