Maximize your day in Monterey with these adventurous and educational activities, from kayaking with sea otters to biking 17 miles along the rugged coast to free jazz parties at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Here are a few of our favorite ways to spend a quick getaway in Monterey. 1. Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational trail is an easygoing path that extends from Castroville through Pacific Grove, allowing
Monterey’s 17-mile drive is one of the most famous and scenic roads in the world. We at oM, of course, believe it’s far better traversed on two wheels than four. Not only can you skip the entrance fee, but experiencing the ride sans-moto adds extra drama to the crashing waves, rugged coastline and over-the-top mansions. Here’s what you need to know. The ride starts in Monterey and winds down the
Pebble Beach, the coastal resort and tiny affluent town best known for golf tournaments and the gorgeous 17-mile drive, has carried on a tradition of decadence since it originally opened in 1880 as the Hotel Del Monte, a pet project of railroad tycoons (and California aristocracy) the “Big Four.” Today, with three opulent (and exorbitant) estates and corresponding golf courses, Pebble Beach Resort is still the playground of the elite.