© ©Monterey Bay Aquarium

Lover's Point in Pacific Grove
2 Minutes

© ©Kip Evans

Downtown Carmel-by-the-sea:
13 Minutes

© © Ron and Patty Thomas / iStockphoto.com

Big Sur Coastal Drive:
19 Minutes

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17-Mile Drive:
7 Minutes

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Point Lobos State Natural Reserve:
18 Minutes

© © Simon East/iStockphoto.com

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park:
67 Minutes

© © Yenwen Lu / istockphoto.com

Carmel Mission:
14 Minutes

The Aquarium is perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline full of opportunities for discovery and exploration, where miles of welcoming beaches, hiking and cycling trails are just minutes away by car.


Hotel Packages

Hotel & Ticket Packages

Simplify your vacation planning with a hotel package.
Monterey Bay Audio Tours

Monterey Bay Audio Tours

Download our free audio tours and join us for guided walks along Cannery Row or the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail.
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General Information

These links to local communities and visitor bureaus can help you plan a great trip to Monterey and the Central Coast.

Parks & Nature

You can enjoy this region's natural beauty by kayak, boat, surrey and scuba every season of the year.