During my week in California, I spent an entire day in Monterey. I added Monterey to my list of places to visit in California after hearing a lot of good things about the city, especially the aquarium and beaches. After driving an hour and a half from San Francisco to Monterey, the first thing we did was visit the aquarium.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located on Cannery Row. It’s a nonprofit aquarium with some of the most breathtaking exhibits I have ever seen. Below are some pictures documenting my 2-hour visit there.
After the aquarium, we grabbed lunch and then headed to the nearby Ghiradelli Chocolate Shop on Cannery row for some ice cream.
After leaving Cannery row, we went on the famed 17-mile drive. It costs $10 to drive through the scenic road along the Pacific coastline. The drive runs through Pacific Grove to Pebble beach. Below are some pictures taken at some of the stops we made along the drive.
A day in Monterey is a day well-spent. Although it was a little rainy and cloudy, I still had an amazing time. It’s definitely a place I’ll want to revisit in the future 🙂