Monterey, CA
California
By Shaina Amienyi

Monterey is located along California’s central coast. The combination of history, people, and landscape make the city a fascinating place to explore. With every visit, you will come across new experiences and want to come back again and again. Whether you are planning a business trip, wedding, family vacation, etc., Monterey is the ideal destination for you.

WhatsCheaper.com encourages you to book your flight to Monterey to experience the breathtaking California scenery; visitors can fly into Monterey Peninsula Airport. Please book your flight using the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). For help choosing among Monterey’s varied lodging options, please visit WhatsCheaper.com to view our recommendations for top accommodations in Monterey. This information can be accessed on the hotel portion of our website via the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Cannery Row, once the heart of Monterey’s canning industry, is the Monterey Peninsula’s premier tourist destination. WhatsCheaper.com assures you that Cannery Row is an area that you ought to visit. This area, which inspired John Steinbeck’s book of the same name, is home to restaurants, wineries, hotels, art galleries, and shops, many of which are housed in restored canneries. Whether you want to eat, drink, explore, or shop, Canner Row has something for you. For example, you can visit wine tasting rooms at Schield Vineyards and Baywood Cellars or shop in the historic American Tin Cannery, a unique shopping and entertainment center located near the shores of Monterey Bay. The “Row” also has exciting attractions, most notably the Monterey Bay Aquarium. WhatsCheaper.com guarantees that this lively area of the Monterey Peninsula is just as eventful during the day as it is during the evening. In the evenings, live music fills the streets and tourists have their pick of restaurants, pubs, breweries, and other late night entertainment spots.

It is not surprising that a city in the midst of wine country would have a bustling night life. Downtown Monterey has many bars, pubs, and night clubs; several of them are located on Alvarado Street. While taking advantage of the night scene in Monterey, you can also enjoy bowling, pool, and hookah bars. Music is big in Monterey, and WhatsCheaper.com recommends attending one of the city’s festivals. Some of Monterey’s festivals are the Monterey Bay Blues Festival in June, Spirit West Coast in August, and the Monterey Jazz Festival in September.

You cannot take a trip to the Monterey Peninsula without going to the beach. Monterey’s largest beach is the Monterey State Beach, which runs from Wharf #2 to Seaside. You can enjoy numerous activities at the beach, such as kayaking, diving, surfing, fishing, and swimming. The beach is open from dawn until sunset. It can be reached by the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail, which stretches 18 miles and goes past the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, and other attractions. WhatsCheaper.com urges you to visit the beach and the trail and take in the beautiful views of Monterey Bay.

Golfing is another activity you can do in Monterey. Seventeen miles outside of Monterey is Pebble Beach, where you will find the Pebble Beach Golf Links. If you like to golf, WhatsCheaper.com suggests going to Pebble Beach. Among the world’s most popular golf destinations, the Pebble Beach course has hosted the U.S. Open five times. Another golf course in the area, Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, was designed in 1897 and is the oldest working golf course west of the Mississippi River. It is known for its “old school” narrow fairways and small putting greens.

Monterey offers so much in the way of beaches, attractions, history, and interesting neighborhoods that WhatsCheaper.com promises an enjoyable experience for every member of your party. After one visit to Monterey, you will already be thinking about your next trip to the seaside city on California’s central coast. WhatsCheaper.com invites you to plan and book your trip to Monterey using the link above. It is a destination you will not want to pass up.

MUST SEE IN Monterey, CA LIST:

  • 1. Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 2. Garrapata Beach
  • 3. Cannery Row
  • 4. Monterey Museum of Art
  • 5. Old Monterey
  • 6. Old Monterey
  • 7. Ventana Vineyards
  • 8. Chateau Julien
  • 9. Maritime Museum of Monterey
  • 10. Monterey State Historic Park

Monterey, CA EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Annual Rio Grill Resolution Run - Janurary
  • 2. Jazz Bash By the Bay - March
  • 3. Dia del Nino - April
  • 4. Marina Earth Day Celebration - April
  • 5. Marina Festival of the Winds - May
  • 6. Ferrari Racing Days - May
  • 7. Monterey Rock n' Rod Festival - May
  • 8. Annual Cannery Row Block Party - June
  • 9. Fourth of July Lawn Party - July
  • 10. Annual Monterey County Fair - August/September

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Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
1000 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA
By Katelyn Mohney

The Hilton Garden Inn® of Monterey, California is only a 5 minute drive from the Monterey Peninsula Airport and is located 70 minutes from the San Jose Airport and 2 hours from San Francisco Airport. Transportation to the Hilton Garden Inn® in Monterey from the San Jose Airport and San Francisco Airport can be arranged prior to or upon arrival at the airports. Check-in ends at 4 p.m. and check-out is at 11 in the morning.

Visitors can choose a guest room with either one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds, both options can be arranged with a view of the pool from the rooms. Junior suites that have bedrooms featuring king-sized beds with or without a view of the hotel’s pool from the suite are available. Handicapped accessible rooms are also available. All suites feature a living area that is separate from the bedroom. The hotel’s junior suites also invite guests to enjoy all the comforts of home by providing a miniature refrigerator, a microwave and a coffee and tea maker. These suites have a gorgeous outdoor balcony where guests can relax. All rooms have thermostats and air conditioning systems which can be controlled directly from the rooms and provide guests with the maximum potential for comfort.

The hotel offers a Stay Fit Kit® which allows visitors to keep up with a fitness routine from the comfort and privacy of your hotel room. The hotel also features a fitness center where guests have access to fitness equipment, a heated indoor pool and a relaxing and refreshing whirlpool.

The Hilton Garden Inn® Hotel invites guests to enjoy all the comforts of home and more during a trip to Monterey, California. WhatsCheaper.com can help you book a room today. Please follow this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to make reservations. 

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Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row
443 Wave Street, Monterey, CA
By D. Gregory Perrin

WhatsCheaper.com would like to highlight the Holiday Inn Express® Monterey-Cannery Row as an extremely cost efficient and great hotel to stay in during your trip to the city. This hotel is a short drive from the Monterey Peninsula Airport, and has available parking for guests with a rental car. Check-in at the hotel starts at 3 p.m. or after upon arriving into Monterey, California. The front desk has a safe deposit box available for guests to check their valuables for safe keeping during their stay.

There are a few options available as far as rooms go depending on the size of your party. Normal size rooms come with either one king or two double size beds. If you have a larger party or want more room, guests can get a room with a sofa in it. Guests with an infant can request a crib. Each room comes with a 32 inch color television with cable package. The rooms have free Wi-Fi service so guests can stay in touch with friends and loved ones, and keep up to date on the news. There is a coffee maker and mini refrigerator so that guests can make java and keep their refreshments cold during their stay. Lastly, all rooms of the hotel are non-smoking.

The Holiday Inn Express® Monterey has some great amenities. There are ice machines available so guests can chill their drinks. Business travelers will love the hotels business center which has copying, printing, faxing and other options. Also, there is dry cleaning available at the hotel for a fee.

In the mornings, the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast for guests to enjoy and start their day. Check-out from the Holiday Inn Express® is at 12 p.m. or before. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your room at this great hotel; just click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to start your search.

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