The highlight of the Monterey Peninsula is the stretch of scenic overlooks that characterises the famous 17-Mile Drive. And nearby is the lively, seaside community of Monterey itself. The charming town has two distinct landmarks - Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, both immortalised by novelist, John Steinbeck. These historic spots are well worth a visit and you should check out the quirky shops, seafood restaurants, art galleries and the pier and also take a whale watching tour around the picturesque bay.
Monterey is extremely popular amongst the Californian set for weekends away, and does become very busy. Talk to us about the better deals and availability for midweek stays.
The Best of the West
California & Arizona - Small & Friendly Hotels
California Coastal Cool
California Magic- An Independent Rail Tour
Northern California - Trafalgar Escorted Holiday
San Francisco Self-Ride Motorcycle Tour
The Californian - Trafalgar Escorted Tour
California Coast and Heavenly Hawaii
Whale Watching on the California Coast
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Rosa Parks Library and Museum
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford