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Monterey Travel Guide

Monterey is a fun city in California, which sits on the edge of Monterey Bay. The Old Fisherman’s Wharf is a favorite spot in this city, and is a launch point for boating and fishing. In addition, there is the opportunity to get out and explore, with hiking and biking trails, as well as scenic roads. For visitors, Cannery Row is the place to be, with boutiques, local shops, hotels, and restaurants with ocean views.

Things to Do in Monterey

To experience Monterey many years ago, visitor Monterey State Historic Park. There are stunning buildings from year's past and the opportunity to learn about the area’s history which began in the 17th Century. For bikers that want to explore, start a journey on the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, which will offer beautiful views of the coastline throughout the ride. In addition, the 17-Mile Drive boasting stunning views of the area. For the opportunity to learn about sea life and see lots of fish, stingrays, and sharks, head to Monterey Bay Aquarium; consider one of the best aquariums in the world. Golfers will love to play a round at the world famous Pebble Beach.

Best Time to Visit Monterey

The summer is popular in Monterey. For quieter times of the year, visit in spring or the fall.

Price and Availability Index in Monterey

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Monterey is in August, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Monterey is in the high season in July. Monterey has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Monterey tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Monterey tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.

The weather in Monterey

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Monterey. The warmest months in Monterey are April and March, when temperatures reach 99 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 37 ˚F. The wettest month in Monterey is January with 5.24 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 0.02 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Monterey

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, priceline and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 798 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Monterey, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Monterey is available at $23 per night. A typical accommodation in Monterey costs on average $356 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 156 accommodations in Monterey that have WiFi. 29 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Choose from 21 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Monterey by car, be sure to choose from 156 accommodations that provide parking. 24 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 48 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Monterey accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 8 providers, including 108 places to stay from Airbnb, 30 accommodations from VRBO and 17 places to stay from priceline.

422 accommodations in Monterey have been reviewed: 73% are rated excellent or good. 87 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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