It’s always a good idea to plan a family vacation to the central coast of California, and if you’re stuck on a destination, Monterey is your answer. From stellar accommodations to one-of-a-kind attractions, there are plenty of great places to take your kids in Monterey. These are a few of our favorites:

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the most famous aquariums on the west coast. This non-profit, public institution is in Monterey’s famous Cannery Row neighborhood, right on Monterey Bay. It’s the perfect spot to spend an afternoon with the kids, especially with fun animals and daily sea otter, penguin, and open sea feedings.

Monterey Bay Aquarium. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA. 831) 648-4800Kr

Loulou’s Griddle In The Middle

Loulou’s Griddle In The Middle is one of the most comforting and beloved family-friendly restaurants in Monterey. Bring the kids here for a classic diner breakfast, or a delicious seafood plate. There’s also a number of kid-friendly options like burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheeses and more. Be sure to stop by for lunch or dinner during your stay.  

Loulou’s Griddle In The Middle. Municipal Wharf No. 2, Monterey, CA. (831) 372-0568

Monterey Bay Whale Watch

Heading out for an excursion with Monterey Bay Whale Watch is the perfect adventure to take with the kids in Monterey. This outfit enlists marine biologists to lead trips out into the ocean and bay to show guests whales, dolphins and other wildlife species in their natural environment. A great way to get out on the water that will entertain the kids all day, this is definitely worth your consideration.

Monterey Bay Whale Watch. 84 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA. (831) 375-4658

Big Sur

Big Sur is a rocky, magnificent stretch of California’s central coast that offers some of the most stellar views in the world. Loads of hikes, camping, state parks, and cliffside lookouts make this a very exciting and entertaining place to take the kids. Located just an hour south of The Sanctuary Beach Resort, it’s a perfect spot to for a day trip, or on your way in or out of town.  

Big Sur, CA.

The Sanctuary Beach Resort

The Sanctuary Beach Resort is the perfect place to take your kids for a Monterey Bay Vacation. Located on our own stretch of Monterey Bay coastline, there’s always the entertainment of the secluded beach. Onsite games, sunset bonfires, and our own restaurant all make this an easy place for families to come and relax.  

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