Favorite Places on the Monterey Peninsula


The Monterey Peninsula Inn is located in Pacific Grove, California.  Just a short drive from the Monterey areas most famed attractions.

The city of Monterey is located about 2 miles from the Monterey Peninsula Inns’ properties.  The historic city of Monterey is a veritable treasure of things to do and see.  In Monterey you can visit the Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf for great dining and shopping.  Or try whale watching on Monterey Bay, which is available year-round.  Take The Path of History, a walking tour through the historic, Downtown Old Monterey.  This tour guides you down the whalebone sidewalks of Monterey and features tours of the adobe houses and areas that inspired Robert Luis Stevenson to gather his impressions for his classic novel Treasure Island.

Contact Monterey Bay Equestrian Center to enjoy a fun and romantic horseback ride right on the beaches of Pebble Beach!  Or visit Cannery Row in Monterey, an ocean side playground and the historic street in Monterey which offers a rich history of the sardine factories and is now the home of beautiful splendor, shopping, dining, wax museum and much more!

The Monterey Bay is the home of some of the World’s greatest special events!  Visit the Monterey Peninsula Inn website at www.montereypeninsulainn.com or contactus at #831-372-3431 to start planning your next vacation to Monterey!  Come and enjoy a beautiful day on the Monterey Bay!  Monterey…stay here, play here!

17- Mile Drive in Pebble Beach

A truly photogenic journey that winds through the Cypress and Pine Trees past multi-million dollar homes (we’re talking $15 – $20 million), past world famous golf courses and ultra-high end hotels. The best part is the outermost section along the ocean with beautiful vistas and markers for special points of interest. This scenic tour featuring the Lone Cypress, Spanish Bay, and world class Pebble Beach golf resort is not to be missed. This tour can be done at your leisure from the comfort of your own car!

There is a fee at the gate which includes a map with directions.

There are several gateways to 17 Mile Drive including in Pacific Grove off of Hwy 68; in Carmel off of San Antonio Road and in Pebble Beach off of Hwy 1 at the Hwy 68/Pebble Beach exit.

Cannery Row in Monterey

Cannery Row offers a wonderful blend of history fused with today’s attractions and upbeat nightlife!  John Steinbeck wrote about Cannery Row, Monterey in his book titled, “Cannery Row”.  In his book he so perfectly describes the old charm of the canning district of Monterey along with the beauty and splendor Cannery Row, Monterey offers.

Cannery Row, Monterey is a fabulous place to visit whether you’re traveling with a loved one or family, there is something for everyone!  Cannery Row offers: shopping, dining, attractions, recreation and so much more…

Cannery Row is one of the most visited areas on the Monterey Peninsula, best known as the setting for John Steinbeck’s 1945 novel of the same name. If you have never been here before, or even if you have, this is a great place to visit. You can stroll to restaurants, unique shops, wine tasting rooms, the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and more.

Enjoy recreational opportunities including kayaking, bicycling, rollerblading, and a scenic walking path.

Most of all, Cannery Row is a place of history – a place where not too long ago sardines where canned by the thousands in buildings that remain on the row today (but the smell is gone!)

Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove, a Piney Paradise also called Butterfly USA and the last hometown.  Pacific Grove offers unmatched natural beauty, charming historic neighborhoods, as well as the Peninsula’s most unique shopping areas.  Come enjoy the very best that Pacific Grove has to offer in shopping, dining and services.  Pacific Grove offers an eclectic collection of accommodations, from perfectly detailed Craftsman style inns to Queen Anne B&Bs.  There is truly something for every taste and budget.  The Monterey Peninsula Inn is located in Pacific Grove and features well-appointed guest rooms and cottages at affordable rates in a delightful, serene area of Pacific Grove.  Pacific Grove has something for everyone.  Enjoy a walk through some of the most beautiful coastline on the Monterey Peninsula or visit the Historic Point Pinos Lighthouse.  The Point Pinos Lighthouse in Pacific Grove was built in 1853 and the light is still functioning making it the oldest continuously working lighthouse on the west coast.  Pacific Grove offers a quaint museum featuring many exhibits native to the area.  Or visit Pacific Grove’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, which is home to the migrating Monarch Butterflies October through March.  Truly a splendor to see!  For the children, you can enjoy canopy bicycling along Pacific Grove’s ocean from bike path or try a round at the Oceans’ Edge Miniature Golf located at Pacific Grove’s American Tin Cannery Outlets.  Pacific Grove is home to many hometown events including Good Old Days, Feast of Lanterns Fireworks display, Butterfly parade, the Holiday Parade of Lights and Stillwell’s Snow in the Park.  Pacific Grove, the area’s best kept secret!    Visit the Monterey Peninsula Inn website at www.montereypeninsulainn.com or contact us at #831-372-3431 to start planning your next vacation to Pacific Grove!

Pebble Beach

The Monterey Peninsula Inns are a very short drive to the famed private Oceanside city of Pebble Beach.  Pebble Beach features some of the most famous golf courses, ocean views and the Pebble Beach 17-Mile Drive Scenic Tour.  Entrance fees for Pebble Beach are $10.50 per vehicle.

No other expanse offers the natural splendor of 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach as this magnificent scenic tour hugs the dramatic Pacific coastline and delves into the 5000 acre Del Monte Forest.  Pebble Beach offers some of the best-known California landmarks such as The Lone Cypress, Seal & Bird Rocks, Fanshell Beach and Point Lookout.

Big Sur

The Monterey Peninsula Inn is located in Pacific Grove, California, just a short drive from the famous scenic points of Big Sur.

Big Sur was voted Top 25 best destinations in the US by 2008 Travelers Choice.  In addition, Highway 1 at Big Sur was honored with the distinctive American National Scenic Byway and California Scenic Highway.

Big Sur offers Spectacular Coastlines, dining delights, gift shops and art galleries.

In Big Sur you can hike the mountains and look out over 3 million acres of the Los Padres National Forest or hike the beautiful tree lined streams.  Try camping at one of Big Surs great rustic creek side campgrounds.  A Big Sur secret is the gorgeous and fun fall / winter camping.

In Big Sur you can see local wildlife including California Condors, Elephant Seals and Humpback and Blue Whales.

Big Sur is fabulous place to visit while on the Monterey Peninsula!  Whether your traveling with a loved one or family, there is something for everyone!

The Big Sur is the home to fabulous special events including the Big Sur Marathon!  Visit the Monterey Peninsula Inn website at www.montereypeninsulainn.com or contact us at #831-372-3431 to start planning your next vacation to Big Sur!  Enjoy a beautiful day in Big Sur!


The Monterey Peninsula Inn is a very short drive to the City of Carmel.  Carmel-by-the-Sea is home to great restaurants & bars, shopping, art galleries, spas & salons and arts & entertainment.  Carmel Valley features wine tasting at its best!

Never mind that Carmel-by-the-Sea is a quaint coastal enclave tucked somewhere between the sites and sophistication of San Francisco and Southern California.  Carmel is a community where locals and guests can abandon their cars to experience the town on foot.  Featuring manicured gardens and Aspen-style architecture creates an ambiance as enticing as the upscale shops at Carmel Plaza, The Barnyard and the Crossroads shopping centers of Carmel.

Father Junipero Serra established Mission San Carlos de Borromeo on a hill overlooking the mouth of then called “Carmelo”.  The Mission now called; Carmel Mission was the jewel of Serra’s nine missions, the heartbreak of his ministry and his final resting place.

Carmel is still a bohemian haven, a Mecca for artists and a refuge for writers and intellectuals.  A hub of the area for the Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel Music Society, the Monterey County Symphony and the Carmel Art Festival.

Carmel’s beaches are dog- friendly so even your companion can enjoy.  Carmel is full of history and delight with something for everyone!

For additional information about Carmel, please contact the Monterey Peninsula Inn at #831-372-3431 or visit our website at www.montereypeninsulainn.com

Marine Sanctuary

The Monterey Peninsula Inn is a short drive to Monterey Bay National Sanctuary.  The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary spans a shoreline length of 276 miles.  In addition, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a federally protected marine area off the California Coast.  This is the richest marine environment in the world due to the unique biology, geology and oceanographic features that the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary offers.  The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has some of the worlds most diverse marine ecosystems and was established for the purpose of research, education, resource protection and monitoring this national treasure.

Visit the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and enjoy recreation, tide pools and beaches.  The dramatic rocky shores are home to lush kelp forests and wildlife including seabirds, fish, invertebrates and plants.

For additional information about the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, please contact the Monterey Peninsula Inns at #831-372-3431 or visit our website at www.montereypeninsulainn.com