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The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Beacon Grand, A Union Square Hotel
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Kimpton Alton Hotel - Fisherman's Wharf, an IHG Hotel
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Taking a Trip to Monterey

The picturesque city of Monterey is located in Central California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on the Pacific coast. can help you book cheap flights to Monterey, a seaside gem with spectacular natural assets. Along with such notable qualities as having the largest population of sea otters on the California coast, the city hosts popular annual events, such as the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Arriving in Monterey

Travelers can fly into Monterey Regional Airport, located 3 miles southeast of the city center. The airport offers direct flights from San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Honolulu and Las Vegas on United Express, US Airways, Allegiant Air, Alaska Airlines and American Eagle. Ground transportation options from the airport include taxi service and rental cars. A taxi coordinator is available at the airport to assist you. No reservation is needed, but the airport adds a $3 surcharge to taxi services. Seven rental car companies have desks at the airport for your convenience.

Things to Do in Monterey

Monterey has a mild Mediterranean climate. Temperatures do not vary much, with winter temperatures around 60°F and summer temperatures around 72°F. The city experiences rainfall generally from November through April. The Monterey Peninsula is a popular destination due to marine wildlife visible from the shoreline. Seals, sea lions and sea otters frolic in the ocean and by the shore throughout the year, and migrating whales can be seen in the fall and spring. Visitors also enjoy visiting Alvarado Street in downtown Monterey. This area offers excellent restaurants, bars, and unique shops. Other area attractions include Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey State Historic Park. The world-famous coastal stretch known as 17-Mile Drive begins just outside Monterey and runs through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach.

Hassle-Free Travel Planning

Monterey offers some of the best visitor attractions California has to offer, focusing on the beauty of the natural environment. The area also has boutique shopping, excellent restaurants and an active nightlife. can help you find cheap flights to Monterey, convenient accommodations and budget ground transportation, so you can concentrate on enjoying your visit to this seaside city.

Monterey When to Go

The Monterey Peninsula is blessed with fairly constant, refreshingly cool weather and an average year-round high of 68 degrees and a low of 51 degrees. Though there are distinct high and low seasons, festivals and weekends draw visitors to Monterey all year, so advanced planning and reservations are always key.

From July through early September, peak season kicks into full swing with warmer temperatures and an influx of crowds. July brings average highs ranging from 52 to 66 degrees, and both the California Rodeo Salinas and the MotoGP World Championship, featuring elite motorcycle riders from around the world. Car aficionados love to visit in August, when the area’s Classic Car Week rolls into town. Highlights include the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, which spotlights decades of iconic cars, and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where 200 of the best collector cars in the world show off on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach. September is typically the warmest month in Monterey, with an average high of 70 degrees; it’s also when the two-day Monterey Jazz Festival is held.

You can still sneak in a good deal if you visit Monterey during shoulder season, which can see Indian summer days from late September through October and sunny breaks in the weather from April through June. In fact, many Californians consider fall and spring the best times to visit for comfortably cool weather and fewer crowds. In the spring, several worthwhile events shine under the sometimes-fickle skies, including the breathtaking Big Sur International Marathon in April and the environmentally sustainable Cooking for Solutions at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in May.

Low season falls from November through March, when temperatures dip and rainfall increases (January is the rainiest on average). This is still a fantastic time to see Monterey, with average highs ranging from 58 to 61, plus the best deals on accommodations. More festivals across the Monterey Peninsula also make the journey worthwhile: February’s historic AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament and April’s Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival, a huge event featuring hundreds of wineries and chefs.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Monterey?
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If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
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Which airlines fly to Monterey?
With airlines flying into Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), you’ll be escaping to this exciting destination before long. Ticket costs will depend on where you’re coming from and when you’re traveling. But you’re sure to score a terrific deal to Monterey among these leading domestic carriers:

  • United Airlines - 86 flights to Monterey per month
  • American Airlines - 52 flights to Monterey per month
  • Alaska Airlines - 27 flights to Monterey per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Monterey?
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) is the city’s only airport, so the only thing you’ll need to mull over will be the aisle seat or the window seat. Central Monterey is roughly 3 miles away and where many travelers base themselves.
How much is a flight to Monterey?
Last week, prices fluctuated between and for a round-trip fare to Monterey. Tickets one-way originating from () sank as low as during the same time period.
How to book the cheapest flight to Monterey?
With some of the most exciting flight deals around, you’ll always bag a bargain with Orbitz. The following handy hints will help you snap up cheap flights to Monterey — and leave you with more cash to splash:

  • Consider taking off from or landing at nearby airports to save cash. Enter your preferred departure and arrival points in the form fields, then click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list your options, if any.
  • If you’re flexible with your plans, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link. It’ll bring up flight deals for the days before and after your selected departure. Airfares often vary depending on what day it is.
  • You can also use the ‘Show options’ function to filter results for your preferred carrier, seating class, nonstop flights and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even choose the time of day you’d prefer to fly.
  • Book your airfare as soon as you’ve worked out your travel dates. While it does happen on occasion, airline tickets rarely get more affordable as your departure date nears.
  • Save on your getaway by combining your hotel, flights and car rentals into a package. Your wallet will thank you.
  • Don’t fly during the busy season if you can. By steering clear of summer, school vacations and other popular dates, you can save loads on your airfares.

How long is a flight to Monterey?
You could have time to read one or two chapters of a novel, or you might make it though the entire thing! Flight times depend on where you’re jetting out of, but these major routes to Monterey can offer some insight:

  • Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) to Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 2 hours and 53 minutes
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) to Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 1 hour and 14 minutes
  • Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.) to Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 3 hours and 41 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Monterey?
Generally speaking, January is the cheapest month to purchase your plane ticket. This is closely followed by February and August. Bear this in mind while you hunt for a cheap flight to Monterey.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Monterey?
Make a booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Generally, these are the cheapest days to purchase fares to Monterey. The vacation of your dreams starts with an impressive flight deal!
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Monterey?
Everybody loves a great deal, so we recommend going earlier in the week for cheap flights to Monterey. Orbitz data from 2020 suggests you can grab the best prices on flights departing on Mondays. Tuesday is the next most affordable day, while Saturdays are the most expensive. Many passengers like to start their vacation at the weekend, so leave those Saturdays for catching up with pals.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Monterey?
You can jet for less in August. This is generally an excellent month to get on a plane if you want cheap flights to Monterey, Orbitz data shows. The costliest time to fly is June, so try to avoid this month if you’re on a budget.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Flexibility is important these days, that’s why Orbitz lets you search for airlines that won’t hit you with a fee for amending your reservation. Enter your departure and arrival points, then choose “Filter by flexible change policies.” We’ll show you options that include free cancellation within 24 hours of booking and no change fees.
What do I need for the flight to Monterey?
Flying can be a joy if you’re well prepared! Make your journey a smooth one with the following handy hints:

  • Your travel documents are the most important items you’ll need to take on your flight. To avoid any issues when checking in, make sure that the information displayed on your ticket corresponds with your government-issued photo ID.
  • Take some activities to pass the time on your trip to Monterey. Books and electronic devices like e-readers and laptops are ideal. Make sure you take a water bottle as well. Even on a short flight, it’s important to remain well-hydrated.
  • No matter what the temperature is doing outside, plane cabins can get chilly. Take a sweater on board to keep yourself nice and toasty.

How many direct flights are there to Monterey?
Each month, there are 29 flights that go directly to Monterey. Airlines that fly nonstop to this location include United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Monterey?
If you think a first or business-class airfare is way out of your reach, think again. Here are some terrific tips to help you book a premium flight to Monterey for a whole lot less:

  • Being flexible isn’t just for your yoga class. Have some room to move around your travel dates so you can pick up more affordable airfares when they pop up.
  • Many budget carriers these days offer terrific business-class seating that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
  • Bid for an upgrade in online auctions (if available) or upgrade through your frequent flyer program.

How to get into Monterey from the airport?
A Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) car rental is an excellent way of getting from MRY airport to downtown Monterey. Score a vehicle from one of the leading rental companies on-site, such as Budget, Avis or Alamo and then head west. You’ll need to drive about 3 miles to reach the city center. Monterey car rentals is another option situated downtown if you’d prefer not to drive right after you land.
What is the best time to go to Monterey?
Travelers come from all over to go to Monterey in . So if you want to experience this incredible destination during the popular months, this is the time to go. As with most places in the Northern Hemisphere, summer starts June 20 in Monterey, with average daily temperatures fluctuating between 55undefined and 70undefined.
Travel tips for Monterey

  • Step out in the downtown area and take yourself on a walking tour of the city’s renowned attractions. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman’s Wharf are a couple of favorites with visitors.
  • You’ll discover fun day trip adventures a quick drive from Monterey’s center. Tour Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk first followed by University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • Put your tush in the driver’s seat and discover what else makes Monterey County a magnet for adventurers. Lock in a car rental with Orbitz and enjoy the delights of two other well-known cities — Big Sur and Soledad.

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