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.
Things to Do in Monterey
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.
Accommodations in Monterey
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!
Vacation Rentals in Monterey
Save hundreds with a vacation home rental from Tripping.com and forget the hotel room. For the ultimate getaway, Monterey offers 1718 affordable vacation rentals with a price to match your budget and accommodation needs. Prices in Monterey start at an average price of €457 a night with long-term rentals averaging €85052 a month.These vacation rentals offer a range of amenities, so you’ll feel right at home. For those looking to stay in a corporate rental, 1475 of Monterey’s rentals offer high speed WiFi Internet so you can easily keep in touch with your company or team. Go for a swim at one of the 120 properties complete with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with a night of cable TV in any of our 1399 vacation home rentals.Traveling with your dog or cat? Choose from 542 pet-friendly rentals in Monterey that allow you to bring your extended family along.Tripping.com’s home rentals offer far more room and comfort than a hotel, providing a safe and spacious place for you and your pets. Many properties allow you to book directly online, so once you find that perfect vacation rental, you’ll be all set to go!
Search properties from 11 vacation rental sites in Monterey where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and HRS Holidays. There are 936 HomeAway rentals, 319 Booking.com short term rentals and 192 HRS Holidays vacation rentals.