Top Things to Do Near Our Monterey Bay Hotel

Discover unique travel ideas at the endless number of interesting attractions, scenic drives, restaurants and outdoor adventures not far from our Monterey Peninsula hotel.

Local Farm Fresh

Living in Monterey, CA, one can easily take things for granted. Whether it is the incredible Ocean vistas, Romantic sunsets on the beaches or the serene beauty all around the Peninsula. This weekend I discovered or should I say rediscovered my delight in visiting the local Farm Stands which are overflowing with the best fruits and vegetables picked that day. If you are travelling to Monterey Peninsula whether on Highway 1, 68 or 156 take your time and stop by at one of the Fruits and Vegetables stand. You will not be disappointed. Past weekend I picked up the sweetest watermelon, raspberries, white peaches, local honey for a scrumptious fruit salad. Avocados, cilantro, tomatoes, garlic, red onion for an awesome guacamole. The best thing, I did not break the bank. All of the above plus few more items came to less then $11!!!!

Popular Attractions in Monterey, Central Coast, CA

How far is 17 Mile Drive? Where is Carmel Mission? How far to Monterey Aquarium…..These are some of the questions we get at Front Desk everyday. More often then not, our guests are surprised at how close we are located to all of the major attractions in Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove. We are located with 2-10 miles to popular attractions. In addition we are walking distance to several restaurants and shopping.
So if you are seeking a clean and comfortable room, look no further. We offer great convenience to all that is to do in Monterey.

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Free Things to do in Monterey, CA

If you are like me, you hate to hassle with parking issues especially when you are on vacation. Well, when in Monterey, take advantage of the Free Trolley that operate up to Labor Day. Ride to Monterey Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf, Downtown Monterey. Ride as often as you want. ITS FREE!!!

Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series – Monterey Sports Car Races

Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway will once again host high-performance, Daytona prototype car racing July 8-9. This event is one of the most competitive road races in North America that attracts well known superstar racers and world’s top automobile manufacturers. Great event for the whole family. Laguna Seca is located just minutes from the Comfort Inn.

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Monterey Blues Festival

The fun begins at 7pm on Friday June 24th at Monterey Fairgrounds when the sounds of legendary Blues Artists fill the air all weekend long. Over 15 Blues artists will perform throught the weekend. 2011 Grammy Winner, Mavis Staples will be the featured act on Sunday. One does not have to be a Blues fan to enjoy this festive and fun weekend in Monterey. Blues Festival Weekend in Monterey has become a favorite weekend getaway destinations for reunions, family fun, and a great start to the Summer. Dare I say that one of my favorite activity involoves the delicious food that is served all weekend long!

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Monterey, California Calendar of Events

Check the calendar of exciting Monterey events. Get in on every moment of fun in Monterey with sporting events, equestrian shows, motorcycle racing, concerts, music festivals and classic car auctions.


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Scenic Highway 1 & Big Sur

Ever wonder what it is like at the end of the rainbow? You need look no further…just head down to Monterey via Scenic Highway 1. Noted as one of the most breathtaking drives in the world.


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Pebble Beach Golf Courses

Monterey offers amateur golfers more than 50 miles of fairway and 17 golf courses with challenging coastal terrain and cliffs.


Monterey Hiking Trails

Hike California forests, coastal trails, meadows and mountain trails complete with dramatic waterfalls in the plethora of hiking available in Monterey Bay, Carmel and beyond.


Breathtaking Big Sur

Big Sur is to the California coast, what the Cliffs of Moher and its surrounding area are to Ireland. No trip to California would be complete without a drive through this Monterey coast scenic region.


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