One of the best pit stops ‘en route’ to San Francisco, Monterey is a city perfect for those with little time as you can easily discover the main gems of this place in a mere two days. Its main sights are navigable on foot and you can easily see the rest when you hire a car. From fabulous seafood, to rugged natural beauty, Monterey is one of the most beautiful coastline cities to explore, after all.
From the Marine Bay Aquarium, which is home to local marine life, to the quaint and charming Old Fisherman’s Wharf, seafood should be top of your list when visiting Monterey. While you are at the wharf, snack on one of the local delicacies such as clam chowder in a bread bowl, or go upmarket at one of the more upscale restaurants.
Take a wander through Old Monterey, the city’s historic district and check out one of the amazing buildings inside the Monterey State Historic Park. Here, you can get to know some Californian history.
After all the sightseeing, you will no doubt be keen to quench your thirst and enjoy some delicious food before heading home to your hotel. There are a plethora of wine tours on offer in Monterey and the surrounding areas. For a delectable dinner, you can do no better than the Montrio Bistro, where you can enjoy innovative brasserie style dining in a beautiful atmosphere.