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
Ferrari Racing Days returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this year with three full days of racing. The races include The Ferrari 458 Challenge with historic Formula 1 cars and Corse Clienti programs. Both fans and Ferrari owners will be able to enjoy this chance to see professionals compete on the race track.
The series allows owners and drivers to compete against each other on some of the finest race tracks in U.S. and Canada. Ferrari 458s will compete against their predecessors the F430s in the Ferrari Challenge. There will also be separate...
Celebrate spring by enjoying the outdoors and Monterey’s beautiful nature while running in the Big Sur Marathon. Known for being one of the best marathons in the entire United States, the Big Sur Marathon will take place on April 29, 2012. The run is famous for its scenic routes that take participants through beautiful redwood forests, ranches, and along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. One of the unique things about this event is that there are numerous runs involved – a 21 mile run, a relay, a 5K, a kids run and more! Serious runners or...
Monterey is hosting the 22nd Annual Sea Otter Classic from April 19-22, a four-day celebration of cycling. The Sea Otter Classic consists of several competitive cycling events and a festival with food, drinks and free entertainment for children and adults alike.
Professional and amateur athletes come to Monterey every year to participate in mountain and road bike races. The Sea Otter Classic is a great place for cyclists to race, sign autographs and share their techniques.
You are invited to also participate in recreational rides, including...
The Old Monterey Farmer’s Market is a great way to explore the culture of beautiful seaside community Monterey. It spans 3.5 city blocks and runs year-round, rain or shine. It offers a unique opportunity to travel the world in just over three blocks through hand crafted arts and crafts, jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers and pastries.
Produce vendors come from the nearby areas such as Salinas and Watsonville, as well as Fresno and Sacramento. Arts and crafts vendors come from all corners of the...
Did you know that Bill Murray is not only a famous actor but amateur golf champion? He won the crown in 2011 with PGA TOUR professional partner D.A. Points. You have the chance to see him defend his title February 6-12 at the . Other notable celebrities will also participate including TV stars Chris O’Donnell, George Lopez, Ray Romano, former San Francisco 49er Harris Barton and musicians Kenny G and Huey Lewis.
Proceeds from the tournament are awarded to charities of the winner’s choice. Special events during the tournament include Google...
Will you be in beautiful coastal Monterey to celebrate the New Year? If so, be sure to check out First Night Monterey on December 31. First Night Monterey is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration welcoming in the New Year.
The 2012 theme is “A FantaSea.” Historic downtown Monterey will be transformed by the art inspired by the ocean with colors, lights, musical entertainment and performances. More than 200 artists will come to downtown Monterey to perform for audiences on New Year’s Eve. The Monterey Conference Center will...
If you’ve been itching to go for a long run, be sure to check out the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay this year on Sunday, November 20th! The Half Marathon’s course runs through historic downtown Monterey along Cannery Row, and the beautiful coastline of Pacific Grove, with amazing views of Monterey Bay. If you’re more of a walker, there is also a walker friendly course. The weekend is full of fun athletic events for the whole family with a Pacific Grove 5K and Kids 3K run on Saturday, November 19th. Registration for both of these...
Are you a big motorsports fan? If so, be sure not to miss the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV from October 14 to October 16 in Monterey county, California. Many vintage and modern race cars will gather with their racers at Mazda Raceway Laguno Seca in Salinas. The event is hosted by Porsche Cars North America and will feature models from this decade’s RS Spyder to the 956/962 of the 70s and 80s.
Along with the competition, all invited race participants will also participate in a concours d’elegance and other special activities celebrating...
August brings many fun outdoor events to the Monterey area that will provide you with some great entertainment when you’re looking for something to do. Check out some of the events below:
Spirit West Coast – August 4-6
The 15th annual Christian music festival returns in Monterey with a great lineup and many fun activities for attendees of all ages to enjoy. In addition to the considerable array of artists performing, there will be a wide variety of sports and recreation activities, kids’ entertainment, a skate park, a vast...
July brings a myriad of fun events to the Monterey area! Whether your interests lie in cars, rodeos, or music, there are a lot of fun outings for the whole family. Check out some of these entertaining ideas for Monterey activities this month:
Rolex Sports Car Series – July 8-9
The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey is hosting the eighth round of the 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series championship. After the event’s one-year hiatus, the season so far has been unpredictable, with multiple cars fighting to become the reigning...