• Dining: Restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula


    First Awakenings – 125 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove (831) 372-1125

    Holly’s Cafe – 602 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove (831) 372-7006

    Old Monterey Cafe – 489 Alvarado, Monterey (831) 646-1021

    Toasties – 702 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove  (831) 373-7543

    Lunch / Dinner:

    Los Amigos – 1184 Forest, Pacific Grove (831) 646-8888

    Fandango’s – 233 17th Street, Pacific Grove.Moderately Priced. (831) 372-3456

    Favalaro’s – 545 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove (831) 373-8523

    Fish Hopper – 700 Cannery Row, Monterey (831) 372-8543

    Joe Rombi’s – 208 17th Street, Pacific Grove (831) 373-2416.

    Passion Fish – 701 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove (831) 655-3311

    Peppers – 170 Forest, Pacific Grove (831) 373-6892

    Petra’s – 477 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove (831) 649-2530

    Red House Cafe – 662 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove (831) 643-1060

    Vivolo’s Chowder House – 127 …

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  • Leisure Activities on the Monterey Peninsula

    Adventures by the SeaWant to see sea lions, seals, and sea otters from your kayak – or bicycle some of our great bike paths? Then head over to Adventures and suit up. Also rent the surrey bike – Great for families. 201 Alvarado Mall in Monterey or Lover’s Point Beach in Pacific Grove. 648-7235 www.adventuresbythesea.comAsilomar State Park and BeachLocated just behind the Deer Haven Inns and Suites this park has miles of boardwalks through beautiful white dunes. The property has many buildings designed by Julia Morgan of Hearst Castle fame. Check-out the extraordinary tide pools at lovely Asilomar Beach. 800 …

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  • Monterey Bay Aquarium General Information

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium
    The exhibits take you into the hidden world of Monterey Bay, a spectacular ocean realm at the heart of the nation’s largest marine sanctuary. Recreating the habitat of the Monterey Bay, from shallow tide pools to the open ocean and deep sea.

    The main feature is the Outer Bay Waters exhibit, the one-million-gallon tank containing tuna, sharks, ocean sunfish and sea turtles. At last count, they were home to almost 300,000 individual plants and animals. They exhibit approximately 550 species.

    Purchase your tickets at our Inn and receive 2 day pass for the price of a 1-day pass!

    Ticket …

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  • 17 Mile Drive Pebble Beach

    17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach
    A truly photogenic journey that winds through the Cypress and Pine Trees past multi-million dollar homes (we’re talking $15 – $20 million), past world famous golf courses and ultra-high end hotels. The best part is the outermost section along the ocean with beautiful vistas and markers for special points of interest. This scenic tour featuring the Lone Cypress, Spanish Bay, and world class Pebble Beach golf resort is not to be missed.

    There is a fee at the gate (currently $8.50) which includes a map with directions.

    There are several gateways to 17 Mile Drive including in Pacific Grove …

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  • Cannery Row

    Cannery Row in Monterey
    Cannery Row is one of the most visited areas on the Monterey Peninsula, best known as the setting for John Steinbeck’s 1945 novel of the same name. If you have never been here before, or even if you have, this is a great place to visit. You can stroll to restaurants, unique shops, wine tasting rooms, the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and more.

    Enjoy recreational opportunities including kayaking, bicycling, rollerblading, and a scenic walking path.

    Most of all, Cannery Row is a place of history – a place where not too long ago sardines where canned by …

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  • Shopping on the Monterey Peninsula

    Shopping in Monterey
    Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Carmel are filled with great shopping opportunities. Below is a short list of our most popular shopping destinations.

    American Tin Cannery OutletsLocated near Cannery Row and right on the ocean, you can save from 25 – 65% every day at a collection of 40 brand name outlet stores (without the huge outlet crowds) including Reebok, Van Huesen, Bass, Nine West, OshKosh and more. There are also a few restaurants on site. 125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove.Cannery Row Antique MallThe Cannery Row Antique Mall is the largest antique dealer on the Central Coast with a total …

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  • Golf Courses on the Monterey Peninsula

    World Class Golf Vacations
    The Monterey Peninsula has a total of 19 courses and we have listed the best in a variety of price ranges. Below are a few of the most popular.

    Also see our Bayonet / Black Horse Golf Package: This package is for two persons including one-night accommodations, our continental breakfast and a round of golf with a golf cart.

    Bayonet Golf CourseThis course was closed to the public and only open to those on Fort Ord, a former army base. All I heard was how great and challenging this course was. And when Fort Ord closed, for the …

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  • Cannery Row, Monterey Bay

    The Monterey Peninsula Inns offers 2 properties in Pacific Grove, California.  Just a short drive from the Monterey areas most famed attractions including Cannery Row, Monterey.

    Cannery Row is just one of the Monterey Peninsula’s famous sites to see!  Cannery Row offers a wonderful blend of history fused with today’s attractions and upbeat nightlife!  John Steinbeck wrote about Cannery Row, Monterey in his book titled, “Cannery Row”.  In his book he so perfectly describes the old charm of the canning district of Monterey along with the beauty and splendor Cannery Row, Monterey offers.

    Cannery Row, Monterey is fabulous place …

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  • Big Sur

    The Monterey Peninsula Inns offers Inns in Pacific Grove, California, just a short drive from the famous scenic points of Big Sur.

    Big Sur was voted Top 25 best destinations in the US by 2008 Travelers Choice.  In addition, Highway 1 at Big Sur was honored with the distinctive American National Scenic Byway and California Scenic Highway.

    Big Sur offers Spectacular Coastlines, dining delights, gift shops and art galleries.

    In Big Sur you can hike the mountains and look out over 3 million acres of the Los Padres National Forest or hike the beautiful tree lined streams.  Try camping at one of Big Surs …

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  • 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach

    The Monterey Peninsula Inns are a short drive to the famed private Oceanside city of Pebble Beach.  Pebble Beach is home to the famed 17- Mile Drive Scenic Tour.  Entrance fees for the 17-Mile Drive are $8.95 per vehicle.

    The 17- Mile Drive access begins in Pacific Grove.  Enter the Pebble Beach Gates at 17- Mile Drive and follow 17-Mile drive through Pebble Beach and south to Carmel.

    No other expanse offers the natural splendor of 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach as this magnificent scenic tour hugs the dramatic Pacific coastline and delves into Del Monte Forest.  The 17-Mile Drive offers …

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