Monterey is a historic beach town with quiet, inspiring beauty. The Monterey Bay has sea life like no where else on the California coast and works hard to preserve it with marine preserves such as Point Lobos — a famous dive spot. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is another option to see Monterey’s ocean life up close. Advanced surfing spots have drawn a hearty surfing community and developed a laid back surf culture atmosphere. Up on the land, Steinbeck’s historic Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf stand out among the various surf shops and art galleries.
Surfing and Diving at Point Lobos or Monastery beach are the main draw to Monterey for those who want to experience ocean life first hand. On dry land, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a perfect spot for foggy days (which occur often) and is arguably the best aquarium in Northern California. Surf and dive shops are all over, whether you are looking for a wetsuit or new shorts. Artist studios and galleries produce and display various handcrafted art pieces from sculptures to blown glass. The other attractions include historic Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf, Del Monte Shopping Center, and Alvarado Street. The Monterey Jazz festival takes place in September — one of the biggest jazz festivals in the world. Both Carmel and Big Sur are a short drive away for those who have access to a car.
While staying in a hotel is easy, the best Monterey accommodations are houses for rent. Many rentals come with surf boards and a place to wash off wetsuits and bathing suits at the end of a beach day. Monterey apartments are also an option for those who don’t need a full house. The best places to stay in Monterey are those that can offer easy access to the beach and downtown. Other areas in Monterey are not as full of activity as the main coastline. Tip: Monterey is best to visit in the fall months of August and September when the summer fog clears up. For any season, Tripping has a wide range of Monterey accommodation so check them out today!
Looking for a vacation rental in Monterey? Tripping.com has 1168 vacation rental homes available in Monterey. You'll find 10 studios, 593 1-bedroom, 178 2-bedroom and 387 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $39 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Monterey is $450 while the average price of a weekly rental is $5117. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Monterey home is $21263.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 230 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Monterey. In addition to accommodating pets, Monterey rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 930 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 713 have TV and/or cable and 127 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 9 vacation rental sites in Monterey where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and Expedia. There are 497 HomeAway rentals, 239 Booking.com short term rentals and 168 Expedia vacation rentals.