United States California

Monterey

A picturesque coastal city in California, known for its rich marine sanctuary, historic Cannery Row, and the world-famous aquarium.

Tips from the community

There are over 10 wineries around the Pinnacles area. Be sure to check one out while you cruise the famous River Road Wine Trail.

nicolejordan 2 years ago

Beautiful seaside town in Northern California. The aquarium is THE BEST around.

chiefseeker 4 years ago

Monterey Guides

  • Big Sur and the Central California Coast in a Camper Van

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Big Sur is a stunning stretch of rugged coastline in Central California, known for its dramatic cliffs, towering redwoods, and stunning ocean views. It's a popular destination for road trippers and camper van enthusiasts, who can explore the area's many state parks, hiking trails, and secluded beaches.
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  • California Coast Road Trip

    nicolejordan (Nicole Jordan)
    Driving Highway 1 down the California Coast? These are some of my favorite destinations definitely worth checking out!
  • Sanctuaries around the world for unique animal encounters

    wildlifeconnect (Wildlife Connect )
    Imagine a world where you can lock eyes with a sleepy sloth hanging from a tree, get splashed by a playful dolphin, or hear the distant roar of a lion while tucked away in a cozy safari lodge. This is the kind of magic that awaits in sanctuaries around the globe, where wildlife and humans can safely meet. These unique havens not only provide unforgettable animal encounters for us humans but are vital for the protection, rehabilitation, and sometimes the survival, of numerous species. Whether nestled in lush rainforests, perched on the edge of vast savannahs, or hidden in the warmth of tropical waters, these sanctuaries offer a chance to witness nature's marvels up close, in a way that respects the wild hearts of our planet's fascinating creatures. So, grab your adventure hat, and let's explore some of the most incredible sanctuaries around the world that foster these genuine connections with the animal kingdom.
  • California's Lighthouses: A Comprehensive Guide

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Embark on a journey along California's spectacular coastline, and you'll discover a series of majestic guardians beaming out over the Pacific — the lighthouses. These iconic structures, perched on rugged cliffs and sandy shores, are more than just nautical landmarks; they're storied beacons of history, adventure, and engineering prowess that have guided sailors safely to harbor for generations. So, grab your binoculars and a sense of wonder as we dive into "California's Lighthouses: A Comprehensive Guide," where each lighthouse stands as a chapter of a maritime tale waiting to illuminate the Golden State's shoreline secrets.
  • The best brewery patios to soak up the sun in California

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    California is well-known for its craft beer scene and breathtaking outdoor spaces. Combine the two, and you get some of the best brewery patios in the country. From San Diego to San Francisco, there are numerous breweries in California that offer an unforgettable outdoor experience. Whether you're looking for a spot to catch some rays with a cold pint or a place to enjoy a beer with friends in a picturesque setting, California's brewery patios have got you covered.
  • Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip: The most scenic stops along the way

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Ready to hit the road and feast your eyes on some of the most stunning coastal views America has to offer? Buckle up, because the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as Highway 1, is a road tripper's dream—a ribbon of tarmac stretching along the edge of the western United States, flaunting ocean vistas, charming towns, and awe-inspiring landscapes that you'll be reminiscing about for years to come. As you wind your way from the misty shores of the north to the sun-kissed beaches in the south, there are some stops that simply can't be missed. So let's talk about the Pacific Coast Highway road trip and all the scenic pit stops that make this journey an adventure of a lifetime.
  • Road Trippin' the California Coast

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Looking to explore the Central and Southern California coastline? This road trip along Highway 1 (aka Pacific Coast Highway, PCH) covers my favorite spots to soak up the sun and relish in some of California's most quintessential views. Convertible required.
  • Most Charming Towns in America

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Planning to hit the road this summer? Check out these charming towns across America gushing with personality and history.
  • West Coast Road Trip

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)