While visiting Monterey Bay visitors often stop by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. History buffs will enjoy walking the Path of History looking for landmarks detailing Monterey's brief stint as the capital of California. Outdoor-lovers will enjoy tide pooling along the rocky shore, or hiking in one of our many nature preserves. There are many wonderful restaurants, shops, and museums.
This indentation along California's Central Coast Region begins with Santa Cruz at its north and the city of Monterey at the south. Highway 1 skirts the edge of the bay.