Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove
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- Things to Do (44)
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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.
Slightly scruffy Monterey is a favorite of visitors and locals alike, home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf - but it has more to offer than just that.
The least well-known Monterey Peninsula town has a lot going for it - beautiful surroundings, a nice downtown and some pretty architecture - and it's less crowded than its neighboring towns, too.
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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.
Parking in Monterey
From the City of Monterey.
Monterey & Carmel Lodging Guide
This guide includes all the information that booking services don't give you - to help you find the best place to stay for your visit.
Read a professional travel writer's unbiased, independent review of Cypress Inn in Carmel, California.