The Most Convenient Hotels near Monterey Airport
Ramada Monterey and Monterey Carmel are centrally located on the peninsula. With Monterey Airport less than four miles away, our comfortable hotels offer convenient access to beaches, golf courses, historic and cultural attractions, and an array of shopping and dining venues.
Cannery Row is home to Monterey Bay Aquarium and many local shops and restaurants. Originally home to 21 fishing canneries and first made famous by John Steinbeck’s 1954 novel of the same name, Cannery Row is where you’ll find various historic buildings and Fisherman’s Wharf. You can even see plays performed throughout the year at the Wharf Theater.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Hotel
Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Located at the north end of Cannery Row, the aquarium has an annual attendance of 1.8 million visitors and is home to over 35,000 plants and animals, representing 623 species of aquatic life. With both hotels only minutes away, Ramada is the most convenient of all the Monterey Bay Aquarium hotels.
The Most Convenient Monterey California Downtown Motel
Take Highway 1 two miles south of Carmel’s Rio Road and you’ll find what has come to be known as “the greatest meeting of land and sea in the world”, Point Lobos State Reserve. The 550 acre park is teeming with scenic trails and spectacular views. For information call (831) 624-4909.
In addition to Point Lobos there is also the scenic 17 Mile Drive, Carmel-by-the-Sea and the pastoral beauty of Carmel Valley, which are all less than 10 minutes away. Ramada is centrally located to all of these transcendent locations, making us the most convenient of all the Monterey, California, downtown motels.
Interesting Things To Do
If you love Italian food or want to get to know a little more about Italian culture, then come down to Festa Italia’s Santa Rosalia Fisherman’s Festival!! Santa Rosalia Fisherman’s Festival celebrates the Italian American culture found in downtown Monterey. If this sounds like something you’d like to bring your friends and family to, then come down to Custom House Plaza. The festival is from Friday, September 5th until Sunday, September 7th from 3-10PM on Friday and 9am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. And the best part is, admission is...
Saturday, June 28th marks the 2nd Annual Monterey Americana Music Festival, which will be held at the Monterey County Fair and Events Center. This is an event for any Americana fan or for someone who loves music festivals and wants to experience a new genre of music. It is a family friendly event that will be fun for all. Come out; enjoy the great weather, great live music, and the company of friends and family. The show starts at 10:30am and goes on until 7pm. Tickets are on sale now! If you plan to stay at a hotel near the Monterey County...
Do you love blues music? Enjoy hanging out with friends and eating great food? Then come down to Monterey Blues Brews and Barbecue on Saturday and Sunday, July 26th and 27th. For two days, enjoy live music and performances from some of the best Blues artists, sample craft brews, and have some finger licking good barbecue! For those looking for a good time and staying in hotels near the Monterey County Fairgrounds, come be a part of this amazing event!
Performances will be held at the Monterey County Fair and Event center. It is here that you...
Popular with fans around the world, the Ferrari Challenge is one of the most anticipated dates on any racing enthusiast’s calendar. Taking place at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this year on May 16th to 18th, the challenge offers three full days’ worth of racing. The exotic Ferrari 458s will take to the track on this demanding and technically difficult roadway of 11 turns. Ferrari owners and lovers of the brand all come together to see the vehicles race side by side at the top of their game. Advance purchase tickets are available for...
This year on Sunday April 6th, visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium will be invited to join in with the 13th annual incarnation of the celebration of Día del Niño – Children’s Day. Families from all across the local area will come together to enjoy a range of special entertainments when they come to see the attractions of the Aquarium, all themed around celebrating the special culture of the community and its youngest members. Access to the special Día del Niño events is free of charge with the regular admission tickets to the...
The Museum of Monterey has an important role in the community, celebrating Monterey’s connection to the ocean through its collection of more than fifty thousand artifacts. A range of permanent exhibitions speak of local maritime events: the USS Macon shipwreck off the nearby Point Sur, ancient Spanish explorations of the Californian coast, sardines and their industry here, and the historic Ohlone and Rumsien tribespeople who formerly inhabited the Monterey area. Free entry makes it popular with residents and visitors alike, bringing families...
The Sea Otter Classic is the world’s premiere 4 day cycling festival and opens the season of cycling in North America. It was founded in 1991 by Cycle shop owners Frank Yohannan and Lou Rudolph and the first event attracted 150 competitors and 350 spectators, 13 years later it now attracts over 10,000 competitors and 65,000 fans.
Amateurs and professionals alike, including national and world champions, join together and race side by side for this event and there are several different types of cycling catered for. In mountain biking you will...
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am golf tournament is a winter tradition dating back as far as the 1930s. Now in its 75th year, the tournament was originally created by singer Bing Crosby in 1937 as a way to raise money for charity and to have a little fun on a golf course. Held across three golf courses each February, the tournament is now one of the more famous events in the PGA TOUR Golf Championships. The event spreads across the MPCC Shore Course, Pebble Beach Golf Links and the Spyglass Hill Golf Course. The top PGA TOUR professional...
Each year, the amazing First Night Monterey celebration is a treat for the whole family. An all-ages New Year’s Eve event, their program of entertainment and activities is sure to please everyone who attends while visiting hotels in Monterey CA. Held in three ‘acts’ which take the audience right up to midnight and beyond, each ‘act’ has its own character and charm.
The show starts with act 1, Kids’ Night Out starting at 3pm. A grand Opening Ceremony takes place on Colton Lawn, Pacific Street, after which all manner of entertainment...
This November 17th, approximately 9,000 runners will be congregating on Del Monte Avenue, Monterey, for the eleventh presentation of the famous Big Sur Half Marathon. This beautiful course takes in some of the best scenery in the area to create what has become an immensely popular running event, perfect for those visiting hotels near Big Sur California.
From one of the twelve starting corrals, runners will move towards Lake El Estero and run through the stunning natural surroundings of this open recreational area. As the course reaches the end...