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Monterey Vacation Package Deals

Let the talented team at Orbitz create unbeatable flight and hotel packages for you. If you'd like to plan your dream Monterey adventure, you're on the right track!

So, what are the benefits? Package your airfares, hotels, rental cars and experiences with us and you can easily save up to $369^!

With 500 airline partners and no less than 500,000 hotels on our worldwide database, you have the freedom to pick where you want to stay and who you'll fly with!

There are countless flight options, room types and awesome experiences to satisfy your adventurous spirit. Which ones will you decide on?

Monterey Travel Guide

Where is Monterey?

Plane tickets? Check. Bags packed? Yep. Wait... where exactly are we going? Before you jump in the airport cab, it's good to know where Monterey is.

It is approximately 140 miles south of California's capital, Sacramento. Monterey is also 25 miles south of Capitola.

Visitors to this area of Central Coast California rub shoulders with about 28,000 people.

Places to Visit in Monterey

Curious about what should be right at the top of your agenda? Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf simply have to be seen!

Don't take a trip to Monterey without stopping at great attractions like Carmel Beach and Dennis the Menace Park. Other fine options are the Maritime Museum and Point Pinos Lighthouse. If you have the time, make an effort to see them all.

Lifelong friendships and career-related networks have been formed for generations at Naval Postgraduate School. Witness the continuation of this culture during pre-arranged tours. Want to keep the good times rolling? Stop by Del Monte Golf Course and talk golf with fellow players after a few games. But there's more! Hoping for a colorful afternoon of amazing rides and games? Bring the kids to Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Car Rentals in Monterey

Monterey is calling your name, and the best way to explore it is with your own set of wheels. Search, compare and book car rentals in Monterey in a matter of clicks through Orbitz. Ready to hit the gas?

Many people walk off the plane and collect their car within the Monterey Peninsula Airport area. Located in the airport neighborhoods, Avis and Budget will help you work something out.

Renting a car should be an easy process. So why not pick up your ride from the peaceful streets of a local neighborhood? Enterprise at 1191 Echo Avenue in Seaside is a good option. Another superb option is Hertz. They're positioned at 2049 Del Monte Blvd.

Where to stay in Monterey – Hotel Accommodation

Orbitz will help you choose the nicest place to stay in this great destination. Right now, there are 139 hotels in Monterey.

The L Auberge Carmel and the Carmel Valley Ranch are some top options for those who want to splash out a bit. Alternatively, check out the Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge (NW corner of San Carlos St & 5th Ave) and the Magic Carpet Lodge (1875 Fremont Blvd). These are some of our top low-budget hotels.

Seeing Monterey Bay Aquarium is a unique experience, so why not book accommodation nearby and make your trip even more exciting? The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a handy 0.4 miles away, and the Martine Inn is 0.4 miles away.

Nearest Airports to Monterey

After traveling all the way to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), you'll just have one more journey before you arrive at your final destination. The terminal is located 55 miles north of the downtown area.

Popular Places to Visit Near Monterey

Monterey has an abundance of things to keep you busy, but if you want to explore further afoot, you're in luck! You have world-famous attractions right around the corner! Tourists from every corner of the globe flock to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. You can reach it easily from Capitola, which is 25 miles away.

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No Cancellation Fees

Life taken an unexpected turn recently? Have you got to change your booking? Don't stress — we won't demand a fee from you.^ Keep in mind that your hotel and airline might charge you one though, so contact them pronto!

Top Rated Hotels for your Monterey Vacation

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5.0 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
Free Cancellation
$233
4.7/5 (51 reviews)

The staff were supper friendly and prompt with my request. Very Very Clean especially during these COVID times.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020
Renovated in 2016, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers a full-service spa, a health club, and a spa tub. Valet parking is available for USD 32.00 per day. The ...
InterContinental the Clement Monterey
InterContinental the Clement Monterey
4.5 out of 5.0 750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
Free Cancellation
$179
4.5/5 (37 reviews)

I love the location of the hotel! And it is very beautiful and nicely decorated! Our room was spotless and nicely decorated, I loved the Nespresso machine! But The mini refrigerator was stocked full of stuff, which obviously you paid for if you drink it, but it didn’t leave room for me to put anything ...

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020
Guests of InterContinental the Clement Monterey enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Valet parking is available for USD 33 ...
Carmel Mission Inn
Carmel Mission Inn
3.5 out of 5.0 3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA
Free Cancellation
$143
4.2/5 (44 reviews)

We requested a pet friendly room by phone after making reservation on orbitz. The process is simple and fast compared to my experience with other hotels. The room is very clean, modern and simple. WiFi and cellular are really bad. But it does not matter too much since we are there for a quite, relax ...

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020
Guests of Carmel Mission Inn have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Multilingual staff ...

Things To Do during your Monterey Vacation

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