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Parks & nature in Monterey

Park
“Explore the Tide Pools and beautiful local beaches of Historic Pacific Grove”
47 locals recommend
Playground
“This is a big park with lots of things to climb on, dig around, swing up and down, etc. Definitely a good time. Very nearby the Monterey Swim/Gym, a great place for the whole family including a great warm kids for young kids and their parents.”
23 locals recommend
Pier
“Generally good food there. Aquarium on Cannery Row is a must-see; Cannery Row is fun but touristy, has a few outlets. Monterey Presidio for history; Point Lobos (get there early on weekends for parking); Moss Landing, 30 minutes north on Hwy. 1 has whale watching and kayaking to see the lagoon's wildlife; a few miles south on Hwy. 1 are huge beaches and 40 minutes south is Big Sur, where the continent meets the Pacific, land of towering redwoods and dangerous high craggy cliffs. Drive very carefully!”
13 locals recommend
Trail
“bike ride along the ocean. Start in Marina and head in to Monterey to explore, eat and drink”
9 locals recommend
Beach
“Del Monte Beach is located in Monterey Ca. It is a white sand beach walking distance to Fishermans Warf and the Pier plus downtown Monterey Alvarado St.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Everyone's favorite place to see the sea up close. Climb on rocks, and the best view from gorgeous decks from the near by hotel. ”
4 locals recommend
Park
“1 mile from location, great for long beach walks, boogie boarding, surfing, fishing, seaglass collecting”
4 locals recommend
Pier
2 locals recommend
Beach
1 local recommends
Park
“Right next to Dennis the Menace, you can rent paddle and swan boats here to glide you around the little Lake El Estero!”
3 locals recommend
Campground
1 local recommends
Park
“An underrated, nice, sandy beach less than a mile from the bungalow. Not as crowded as some of the other beaches on this list.”
1 local recommends
Nature Preserve
“Very short (1 mile loop) easy beautiful trail with redwoods. Great place to walk dog off leash”
1 local recommends
Park
“Several historical locations around Monterey. For example, the Stevenson House, (place where Robert Lewis Steveson lived).”
1 local recommends