Monterey is the quintessential California locale, rich in cultural offerings, recreational opportunities, and natural beauty with a climate as glorious as its beaches. Visitors should set aside at least a long weekend to explore all the city has to offer and should make the most of its unique character by booking a quaint, quirky, and quiet bed and breakfast inn or choosing an elegant and extravagant one that's fit for a queen!
One can explore Monterey by shuttle tour or rent a bike to pedal along Cannery Row, christened to celebrate the genius of John Steinbeck who brought the area to life in his stories. Kayakers, dive enthusiasts, whale-watchers and anyone who loves a good time won't be bored here or at Fisherman's Wharf, where the sea lions frolic in the surf and the seafood is always fresh. This area is an ideal place to rent a B&B room, with the convenience of walking out the door, having a full day of adventure, relaxing in the evening, and falling asleep to the sound of lapping waves.
History buffs will be impressed with Monterey's many awe-inspiring missions. Music lovers should circle the date for the annual Jazz Fest that Monterey is famous for. Sporty types might want to save their vacation time to take in the tennis at the US Open events held here. Of course, golfers won't be disappointed with Pebble Beach close at hand, either for playing a round or simply watching the annual Pro-Am events. A Pebble Beach bed and breakfast inn stay could be the ideal gift for the golf fanatic in the family, who can hit the links while everyone else relaxes and works on the perfect tan.