Jul 17

Monterey State Beach is a protected beach in California which begins next to Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey and runs all the way to Seaside. This popular beach is used for many outdoor activities, including surfing, kayaking, surf fishing and swimming. The underwater area of the park attracts scuba divers.

Visitors also enjoy kite-flying and volleyball. The flat beach is an excellent place for beachcombing. It is also a dog-friendly beach where visitors can bring their dogs and pets for a walk and to play with. Restrooms and showers are available here.

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail is a paved, 18-mile path that stretches from Castroville to Pacific Grove, connecting all the beaches in-between. The trail is open to walking, jogging, cycling, skating, and similar activities. If you plan to fish at Monterey State Beach, make sure you’re prepared.

Admission: Free
Hours: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Main Attractions: Swimming, Kayaking, fishing, Surfing, Tide pools, Scuba diving

Stay with us at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge when you relax in the sun at Monterey State Beach.

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Jul 10

The Larkin House Monterey is a National Historic Landmark built with two-story mud adobe brick during Monterey’s Mexican period by Thomas O. Larkin, a New England Yankee merchant who was highly successful and influential in early California politics.

It is the first two-story house in all of California with a fireplace in Monterey. The design combined Spanish Colonial building methods with New England architectural features and originated the popular Monterey Colonial style of architecture. The Larkin House Monterey is both a National and a California Historical Landmark. The park is open May through September from 9:00am to 5:00pm and October through April from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Tour cost: $5

Come stay at the Monterey Stagecoach Lodge in Monterey County and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/reservations

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Jul 03

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is located in beautiful historic downtown Pacific Grove very close to the beach and a short drive from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey. The Museum was created to house collections of nature’s wonders and to make them available for study which was established in 1883. Few of the permanent exhibits includes most widespread bird collections on displays, exhibits on whales, mollusks, mammals, Native Americans and a native plant garden.

Museum Hours:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday

Admission:
$8.95 Adults
$5.95 Youth 4 -18 with id
FREE 3 and under including Monterey County residents and school field trips

Exhibit vary every 4 to 6 months with unique and curious features natural history of the California Central Coast. Its mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world. Free parking is available around the Museum.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is a must see place where you can explore the natural world with fun and educational activities.  Stay at the Monterey Stage Coach Lodge with your family and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.montereystagecoachlodge.com/

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