Monterey Festivals & Events:
Pacific Grove Butterfly Days – Oct. 6, 7 & 8 2017
Parade, bazaar, special events at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary
Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 8, 2017
Capitola Wharf, Capitola, CA
Monterey Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2017
Whale Watching – Dec. through May
For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Monterey.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Aquarium is your window to marine life in the Monterey Bay!
Historic Cannery Row is great destination for hotels, shopping, dining, and, oh, yes, the Aquarium!
Fall is fishing and crabbing season!
Kayaking and SCUBA Diving
The rocky bottom around Monterey make it perfect for ocean adventures!
Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May
Pebble Beach…need I say more.
For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.
Monterey’s Summer Advisories:
Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially on Highway 1 between Seaside and Monterey. Also, 68 between Highway 1 and 101 can be extremely slow. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com
to learn about road conditions.
Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.
EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.
Carmel Valley and Big Sur have major wildfires. Authorities expect them to burn through the end of August! Google for the latest news.