There are multiple gates that enter into 17 Mile Drive. One convenient gate coming from Monterey is at 2032 Sunset Drive, Pacific Grove. Description 17 Mile Drive is considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world. However,…

Merritt Street, Castroville  to Forrest Avenue, Pacific Grove seemonterey.com Description Stretching 18 majestic miles from Castroville on down through Pacific Grove, this waterfront (and car-free!) trail is an ideal way to Monterey and beyond sans gas guzzler. The Southern Pacific…

2000 Bunker Road Fort Cronkhite Sausalito, CA 94965-2619 (415) 289-7336 marinemammalcenter.org Description A visit to the Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center is likely to trigger both outrage and inspiration. In that order. Since 1975, the nonprofit veterinary research hospital has…

400 Beach Street Santa Cruz, California 95060 (831) 423-5590 beachboardwalk.com Description Take a stroll down the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and you’ll be bombarded by the sheer intensity of Americana. Those rollercoasters right along the sea coast? Classic. And the…

Voltaire Street Ocean Beach, CA 92107 originaldogbeachsandiego.com Description If you’ve been looking for the most popular dog beach in San Diego, look no further. Founded in 1972, unassuming Ocean Beach (also known as the “original dog beach”) is a true gem…