Monterey is beach town located on the Central Coast of California. It is a nice city with a small town feel. Many tourists enjoy visiting as it is not very built up and there are many nature based activities that you can participate in while vacationing in Monterey. Monterey is located on the south end of Monterey Bay making the beaches sheltered from the sometimes rough waters that plague this part of the Californian coast. Below is a list of the top 5 destinations you should see while in Monterey.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium is home to over 35,000 animals and over 600 different species. It has close to 2 million visitors as well. It is often ranked at the very top of aquariums in the entire United States and is definitely something you won’t want to miss.

Fisherman’s Wharf
Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf is a quaint area that is a great spot to take a walk and get a bite to eat. The wharf was used as an active fish market all the way into the 1960’s.

Pebble Beach Golf Links
Voted one of the nicest golf courses in the world, the Pebble Beach Golf Links overlooks the ocean. Even if you don’t golf you can admire the construction and detail that went into making such a beautiful course.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts both automobile and motorcycle races on its paved track. It is a world renowned track and is a great place to catch a race if you happen to be in town at the right time.

Fort Ord Dunes
The Fort Ord Dunes are a state protected park located along the Monterey Bay. This is a great place to see some of Central California’s unspoiled coastline in all of its glory.