Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Monterey

Come and experience Monterey and its museums, history and art galleries. Renowned for its aquarium, seaside and beaches, this city welcomes all visitors. Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium are just a couple of the must-see attractions. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Monterey

Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Monterey a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Monterey County Youth Museum (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Del Monte Golf Course (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Monterey

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 20°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Monterey

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Monterey is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Carmel Beach (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Lone Cypress Pine (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Point Lobos State Reserve (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Monterey State Historic Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Lake El Estero (0.6 mi / 1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Monterey

Fly into Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), the closest airport, located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 16.1 mi (26 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Monterey?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 873 holiday rentals around Monterey. From 573 Houses to 73 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Monterey is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Monterey?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Monterey:

  • Downtown Monterey: 26 holiday homes
  • Lighthouse District: 56 holiday homes
  • Cannery Row: 47 holiday homes
  • Golden Rectangle: 184 holiday homes
  • Mescal Corridor NW: 25 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Monterey?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Monterey. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Del Monte Beach: 1,009 holiday rentals
  • Del Monte Golf Course: 929 holiday rentals
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: 572 holiday rentals
  • Fishermans Wharf: 1,004 holiday rentals
  • Monterey County Fairgrounds: 962 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Monterey listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Monterey?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 573 Houses in Monterey. Our other popular types of Monterey holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 73 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 84 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 84 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Monterey?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 98 holiday homes with pool available in Monterey. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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