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Monterey Marriott

350 Calle Principal · Monterey, California 93940 USA

Local Things to Do

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In the heart of vibrant Monterey, CA, our downtown hotel is situated near premier attractions, including the aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, Pebble Beach and Carmel-By-The-Sea. Enjoy an ideal location overlooking the bay, just steps from unique attractions, incredible shopping and locally inspired dining.


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Monterey Bay Aquarium

TripAdvisor's number one-rated attraction in the city, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a nature enthusiast's dream come true. Discover approximately 35,000 aquatic creatures, representing more than 600 species at this jaw-dropping destination that attracts nearly 2 million visitors each year.


Visit the hotel's front desk to get a two-day admission for the price of a single day pass - plus the ability to skip the entry line.

Cannery Row

The setting of two of John Steinbeck's most popular novels, Cannery Row is famous for its charming shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants and inviting bars. Whether you're searching for handcrafted silver jewelry, fresh California seafood, a perfectly cooked steak or a friendly game of billiards, you'll find everything you need in Monterey's lively waterfront district.

Fisherman's Wharf

An integral part of Monterey's culture for more than a century, Fisherman's Wharf, is a place of exhilarating ocean activities and vibrant live entertainment. Book a whale watching tour with the whole family, or plan a romantic sailing session for you and your loved one. Fisherman's Wharf also features several restaurants and bakeries that specialize in fresh, local cuisine.

Historic Downtown Monterey

With nearly 400 shops and restaurants and a world-class farmers market, Downtown Monterey has something for every appetite. Try the lobster macaroni and cheese at Montrio Bistro, a chocolate almond croissant at Paris Bakery or a cappuccino at Plumes Coffee House. It's all within walking distance of our hotel.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Get your pulse pumping at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca,one of the most exciting attractions in the Monterey area. Whether you prefer vehicles with two wheels or four, there's no better place to fulfill your need for speed. Located near our hotel, the state-of-the-art raceway includes a well-stocked fan store where you can score the latest motor racing apparel and accessories.

17-Mile Drive

This famous winding route begins along the Pacific coastline and ends in the Del Monte Forest, home to rare and endangered plant species. Be sure to stop at the illustrious Cypress Point Lookout to snap a few photos and savor the views.

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Carmel-By-The-Sea

Just 10 minutes from our hotel in Monterey, the beautiful city of Carmel-by-the-Sea offers art galleries, boutique shops and inviting restaurants. Enjoy a refreshing stroll on one of the town's scenic beaches, go wine tasting or catch a show at the Sunset Cultural Center. If you're in the mood to relax, make an appointment at one of the city's many luxurious spas.

Carmel Valley

Soak up the California sun in the pastoral village of Carmel Valley, just 25 minutes from your spacious hotel room at Monterey Marriott. From wineries and art galleries to golf and horseback riding, there's something for everyone in this gorgeous hidden gem of a town.

Big Sur

About 45 minutes south of our hotel, the Big Sur region offers hiking trails, lush parks and gorgeous beaches. It also offers colorful wildflowers and mesmerizing views for shutterbugs of all skill levels.

Dennis the Menace Park

Just half-mile from our Monterey, CA hotel, Dennis the Menace Park is a mischievous kid's paradise. The park features a multitude of slides, a 9-foot rock-climbing wall, zip-line, suspension bridge, hedge maze, skate park and more. Admission is free, and rental paddle boats are available at Lake El Estero for a small fee.

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