Located at the ocean’s edge on historic Cannery Row, The Monterey Bay Aquarium inspires conservation of the ocean while providing breathtaking views of many different species of sealife, including live kelp beds.
Bordered to the east by the Santa Lucia Mountains and the west by the Pacific Ocean, it’s traversed by narrow, 2-lane State Route 1, known for winding turns, seaside cliffs and views of the often-misty coastline. The sparsely populated region has numerous state parks for hiking, camping and beach-combing.
The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California. Within the Mystery Spot you will be stunned as your perceptions of the laws of physics and gravity are questioned.
Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark mansion. Designed by architect Julia Morgan, it was a residence for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst between 1919 and 1947.
Known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. The Financial District’s Transamerica Pyramid is its most distinctive skyscraper. In the bay sits Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious former prison.
Stroll into downtown Pacific Grove, just a half-mile away, for a guaranteed enjoyable dining and shopping experience. You will find many award-winning restaurants and cafes sprinkled amidst mom ‘n’ pop antique and variety shops, art galleries and more.