THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN MONTEREY THIS SPRING
Monterey is one of the more picturesque and diverse areas of California, which makes it an attractive travel destination year-round. Spring offers some of the best weather, traditions, and times to take in all of the best elements of the city and county at large.
Here are ten things to do in Monterey this spring:
1. CHECK OUT THE WILDFLOWERS
March through May, Monterey’s famous, vibrant wildflowers are at peak bloom. Check them out at: The Pacific Grove Coastline, Fort Ord National Monument, Garrapata State Park, and more outdoor destinations in the area.
2. HIT THE LINKS
3. TRY MONTEREY’S BEST OUTDOOR DINING
Monterey is a high-quality dining destination. Take in the area’s views and the delicious eats at local restaurants with outdoor seating this spring. You can find delicious dishes and charming al fresco seating at: Abalonetti Bar & Grill on Fisherman's Wharf to Schooners Monterey, Fieldwork, and of course our onsite restaurant Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette.
4. HEAD OUT ON A BOAT
Warmer days make enjoying the water even easier. From local charters to glass-bottom boat excursions and sailing outings, Monterey offers a ton of great options for going out on a boat.
5. EXPLORE MONTEREY COUNTY
Downtown Monterey features hits like the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row. The county beyond features great hiking, eating, and culture. Take time to explore local towns like: Carmel-by-the-Sea, Castroville, and Moss Landing this spring.
6. DRINK SOME WINE
Monterey and the surrounding region are famous for producing some of the most complex and sought-after wines in the world. Spring is a beautiful time for tastings, which you can do at any of these 5 Monterey vineyards.
7. RELAX ON THE BEACH
8. GO TO A CONCERT
Spring is one of the best times of year to catch a show in Monterey. This year, we’re excited for Colin Hay on April 10th at the Golden State Theatre, the Pixies on May 6th at the Golden State Theatre, and The Electric Light Orchestra Experience on May 17th at the Sunset Center.
9. TAKE IN AN ARTS FESTIVAL
Monterey is also home to a range of great arts festivals in the spring. This year will feature the Good Old Days Festival and Parade on May 6th, Monterey Wine Festival on June 3rd - 4th, and the Artichoke Festival on June 10th.
10. BOOK A RESORT GETAWAY
If you want sun, great food, and a relaxing getaway, then spring is the time to book yourself a luxurious getaway with The Sanctuary Beach Resort.