Monterey is a city that offers a rich landscape and a vibrant past. If you’re staying in Monterey this summer, get outdoors and explore all the things this city has to offer guests and locals alike. Here are just a few summer outdoor events in Monterey.
If golf is your thing, you will definitely want to hit the sand dunes at Pebble Beach. Pebble Beach is home to some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world of golf such as the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am hosted by AT&T as well as hosting the U.S. Open for a number of years. Built alongside Monterey’s rugged coastline, the course offers beautifully sloping greens, wide-open vistas and cliffside fairways. If you are interested in playing a few holes, there are a number of courses that are open to the public that you can take advantage of such as the The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Poppy Hills Golf Course, and the Peter Hay Golf Course - the only 9-hole course on all of the Monterey Peninsula.
If you’re looking for a relaxing time and a way to soak up the beauty of Monterey, consider taking a drive along the 17 mile drive. This winding road takes you through scenic views of the coast as well as exclusive neighborhoods. You will also pass through a forested area that will then drop you along the oceanfront, luxury hotels, beautiful golf courses and more.
Historic Cannery Row has perhaps grown in fame due to John Steinbeck’s classic novel entitled Cannery Row. Come and see the very place Steinbeck wrote about and learn about the early history of this fishing town. In fact, one of the unique things about Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay is that it was one of the best fishing ports the world had ever seen. Come and take a tour to learn all about this unique and historical location! Visit www.canneryrow.com for more information.
Big Sur is a beautiful destination and a great way to see the natural beauty of the California coast. Here, you can enjoy mountain hikes with stunning views as well spectacularly wild beaches that you won’t see anywhere else. If you happen to visit on a particularly clear day, enjoy the romantic starry night sky. Some places to visit include Limekiln State Park, Point Sur lighthouse, Andrew Molera State Park, and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. For more information visit www.bigsurcalifornia.orgYou’ll be able to make the most of your Monterey vacation by enjoying these outdoor activities!