Monterey Outdoor Activities

Monterey Outdoor ActivitiesOutdoor enthusiasts flock to Monterey! The Pacific coast jewel is a great escape when it comes to big outdoor adventures. Our list is as bright as the city´s sunny disposition when it comes to helping you pick out your next oceanside outdoor adventure.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Dive into an underwater adventure at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This window to ocean wonders is located on the city´s most famous street called Cannery Row, perched on the edge of the Monterey Peninsula. Discover aquarium exhibits that share the secrets of seahorses, enter the splash zone with penguins, get tangled up in a giant kelp forest and more.

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

Monterey Bay Coastal Trail
Stroll along the waterfront Monterey Bay Coastal Trail. Enjoy a breathtaking pathway that stretches 18 miles to offer power walkers and outdoor lovers the chance to walk along a path that hugs the scenic coastline providing tranquil vistas, valuable exercise, and benches to sit on along the way. This famous path also leads to popular attractions such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, and Fisherman´s Wharf.


Monterey State Historic Park and Path
Take a walk outdoors that offers insight to the past at Monterey State Historic Park and Path. Explore the two-mile path to uncover the site where Spanish explorers first landed in Monterey in 1602, see one of the nation´s last remaining whalebone sidewalks, and view several historic homes and buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens along the way.

Phone: (831) 649-7118

Princess Monterey Whale Watching Tours
Come down to the docks of the historic Fisherman´s Wharf to board a 100-foot gleaming vessel, and experience a ton of adventure on the water with Princess Monterey Whale Watching Tours. Find out why this company is the city´s number one narrated ocean and bay tour, specializing in biology of marine wildlife with a large focus on whales.

Address: 96 Fisherman´s Wharf, Ste. 1, Monterey, CA 93940 - MAP
Phone: (831) 372-2203

Monterey Bay Coastal Bike Trail
Peddle your way to the Monterey Bay Coastal Bike Trail. Challenge yourself on an outdoor recreation trail that stretches from Castroville to the Monterey Peninsula to part of Pebble Beach. Although the 29-mile trail is a purpose-driven bike path, there are still areas that offer riding on the shoulder of the road.


Monterey Bay Kayaks
Paddle your way through the great outdoors at Monterey Bay Kayaks. Celebrating more than 25 years of business, the folks here offer an ocean of options for guided kayak tours including Family Adventure Tours, Monterey Bay Natural History Tours, Birding Tours, Sunday Sunrise Paddle Tours, Sunset Tours and more. Each tour includes kayaks, paddling jacket, life jacket and all gear.

Address: 693 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 - MAP
Phone: (831) 373-5357