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Monterey Marriott

350 Calle Principal · Monterey, California 93940 USA

Local Things to Do

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Monterey Activities

Whether you prefer the quiet sophistication of Pebble Beach Golf Course or the excitement of wet-and-wild water sports, you'll find countless activities in and around our family-friendly hotel in Monterey, CA. Use our activities guide to discover it all and start planning your adventure today.

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Our family-friendly hotel is near the area's top beaches, where you can swim, surf, kayak, lounge and picnic.

  • Walk to nearby Monterey State Beach, just steps from your spacious hotel room.
  • Go for a scenic stroll on Asilomar State Beach, known for its striking sunset views.
  • Enjoy diving and birding at Carmel River State Beach, about 15 minutes away.
  • Find seclusion and solitude at Big Sur's isolated beaches, approximately 45 minutes away.

Water Activities


Dolphin & Whale Watching



  • Perfect your swing at legendary Pebble Beach golf courses, all within a 20-minute drive from our Monterey hotel.
  • Discover 18 championship holes and a 13-acre practice facility at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch.
  • Improve your short game at Pacific Grove known for its budget-friendly prices.


Hiking and Horseback Riding

There are plenty of family-friendly things to do within minutes of our hotel, including:

  • Break a sweat at Jacks Peak County Park, which offers 8.5 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails.
  • Explore Garland Ranch Regional Park, a popular destination for leisure hiking, geocaching, horseback riding and mountain biking.
  • Take a trip to Big Sur search for waterfalls, thermal springs, wildflowers and remote beaches.
  • Enjoy a hike at Point Lobos State Park, located south of Carmel, and keep your eyes open for possible whale sightings.

Art & Museums


Wine Country

  • Hop aboard the Wine Trolley for a comprehensive crash course in Central Californian food and wine.
  • Plan your trip during the summer and attend the acclaimed Monterey Wine Festival!
  • Check out for detailed information on local wineries and vino-related events.
  • If visiting Cannery Row, visit A Taste of Monterey to test local flavors of nearby wineries.


  • Explore Downtown Monterey's numerous independent boutiques and specialty food shops.
  • Discover handmade jewelry, local antiques and unique works of art at Cannery Row.
  • Treat the family to handmade candies and one-of-a-kind souvenirs at Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Get in some retail therapy at Del Monte Center, home to dozens of big brands, including Macy's, Gap, H&M and Banana Republic.


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