This past weekend I helped play tour guide to some out of town visitors, so I thought what better place to share my Guide to A Day in Monterey!?
10:30am: Arrive at Sticks at Spanish Bay for an amazing brunch – make sure to sip on their amazing Bloody Mary’s and try their Eggs Benedict or Huevos Rancheros.
11:30am: Head out to the patio afterwards to take some touristy pictures with a breathtaking view.
11:45am: Get in the car, roll down the windows and pull out your camera, because you are going to enjoy the stunning views of 17 Mile Drive.
12:00pm: Arrive at the renowned Pebble Beach Lodge. Enjoy the panoramic views from the lobby and (weather permitting), enjoy a drink on the patio of The Bench (after taking a cute Instagram picture on the 18th hole). I highly recommend the Thai One On 🙂
1:30pm: After exploring Pebble Beach (the shops, the putting green, the awards on display), get back in your car and head into Monterey.
1:45pm: Park and make your way to Cannery Row. This legendary spot is a must stop spot for visitors… while most of the stores are pretty touristy now (ie Cannery Row shot glasses), it is nice to walk the street and people watch… plus there are many places to stop and look out at the bay.
2:00pm: Make your way to Taste of Monterey for a wine flight and an afternoon cheese plate. The newly updated venue boasts floor to ceiling windows directly over the water… amazing for seal and kayak watching.
3:00pm: Head over to Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is one of the best in the world, and a 2-3 hours is perfect to pop in and explore (they close at 6pm). Make sure to visit the sea otters and the jellyfish exhibit!
6:00pm: A few doors down from the aquarium is one of my favorite spots to eat – the C restaurant, located in my favorite Monterey hotel (The Clement Monterey) – stay there if you are planning a weekend trip!
8:30pm: Head to the car (or your hotel room) and start planning your next adventure!