Everyone agrees, the Recreation Trail that girds the Monterey Bay from Santa Cruz to the tip of the Monterey Bay at Asilomar Beach, is a great way to see Monterey Bay. On the Monterey Peninsula itself (the Southern extreme of the trail) the Recreation Trail offers quick access to everything from Del Monte beaches to Cannery Row to Asilomar Beach in Pacific Grove. If you are planning an excursion along the Trail, one of the best places to start is at Fisherman’s Wharf at the foot of Historic Old Monterey. After eating a hearty, complimentary hot breakfast at our hotel the morning after you arrive, plan to start out at the Wharf for a trek to Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pacific Grove’s Lover’s Point. The Wharf is a great place to discover things you might want to do tomorrow, such as sailing tours, whale-watching tours, fishing trips and restaurants for lunch or dinner. You can easily spend an hour or more investigating all the fun and savory things that you might want to do later. Have fun at the Wharf, it’s a great starting point for an exciting day of Recreation Trail exploration.
Fisherman’s Wharf: http://www.montereywharf.com/