Five Out-of-the-Ordinary Things to do in Monterey

Five Out-of-the-Ordinary Things to do in Monterey

Seascape of Monterey Bay at Sunset in Pacific Grove, California, USA

On the Central Coast of California, Monterey has countless activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Fly high in the sky or venture underwater in the Pacific, and enjoy these out-of-the-ordinary activities in Monterey.

Play at Pebble Beach Links

This famous course offers brilliant views of the water and coastline for golfers as the play along the south side of the Monterey Peninsula. Pebble Beach Links is a regular stopping point for the PGA Tour, and has hosted six major tournaments.

Hang Gliding

With its abundance of coastal bluffs, Monterey Bay is a popular destination for hang gliding. Go with Western Hang Gliders, one of the oldest and most established services in the area.

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Monterey Bay is a unique maritime destination with prime whale and dolphin watching all year long. Take an excursion with a local company, and get a chance to see gray whales, humpbacks, bottlenose dolphins, and dall’s porpoises.


Monterey’s vast series of shallow beaches lends itself to large and fascinating tidepools. Enthusiasts of exploring these small, fleeting bodies of water will find crabs, mussels, starfish and even octopus at Asilomar State Beach and Point Lobos State Reserve among other destinations.

Stay on the Bay

It’s difficult to find a proper hotel on Monterey Bay, but The Sanctuary Beach Resort enjoys exclusive access to the protected Marina Dunes Reserve. Take advantage of this serene, quiet, breathtaking location and book today.