Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove
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A Guide to the Monterey Peninsula
The Monterey Peninsula packs more sightseeing into its small area than any place has a right to. Three charming communities, compelling seaside vistas, great golf resorts and a world-famous aquarium are only the beginning. This guide will help you get familiar with the area.
Whether you're going for a day, a weekend or longer, Carmel is a nice, relaxing place to spend some time. Find out what it has to offer and get some ideas for things to do.
Monterey Weekend Getaway
A former fishing and cannery town, Monterey has transformed itself into a tourist center. You could spend a whole weekend just in it, ignoring the other places nearby. We'll tell you how.
Pacific Grove Weekend Getaway
Pacific Grove is a less-touristed place to visit on the Monterey Peninsula, a town full of pretty Victorian-era architecture and surrounded by spectacular scenery, with a down to earth ambiance.
It's home to the 17-Mile Drive, several famous golf courses and some very nice hotels. The natural beauty is worth a look, too.
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Parking in Monterey
From the City of Monterey.
MST Trolley: The Best Way to Get Around Monterey
Operating during the busier months, this free trolley runs from the downtown transit center, Conference Center and Fisherman's Wharf to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and back, making it easy to park in one place and use to travel around town instead of wasting time looking for parking places.