Are you planning on visiting Monterey, CA during the Fall? If so, you’re in for a treat. Check out this guide to help you plan your Monterey fall trip!
What to Do
Visiting Monterey as a tourist during the fall is a great decision. This is because not only is the weather great, all the main tourist attractions are less crowded. Walk the streets of Carmel-by-the Sea, explore the Monterey Bay Kelp Forest exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium or drive the scenic 17-mile Drive all while enjoying it without the crowds of the summer. There are also unique events to the fall such as the butterfly festival and the big sur wine and food festival.
Where to Eat
- Cannery Row A trip to Monterey won’t be complete without exploring Cannery Row. This historic street, made famous by local author John Steinback, features a number of places to eat that is sure to impress whatever your budget may be. Cannery Row is also a great place to eat at an establishment featuring beautiful views of Monterey Bay.
- The Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point is another iconic destination for dinner or a cocktail. If you’re looking for a romantic time out, make sure to come here. Their “Sunset Special” dinner starts at just $9.90.
- Old Fisherman’s Wharf is a family friendly destination that is fun for the whole family. After you’re done exploring the souvenir shops and taking in the sights, stop in at one of the many restaurants to choose from. Be sure to taste the clam chowder while you’re here!
What to Pack for the Weather
Even though most tourists head to Monterey for the summer because it’s warmer, locals know that the Fall season also features sunny days as well. In fact, September through November actually tends to be some of the sunnier months in Monterey with temperatures sitting comfortably at that near perfect 70 degrees. With such great weather, be sure to pack your athletic gear as you can enjoy hikes, biking trails, kayaking, stand up paddling boards and more! Don’t forget to bring layers as well, since temperatures tend to drop in the evenings.